Charles Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC

Currently serving on the NATA Free Communications Research and Pronouncements Committee.

Currently serving on the writing panel for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Appropriate Use Criteria for the treatment of rotator cuff tears.

Currently the research chair for the APTA Sports Section.

2011 President of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists

Recipient of the 2012 APTA Sports Section’s “Lynn Wallace Award for Clinical Education and Mentoring” in recognition of his contributions to sports physical therapy in the areas of teaching and mentoring.

Co-author for the 2013 APTA Sports Sections Excellence in Research Award for “Preseason Shoulder Rom Screening As A Predictor Of Injury Among Youth, Adolescent, And Professional Baseball Pitchers”.

He is currently leading several funded studies including: “A Randomized Control Trial for Treatment of Shoulder Impingement”, “Prospective Evaluation of Risk Factors in Adolescent Baseball Players”, and “Adaptations to Pitching Over Time in Professional Baseball Pitchers”.


William J. Hanney, PT, PhD, ATC/L, CSCS, MTC

2011 Recipient of the Strength and Conditioning Journal (SCJ) Editorial Excellence Award

2009 Recipeint of  the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section Young Investigator Research Grant.

Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Neck Pain Likely to Benefit from Education and Exercise


Craig Garrison, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC

Director – Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency – APTA Credentialed Residency, October 2012

Texas Christian University Athletics – Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine Consultant, 2010 to present


Chris Fiander PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Chris has contributed to multiple manual therapy texts and is an active reviewer for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.


Lori A. Schrodt, PT, PhD

Lori is a member of the North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition, the Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition, the APTA Geriatrics and Neurology sections, and currently serves as Chair of the Health Promotion and Wellness SIG of the APTA Section on Geriatrics.

North Carolina Physical Therapy Association– 2012 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award