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Getting To KnowThe BioSport PT Staff! LEO CHAVEZ, MPT, ATC
Leo received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) and his Bachelor of Science Degree in To better understand orthopedic injuries, he completed a four-year internship program in athletic training (ATC) at Fresno State where he had the privilege of working with division-I student athletes, professionals, Olympians and coaches such as Michael Jordan, Michael Pitmann, Jeff Weaver, David Carr, Amanda Scott, Laura Berg, Pat Hill and Jerry Tarkanian, to mention a few. Through continuous education, Leo strives to stay on top of the most innovative and progressive techniques in therapy. In 2004, Mr. Chavez completed the highly esteemed Folsom Long- Term Advanced Manual Orthopedics Course, which specializes in Nordic manual therapy.
Currently, he is completing course work with the Ola Grimsby Institute in San Diego, California. Leo stresses education and communication in helping people to better manage their symptoms. His rehabilitation approach combines manual medicine, movement analysis, proper body mechanics, joint, neural, and soft tissue mobilization, ergonomics, PNF, myofascial release and specific training regimes to help patients reach their maximum potential. In addition to rehabilitation of the extremities, Mr. Chavez also has a specialty in treating spinal (cervical/thoracic/lumbar/sacroiliac) dysfunctions. Mr. Chavez uses his extensive experience in a variety of rehabilitation settings, including sports and occupational medicine, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient and outpatient hospitals to provide a well rounded and dynamic treatment program.
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