Champion Sports Medicine Deepens Bench with Additional Sports Clinical Specialists

--Organization Now Has the Most Sports Clinical Specialists Within 100 Miles of Birmingham--

Birmingham, Ala.: Champion Sports Medicine is pleased to announce the recent designation of two team members as board-certified sports clinical specialists (SCS) - Adam Finck, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS and Andrew Kupper PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS.

According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), as of June 2017, there were only 2,088 sports clinical specialists nationally. Champion Sports Medicine has the most of any provider within 100 miles of Birmingham.

These therapists are equipped to provide athletes of all skill levels with professional care using the latest evidence-based practices and cutting-edge innovation in sports medicine.Finck and Kupper join team members Nathan Bower, PT, DPT, SCS, Andrew Hutchinson PT, DPT, SCS and internationally renowned Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA with elite sports medicine certifications.

"As sports clinical specialists, our team has not only mastered the educational components but also the clinical application needed to earn this national board certification," Trent Nessler, PT, MPT, DPT, Regional Director, Champion Sports Medicine. "We are so proud to have Adam and Andrew as leaders at Champion Sports Medicine."

About Adam Finck
Adam Finck, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. During a sports residency program, Finck served as a team physical therapist for the Los Angeles Sparks and completed physicals testing with the Los Angeles Angels.

About Andrew Kupper
Andrew Kupper PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS earned his bachelorís degree in kinesiology with highest honors from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 2012 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016. He graduated physical therapy school with the Beatrice Schultz Award, which recognizes the top clinician in each graduating class. Kupper completed a sports medicine physical therapy residency through the Gundersen Medical Foundation in La Crosse, Wisconsin in May 2017.

About Champion Sports Medicine
Founded in 2004 by Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA, Champion Sports Medicine is a known leader in sports medicine and part of the Select Medical Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation with 1,608 outpatient rehabilitation centers in 37 states. Champion Sports Medicineís comprehensive sports medicine network is one of the largest in the state of Alabama with 26 outpatient centers, 30 licensed athletic trainers, 60+ physical therapists/physical therapy assistants and five collegiate and 30 high school partnerships. Through our years of commitment to the physicians, coaches and patients of Alabama, Champion Sports Medicine is the chosen provider of some of the top local and professional athletes and #WhereTheProsGo for physical therapy services.