OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER
KEVIN FLIKE, GREEN BERET AND WOUNDED AMERICAN VETERAN
I was born and raised in Stillwater, a small town in upstate New York. I went to an all boys, Catholic, military high school called La Salle Institute in Troy, New York. Upon graduation, I attended Union College in Schenectady, New York. I majored in Political Science and minored in Mandarin Chinese and East Asian Studies. I was also the captain of the football team and president of my fraternity.
I enlisted in the Army after college graduation, and after two years of intense training in the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center (Special Forces Qualification Course), I earned the Green Beret. In April of 2009 I was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, Washington. I deployed twice to Afghanistan and participated in Joint Combined Exercise Training (JCET) in the Philippines and Thailand.
During my second Afghanistan deployment, on September 25, 2011, I suffered a gunshot wound to my lower abdomen. This marked the beginning of a long and painful journey. I sustained a fractured hip, lost 20% of my colon, and suffered a damaged femoral nerve, resulting in permanent disability. After six surgeries, thousands of hours of physical therapy
and over 40 inches of scars, my health is progressing rapidly.
I have been married to my college sweetheart and soul-mate Kim since 2008. We have two beautiful daughters named Lilah and Everly. In the spring of 2016, I completed dual masters degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA). I am currently employed within the financial industry in Boston, MA.
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PERFORMANCE HEALTH FEATURED SPEAKER
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
LINDSEY WINNINGER, PT
Lindsay founded Sports Rehab Consulting in the spring of 2014 to assist athletes in reaching maximal potential after injury. Lindsay has been a practicing physical therapist for 9 years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and completed a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Lindsay is recognized as a leading sports physical therapist in the evaluation and treatment of hip and knee injuries.
Prior to forming SRC, Lindsay worked at Howard Head Sports Medicine Center in Vail, CO learning from the doctors at The Steadman Clinic. She worked and traveled as the head physical therapist for the US. Womens Ski Team for two seasons, including covering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. After the Olympics, Lindsay continued working in the ski racing world as skier Lindsey Vonn's private full time physical therapist for two and a half years. She brought Vonn back from multiple injuries which allowed her to break the record and earn the title of The Greatest Female Ski Racer Of All Time. Lindsay has treated, guided, and rehabbed athletes in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, PGA, WTA, USSA, as well as collegiate and Olympic athletes in various sports.
Lindsay views injury as a full body approach and works to provide an optimal environment for making substantial gains in mobility, strength and performance. Injury prevention, recovery, and muscle activation are also a primary focus in her treatment plans. Lindsay utilizes her background in athletics in combination with the latest in physical therapy and orthopedic research to create custom treatment plans that are tailored to each individual athlete's injury and sport.
Thank you to Performance Health for bringing Lindsey and her unique perspective to Team Concept Conference 2017!