The Sports Doctor, January 19, 2022
The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil
Guests, Brian Werner and Dave Cruikshank
Brian Werner, Physical Therapist & National Director of Balance Education for Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers joins me along with Dave Cruikshank, 4 time Olympic Speed Skater, NHL skating & performance coach, & founder DASH SpeedSkating. Then, it’s 'The Sport Doctor is In' with your questions and emails!
Brian Werner, PT, MPT
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF BALANCE EDUCATION
Brian oversees the balance and vestibular educational programs for FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1999 and opened the Balance Center of Las Vegas in 2001. In 2005, he opened the Werner Institute of Balance and Dizziness, later joining FYZICAL in 2013.
Brian teaches continuing education courses in concussion, fall prevention, balance and vestibular rehabilitation for all FYZICAL franchisees. He has extensive experience in balance, vestibular, and fall prevention therapy and has seen over 45,000 patients in his career with balance and vestibular dysfunction.As a gymnast and rock climber, Brian wanted to combine some of the unique skills and tools he used to help patients during their physical therapy. Without the fear of falling in front of them, patients are able to safely and confidently improve their gait, balance and overall wellness.
Dave Cruikshank competed for the US at four Winter Olympics. He also attended the 2002 US Olympic Trials but failed to make the team. Cruikshank’s first international appearance was at the 1987 World Junior Championships, where he won the 500, which would remain his only international podium appearance during a long career, primarily as a sprinter. He later competed at the World Sprint Championships in 1989, 1992-93, and 1995; the World Winter University Games in 1991; and the World Single Distance Championships in 1997 and 1998. Cruikshank also skated the World Cup circuit from 1987 through 1999. Cruikshank is a graduate of Carroll College with a degree in business management. He later started DC Hybrid Skating, a skating coaching group and personally he has served as a skating coach to several NHL and minor league hockey teams, as well as D1 college programs. Cruikshank has become quite entrepreneurial, also involved with Under Armour TNP Performance Training Council, an online educational resource that focuses on inproving athletic performance; Shwalla and Blue Speed, a performance apparel line; and DASC, a company which makes high-performance ice hockey skates. Cruikshank is the husband of speed skating sprint superstar Bonnie Blair. He was inducted into the US Speed Skating Hall of Fame in 2008.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.