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The sports performance coaches, physical therapists and athletic trainers in UW Health Sports Medicine's Sports Performance program develop comprehensive programs accessible to athletes of all ages and ability levels, with an emphasis on long-term athlete development.
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Our Exceptional Staff
UW Health Sports Performance offers a truly professional staff, all of whom have pursued advanced training in their areas of expertise.
Meet Our Staff:
Sean is a physical preparation coach with interest in maximizing the health and performance of the athletes he works with in UW Health Sports Performance. He is specifically interested in the integration of multiple training methods that extend beyon...
Liz practices physical therapy at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic. Liz has a special interest in helping moms return to running following childbirth and uses her training in ultrasound imaging to retrain the abdominal muscles following chi...
Karl practices physical therapy at Sports Rehabilitation at UW Health at The American Center. He is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as an orthopedic certified specialist. His special interests include shoulder and foot re...
Dave is the Sports Performance program manager for UW Health Sports Medicine at The American Center. He has worked at UW Health Sports Medicine since 2005. In that time, Dave has worked to develop strategies to reduce sports injuries while improving ...
Dr. Mirgain's clinical interests include individual and couples psychotherapy with patients with mood, anxiety disorders and adjustment issues, sport psychology and peak performance training, pre-surgical psychological evaluations, and individual and...
Doug is an Exercise Specialist in Sports Performance at UW Health at The American Center. Doug graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Exercise Science. Since graduation, he has interned with the Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsi...
Alison is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Level 1 Coach through USA Weightlifting. Alison graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Wellness ...
Kirk practices physical therapy at Sports Rehabilitation at UW Health at The American Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an orthopedic certified specialist and holds a specialist certification in st...
From Our Program Manager
Program manager Dave Knight talks about our experienced, qualified staff.
Our Sports Performance Center
UW Health at The American Center features a state-of-the-art sports medicine and athletic training facility that is unique in the state in the way it helps athletes become stronger, faster and better athletes.
From Our Program Manager
Program manager Dave Knight talks about the "best facility in the state."
About Our Facility
Our state-of-the-art facility includes:
Our Versatile Program Offerings
In addition to our comprehensive athletic training sessions and one-on-one and team training offerings, UW Health Sports Performance's complete training program provides access to a full array of support services:
UW Health Sports Medicine offers sport psychology services for athletes who want to best use their mental and emotional skills to achieve peak athletic performance.
UW Health Sports Medicine offers sports massage for performance enhancement, injury prevention, recovery assistance and rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation specialists provide services to help athletes rehabilitate their injuries and return to sport.
Dedicated to helping you achieve your highest potential for wellness, we have a healing-oriented philosophy that focuses on less invasive therapies to help remove barriers that may be blocking the body's ability to heal.
Our Sound Philosophy of Athletic Development
We promote a culture of physical literacy through movement competency and physical capacity while emphasizing injury prevention within the continuum of sports performance.
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