UE Faculty, Alumni, & Sports Residents Lead Performance Testing at MLB Spring Training
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018
University of Evansville and ProRehab sports physical therapy residents and faculty members recently performed the preseason screening of the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team in Jupiter, Florida.
The team was led by Dr. Phil Plisky ’98, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Kyle Matsel ‘11, as well as current sports residents Dr. Logan Wager and Dr. Logan Blair ‘17. They were invited by UE alum and former PT faculty member Dr. Robert Butler ’09 who is the Director of Player Performance. Thomas Knox ‘ 09, Cardinals’ Team Physical Therapist also participated in the screening.
The screening involves specific tests and an injury risk algorithm developed and researched by Phil Plisky, associate professor of physical therapy, and Kyle Kiesel, professor and chair. This injury prevention model is used by a wide variety of high school, college and professional sports teams as well as the US Military.