Our Staff

  • Mitch Therriault ( PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW-1 )

    Physical Therapist

     

     

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology, University of Dayton, 2013
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Duke University, 2016
    • Sports Physical Therapy Residency, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2017
    • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy

     

    Experience and Interests

    Mitch is a board certified specialist in sports physical therapy, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a USA Weightlifting level 1 sports performance coach. He has a passion for strength and conditioning and sports performance and is looking to grow these areas in the field of Physical Therapy. Mitch gained experience in sports physical therapy with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes from 2014-2016 and with Team USA at the 2015 World University Games. He has also been a strength coach at the University of Dayton, Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports and Donskov Strength and Conditioning in Columbus. Mitch is currently a network PT for United States Soccer and travels with their youth and national teams.

    At Ohio State, Mitch has experience working with soccer, baseball, and football players from the middle school to professional level. He is a member of the Soccer Performance Team, Barbell Athlete Performance Team, Shoulder Outcome Team, and Knee Outcome Team. He specializes in performance therapy and runs the Bridge 2 Performance program for athletes returning to high level performance after completing rehabilitation. He has a clinical interest in rehabilitation of the overhead athlete and return to sport following ACL reconstruction. He is also certified in dry needling, pitching analysis, FIFA medical diploma, blood flow restriction therapy, weight lifting analysis, and running gait analysis. He currently practices at Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports in Hilliard where he implements screening, prevention, recovery and sports performance strategies for their athletes.

  • Justin Kirchmer ( PT, DPT, CSCS )

    Physical Therapist

     

     

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, The Ohio State University, 2011
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), The Ohio State University, 2019
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA

     

    Experience and Interests

    Justin has worked as an outpatient orthopedics physical therapist since 2019. Prior to his experience as a physical therapist, Justin developed an extensive sports medicine background as a strength and conditioning coach. During which time he created fitness for duty programs for firefighters, performance programming for competitive and recreational athletes including team sport athletes, golfers, track athletes, and wrestlers, and presented a variety of educational programs for the community.

    He specializes in implementing injury prevention, recovery, and performance principles to provide comprehensive care aimed at maximizing his patients’ participation in all aspects of their lives. His interests include treating upper and lower extremity injuries, tactical athletes, and utilizing technology to enhance patient care.

     

  • Chris Kolba ( PhD, PT, CSCS )

    Physical Therapist

     

     

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, Ohio University, 1990
    • Master of Health Science, Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, 1996
    • Doctorate of Philosophy, Holistic Nutrition, Clayton College Natural Health, 2011
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA
    • Level I kettlebell instructor, Kettlebell Concepts, 2007

     

    Experience and Interests

     

    Chris has decades of experience in orthopedics and sports medicine working with high school, college, professional and recreational athletes. He has been a clinical instructor since 1995, He develops and teaches APTA approved education courses nationally.  He has a clinical interest in ACL, foot and ankle and shoulder injuries. He has a strong background in strength and conditioning and is certified in dry needling and incorporates that into his treatment plans.

    Chris developed and coordinates Ohio State’s Tactical Rehab and Conditioning (TRAC) program specifically designed to meet the unique rehabilitation and training demands of the tactical operator (firefighters, police officers, military, etc.)