Andy Waldhelm, PT, PhD, SCS, CSCS is originally from south Texas – Brownsville – and he was very active in sports all of his life. His love of sports drew him to a career in Sports Medicine as a clinician, educator and a researcher. Dr. Waldhelm is a sports physical therapist who has a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas; a Master of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and a PhD in Kinesiology/Biomechanics from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been working as a physical therapist mostly in an outpatient/sports setting since 2002. Dr. Waldhelm is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist, licensed as an athletic trainer in the state of Texas and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is an active researcher with interests in athletic injury prevention, sports rehabilitation, sports performance enhancement and sports biomechanics. He has several published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and he has presented at several national and state conferences. Dr. Waldhelm is married with two young boys and in his spare, he enjoy endurance and resistance exercise, golf, basketball, going the beach and watching college athletics. Dr. Waldhelm serves as Associate Professor for the School of Physical Therapy.