Paul Drumheller MPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Paul is the owner and practicing PT at 3Dimensional PT & Sports Conditioning in Tacoma, WA. He received his B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of California at Davis in 1991 and his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1994. Paul is Board Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic and Sports. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He has honed his foot and ankle skills since 2002 while lab assisting for the original “When the Feet Hit the Ground…Everything Changes” team and became a primary speaker for the final two years of the course. He is excited about presenting the new and improved course material to a new group of professionals that are eager to learn how to assess and treat foot pathologies based on the current research.
Paul has seen how influential subtle changes in the foot can make a difference up the chain. He has lectured locally and nationally on several orthopedic and sports related topics. He co-developed and teaches the national continuing education course titled “Managing the Runner” (now When the Feet Hit the Ground... Running) since 2011.
Chad McCann DPT, CSCS
Chad is a practicing physical therapist at 3Dimensional Physical Therapy & Sports Conditioning in Tacoma, WA. Chad has crafted a specialty in orthopedic care with an emphasis in foot & ankle and sports rehab. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound with Honors, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2005. He was immediately admitted to the University of Puget Sound Doctor of Physical Therapy program, receiving his degree 2008. Demonstrating excellence in the profession, he was awarded the Ross Family Memorial Scholarship by the physical therapy faculty.
In addition to being a physical therapist, Chad is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He believes that blending traditional physical therapy practice with advanced knowledge of strength and conditioning principles maximizes outcomes for his clients.
Chad is a primary instructor for Vasyli Medical Biomechanical Academy and has spoken many times locally on topics ranging from video gait analysis to advanced training for youth athletes. He speaks routinely as a special guest at the University of Puget Sound. Chad also works regularly with local running groups and is a sponsored guest lecturer for 5k, 10k, half and full marathon training teams. He has a special passion for sharing knowledge and helping others develop a deep understanding of advanced evaluation and treatment for the foot and ankle.
David Nolan PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS
David is a Clinical Specialist at MGH Sports Physical Therapy and the Director of the MGH / Northeastern University Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1997 and completed his Masters of Science degree with an Orthopedic Specialization and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals in 2007. During his graduate studies, he was awarded the Barbara Adams Fellow Award for his leadership and dedication to the profession.
Dr. Nolan is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. David is also an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences as well as a Graduate Lecturer in the College of Professional Studies in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University.
David has lectured nationally on running related injury, functional biomechanics, gait and lower quarter dysfunction. He is a past recipient of the “Excellence in Clinical Teaching” award from the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education. His research has focused on the impact of abnormal biomechanics on injury in an orthopedic population. David’s areas of expertise include sports medicine, orthopedics and manual therapy. He evaluates and treats patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal diagnoses and utilizes video analysis to assist in biomechanical evaluation and patient education. He coordinates physical therapy care at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and works extensively with athletes at all levels, elite runners and professional dancers.
Suzie Lefever PT, ATC, MA, CPed
Suzie LeFever is a nationally recognized educator in lower extremity function, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of the foot. Suzie holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training from West Virginia University, and a M.A. in Education from Ball State University. She has contributed chapters on closed chain exercise and cycling biomechanics in two different text books on Physical Therapy. Suzie has been actively involved in sports medicine for eighteen years. She is the owner and principle therapist at San Juan Physical Therapy in Friday Harbor, WA. As an active clinician, she shares the joys and frustrations of delivering patient care in a complex health care system.
Robyn Smith MS, PT, SCS, CGFI-M2
Robyn is a licensed physical therapist and board-certified sports clinical specialist. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in health science with an exercise science emphasis in 1995 and a master’s degree in physical therapy in 1998. Robyn has been Board Certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist since 2003.
Robyn has worked her entire career in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. She has specialized in the areas of running and golf injury prevention and performance enhancement. She has extensive experience in running video gait analysis and has been teaching seminars in running injury prevention nationally for many years. Robyn is also certified through the Titleist Performance Institute as a medical fitness instructor since 2007. She has worked closely with several golf clubs, clients and Universities to provide golf specific physical assessments and golf fitness instruction to improve performance and prevent injury.
Robyn has been active in educating other health care professionals as an instructor for several different continuing education seminars. She has taught nationally and internationally on seminars including ACL injury prevention, Current concepts of the knee and shoulder, foot and ankle biomechanics, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and When the foot hits the ground – Running. She was awarded the Emerging Leader award by the APTA in 2007. She has co-authored a book chapter on the Physically Active Female and SPTS home study course Spine injuries in Sports. She is also a contributing author in a published article in the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy called Return to Golf following left THA in a golfer who is right-handed.
She believes in empowering her patients and clients with the tools needed to be as active as possible and return to their previous level of function quickly through manual and exercise techniques. She works with all types of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries as well as self-pay clients to improve running and golf performance. Robyn has also owned Elite Golf and Running Performance, LLC since 2016.
Greg Wolfe CPed, BOCPD
President Biomechanical Services Inc; Ped Negotium Inc.
Greg is the Co-founder and president of Biomechanical Services Inc. in Walnut, California. He has been actively helping professionals integrate clinical biomechanics, foot function and orthotic therapy for over thirty-five years. His particular interest in how foot and leg dynamics impact human locomotion, throughout the lower half of the body, was developed as a result of his unique exposure to clinical research and applied principles in biomechanics.