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Our Clinical Advisors and Instructors

HawkGrips proudly partners with leading clinicians and trailblazers in the rehab industry. Our instructor cadre includes professionals with backgrounds in the White House Medical Unit, Johns Hopkins, esteemed academia, and Olympic training programs. Each is an elite in their respective field, united by the common goal of guiding you to excel in your therapeutic skills.

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ARIC WARREN

EDD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, CES

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ARIC WARREN

EDD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, CES

Dr. Warren joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 2005 and is a professor of athletic training in the School of Allied Health at the OSU Center for Health Sciences. While at OSU, he has served as director of the Athletic Training Program, coordinator of health and human performance, and head of the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology.

Dr. Warren earned his doctorate in education from DePaul University, holds a master’s of science degree from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s of science degree from University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is currently a member of the USA Track & Field volunteer sports medicine staff, providing athletic healthcare at local and international athletic competitions.

In addition, Dr. Warren has earned credentialing as a certified strength and conditioning specialist and corrective exercise specialist, as well as certification in manual therapy techniques such as myofascial decompression, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, positional release therapy, dry needling, and muscle energy techniques.

His research explores patient-centered outcomes and the efficacy of manual therapies in treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction; evidence-based practice; and force characteristics of muscle in response to stretching and fatigue. Dr. Warren’s recent work has explored alterations in musculotendinous stiffness, perfusion, and architectural changes in soft tissue in response to manual therapies.

IASTM

CHUN-HUNG YU

PT, CKTP

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CHUN-HUNG YU

PT, CKTP

Chun-Hung Yu graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University with a Bachelor’s Degree in physical therapy. His background includes manual therapy training in joint mobilization/manipulation, and Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). He is interested in manual therapy, osteopathic manipulative therapy and sports medicine. He is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and a certified infant massage instructor to improve effectively care, movement and functional limitation of children with disabilities in Ministry of the Interior Northern Region Children’s Home. He has found that manual therapy combined treatment modality to be extremely helpful for treating soft-tissue disorders, and uses a sono-guide mixture of treatment methods that include IASTM (Hawk Grips), manipulations, Focused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (f- ESWT),High Intensity Laser Therapy(HILT), Kinesio tape as well as corrective exercises to create comprehensive treatment plans specific to each patient. His treatments are designed for quick pain relief and enhanced movement performance by restoring proper functional movement patterns. This unique approach sets him apart from other healthcare providers. 

Outside of clinical practice, he enjoys traveling, hiking, jogging, and spending time with his family.

IASTM

HSING-KUO WANG

PT, MSC, MMEDSC, DPT, PHD

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HSING-KUO WANG

PT, MSC, MMEDSC, DPT, PHD

Dr. Wang joined the faculty at National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2000 and is a professor of Sports Physiotherapy in the School and Graduate Institute of
Physical Therapy at the NTU and an adjunct physical therapist at the Physical therapy center at the NTU hospital. Dr. Wang earned his doctorate in sports medicine from the University of
Sheffield in the UK and holds another doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in the USA, and a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan. He is currently a member of the Taiwan sports physical therapy association, providing staff education at local and international sports competitions. His research focuses on patient-centered outcomes, tissue qualities after
surgical repair, and the efficacy of physical therapies on the morphological, mechanical, and metabolic properties of the muscle, tendon, and ligament. Dr. Wang’s recent work has explored the application of musculoskeletal ultrasound in screening for metabolic disease, assessing tendon excursion,
and morphomechanical property changes in muscles after fatigue.

IASTM

SCOTT CHEATHAM

PT, PH.D., DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS

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SCOTT CHEATHAM

PT, PH.D., DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Scott Cheatham is a Full Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Kinesiology at CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. He is owner of Sports Medicine Alliance, a concierge sports and orthopedic physical therapy company. Dr. Cheatham received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Therapy. Dr. Cheatham is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS) and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). He also holds several fitness certifications and is a certified ergonomic specialist. 

Dr. Cheatham is a national presenter for various organizations and has authored over 120 peer reviewed publications, textbook chapters, and several home study courses on the topics of sports medicine, orthopedics, and health & fitness. He is the co-editor and contributing author of the textbook titled Orthopedic Management of the Hip and Pelvis. Dr. Cheatham’s professional responsibilities include being on the editorial board for the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and NSCA Personal Training Quarterly. He is also a manuscript reviewer for several other peer reviewed journals. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Cheatham has taught many professional continuing education courses on manual therapy, sports medicine, orthopedics, and myofascial interventions.   Dr. Cheatham’s current line of research focuses on the therapeutic effects of myofascial interventions with a primary focus on Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). Over the past 7 years, Dr. Cheatham has published over 15 studies, conference abstracts, and clinical commentaries on IASTM and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of IASTM. Dr. Cheatham continues to actively research IASTM with new studies being published.