Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer (ATC)
900 W. Warm Springs Rd, Suite 103,
Henderson, Nevada, 89011, United States
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Kristopher holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2004) and BS in Exercise Science (1999) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also completed post-graduate fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy through Daemen College (2008).
Specialties & Certifications
- Fellow – American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists - FAAOMPT
- NATA Certified Athletic Trainer – ATC
- Functional Movement Screen – FMS
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment – SFMA
- Dry Needling
- Neurokinetic Therapy
- Rocktape’s Fascial Movement Taping – FMT
- Pilates For Rehabilitation: Polestar Pilates
Athletic & Training Background
I grew up playing baseball starting at age 5, and did so through high school. Also played football and some wrestling in high school, as well as recreational soccer, tennis, and roller hockey. Have always worked out (though there have been some periods of time that were less committed than others!) Currently I train in submission grappling / MMA 2-3x/week as well as training in the gym.
Current Role Working with Athletes
I have always had a passion for working with athletes, and over the last few years I have been able to niche my practice and experiences into a focus on sports physical therapy & high performance here in Las Vegas, NV.
I have worked as the team PT/ATC for a number of local teams (LFL Las Vegas Sin - women's football, WFL Las Vegas Showgirlz - women's football, ECHL Las Vegas Wrangler's – Men’s AA hockey), and covered local events (local CrossFit Police & Fire throw down, 7's Rugby, etc).
Following rotations at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO I have had the opportunity to work International events such as the Dave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Tournament put on by USA Wrestling at OTC Colorad Springs, the IJF 2014 Junior World Championships with USA Judo, the IMMAF World Championships, and most recently the World Team Training Camp for USA Judo.
My practice is still fairly new, but is geared toward a specialization in working with a variety of athletes and carving out a niche in Combat Sports such as MMA, Wrestling, Boxing, and Martial Arts like Judo, Taekwondo, Jiu Jitsu, etc.
Athletes Physiotherapy is located in Las Vegas, NV inside Van Hook Sports Performance, a 7,000 square foot sports performance training facility. I believe the best prevention is simply good training. When injury does occur, treatment and programming is tailored to the needs of the individual athlete. I utilize an integrated approach to evaluation & treatment, where a combination of medical screening, traditional orthopedic examination, & movement screening is used to evaluate and determine the needs of the client and point us towards the most appropriate treatment interventions. Treatment is focused on making change quickly, and making the greatest change in the least amount of time as is physiologically possible. Interventions may include manual therapy, dry needling, corrective exercise, strength training, neuro-muscular reeducation, and as much education as the client can handle! My ultimate goal is to blend High Tech with High Touch: where we can use research & technology to monitor and assist our treatment & training decisions, but also provide quality, personalized treatment & training as more of a coach than therapist.