About Dr. Mike

Named the “Health and Fitness Visionary of the Year” by Men’s Health magazine, Dr. Mike Clark is chief science officer of Sharecare and chief executive officer of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). An industry leader, he is the creator of NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) model used by thousands of health and fitness professionals 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.

Dr. Mike Clark is also recognized as one of the top physical therapists in the world … and he’s entering his 11th season as the team physical therapist for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.   Dr. Mike Clark has also served as a sports medicine consultant and 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 Olympic games.
Education:

Education

• Doctor of Physical Therapy–Rocky Mountain University
• Master of Science—University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
• Bachelors of Science—University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Certifications:
• NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
• NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)

About the Author

Founder & CEO - Fusionetics (www.Fusionetics.com) Chief Science Officer - Sharecare Founder -NASM Team Physical Therapist - Phoenix Suns. Dr. Mike Clark is recognized as a leader in human performance. He is the founder of Fusionetics, which is a web-based human performance optimization company that is focused on revolutionizing injury prevention, performance optimization, and recovery enhancement. Dr. Clark is the founder of NASM and the Optimum Performance Training System as well as the Corrective Exercise System. He also serves as the Chief Science Officer for Sharecare (a comprehensive health improvement web platform - created by the Founder of WebMD). Dr. Mike Clark is entering his 14th season as the team physical therapist for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. He has served as a sports medicine professional for 2 Olympic games. He has also served and continues to serve as a sports medicine consultant and 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 Olympic games. Dr. Clark is also a noted lecturer and author. He has authored 3 scientific textbooks, over 40 textbook 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. Education: DPT: Rocky Mountain University MS - Human Movement Science: €”University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill BS - Physical Therapy (BS): University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse