Michael Fredericson, M.D.
Dr. Fredericson is professor and director of the physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) sports medicine clinics in the department of orthopaedics at Stanford University. He has served as a head team physician for the Stanford cross-country & track and field teams since 1992 and has worked at both a national and international level with USA Track & Field. Dr. Fredericson is a former collegiate distance runner who has devoted his medical career to an improved understanding of running injuries. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on this topic and has been a featured speaker at numerous national and international sports medicine and rehabilitation symposiums. He currently serves as senior editor for PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation and is on the scientific advisory board, and frequent contributor to, Runner’s World magazine.
Adam Tenforde, M.D.
Dr. Tenforde is currently a sports medicine fellow in physical medicine & rehabilitation at Stanford University. He is a former professional athlete who qualified for the Olympic Trials in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. At Stanford, he was multi-time All-American and contributed to three NCAA National Team Championships. Dr. Tenforde has a background in sport and exercise science and is specializing in sports medicine. He is committed to advancing knowledge on injury prevention strategies in runners and is performing research on methods to prevent injuries in runners. He has published multiple articles focused on prevention of overuse musculoskeletal and stress fracture injuries in runners.
Steven Pavlet, PT, MS, OCS, ATC
Steve has been practicing physical therapy since 1989, and has been a APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist since 2001. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he worked in the Department of Athletics Athletic Training Facility, and received his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University. He began his career at the UCLA Outpatient Physical Therapy Center, and has since worked in many hospital and outpatient settings, including a stint as a Physical Therapist on the PGA tour. He joined Stanford Hospital & Clinics in 2009 for the opening of the new Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City, specializing in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Steve’s interests and certifications include Golf Performance and Kettlebell training, biomechanics and all sports.
Gary M. Berke MS, CP, FAAOP
Mr. Berke is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University, as well as owner of Gary Berke Prosthetics/ Orthotics in Redwood City. He serves as the primary pedorthist for the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors in addition to caring for the feet of athletes of all ages. Mr. Berke has been in practice for 26 years. He specializes in prosthetic care as well as care of the foot and ankle through bracing and foot orthoses. Trained at UCLA, Northwestern University and University of Connecticut, his background is extensive and diverse. He is Past President of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and is currently on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics and the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. He has published 12 book chapters and peer reviewed articles.
Rebecca Shultz, PhD
Rebecca is a biomechanist and the manager of the Human Performance Lab (HPL). The HPL specializes in injury and illness prevention. Over the past four years, Rebecca has worked on projects of this theme, including those that aim to reduce the risk of ACL injuries, improve the standardization of return to play decisions, gait re-training for patients with osteoarthritis and understand the mechanism and management of concussions. She also conducts gait and sport specific analysis for the Stanford Athletic Department. She works with physical therapist and athletic trainers to discover abnormal movement patterns that might be pre-disposing an athlete to injury or inhibiting their rehab attempts. Her doctoral work involved using a multi-segmented foot model for clinical applications, specifically running and cutting in varying running shoes. She is an avid runner having completed the Boston Marathon, New York Marathon and the a few different San Francisco Marathons. She also bikes, plays soccer and cycles.
Marily Oppezzo, MS, RD, PhD
Marily has a Masters in Nutritional Science, is a Registered Dietitian, and just completed her PhD in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on health behavior motivation. She has been a certified physical trainer and practicing dietitian in a variety of settings, including sports and clinical, for over ten years, and has taught several sports nutrition and nutritional science college courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Marily also currently works with cardiac rehab patients and teaches aerobic classes at Stanford. She has a professional and personal interest in the prevention of chronic diseases through lasting behavioral changes and choices. Her current research interests are the effects of exercise on cognitive and creative processes and personal environment design for successful behavior changes. Marily is passionate about educating proper fueling and food choices for mood, performance, and energy levels needed not just for races, but everyday life and overall health.