Michael Leunig, MD
Guest of Honor
Dr. Michael Leunig is an international expert in hip surgery. He is a professor and head of hip surgery at the Schulthess Klinik, Swiss Olympic Medical Center in Zurich, Switzerland. His work, as a leader of the group of hip surgeons in Switzerland who have revolutionized hip surgery, led to development of the knowledge base and the modern techniques for hip disorders that have become the foundation of the field. For these reasons, the top hip surgeons of the world travel to learn from him, and he has been invited to the most prestigious international meetings to present his work. His accolades include the publication of numerous textbooks and book chapters, publication of over 100 scientific papers, and hundreds of lectures. Patients travel from across Europe and beyond to receive his care, and he routinely treats elite athletes from all sports. We welcome Dr. Leunig as our Guest of Honor.
J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD
Dr. Byrd is one of the most important hip surgeons in the world. He pioneered many of the surgical techniques for hip arthroscopy commonly employed throughout the orthopaedic world and invented numerous instruments that have revolutionized aspects of orthopaedic surgery. He has been one of the leaders for defining and developing the role of less invasive arthroscopic techniques in and around the hip. He travels the world as a visiting surgeon, invited professor, and lecturer, including stops on all six populated continents. Dr. Byrd has authored three textbooks on hip arthroscopy, edited numerous other textbooks and journals, and has published over 220 scientific papers, technical and review articles, and book chapters. His referral base of patients is international, and surgeons from all corners of the globe visit Nashville to learn his techniques. In addition to his clinical practice that has included caring for professional athletes from every major sport, he has been a team physician for the Tennessee Titans for over 20 years.
Carl Freeman, MD
Program Co-Chair and Host
Dr. Freeman graduated from medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and performed residency in orthopaedic surgery at UPMC Hamot. Afterward, he completed a fellowship in Surgical Preservation of the Hip at the prestigious Schulthess-Klinik (the Swiss Olympic Medical Center) in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2011, Dr. Freeman was the first recipient of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) Traveling Fellowship. In 2015, Dr. Freeman was selected to be one of four surgeons to complete the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Traveling Fellowship, which involved training in the most advanced surgical practices in sports medicine. In addition to being an active clinician, Dr. Freeman has contributed to academic medicine as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Science, Bethesda, MD, and has authored numerous scientific publications. His practice includes the treatment of knee, hip, and shoulder disorders. Patients travel from across the Southeast US for treatment of all forms of hip disorders from adolescence to late adulthood. He is one of the most experienced hip surgeons in the region in hip preservation surgeries, including hip arthroscopy, surgical dislocation, and periacetabular osteotomy in addition to having performed over 1,000 direct anterior hip replacements.
Andrew Heideman MPT, ATC
Drew joined the rehabilitation team in 2004. In 2009, he became the Site Coordinator of JOI’s largest rehabilitation facility, San Marco. He served as a clinical liaison between JOI Rehab sites and JOI physicians. With the goal to sustain consistent and exceptional patient care and to ensure that current staff is given educational opportunities to develop and enhance clinical skills. He currently serves in a managerial capacity as Assistant Administrator for JOI Rehabilitation.
Drew completed athletic training internships with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the USAT National Triathlon Training Center. He has attended numerous clinical training and education events around the country. He has been an adjunct professor with the University of North Florida Athletic Training Program. Drew also serves on the advisory boards for local physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs. He has been involved with clinical research for the United States Tennis Association for their wheelchair and adaptive sports division. In his clinical time, Drew enjoys working with elite and amateur athletes of all types. Finally, he has a special interest in endurance sports, including running, cycling, Crossfit and multisport.
Michael Voight, PT, DHSc
Dr. Michael Voight has had a distinguished career as both an educator and clinical physical therapist for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has not only become one of the leading authorities in the rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries, he has worked tirelessly to advance the knowledge of others as a clinician and educator by making significant contributions to the literature. Throughout his career, Dr. Voight has served as a Team Physical Therapist in the NFL and NBA, and has consulted with various teams in MLB, NHL and the MLS. He has worked at the Olympic Training Center, Olympic Festivals, Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, and has had the opportunity to travel with various Olympic and national teams. His role with the advisory board of the Titleist Performance Institute allows him to consult on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of golf injuries with many PGA Tour Professionals.
