Tom Kirsch

Current Professional Appointment

Director of Research and Development, Staff Sports Physical Therapist - TMI Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery


  • University of Frankfurt (Germany), M.A. Sports Science & Sports Medicine, 1988 - 1994
  • East Carolina University (Greenville, NC), Master of Physical Therapy, 2003 – 2005

Past Professional Appointments

  • Sports Physical Therapist, Medical Center of Arlington Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Arlington, TX 2007 – 2009
  • Staff Physical Therapist, Peak Performance Sports & Physical Therapy, New Bern, NC 2005 – 2007
  • Sports Specialist, Carolina Rehab & Sports Medicine, New Bern, NC 2000 – 2003
  • Sports Certified Specialist and Sports Medicine Consultant, Rehab-Team, Floersheim, Germany 1994 – 2000


  • Performance Enhancement Specialist , National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification (STMT-1)
  • Certification in Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic and UE Conditions (DN Cert.)
  • Certification in Dry Needling for Lumbopelvic & Lower Extremity Conditions (DN Cert.)
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (TPI-CGFI)
  • Medizinisches Aufbautraining (MAT, Germany)
  • Emergency Medical Responder, First Aid and CPR/ AED

Professional Services

  • Athletic Training, Frankfurt Galaxy, NFL Europe 1991 – 1993
  • Physiotrainer, German Amateur Golf Asssociation (DGV), 1997 – 2000
  • Research Assistant, Human Movement Biomechanics Research Laboratory, East Carolina University 2004 – 2005
  • Sports Medicine Team, AVP Beach Volleyball, Arlington, 2008
  • USATF Medical Team, 2015 - present
  • Rehab Consultant, Dallas Wings (WNBA), 2016 – present


Laudner K, Evans D, Wong R, Allen A,Kirsch T, Long B, Meister K. Relationship between Isokinetic Knee Strength and Jump Characteristics following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. International J of Sports Physical Therapy. 2015; 10(3) June. 272-280.

Awards and Honors

  • George Hamilton Scholarship Award, East Carolina University, 2004

Professional Organizations

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • USA Track & Field (USATF)
  • United States Golf Association (USGA)

Clinical Interest and Specialties

  • Clinical expertise with the prevention and rehabilitation of sports related injuries of the knee and foot/ankle complex.
  • Biomechanical running analysis and performance training for the running/sprint athlete.
  • Specialty interest in Track & Field, Football, Golf, Soccer and Tennis.