Meet the 2017 Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium Speakers

Meet the 2017 Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium Speakers

The following speakers are scheduled to present at the 2017 Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado from April 21-23. We’re proud to have MeyerDC as a Platinum Sponsor of the ACBSP. Please make sure to stop by Booths #29 and #30 to learn about the latest innovations for our industry and discover show specials.

Pat Helma, DC, DACBSP®
Pat HelmaDr. Pat Helma has been in private practice for 26 years. Dr. Helma is the team physician for 2 local high schools and the only chiropractic representative on the Florida High School Athletic Association, Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He also sits on the concussion subcommittee for the State of Florida, setting guidelines for concussion evaluation and management for all High School Student Athletes. In that time he has worked extensively with many sports to include, football, baseball, wrestling, lacrosse, rugby, rodeo, volleyball and surfing. Dr. Helma will be lecturing in a hands on workshop on extremity manipulation of the wrist and knee with Dr. Perry Williams. His experience in these many sports and the application and integration of extremity manipulations will provide the attendee with new tools in the treatment of extremity injuries that can be incorporated into your clinical practice on Monday morning.

Perry Williams, DC, DACBSP®
Perry WilliamsDr. Perry Williams is a 1996 graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He began private practice in Winchester, Kentucky in 1997. He completed his CCSP and DACBSP certifications and has worked national events with USA Fencing and USA Weightlifting. Dr. Williams was also the team health care provider for USA Weightlifting at the Junior Pan American Championships in Columbia, South America and additionally worked the Olympic Trials for USA Weightlifting as well as the IWF World Championships. He completed his volunteer rotation at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. He was also selected to be a member of the USOC sports medicine team at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Dr. Williams will be presenting a breakout session on Extremity Manipulation with Dr. Helma.

Amber Donaldson, DPT
Amber DonaldsonDr. Amber Donaldson serves as the Director of Sports Medicine Clinics for the United States Olympic Committee. In this role, she manages the daily functioning, staffing and budget of the three Sports Medicine Clinics and Recovery Centers and ensures consistency of policy across all three facilities. Dr. Donaldson also oversees the organization of the Olympic and Pan American Games medical services. Dr. Donaldson served as the Medical Director for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics and served as a clinician at the London Olympics, Guadalajara and Toronto Pan American Games, and is an official medical delegate providing clinical services to Team USA at the Rio Olympics. Dr. Donaldson also serves as a health care provider to the many athletes on campus and at the Games. Dr. Donaldson previously served as the Director of sport sciences and medicine for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for six years. With the WTA, she traveled extensively around the world caring for athletes and overseeing administrative duties at its headquarters. Prior to working with the WTA, Donaldson lived in Hawaii and worked with a variety of athletes at a multidisciplinary clinic. She has presented at several sports medicine conferences and published in various sports medicine journals. Dr. Donaldson received her bachelor’s in sports medicine from Pepperdine University, her doctorate of physical therapy from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and her master’s in manipulative physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne in Australia. She also has completed her sports specialist certification, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, is a certified Pilates instructor and provides other specialized services such as dry needling, ultrasound biofeedback and vestibular assessment and training.

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Heather Linden, DPT
Heather LindenHeather received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University.  She was an honors graduate and a collegiate varsity athlete.  Prior to joining the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Division, Heather was the director of an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Los Angeles. Heather’s current title is High Performance Health Care Service Provider-Physical Therapist. She works at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Clinic as part of the USOC’s multi-disciplinary sports medicine team.  Heather was on staff for Team USA for the 2012 London Olympic Games, 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, 2015 Parapan Am Games, 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  Heather’s current responsibilities at the USOC are injury prevention, designing and implementing rehabs, aiding in Elite Athlete Health Profiles, daily treatments, and practice/competition coverage. Heather is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and supports the Orthopedic Sections within APTA.  Heather is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the APTA. Her certifications include Pilates Instructor, Kinesio-Tape Techniques, Mobilization with Movement, Graston, Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screen, Myofascial Decompression, Myofascial Manipulation, DNS, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment.   Heather has diverse experience in areas from pediatrics, geriatrics, amputees to vestibular disturbances; her career specialty is orthopedic manual sports physical therapy.

Kevin Schroeder, DAT
Kevin SchroederDr. Kevin Schroeder is an athletic trainer at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center with the Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling programs.  He was a member of the 2015 ParaPan America Games Medical Staff in Toronto, Canada and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he worked closely with the Paralympic Judo Team.  Prior to taking his position at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center/Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence, Kevin worked in both the NCAA Division I and III levels, as well as in the Arena Football League. Kevin is a graduate from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, University of Pittsburgh with a Master of Science in Health, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Sciences, and the University of Idaho with a Doctorate in Athletic Training.  Kevin’s research focuses on manual therapy treatment paradigms, including Mobilizations with Movement and their influence on patient-oriented outcomes.

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