About David

Sports Physical Therapist

My Story

Having been involved in several areas of athletic development, David is uniquely qualified as a provider of sport-specific physical therapy. He was honored as one of the first recipients of the NSCA’s Sports Medicine Professional of the Year award (2005) and one of Nebraska’s first Board Certified Sports Physical Therapists and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists. Based in Omaha, he was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Creighton University for several years, which afforded him the opportunity to work with not only high level intercollegiate athletes for all sports, but also professional and Olympic athletes. He was able to continue his work with professional athletes at Omaha Sports Physical Therapy, Quest Personal Training and Coaching, Injury Prevention Project and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. In addition, David uses his experience with both playing soccer and runningto treat and perform biomechanical analyses for several high caliber (Olympic and professional) athletes both here and internationally.

A Nebraska native, David is an internationally-known expert in the field of plyometrics and sports rehabilitation and has spoken internationally and regionally on running, soccer and strength training and conditioning. He has authored several articles on sports rehabilitation as well as textbook chapters on injury prevention, rehabilitation, speed training and plyometric training chapters for both the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning and NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training textbooks.

Highlights

In my career, I have been fortunate to do some pretty cool things. I have worked with nearly every type of athlete, I have taught courses, published books, chapters, and articles, and I have helped students and professionals achieve their goals.

Publications

Athletes treated

Lectures

Students

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David’s knowledge, rehab practices and motivation helped me get back on the ice and playing. I highly recommend him to help you recover from your injuries. Thanks for everything David!

– Ian

Physical Therapy

Cheshire Medical Center

Director of Rehab

January 2021-present

New Hampshire

Injury Prevention Project

Founder & CEO

May 2019-present

Omaha

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Supervisor, Sports Physical Therapy

January 2016-December 2020

Omaha

Specialized Physical Therapy

Sports Physical Therapist

February 2014-February 2016

Omaha

Elite Girls Academy

Medical Director

May 2012-February 2016

Omaha

Omaha Sports Physical Therapy

Owner & Sports Physical Therapist

February 2003-October 2013

Omaha

Alegent Health

Physical Therapist

August 1998-December 2002

Omaha

Strength & Conditioning

Creighton University

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

August 1991-August 1995

Omaha

Professional Associations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Sports Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE)

January 2009-2013

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

CSCS Exam Development Committee Member

March 1995-2011

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

NSCA-CPT Exam Development Committee Member

March 1998-2011

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Founding Member & Vice Chair, Sports Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG)

2007

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Challenge Scholarship Committee Member

April 1999

Contact David

david@preventinjuries.org

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