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Erin Katherine Laughlin PT, DPT, SFMA, Certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Erin graduated from Kansas State University in May 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and later graduated from Rockhurst University in May 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Erin presented her doctoral research at the 2009 National Strength & Conditioning Association’s National Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Erin is currently in the process of completing her CSMT (Certified Spinal Manipulative Therapist) from the International Spine and Pain Institute and specializes in chronic pain management. Erin has spent the last 3 years assisting with Blue Valley North High School’s girls’ soccer teams’ pre-season conditioning – specifically focusing on knee injury prevention training. She has used her Sportsmetrics training to develop Laughlin Performance & Physical Therapy’s ACL Injury Prevention & Sports Performance Training Program, as well as, LP&PT’s Return to Sport programs. Erin is trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and applies that knowledge into a comprehensive, functional approach to physical therapy. Throughout the course of her physical therapy career, she has become increasingly more passionate about implementing preventative care programs and stressing a proactive approach to physical therapy vs. the traditional “reactive care” approach of most physical therapists.

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Erin is a former KCFC and Blue Valley North High School Varsity soccer player and captain. She continued her soccer career playing club soccer at Kansas State University while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree. During her time at K-State, she became increasingly more interested in distance running and continues to train and compete in Marathons, Half Marathons, 10-K’s, and 5-K’s.

Daniel Edward Laughlin PT, DPT, CGFI, SFMA, CF-L1, Certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Danny graduated from Saint Louis University in May of 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and later graduated from Rockhurst University in May of 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Danny has been a recurring writer for KC Golfer Magazine as a medical and fitness professional. Danny is currently pursuing a spinal manual therapy certification (CSMT) through the International Spine and Pain Institute. Danny is also a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor with the Titleist Performance Institute since 2010. Over the last several years, Danny has worked with several local golf performance programs and has used his TPI education to develop Laughlin Performance & Physical Therapy’s Golf Performance Program. Danny enjoys working with athletes of all ages and takes a functional approach to physical therapy. He also holds a certification in Sportsmetrics ACL injury prevention training and has been trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Over the last 3 years, Danny has worked closely with Rockhurst High School’s Swim and Lacrosse programs, assisting with pre- and in-season injury prevention training. Danny has a passion for CrossFit and has used his expertise to consult with and develop programs for several local CrossFit gyms to decrease injury and improve performance in their athletes.

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Danny is a former Rockhurst High School Varsity swimmer and football player. In his free time, Danny enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and participating in CrossFit.

Greg Hollenbeck PT, DPT, OCS, SFMA, CF-L1, certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Greg graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Psychology.  He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rockhurst University in 2010.  He specializes in upper and lower extremity manual therapy and is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the APTA.  He is also a certified Sportsmetrics instructor.  He uses an eclectic approach to physical therapy with emphasis on functional-based treatments.  Since graduating from Rockhurst University, Greg has worked with a wide array of patients, developing a great wealth of experience.  He is currently running Laughlin Performance & Physical Therapy’s injury prevention program for volleyball players and overhead athletes.

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Greg played football and baseball across the country while growing up in a military family.  Football and baseball remain his largest sports interests and he has a passion for working with these athletes in both the rehabilitation of and prevention of common sports-related injuries.  He enjoys recreational sports, weight lifting, and CrossFit.

Brian Becker PT, DPT, SFMA, Certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Brian graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Health Science. In 2009, Brian worked as a sports medicine assistant for Mizzou’s football team. He later received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rockhurst University in 2017 where he received recognition for his research on the use of emerging functional evaluation equipment. Prior to graduate school, Brian gained clinical experience working as a physical therapist technician in St. Louis. He is an FMT Certified RockTape Professional. 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Outside the clinic, Brian enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching professional sports, and playing video games. He is originally from St. Louis and is an avid Blues fan and former Rams fan. 

Mackenzie Janner PT, DPT, SFMA, Certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Kenzie graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Psychology. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rockhurst University in 2018. While completing her degree, she was awarded her department's annual memorial scholarship and worked as an Operations Administrator for the KC Care Clinic offering pro bono PT services to the community. She loves working in the sports medicine environment and is currently working towards obtaining her CSMT with International Spine and Pain Institute as well as her SCS. 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Kenzie grew up in Kansas City, MO playing a variety of sports, her favorites including basketball and running. She is an avid fan of the Chiefs, Royals and Mizzou Tigers. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, watching The Office, weight lifting and spoiling the cutest niece and nephew in the world. 

Amber Helm

PROFESSIONAL

 

Amber is our office manager and new client specialist. She is currently pursuing a degree in Marketing Management, complimenting her first degree in Specialized Scientific Technology. She has spent recent years gaining experience in office management, marketing, sales, and customer service. Amber is responsible for the front office logistics and management including patient scheduling, office billing input, assistance in marketing, and patient intake/outake. 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Amber Grew up in St. Joseph, MO and has experience in a variety of fields such as cooking, chef demos, health care, event organization, and most importantly coffee and wine pairings.  In her youth, she competed on a rifle team, played tennis, and taught cooking classes.