Schedule of Events:
10 am – Welcome
10:15 am – Fueling Your Body For Performance, Kyndra Hamblin, RDN, NSCF-PT, GGS-1, Registered Dietician and Owner of Decoding Nutrition Answers
12pm – Keynote: Maximizing Exercise Performance: Lessons from Elite Athletes, Dr Dharini Bhammar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University
2pm – Prevention and Treatment of Common Exercise Related Injuries, Dr Dan Chapman, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Chapman Physical Therapy
3:15pm – Workout with the Baltimore Sun’s Best of Baltimore Fitness Trainer Award Winner, Marissa Walch, Yoga, Fitness, & Wellness Professional
Meet our presenters!
Dan Chapman, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Dr. Dan Chapman founded Chapman Physical Therapy so that he could bring a new form of healthcare to Baltimore – one focused entirely on you, your needs and your goals. Every session you can expect 1:1, premium care with an evidence based, holistic approach grounded in fostering independence and ownership of your body, your rehab and your future. Within its first year of existence, ChapmanPT has already been recognized as one of the best physical therapy clinics in Baltimore by Expertise.com. Chapman Physical Therapy is in-network with Medicare and Carefirst insurance plans but also happily accepts all other major insurance plans as an out-of-network provider.
Dr. Chapman attended the #1 Physical Therapy program in the nation at the University of Delaware, where he attained both his doctorate in physical therapy as well as his master’s in anatomy and health sciences. Following graduation, Dr. Chapman stayed at UD to complete his advanced residency studies in orthopedics, practicing under the mentorship of some of the most talented providers in the profession.
Outside of Chapman Physical Therapy, Dr. Chapman is an Associate Editor at The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and currently co-hosts the JOSPT Insights podcast, where he translates cutting-edge research for clinicians in order to improve clinical practice around the globe.
Dr Dharini Bhammar, PhD, MBBS
Dharini Bhammar is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology and an internationally recognized researcher at the Center for Tobacco Research and the Cancer Control Program at The Ohio State University. Dr. Bhammar is an Exercise Physiologist with significant research experience in topics related to fitness, performance, obesity, and shortness of breath. Dr Bhammar is grant funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and has been published numerous times in top rated peer reviewed journals.
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Kyndra Hamblin, RDN, NSCF-PT, GGS-1
Kyndra Hamblin, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Central Missouri and completed her internship to become a Registered Dietitian through Kansas State University. She has been a practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 20 years with a variety of experience that includes nutrition education, clinical support, home nutrition care, marketing, and research. Kyndra is also a certified personal trainer and recently obtained her GGS-1 certification in Women’s Health Coaching in addition to becoming certified in Culinary Genomics. Her passion in Nutrigenomics, which is the interaction of nutrition and genes and their role in understanding prevention and treatment of disease, is the origin for the creation of her own practice, Decoding Nutrition Answers, to assist people in a personalized approach to health, wellness, longevity, and performance.
Marissa Walch, RYT 500, AFAA Fitness & Personal Trainer, TRX Trainer, Maddogg Spinning
Marissa Walch is a full-time, certified fitness, yoga and wellness professional and fitness enthusiast based in Baltimore, Maryland. She has worked in the fitness industry for more than a decade, and she loves to share her knowledge and passion for living a healthier life with her clients. Marissa was the recipient of the Best of Baltimore, Fitness Trainer award for the Baltimore Sun and was runner-up for the Best of Baltimore, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer award for Baltimore Magazine.
Marissa is a 500-hour registered yoga instructor, certified personal trainer, and certified group exercise instructor. She teaches a variety of classes and provides personal training to clients both in person and virtually. She enjoys leading classes such as yoga, spinning, boot camp, TRX, and other specialty classes. She teaches for YogaWorks at HOME; the University of Maryland, Baltimore; and the Under Armour Performance Center, powered by FX Fitness.
During the summer, Marissa can be found on the water at Capital SUP Annapolis teaching yoga during the four-day Wanderlust Festival. She’s also proud to partner with Pure Raw Juice as their leading Fueled Athlete in the Baltimore area, offering three-day group cleanses and bowl events.