Meet the speakers:
Steph Allen PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC
(Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness / The Level Up Initiative)
Presentation Title: “The ACL Epidemic: Where do we go from here?”
Steph graduated from the Ithaca College DPT program in 2013, then decided to stay in the Ithaca and complete an orthopedic manual therapy residency at Cayuga Medical Center. At the end of 2014, she embarked on the adventure that is travel PT and worked in NY, CA, NM and CO. Hungry to learn more about strength and conditioning and sports physical therapy, she sought out an amazing opportunity in Boston and is now a senior physical therapist at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness.
Here, she is spearheading community outreach and education in youth sports, specifically in the area of ACL injury risk reduction. She is also the cofounder of The Level Up Initiative, which aims to create a culture shift and positive change in healthcare through mentorship of new graduates and students.
Steph is passionate about establishing a higher standard in youth training and movement development so as to shift to a more proactive model vs. reactive. She is determined to see injury rates decline, and to see the profession of physical therapy evolve to where the standard of care is reflective of the best available evidence.
Steph loves: cooking, lifting and running, FaceTime with her niece and nephew, reading, black coffee, red wine and dark chocolate.
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