ProEx physical therapist Chris Stackpole, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS has been selected as the new SKLZ Performance Training Ambassador following a national search.
SKLZ is the innovator in athletic training, and is the premier developer and marketer of athletic performance and skill development training products for serious athletes of all ages. SKLZ announced the national search earlier this year and began a long review period involving members of the SKLZ and Athletes’ Performance teams. This was followed by a second round of questioning for a handful of finalists with a final voting session held at the SKLZ headquarters in Carlsbad, CA.
In his role as Performance Training Ambassador, Stackpole will participate in community training and educational programs across the country.
Stackpole was selected as a SKLZ Performance Training Ambassador based on his diverse background of credentials and experiences including his work as Sports Performance Coach for Kendrick Perkins during the NBA lockout prior to his Western Conference Championship season. His experience also includes Rehab/Performance internships with Athletes Performance, the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA, and Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. He is a licensed Athletic Trainer and a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Stackpole practices in ProEx’s Farmington, CT location where he specializes in treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports medicine. His clinical approach is one that utilizes manual therapy and medical exercise therapy, while integrating all elements of the rehabilitation continuum of care into a seamless package to provide the best patient outcomes.
“We congratulate Chris on his selection as SKLZ Ambassador,” said Tina McDonald, PT and Regional Clinical Director of ProEx Physical Therapy. “This is a great opportunity for Chris to further promote fitness and injury protection for athletes at every level. He will continue to provide clinical care and training here at ProEx while taking his message to the national level.”