I have been practicing Therapeutic Massage and Manual Therapies since 1992 and  every day I see the impressive results of these therapies. Sport Massage hinders inflammatory chemicals, caused by exercise, from reaching muscles, stopping soreness and speeding recovery. Movement-based Kinesiology Taping can be used for injury rehabilitation or sports performance enhancement. Sports Therapy, conditioning and training combine to achieve a healthier musculoskeletal system, restore stability and balance and improve athletic performance. Getting the most from myself and my athlete is why I do this work.

As a young bicycle racer I received massage therapy as a regular part of training and preparation for competition. Experiencing the profound results personally, I decided to make this my life's work. My sports background also includes 3 years experience as a FIFA soccer referee. I worked as Team Support Staff on the Tour De Trump, the Tour of Texas, and the Tour DuPont international bicycle races and recently I was privileged to work on players at the Western & Southern Open ATP Tennis Tournament. I have maintained a successful private practice for 20 years treating the general public and athletes.

I'm highly skilled in advanced therapies with an understanding of clinical, nutritional and athletic needs, all attributes I bring to the corporate sports table. Sports Massage and other Manual Therapies give an additional dimension to athletic healthcare. My work has been extensive with NFL football players and athletes in cycling, golf, tennis, baseball, soccer and hockey helping them resolve muscle fatigue, pain and soft tissue strains and sprains. My skills will help produce a healthier, stronger, more durable athlete.

Please visit my profile on Linkedin at: www.linkedin.com/pub/gordon-clark/16/65/471. Again, my desire is to work in professional sports as a Sports Therapist. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Gordon W. Clark, OSMT, CES, NCTMB

Orthopedic and Sports Massage Therapist with broad-based expertise in clinical massage techniques, manual therapies including soft tissue manipulation modalities, kinesiology taping, sports nutrition, exercise and teaching. Extensive experience working with healthcare professionals and training staffs providing therapies that improve the health and performance of athletes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lifestyle Resumption Chiropractic Care Center                                   Oct. 2007-Present

2182 Dixie Hwy., Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

Massage Therapist/Orthopedic and Sports Specialist

  • Provide muscular therapy, in support of Chiropractic treatments, with resolution of many chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain.
  • Work closely with the Chiropractic physicians planning client treatments and determining  skeletal and/or muscular treatment.
  • Use Kinesiology Taping in combination with muscular therapies that improved flexibility and performance in athletes at all levels. (Treatments improved hip rotation and thigh extension which helped one golf professional to comfortably continue his career.)
  • Increased client base by an estimated 25-30%, treat 10-18 clients per day and have achieved positive results in injury rehabilitation and functional performance with all clients.

Five Seasons Sports Club                                                                      Oct. 1997-Present

345 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Massage Therapist/Orthopedic and Sports Specialist

  • At this top USTA tennis club Massage and Manual Therapy treatments are provided to a wide range of clientele, successfully treating myofascial tension and activity related strains and sprains.
  • Using Massage and Kinesiology Taping treatments has relieved pain, increase range of motion, enhance sports performance and reduced healing time.
  • Therapeutic and rehabilitative services are delivered to amateur, collegiate and professional athletes. (While working with NFL football players for 10 years a professional player greatly improved his performance after treatments to relieve low back pain.

Western & Southern Open ATP Tennis Tournament                                      August 2012

250 East Fifth Street - Suite 1310, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sports Massage Therapist

  • Western & Southern Open ATP Tennis Tournament, Linder Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio, August 11 - August 19, 2012. Contracted to provide Event Sports Massage for tournament players.

Western & Southern Open Tennis Tournament                                            August 2013

250 East Fifth Street - Suite 1310, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sports Massage Therapist

  • Western & Southern Open ATP Tennis Tournament, Linder Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio, August 10 - August 18, 2013. Contracted to provide Event Sports Massage for tournament players.

Gateway Community and Technical College                                      July 2000-July 2007

790 Thomas More Parkway, Edgewood, KY 41017

Director-Instructor-Public Speaker 

  • Developed and implemented successful Massage Therapy Certificate and Associate Degree Programs, secured necessary state educational licensing, developed program curriculum and directed a staff of adjunct teachers.
  • Taught all courses in program curriculum including Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Orthopedic and Sports Massage Techniques.
  • Maintained an 86% passing rate of program graduates on the National Certification Examination and directed over 100 students through internships and student clinics.
  • Marketed the Massage Therapy Program through television interviews, newspaper articles, health and sports events and invited guest speaker to medical students at the University of Cincinnati.

Thomas More College/Athletic Department                                     Aug. 2000-Nov. 2001

333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Sports Massage Therapist

  • Worked  with Athletic Trainers to contribute to the healthcare of collegiate athletes by providing sports-specific massage treatments. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Massage
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)  NASM
  • Spinal Reflex Analysis and Therapy (SRA)
  • Sports Nutrition Certification - approved by National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Advanced Muscle Energy and Stretching techniques
  • Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taping, Fascial Movement Taping Certification (ROCKTAPE)
  • Myoskeletal Alignment techniques
  • Integrative skills as a Resistance Training Specialist 
  • Certified Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED
  • Board Certified for Massage Therapy (BCMT) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork  #288444-00
  • Experienced in staff development and leadership with a proven track record of accurate assessment, documentation, client care planning and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction and injury.
  • Presently continuing education for Performance Enhancement Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

LICENSURE AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Kentucky Massage Therapy License #KY-0194
  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) - Professional and Kentucky Chapter Member
  • Past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the AMTA, 2006-2008
  • Past member of the Bill Writing Committee, Kentucky Licensing Law for the Massage Therapy Profession, 2002-2003

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Penn Foster Career College, Scranton, PA - Sports Nutrition       
  • Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, Worcester, MA - Massage Therapy
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA - Fine and Graphic Arts
  • Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA - Liberal Arts