Authors Mike Clark My PTontheNET Content My PTontheNET Courses My Web Site Since 2000, Mike Clark has spearheaded the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s renewed commitment to the health-and-fitness industry through the development of a revolutionary educational continuum and the implementation of a state-of-the-art training and teaching facility. The author of two textbooks, nine educational monographs and more than 35 textbook chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the areas of sports medicine, sports performance and integrated manual therapy, Clark served as the director of the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) program at Physiotherapy Associates in Tempe, AZ, between 1997 and 2000. There, Clark and his team rehabilitated, reconditioned and trained hundreds of professional and Olympic athletes. Clark also served as team physical therapist for Olympic teams during the 1996 and 2000 games. Between 1995 and 1997, Clark served as director of Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Oshkosh, WI. Clark holds master’s degrees in human-movement science and sports medicine from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He achieved physical therapy and bachelor’s degrees in exercise and sports science from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Currently eligible to sit for the NATA-BOC Examination (ATC), Clark is also a doctoral candidate. Professional memberships and certifications include American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Association, Sports Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Clark and his wife Melissa, a 2000 Olympian (pole vault) and previous American record holder, reside in Wood Ranch, CA.