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Core Faculty:

LTC Michael Crowell, PT, DSc 
Program Director
michael.s.crowell.mil@mail.mil

LTC Mike Crowell is currently the Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Baylor University – Keller Army Community Hospital Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.  He has been previously assigned as the Performance Triad Staff Officer at the Office of the Army Surgeon General, Chief of Physical Therapy at Keller Army Community Hospital, Chief of Physical Therapy at Tuttle Army Health Clinic and deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as a Brigade Physical Therapist with 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  LTC Crowell holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Life Sciences from the United States Military Academy, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Baylor University, and a Doctor of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Baylor University.  He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and serves on the International Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  His research interests include investigation of physical therapy interventions on sports and running-related injuries, return to sport/duty functional testing, and the impact of physical therapy direct access and musculoskeletal injury.

 

MAJ John Mason, PT, DSc 
Assistant Professor
john.s.mason14.mil@mail.mil

MAJ Mason graduated from the United States Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. He has had a variety of clinical assignments across the country to include Tripler Army Medical Center, HI, FT. Eustis, VA, and FT. Bragg, NC.  In 2011, he deployed to Afghanistan as a NATO physical therapist.  MAJ Mason is also a graduate of the United States Military-Baylor University Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship, is a board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist, and has been fortunate to work in sports medicine at the collegiate and international levels. His current research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of blood flow restriction training, rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction, and running gait modifications for the injured athlete.

 

MAJ Will Pitt, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
william.j.pitt6.mil@mail.mil

MAJ Pitt is a graduate of the United States Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy and Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. His clinical experience includes assignments as a Brigade Physical Therapist with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Fort Drum, NY) and as a Special Operations Physical Therapist with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (JBLM, WA), during which time he deployed five times to Iraq and Afghanistan. He completed his terminal degree studies at the University of Oregon where he earned a PhD in Human Physiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics. His current research interests include assessment of dynamic balance control deficits following concussion using wearable IMU technology and assessing the effects of complex multi-joint lifts on injury prevention and service member performance.

 

Dr. Richard Brindle, PhD
Assistant Professor
rbrindle@genevausa.org

Richard ‘Trey’ Brindle, PhD is an Assistant Professor for the Baylor University – Keller Army Community Hospital Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship, and a Research Scientist with The Geneva Foundation. Dr. Brindle received his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University’s Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Brindle’s research interests lie in the prevention and rehabilitation of lower extremity overuse injuries. His overarching research focus has been on lower extremity biomechanics during running in relation to risk factors for common overuse running injuries. Specific research foci include determining the capability of wearable devices to monitor load and modeling cumulative load of the musculoskeletal system for the prevention and rehabilitation of overuse injuries. Additionally, Dr. Brindle has studied the psychometrics of orthopaedic physical therapy measures and devices. Google Scholar page

 

Mrs. Erin Miller, MS, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor
erin.m.miller45.ctr@mail.mil

Erin Miller is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Baylor University-Keller Army Community Hospital Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship and is a Research Program Manager at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Erin earned a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Wellness Leadership from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2012 and a master’s in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014. Erin is currently pursuing her PhD in Health Sciences with a concentration in Athletic Training from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is on track to graduate in the Spring of 2020. Erin Miller has 5 years of experience conducting research in the field of running gait retraining, running injury epidemiology and wearable technology.

COL Don Goss, PT, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor

MAJ Jeffery Dolbeer, PT, DSc
Associate Professor

Matthew Posner, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Lecturer

Chad Haley, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Lecturer

Adjunct Faculty:

Dr. Kenneth Cameron, PhD, ATC
Director, KACH Orthopaedic Research

Tim Hansen, MS, ATC
Clinical Mentor

Dana Putnam, ATC
Clinical Mentor

Robby Voight, ATC
Clinical Mentor

Drew VanDam, ATC
Lecturer