Keith Vavrinak, PT, MSPT, CSCS obtained his BSBA in Management with a minor in Mechanical Engineering at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. After 8 years working in sales and management, he sustained a back injury requiring surgery and rehab with P.T. He had always been involved in various sports and was instilled with the importance of exercise and optimizing health. It was then that he realized his calling in life. Keith returned to school to pursue his dream of becoming a physical therapist and graduated with his MSPT from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona School of Health Sciences in 1999.
Graduating from a school with osteopathic foundations, his training focused on musculoskeletal, manual-therapy based treatment with integration of whole body health, and he has continued that emphasis of a strong mind/body/spirit relationship throughout his career.
During school, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and was the lead personal trainer at a 1,200 member health facility. Keith has worked with numerous professional athletes in baseball, soccer, and MMA, and was involved with training several UFC champions. He has always adhered to the importance of preventing injury as well as training to excel in performance.
Keith has 20 years of experience working with patients of all ages and conditions. His career has taken him to schools, outpatient orthopedic and sports facilities, hospitals, and home health. Keith always incorporates some fun and education in his interactions, so his patients are comfortable with him as well as informed about their injuries and treatment. He brings with him that wealth of experience and knowledge to treat, and more importantly prevent, injury in the workplace in his position as a clinical manager for the Worker Injury Management division of DPT.
In his free time, Keith enjoys modifying and racing cars, travel, hiking, tennis and martial arts. He is an animal lover, having owned cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, birds, fish, and even raised an orphaned baby ground hog!