I am not only better equipped to treat the unique needs of an athlete when an injury occurs, but I also have additional skills in reducing the risk of future injury through evidence-based methods for injury prevention.
Evansville, IN (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
ProRehab is proud to announce that Ashley Alm, PT, DPT and Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, CSCS have graduated from the ProRehab and University of Evansville Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. This Residency Program is designed to provide physical therapists with advanced proficiency in the complete care of athletes, which includes pre-participation physicals, performance enhancement, injury prevention, on-field management, rehabilitation, and return to sport considerations. Both Alm and Matsel are currently members of ProRehab’s Bowling Green staff.
“As Residents, Ashley and Kyle made a huge impact on our local athletic community,” states Bethany Huebner, PT, DPT, SCS, ProRehab Physical Therapist and Sports Residency Coordinator. “They both played an active role in the research, development, and implementation of JAC Training - an ACL prevention program for local high school athletes and organizing physicals for University of Evansville athletes.”
Alm received her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Physiology from The University of Iowa in 2007 and is a 2011 graduate of Des Moines University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Health Care Administration. Matsel received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Southern Indiana in 2008 and is a 2011 graduate of the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
“The sports residency program has been an unforgettable experience which has allowed me to work with some of the best clinicians in the nation, exponentially enhance my clinical skills , and has provided an avenue for me to continue to grow as a rehabilitation specialist,” states Matsel.
Alm and Matsel plan to continue their involvement with the Sports Physical Therapy Residency as mentors and curriculum committee members. A total of eight ProRehab and University of Evansville Sports Physical Therapy Residents have graduated from the nationally accredited American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) program.
"My experience in the sports residency accelerated my clinical skills and decision making beyond my expectations,” explains Alm. “ I am not only better equipped to treat the unique needs of an athlete when an injury occurs, but I also have additional skills in reducing the risk of future injury through evidence-based methods for injury prevention."
For more information about ProRehab and the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program, visit ProRehab-PC.com.
ProRehab is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Known for teaching and training physical therapists throughout the region, ProRehab physical therapists are proud that patients ask their doctors to send them to ProRehab for orthopaedic care. They deliver hands-on physical and occupational therapy based on the newest research to achieve the best results for patients with bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and sports and work injuries. Along the way, the ProRehab family has fun and makes friends with their patients; patients are actually sad to leave after their treatment is over! Find ProRehab on Facebook, @ProRehab on Twitter, and FourSquare.