Dr. Voight has lectured extensively at various conferences, symposiums, and congresses both nationally and internationally on a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine topics. Dr. Voight is a principle reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and actively resides on the editorial boards of several different journals. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He has authored over 75 papers, textbook chapters on various topics, and has written three textbooks on functional exercise. In 1996, 2000, and 2009 he received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section making him the only person to have received this award multiple times. Dr. Voight was honored again in 2010, when he was presented the inaugural SPTS “Lifetime Excellence in Education” award.
Ashley Campbell, PT, DPT, SCS
Dr. Ashley Campbell graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University after completing her BS in Exercise Physiology at Ohio University. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy as well as a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Campbell has worked extensively with athletes at all levels including PGA, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. She enjoys utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques in clinical practice including IASTM and Trigger Point Dry Needling which she feels are a great adjunct to joint mobilizations and corrective exercise in developing a well-rounded and effective plan of care, especially in hip patients. Dr. Campbell lectures nationally and internationally on topics ranging from hip rehabilitation, to injury prevention and functional movement, including speaking at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. She is a lead instructor with Advances in Clinical Education, and holds an Adjunct Faculty position with Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She serves as the managing editor of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and has won awards for leadership and clinical skills from Belmont University and the APTA’s Sports Physical Therapy Section.
Becky Stealy, DPT
Dr. Becky Stealy, has over 15 years of experience working primarily in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mayo School of Health Sciences after completing her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from St. Cloud State. She specializes in the hip and lower extremity in which she has worked extensively with athletes of all levels from professional and collegiate athletes to novice. Becky values a holistic approach of therapy using a variety of manual therapy techniques and also empowers the patient by educating and providing them with tools to allow them to be involved in their healing process.
Becky is an expert in hip related injuries and dysfunction both surgical and non-surgical. She joined the rehabilitation team of Twin Cities Orthopedics in 2019 where she is the senior therapist for their hip team. As a part of their continuing education board she hosts and helps select courses for all of TCO.
Prior to that she spent 5 years at Nashville Sports Medicine. Her experience in Nashville and the Twin Cities has given her the unique experience of working closely with two well respected and world- renowned sports and orthopedic physicians who specialize in hip arthroscopy. Understanding these perspectives and pace of recovery allows her to help her patients return to optimal performance and prevent future injuries.
Alexander E. Poor, MD
Dr. Alexander E. Poor is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in core muscle injuries. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in General Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. After completing a two-year core medicine fellowship with Dr. William C. Meyers at Vincera, he stayed on to practice alongside his mentor. After nearly a decade in practice, he has treated thousands of professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes with core muscle injuries.
Serving as the director of research at the Vincera Institute, he has an interest in basic science and clinical research that advances understanding of core anatomy and the pathophysiology of its associated injuries.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.
Bryan Graham, MPT, XPS, BFR-C
Owner and operator of Oceanside Physical Therapy in Stuart, Florida since 2001 and Hip Preservation and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Director for the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach Florida. In addition, Bryan works with SI Bone, Sacropelvic Solutions as a Hip-Spine Consultant. Recently Bryan formed the Florida Hip Preservation Society, an organization comprised of surgeons and physical therapists in the state of Florida specializing in the field of hip preservation.
Bryan has been practicing since 1997 specializing in orthopaedics and sports medicine. He began treating hip preservation cases in 2005 and now treats approximately 350 hip preservation related cases per year from surgeons throughout Florida and across the US. Bryan treats both open and arthroscopic cases ranging from FAI and labrum pathology, Ischiofemoral impingement, DDH and lower extremity malrotation, lateral and posterior hip and complex combination cases.
Bryan received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1997.
Bryan has been an active member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy: The Hip Preservation Society since 2015, attending his first ASM in Cambridge UK and has attended each meeting since. Bryan has a specific interest in post-operative rehabilitation protocol development, core muscle injuries related to FAI and the hip-spine relationship. Bryan has presented at both the state and national level.
Jack Malafronte, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC
Jack is board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He leads the physical therapy team at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. In addition to providing care to the elite student-athletes at the Academy, Jack also cares for numerous professional and collegiate athletes. He is a faculty member and mentor in the Johns Hopkins Sports Physical Therapy Residency program.
He completed his bachelor of science in athletic training and doctor of physical therapy at Boston University. After graduation, Jack completed the sports PT residency program at Texas Health Sports Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. While in Texas, Jack worked at Texas Christian University treating student-athletes post-surgically and with complex orthopedic cases. His clinical interests include patients with ACL injury and other post-operative knee diagnoses and hip and groin pain. Jack has published peer-reviewed research on knee joint loading after ACL-R and has lectured on the state and national level on a variety of topics related to sports medicine and rehabilitation.