Janet Callahan, PT, DPT, MS, NCS
Dr. Callahan completed physical therapy degrees at University of Vermont & MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is currently a clinical assistant professor in the physical therapy department at MGH Institute of Health Professions where she has teaching responsibilities in the Master of Science and the Entry-Level DPT programs. She is a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS) and has a Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Dr. Callahan's research interests focus on the evaluation and management of individuals with dystonia and individuals with vestibular dysfunction.
Summer Cook, PhD
Dr. Cook completed her PhD in Exercise Physiology at Syracuse University and joined the faculty at the University of New Hampshire in 2009. Her dissertation work was supported by NASA and evaluated the effectiveness of an exercise countermeasure to mitigate disuse atrophy. Her research at UNH focuses on in vivo measurements of neuromuscular performance, aging and low-load blood flow restricted resistance exercise. Dr. Cook is currently conducting a research study funded by the National Institute of Aging investigating the effectiveness of blood flow restricted resistance exercise in older adults at risk of mobility limitations.
Scott Lawrance, DHS, LAT, ATC, MSPT, CSCS
Scott Lawrance received his Bachelor’s from Butler University, Master’s from Middle Tennessee State University and Master of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Health Science degrees from the University of Indianapolis. He currently serves as an assistant professor in the athletic training education program at the University of Indianapolis. Mr. Lawrance has performed research in the areas of ACL rehabilitation, patella tendon ruptures, and arthrofibrosis with his work appearing in several professional journals. He has been active presenting on various rehabilitation topics. He has received numerous awards recognizing his outstanding performance as clinician.
W. Steven Tucker, PhD, ATC
Dr. Tucker is an Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Central Arkansas. He received his undergraduate degree in athletic training from Valparaiso University and his masters and doctoral degrees from The University of Toledo. Dr. Tucker’s research interests focus on the kinematics and muscle activation of the shoulder complex in individuals with chronic shoulder injuries. His research has been published in several journals and presented at national and regional conferences.
James Vailas, MD
Dr. Vailas, MD specializes in sports medicine and shoulder and knee reconstructions. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and did his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Vailas is the team physician for the Manchester Monarchs, St. Anselm College, and Southern New Hampshire University. He is President of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute which he co-founded in 1993.