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Skulpan Asavasopon

Skulpan is the Director of Clinical and Fellowship Education at the Movement Performance Institute. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Director of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Loma Linda University. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Loma Linda University where he is studying brain changes associated with chronic pain using functional MRI.

Skulpan has been the curriculum co-coordinator of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program since 2006. He currently serves on APTA’s Committee for Residency and Fellowship Program Credentialing as well as APTA’s Program Services Committee under the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. Skulpan has been an instructor and course developer for APTA’s Advanced Clinical Practice Series since 2008. His clinical training includes Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s residency program in orthopaedic physical therapy, post-graduate curriculum in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and a fellowship in manual therapy. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists.

Brandon Dederich

Brandon is currently a Biomechanics Fellow at the Movement Performance Institute. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Pomona in 1994 with an emphasis in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, and Master’s degrees from the California State University Long Beach (2001) and California State University Fullerton (2003) in Physical Therapy and Kinesiology-Exercise, respectively.

Brandon’s professional work experience includes tenures as an Athletic Trainer with the Sports Medicine Departments at California State University Fullerton, UCLA, and the Los Angeles Galaxy. He is owner of Xcelerate Physical Therapy and oversees clinics in Corona del Mar, Seal Beach, Thousand Oaks, and Moorpark. Brandon is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Douglas J. Hoogendyk

Dr. Hoogendyk is currently a Biomechanics Fellow at the Movement Performance Institute. He received his Bachelors degree in Physical Education from the University of Delaware in 1995 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Widener University in 2003. He recently completed his Orthopedic Residency Training at the University of Southern California (Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy).

Dr. Hoogendyk’s clinical experience spans 9 years and includes tenures at the Hospital for Special Surgery (Tisch Sports and Performance Center) and The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Orthopedic Center in West Orange New Jersey. He is Board Certified in the evaluation and treatment of spine disorders and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Hoogendyk is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Christopher M. Powers

Dr. Powers is the founder and owner of the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles. In addition, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. He holds joint appointments in the departments of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery within the Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Powers received his Bachelors degree in Physical Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984, his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Biokinesiology in 1996 from USC. Dr. Powers did his post-doctoral training at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Powers is recognized nationally and internationally for his research related to the biomechanical causes of lower extremity injury. More specifically, he is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on knee injuries; in particular patellofemoral joint dysfunction and tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Dr. Powers has published over 120 research articles and has received several awards from the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the Orthopaedic Section, the Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, the Dorothy Briggs Scientific Inquiry Award and the Helen J Hislop Award for contributions to the professional literature.

Dr. Powers is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. He also is a member of the American Society for Biomechanics, American Society for Testing and Measures, and the North American Society for Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis. In addition, Dr. Powers is Editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.