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About Dr. Black

Dr. Black

Stephen A Black, DSc, M.Ed., PT, ATC, CSCS is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance. As a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Stephen uses his background in sport biomechanics, movement quality, muscle imbalance, and manual therapy to specialize in all aspects of human performance. He has worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes and teams with emphasis on holistic care and an integrative approach.

 

Stephen has created RockyMountain Human Performance Center allowing him to work one on one with athletes, direct his associates in optimal sports medicine delivery while conducting research and teaching in a variety of arenas. He has worked with professional teams (Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Toronto Blue Jays), Olympians in gymnastics, wrestling and swimming. Stephen attended the 1988 and 1992 Olympic games delivering lectures on his methods along with treating athletes in attendance.

 

In 1978 Stephen redesigned the sports medicine delivery model by opening S.T.A.R.T., Inc. (Sports Therapy for Athletic Rehabilitation and Treatment), developing a comprehensive program to proactively attend to imbalance, deficiencies, and poor movement patterns before injuries developed. This was one of the first facilities of its kind and the model has been replicated multiple times. In 1986 he opened the first health club in America (Fitness First, Feeding Hills, MA) to focus on integrated health care along with health promotion and wellness. He continues to consult in the health club and wellness industries along with his activities in sports medicine and teachings at Florida Gulf Coast University and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

 

Prior to his current ownership of RockyMountain Human Performance, Stephen was the director of the Health and Fitness Institute at Stamford Hospital located in Stamford Connecticut. He and his team were responsible for the design, construction and operation of this integrated healthcare facility. Going back further in his diverse history Stephen was President of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts, which was one of the first organizations and states to achieve licensure for Athletic Trainers.

 

Stephen is featured in 50 Athletes Over 50; Teach Us to Live Strong, Healthy Life by Don McGrath, PH.D. along with several local and national publications such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Men’s Health Magazine, and Glamour.

 

In addition to his clinical work, he has made significant academic contributions in the form of laboratory research, biomechanical research, and clinical education, teaching thousands of individuals worldwide. Numerous publications and articles chronicle Stephen’s tenure in research, academia and clinical expertise Philanthropy is another passion of Dr. Blacks. He donates his time to the Physically Challenged Athletes that attend the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii each October. Stephen has been the coordinator of this division since 1997. He has contributed to the development of Go Fit and Link to Libraries both not for profit entities in Western Massachusetts and the tenacious work of Susan Jaye-Kaplan. In addition Stephen supports the fight against ALS through Blazeman Foundation for ALS.

 

Stephen is never far from the athletic arena. As a gymnast he achieved high honors in high school and college competition. As an age group athlete he has participated in over 300 multisport and endurance events including the Ironman World Championships and multiple Triathlon World Championships representing Team USA. Continuous passion for lifetime wellness he continues to compete in winter and summer events and trains wherever he travels.

 

This website is the latest endeavor in Stephen’s career to instill passion for lifestyle wellness along with providing the latest in science, technology and information allowing you to achieve the life you desire. To your health my friends.

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