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Elizabeth Bardowski
Elizabeth BardowskiMSN, APN, ACNP-BC
Elizabeth (“Beth”) Bardowski is the nurse practitioner at Nashville Hip Institute. She is board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an acute care nurse practitioner. Beth completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Middle Tennessee State University in 2004 and then earned her Master of Science degree at Vanderbilt University in 2008. Prior to coming to Nashville Hip Institute in 2010, Beth worked as a nurse on the trauma unit and then as a nurse practitioner for the orthopaedic trauma service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Beth implemented the use of ultrasound at Nashville Hip Institute and has performed over 4000 ultrasound guided procedures, most ending with a gift of a lollipop. Beth’s mastery of ultrasonography is chronicled in the scientific paper published in the Arthroscopy Journal (Ultrasound-Guided Hip Injections: A Comparative Study With Fluoroscopy-Guided Injections) that illustrates the merits of the technique she has perfected. She also lectures and demonstrates these techniques around the country. Beth was a co-author of the perioperative care chapter in the third edition of the textbook, Operative Hip Arthroscopy. She has also co-authored other research articles that have been published in peer reviewed journals such as Arthroscopy

Erica Elsasser
Erica ElsasserPT, DPT, cert MDT
An experienced clinician with the hip, Erica Elsasser, is the director of physical therapy for Dr. Thomas Byrd at Nashville Sports Medicine Physical Therapy (NSMPT).  She started working with Dr. Byrd upon graduation from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008, moving into the role as clinic director in March 2011.

As director of NSMPT, Erica has focused on post-arthroscopic hip rehabilitation as well as conservative treatment and differential diagnosis of the hip.

She co-authored the hip rehabilitation chapter in the third edition of Dr. Byrd’s textbook, Operative Hip Arthroscopy.  She co-taught a hip course for STAR Physical Therapy in July 2013 and presented at the 2013 spring meeting of the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) on post-operative and conservative hip rehabilitation.

Michael Voight
Michael VoightPT, DHSc, SCS, OCS, ATC, CSCS, FAPTA
Dr. Michael Voight has had a distinguished career as both an educator and clinical physical therapist for over 30 years. Throughout his career he has not only become one of the leading authorities in the rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries, he has worked tirelessly to advance the knowledge of others as a clinician and educator by making significant contributions to the literature. Dr. Voight is also recognized as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Besides being a clinician at the Nashville Hip Institute, Dr. Voight is also a tenured professor with Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy in Nashville TN. He also holds a position of Adjunct Associate Professor in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine – Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Voight is recognized as a clinician of the highest caliber, and has worked with a number of high-profile athletic organizations. Throughout his career, Dr. Voight has served as a Team Physical Therapist in the NFL and NBA. In addition, Dr. Voight has consulted with various teams in MLB, NHL and the MLS. Early in his career he became active within the United States Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Division. He has worked at the Olympic Training Center, Olympic Festivals, Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, and has had the opportunity to travel to almost all of the different continents with various Olympic and national teams. Throughout his career, he has been very active in developing clinical functional movement assessments for both prevention of injury and evaluation of injury. These clinical systems are recognized internationally as one standard for evaluating movement. As one of the co-founders of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), his passion for assessing and training the human movement system continues to evolve. He was recently appointed by the APTA Board of Directors to the APTA movement system task force. In this role, Dr. Voight has worked with the task force and APTA to further define the human movement system and develop a framework for promoting and integrating the concept of the human movement system into physical therapy practice, education, and research.

Dr. Voight has lectured extensively at various conferences, symposiums, and congresses both nationally and internationally having given over 800 professional presentations on a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine topics. Dr Voight holds a senior teaching position for the North American Institute of Sports Physical Therapy (www.rehabeducation.com). Dr. Voight is a principle reviewer for the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine and actively resides on the editorial boards of several different journals. He played an instrumental role in the development of the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He has authored over 80 papers, textbook chapters on various topics, and has written three textbooks on functional exercise. During his career, he has been award the Distinguished Educator Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section three times making him the only person to have been presented this award multiple times and in 2010 he was presented with the inaugural SPTS “Lifetime Excellence in Education Award”. Additionally, he has been awarded the Tennessee Educator of the twice. Outside of the classroom, he still maintains a clinical practice specializing in orthopedic and sports related injuries particularly with PGA tour players. His role with the advisory board of the Titleist Performance Institute allows him to consult on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of golf injuries with many noted golf professionals.

Dr. Voight is a clinician, educator, and researcher who is regarded by his peers as one of the leading musculoskeletal physical therapists in the world. In 1997, he was presented the Sports Physical Therapy Section’s (SPTS) distinguished service award for his dedication to service. In 2008, he was presented the President’s award for his career of service to the SPTS and was also presented the prestigious Ron Peyton award for career achievement. In 2010, Dr. Voight was elected into the SPTS Hall of Fame for a lifetime of excellence in sports physical therapy. His many accomplishments were again validated in 2011 when the American Physical Therapy Association presented Dr. Voight with their highest honor, naming him a Fellow of the APTA. In addition to being active within the field of physical therapy, Dr. Voight is an active member in numerous medical societies (AOSSM, ISHA, ESSKA, ISAKOS) and was one of the founding members of the ICCUS Society. He remains extremely active in patient care, education, and research activities and his lectures are both well attended and receive excellent reviews based upon his innovative presentation of the scientific evidence and the interactive fun approach to teaching.

Ashley Campbell
Ashley Campbell PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Ashley graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University after completing her BS in Exercise Physiology at Ohio University. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy as well as a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Ashley has worked extensively with athletes at all levels including PGA, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. She enjoys utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques in clinical practice including IASTM and Trigger Point Dry Needling which she feels are a great adjunct to joint mobilizations and corrective exercise in developing a well-rounded and effective plan of care, especially in hip patients.

Ashley lectures nationally and internationally on topics ranging from hip rehabilitation, to injury prevention and functional movement, including speaking at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. She is a lead instructor with Advances in Clinical Education, and holds an Adjunct Faculty position with Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She serves as the managing editor of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and has won awards for leadership and clinical skills from Belmont University and the APTA’s Sports Physical Therapy Section

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