Tony Mikla, DPT, CSCS, XPS, is a sports physical therapist and performance coach. Dr. Mikla speaks and teaches nationally on sports physical therapy and is active in research having published multiple papers in international journals. He is the founder and CEO of KIME Human Performance Institute focusing on improving people's lives through movement and physical therapy. He previously served as the physical therapy manager at the world renowned EXOS in Phoenix, AZ, working with best athletes in the world.
He is the medical director for Sacramento Sports Commission and adjunct faculty in PT at Sacramento State University and Northern AZ University. In 2015, Tony was named a finalist for the NSCA Sports Medicine Specialist of the year. Tony speaks nationally on movement principles. He is both published in peer-reviewed articles (Journal of Sport Physical Therapy, Journal of Sports Medicine) as well as nationally recognized magazine publications (Sports Illustrated and Shape Magazine).
He has worked tirelessly in implementing movement retraining principles at the highest level of competition, including the Olympics in Beijing, London, and Rio. He blends the worlds of performance and physical therapy to help unite the greater purpose of Sports Medicine at the youth, collegiate, active adult, and pro level.
Russell Dunning, MPT, MS, SFGII, is a sports physical therapist and strength coach. He comes from a martial art and strength athlete background. After his academic years, which includes a Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy, he pursued becoming a StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor to compliment his sport medicine physical therapy focus.
Russ is the sports medicine coach for UFC Hall of Famer,Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male. Russ is a StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor, representing an international community dedicated to higher learning in the art of strength, conditioning, performance, and healthy movement training. He started his research focus in the academic community at UCDavis Human Performance Lab.
From there, he teamed with Tony in multiple research publications aimed at sport medicine in the peer reviewed journals. Russ has been published in international magazine publications (UFC Magazine, Train Hard Fight Easy, Fighter’s Only).
Financial: Russell Dunning is the co-founder of the Kime Human Performance Institute. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Russell Dunning has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Aaron Crouch, DPT, CSCS, SFG1, is a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. As a former NCAA Division I baseball player and high school baseball coach, he understands the value in achieving and maintaining an active lifestyle for his clients.
In addition to receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Sacramento State, he has expanded experience in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1 course, American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) Injuries in Baseball course, and the 1st Annual SF Giants Sports Medicine Conference.
Aaron completed a clinical rotation with the SF Giants baseball minor league complex in Scottsdale, AZ, which influences his treatment approach with athletes.
Evan Hauger, DPT, CSCS, SFG1, specializes in sports physical therapy, strength, and conditioning. He knows the ins & outs of injury from years of personal experience. Growing up, he was a multi-sport athlete and went on to play baseball at Shasta College. Through multiple personal injuries related to his athletic career, Evan realized that he had a passion for improving the way people move and enhancing their performance in sport and life. Also a StrongFirst Certified Level 1 instructor, Evan earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacramento State University and has worked with athletes of all calibers, including MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC, and Olympians. He has also spent time with some of the best minds in sports physical therapy in Boston, MA, been a medical team leader for the USA Track and Field National Championships, assisted with NFL combine training at Exos in Phoenix, AZ, and been the performance coach for a group of Olympic athletes.
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