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BFS Balance and Stability Advisory Board
Dr. Peter Gorman
Dr. Peter Gorman is currently working with BFS Inc. developing the Child's Right to Symmetrical and Coordinated Growth project. He has brought together a team of leaders in the field of movement, sport and injury recovery and prevention that will enable this project to positively impact the lives of youth across the nation.
Dr. Gorman brings experience in developing programs with broad impact from working with institutions as diverse as "The Athlete Readiness Program" for the National Institute of Soccer in Coverciano Italy to the "Efficient Running Program" for the US Military.
Dr. Gorman's resume includes:
Adjunct professor Hanseo University South Korea
Adjunct professor University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College
Holder of 6 US patents on heart rate monitor technology
Developer of the Cardiocise training program
Graduate New York Chiropractic college April 1980
He is now the President of Microgate USA where he works extensively to bring Olympic and professional level athletic testing to all young athletes through a commitment to bringing schools access to equipment and methods.
Dr. Peter Gorman
William F. Brechue, Ph.D.
Dr. William Brechue is a Professor of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy at West Point NY. In this role he serves as the Director of the Center for Physical Development Excellence (the department’s research center) and program director of the Kinesiology Bachelor’s Degree program. Previous academic appointments include the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma (2006), the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University (1995-2002) and at the University of Florida College of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (1987-1993) and Department of Medicine (1993-1995). Prior to completing his doctoral work Dr. Brechue taught grade school and high school Mathematics and Physical Education.
In addition to academic appointments, Dr. Brechue has also served as an athletics coach at the high school level as a head coach of Track and Field (boys and girls; 1982-1984), Wrestling (1976-1978), and Basketball (junior high boys and girls; 1982-1984) and as an assistant football coach (1982-1984; 1999-2001).
At the university level, he coached defensive line coach for the University of Central Missouri football team (2002-2006) and was an assistant Track and Field coach at the United States Military Academy (Throws; men and women; 2006-2010).
Dr. Brechue is also a regional coach through USW weightlifting; he has been coaching competitive weightlifters for over 15 years and in each of his coaching assignments he has served as the Strength and Conditioning coordinator in addition to being a field coach.
Dr. William Brechue
Dr. Alina Fong, PHD
Alina K. Fong received her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology with an emphasis in neuroradiology from Brigham Young University.
She received the national American Psychological Association Clinical Neuropsychology Division 40 Graduate Student Research Award in 2004 for her research on "Cortical Sources of the N400 and 'The N400 Effect." Dr. Fong's interest in brain mapping soon turned to functional MRI, and since then, her research efforts have been focused on the clinical applications of fMRI.
Dr Fong has been instumental in helping BFS reach many more coaches and athletes with a clear concise understanding of the risks of concussion and the importance of "Back to Play" protocals.
Even more importantly working with Dr Fong and her team at Cognitive FX has demonstrated the value of proper strength and agility training in the prevention of concussion. Prevention is the missing component in many programs and the BFS is proud to be associated with Dr Fong and her research.
Dr. Alina Fong
Dr. Scott Burkhart, PHD
Dr. Scott Burkhart is a neuropsychologist trained in clinical concussion management and treatment. Dr. Burkhart completed his concussion fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Sports Concussion Program. Prior to his fellowship training Dr. Burkhart completed a residency at Tewksbury Hospital in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Dr. Burkhart completed his graduate and undergraduate training in psychology at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.
Dr. Burkhart currently works at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic in Tallahassee, Florida. He is the clinical director of the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic Regional Sports Concussion Center. His primary responsibilities include; treatment of sports-related concussion, management and education regarding concussion presentation and symptoms, implementation of physical exertion and academic accommodations, return to play decisions, and specific interventions for concussion treatment. Dr. Burkhart’s clinical approach to concussion is multifaceted and includes assessment of neurocognitive performance, visual functioning, vestibular functioning, and symptom presentation. The Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic Regional Sports Concussion Center also provides baseline assessment and continuing education in the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia regions.
Dr. Burkhart currently provides concussion treatment and management services to 4 colleges and universities including Florida State University athletics, 30+ high schools located in the Florida panhandle, and multiple middle school and youth sports organizations. His current research interests include; pediatric concussion presentation in youth athletes ages 8-12, the effects of concussion injury on vestibular/vision functioning, and improving rehabilitative efforts to expedite concussion recovery in youth and collegiate athletes.
Dr. Burkhart joins the BFS concussion advisory board with the goal of helping teachers, parents, coaches, and student-athletes understand the reality and risks of concussion.
Dr. Scott Burkhart
Dr. Henry Kamin
Dr. Henry Kamin is board certified in Internal Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. He is the Medical Director of Hudson Valley Community Services Clinic, a division of United Cerebral Palsy.
Dr. Kamin employs his knowledge of movement and balance disorders with special emphasis on fall prevention in the elderly, as well as its diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Kamin’s resume includes:
Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Member of the American College of Cardiology
Past Medical Director of Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel New York
Bigger, Faster, Stronger is honored to have Dr. Kamin on their Advisory Board. His experience not only as a physician but also as a college athlete gives him the insight to understand the scope of the BFS endeavor to further movement and symmetrical development in all young students and athletes.
Dr. Henry Kamin
Kevin Barr has spent over 20 years as a strength coach working with athletes at the highest level of sports. He brings an invaluable insight into working with maturing bodies to the BFS Advisory board that can only help with thier goal to affect positive change in school age youth.
20th year working in Major League Baseball.
Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (2002-Present)
Founder of TheBBR.com (The Baseball Resource)
2009 Nolan Ryan Award-Winner as MLB Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year
Florida Marlins, Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (2001)
Cincinnati Reds, Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (1999-2000)
Kansas City Royals, Major League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (1996-1998)
Florida Marlins, Major League Strength & Conditioning Assistant (1994-1995)
The Ohio State University, Football Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant (1993)
Earned B.S. and M.S. degree in Exercise & Sports Physiology from Ohio University (1991-1993)
4-year Varsity Letterman for University of Toledo Baseball Program (1988-1991)