Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, LAT, CSCS
Director of Physical Therapy
Dr. Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, LAT, CSCS is a recognized clinician, educator and author in sports and orthopedic physical therapy. Dan Lorenz is Kansas City’s only sports medicine fellowship trained physical therapist. Dan’s professional interests are vast, but he is most keenly interested in knee rehabilitation, shoulder rehabilitation, rehabilitation in sports, concussion management, youth sports injuries, and performance enhancement in the terminal phases of rehabilitation. Additionally, he is also very interested in biomechanics of injuries and discovering the true cause of his patient’s conditions.
He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy with an Emphasis in Manual Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, FL. and has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. In addition to being a licensed physical therapist (PT) and licensed athletic trainer (LAT), he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as a USA Weightlifting Level I Sports Performance Coach.
Dan has a pedigree that is truly unmatched in the Kansas City metro. He completed the Duke University Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship from 2004-2005 where he focused on orthopedic and sports injuries. Following the fellowship at Duke, he was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist in 2005, a position he held until resigning after the 2006-07 campaign. Prior to the Duke fellowship, he was an athletic trainer and physical therapist at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in 2004 in the weeks leading up to the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece. He is also currently a rehabilitation consultant for both the Kansas City T-Bones, the Kansas City Wizards/Sporting Kansas City, and the Kansas City Blues Rugby Club. Additionally, he has served as a rehabilitation consultant to the athletes at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As an undergraduate, Dan completed an athletic training internship with the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team.
Dan has presented at both the local, state, and national levels on topics related to sports and orthopedic physical therapy. In addition to numerous talks on knee, shoulder, and spine conditions, Dan has given lectures on rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty as well as total shoulder/reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Dan is also an adjunct faculty at Rockhurst University and has guest lectured at KU Medical Center’s physical therapy program. In 2010, Dan was awarded the “Clinical Instructor of the Year” by the Kansas City Kansas Community College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program.
Outside of the physical therapy clinic, Dan is busy with other pursuits. He is currently the Vice President of the Kansas Physical Therapy Association and is also a legal expert witness for physical therapy and athletic training cases through Experts in Therapy, LLC. As an active member of the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, he is Chair of the Sports Performance Enhancement Special Interest Group (SIG) and is the Editor-in-Chief of Home Study Courses for the Sports Section.
Dan has been published numerous times in peer-reviewed journals including Sports Health, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy Reviews, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation as well as numerous articles in trade journals such as Physical Therapy Products and Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. He is a manuscript reviewer for Sports Health, Strength and Conditioning Journal, Physical Therapy Reviews, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and the Journal of Athletic Training. In 2012, he was awarded the Editorial Excellence Award by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for his work with the Strength and Conditioning Journal. He has co-authored a chapter on posterolateral corner knee injuries, and has penned three home study courses on thermal modalities in rehabilitation, protective equipment/head/face injuries in sports, and hematological concerns in the athlete.
He is an active member at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, KS where he is in the Knights of Columbus and a catechist in the school of religion. Dan has also recently founded a non-profit organization for injury prevention in young athletes, The ASPIRE Foundation – The Athlete’s Sports Performance, Injury Reduction, and Education Foundation, www-the-aspire-foundation.com. Previously, he also was a “Big Brother” through Big Brothers/Sisters of Kansas City.
Curtis Kempton, DPT, PT
Dr. Kempton earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University and his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Chemical Science from Kansas State University. Curtis has strong professional interest in orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation. He is currently pursuing an advanced manual therapy certification from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, and has currently earned his NAIOMT Level II certificate. Curtis is an avid reader and strives to stay up-to-date on the latest research concerning physical therapy and medically related subjects to ensure his patients are receiving the most effective treatment possible. He is also strongly driven to guide his patients to a thorough and lasting recovery by determining if there are underlying biomechanical issues in each specific case.
Curtis is a former collegiate athlete, having played baseball at Wichita State University, and currently enjoys training for and participating in triathlons. Curtis also enjoys coaching sports teams for his children in his free time. He is a member of the Sports and Orthopedic sections of the APTA.
Clinic Business Coordinator
Chastity Davis has a degree in Medical Billing and Coding from Pinnacle Career Institute. A grateful mother of three kids, Chastity has a passion for health care, especially physical therapy. She has had several knee surgeries and believes in it as a critical part of the healing process. Furthermore, Chastity understands how painstaking the insurance and billing process can be on patients, particularly those who are in pain or recovering from injury. She is committed to helping our patients understand the sometimes hazy details of insurance and billing.
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