Dr. Mike Clark, DPT

Bio

Dr. Mike Clark is the chief executive officer of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Dr. Clark is the creator of NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) model which is used by 10's of thousands of health and fitness professionals with millions of clients worldwide. Since joining NASM, Dr. Clark’s innovation and leadership have redefined the organization as a global leader and authority in education for fitness, sports performance, and corrective exercise and was named the “Health and Fitness Visionary of the Year” by Men’s Health magazine.

Dr. Clark is a noted lecturer and author. He is consistently an invited lecturer at scientific conferences and he has authored 3 scientific textbooks, over 40 chapters, and multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers in the areas of sports medicine, sports performance, and fitness. Dr. Clark also has written 2 consumer books.

Academically, Dr. Clark has helped spearhead the development of several accredited online health science education programs, including a BS program, 2 Master's Degree Programs, and one Doctoral program.

Clinically, Dr. Mike Clark is recognized as one of the top Sports Medicine Professionals. He has also served as a sports medicine professional for 2 Olympic games. Finally, Dr. Mike Clark has served as a sports medicine specialist for numerous pro teams and his list of athlete-clients includes MVP’s, All-Stars and Champions from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and the Olympics.

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)--Rocky Mountain University
Master of Science (MS)—University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Bachelors of Science (BS)—University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Founder & CEO: Fusionetics: Founder: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Location:

  • Milton, GA

Activity

  • Dr. Mike Clark, DPT - Milton, GA - Fitness

    Why should my fitness goals be aggressive?

    Sometimes you have to swing for the home run. If your fitness goal is to increase your strength and you know that you can lift twenty pounds without any real effort, then your goal should be to lift eighty pounds.

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    What Is Sharecare Fitness?

    Sharecare fitness expert Mike Clark explains the advantages of Sharecare Fitness.
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    Enjoy Sweet Pain Relief with Strawberries

    In this Health Smarts video, Mike Clark, DPT, shares a sweet chronic pain relief tip: Eat more strawberries! Juicy strawberries are chock-full of vitamin C, which research suggests fights arthritis joint pain.
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    Eat More Salmon to Relieve Pain

    If you suffer from chronic pain, land more salmon on your plate. In this Health Smarts video, Mike Clark, DPT, explains how the omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D in salmon make it one of the best foods for pain relief.
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    Relieve Pain with Vitamin K

    If you suffer from chronic pain, it's time to go green for pain relief! In this Health Smarts video, Mike Clark DPT, reveals how vitamin K in dark leafy greens like spinach may help relieve pain from osteoarthritis.
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    Fight Chronic Pain with Olive Oil

    Find chronic pain relief in this Mediterranean staple: olive oil. In this Health Smarts video, Mike Clark, DPT, explains how the antioxidant polyphenols in olive oil help relieve pain and even lower your LDL cholesterol.
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    Sit Pretty: Avoid Pain with an Ergonomic Workstation

    Bad ergonomics in the workplace can trigger or worsen back pain, neck pain, eye strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In this Health Smarts video, physical therapist Mike Clark, DPT, shares tips to set up an ergonomic workstation to prevent or relieve
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    5 Tips to Spice Up Your Workout Routine

    Has your workout routine gotten stale? In this Health Smarts video, fitness expert Mike Clark, DPT, shares 5 ways to spice up your workouts, from doing intervals to trying new equipment.
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    Diversify Your Workout Portfolio for Better Fitness

    Want to get more out of your workouts? Diversify your exercise routine. In this video, fitness expert Mike Clark, DPT, outlines the "assets" that belong in your fitness portfolio, including strength training, aerobic exercise, and flexibility moves.
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    3 Tips to Breeze Through Your Workout

    Do your workouts feel like too much work? Exercise doesn't have to be hard. In this Health Smarts video, fitness expert Mike Clark, DPT, shares 3 simple steps to make every workout easier and more effective.
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    Total Body Training vs. Split Routines for Strength-Training Workouts

    You have options when it comes to strength training. In this video, Mike Clark, DPT, explains the difference between split routine and total body resistance-training workouts. Which is best depends on your fitness goals.
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    Want a Better Body Image? Try Exercise!

    Want a better body image? Work out! In this Health Smarts video, fitness expert Mike Clark, DPT, explains how exercise boosts your body image and self-confidence, regardless of your fitness level.
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    6 Secrets to Lasting Weight Loss

    Most people who lose weight eventually regain it. But you don't have to. In this Health Smarts video, fitness expert Mike Clark, DPT, reveals 6 weight-loss secrets that will make you a successful loser, starting with a smart diet.
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    How to End Neck Pain

    If you have neck pain, poor posture may be to blame. In this Health Smarts video, fitness expert Mike Clark, DPT, shares tips for proper posture, plus smart workout moves to relieve neck pain.
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    4 Strength Training Tips

    Strength training is an exercise basic. In this Health Smarts video, fitness expert Mike Clark, DPT, shares 4 tips to design a safe, effective resistance training routine.