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Todd Ellenbecker is a physical therapist and clinic director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ and is the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour. He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1989. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH –Institute of Health Professions in 2006. In addition, he is certified as a sports clinical specialist, and orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and was awarded their Sports Medicine Professional of the Year in 2003. He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is Chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee. Todd is also the National Director of Clinical Research for Physiotherapy Associates. In 2007 he received the Ron Peyton award by the Sports Physical Therapy Section and in 2008 was the recipient of Samuel Hardy Educational Merit award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He received the Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Association in 2011.

Ellenbecker served as the Chairman of the APTA’s Shoulder Special Interest Group from 1996 to 2002 and is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and Sports Health. He has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, as well as shoulder and elbow rehabilitation. He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, as well as isokinetic exercise application and musculoskeletal adaptations in elite level tennis players and overhead athletes. He is the author of several books, “The Elbow in Sport”, “Complete Conditioning for Tennis”, “Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise”, “Strength Band Training” and “Clinical Examination of the Shoulder”. He is the editor of the second edition of “Knee Ligament Rehabilitation” and “Shoulder Rehabilitation: Non-Operative Treatment” and is co-editor of the book “The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance” and “Functional Progressions in Sport Rehabilitation” . Ellenbecker and Kevin Wilk will publish a Current Concepts book with Human Kinetics due out in 2016. Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale Arizona with his wife Gail.



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