The Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist Award is given to an athletic trainer whose work and contributions have significantly impacted the field of sports medicine or rehabilitation for athletes.
Dr. Lorenz is the owner and Director of Physical Therapy for Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR), an outpatient physical therapy practice based in Overland Park, KS. He has a B.S. in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Grand Valley State University in 1999 and a M.S in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State in 2001. From 2004-2005, he completed the Duke University Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship. Formerly, he was an assistant athletic trainer and Director of Rehabilitation for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2005-2007. Relevant previous experiences also include an internship with the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team as well as a stint at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO prior to the 2004 Athens Summer Games. In 2009, he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, FL. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, has written book chapters, authored two home study courses, and has presented several times at local, state, and national conferences on sports medicine and performance enhancement in the recovering athlete. He is currently the Chair of the Sports Performance Enhancement Special Interest Group for the Sports Section of the APTA. Dr. Lorenz also founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the ASPIRE Foundation, to help young athletes, coaches and parents stay injury-free. This May, Dr. Lorenz will be on the medical staff for the USA Weightlifting Nationals to be held in Kansas City. He is a 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus and is married to Jo Ann. They have three children – Luke, Mallory, and Justin.
|Current NSCA certification|
|Be a current member for two consecutive years|
|Current licensure (AT, PT, MD, DO, DC)|
|Not awarded this award previously|
|Nominated by a current member|
Additionally, nominees must fill out an evaluation criteria (PDF download) and submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualifying nominees will also be asked for media/public relations/communication officer contact information, a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short bio, Twitter handle (optional), and a signed media release.
|2017 - Bill Holcomb, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS,*D, FNATA, FNSCA||2009 - Danny McMillian, DPT, CSCS|
|2016 - Robert Panariello, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS||2008 - Jaynie Bjornaraa, PhD, MPH, PT, CSCS,*D|
|2015 - Arianne Missimer, DPT, RD, FMS, RKC, TPI, CSCS||2007 - Dan Wathen, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA|
|2014 - Morey Kolber, PT, PhD, OCS, Cert. MDT, CSCS||2005 - David Potach, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D|
|2013 - Terry Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS,*D||2004 - Jeff Falkel, CSCS,*D|
|2012 - John P. McCarthy, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA||2003 - Todd Ellenbecker, CSCS|
|2011 - Greg Myer, PhD, CSCS||2002 - Jeff Fahrenbruch, MPT, CSCS,*D|
|2010 - Scott E. Lawrance, CSCS||2001 - Donald Chu, PhD|