is the Head of Barefoot Science’s Medical Advisory Board and a world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon who is the Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of Western Ontario, Medical Director of the Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, and Physician-In-Charge of Western's intercollegiate athletic teams. From 2002-2003, Dr. Fowler was President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
In 1992, Dr. Fowler received the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award for Sport Medicine and Science; in 1994, he was recognized in Best Doctors in America; and in 1998, he received the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Award of Excellence. A former UWO swimmer and Pan-American Games silver medalist, Dr. Fowler serves as an Honorary Medical Advisor to the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada and has headed the medical teams at numerous Commonwealth and Olympic Games. In 1995, Dr. Fowler was the first recipient of the Alumni Professional Achievement Award, University of Western Ontario.
is an orthopaedic surgeon at Cox Hospital, Missouri, whose practice emphasis is on Adult Reconstruction and Orthopedic Trauma, and is one of the most respected orthopaedic surgeons in the U.S. Midwest with nearly 15 years of experience.
is Professor Emeritus, York University, Toronto, Canada, and is regarded worldwide as the leading specialist in the area of theory of training/coaching/fitness, to which he has contributed several new concepts and theories.
As a leading sports training expert, Dr. Bompa is a consultant to national sports organizations in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Romania, Turkey, the USA Olympic Committee, and professional and amateur athletes and teams.
In only 8 years of international coaching his athletes have won 11 medals (4 gold) in Olympic Games and World Championships, and 22 national championship titles. He is the only coach who has produced Olympic and World champions in two different sports: track and field and rowing. He has also compiled training programs for professional teams, and guided individual athletes to their highest athletic achievements. In recognition to his contributions to the body of knowledge in training, fitness, and coaching education, Professor Bompa received 22 honours and awards, 19 of them internationally.
Dr. Bompa is also a highly respected international speaker who has made presentations on training theories and planning-periodization in over 30 countries around the world. As a consultant he has directed the creation of national training systems in several countries and all of Dr. Bompa’s publications, conferences and ideas are highly regarded and enthusiastically sought out by many athletes, coaches and training specialists’ worldwide. His concepts and ideas are primarily prevalent in the areas of planning, peaking, strength training, power training and age-group training. Numerous Universities around the world use his various publications as course textbooks.
is President of Sports Training, Inc. a multi-faceted company specializing in biomechanical/kinesiological analyses and sports specific training. Dr. Yessis is Professor Emeritus at California State University. He is a clinical advisor and a member of the editorial board for the American Running Association.
Dr. Yessis has developed many unique sports specific exercises and specialized training programs to improve technique, strength, flexibility, power, speed and quickness. His training program, now known as the Yessis method of improving performance, consists mainly of biomechanical analyses and the creation of specialized exercises that duplicate exactly what the athlete must do in execution of his sports skills. He has been a training and technique consultant to several Olympic and professional sports teams, such as the L.A. Rams and the L.A. Raiders football clubs, U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team and many athletes from youth to the professional level. He also conducts clinics and seminars especially in the areas of speed and quickness.
Dr. Yessis received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He was the first to show the relationships between muscular strength and endurance in his research. He taught on the university level for over 35 years in the areas of biomechanics (technique analysis), kinesiology (muscle and joint movements) and exercise science. In addition he was Editor-in-Chief of the Fitness and Sports Review International for 29 years.
Dr. Yessis was a regular writer for Muscle and Fitness magazine for 25 years, and his column “Training Notebook” was the number one rated article in the magazine. He was also a columnist for Peak Running Performance, and now writes regularly for Volleyball Magazine, Women’s Basketball and Speed -Strength magazine
Dr. Yessis has made guest appearances on many TV shows, including the Today Show (twice), PM Magazine, Good Morning America—Los Angeles, Eye on San Diego, Cable Vision, Sports Page on Cox Cable and CNN News. He has also been written up in many newspapers and referred to in many journals, including Sports Illustrated, Sport, California Magazine, Time, “M”, Special Report, People, San Diego Union, North County Times and others.
is a chiropractor in private practice in Toronto, Canada with with over 20 years clinical experience, particularly with sports injuries. Dr. Comstock's approach to chiropractic focuses on soft tissues as well as spine and joint rehabilitation, and the success of this balanced approach has lead to the creation of a ground-breaking reference guide entitled, Weight-Training Safely THE F.I.T.S. WAY (Warwick 2004).
is a chiropractor in private practice and noted Chiropractic Sports Specialist. Dr. Bell has been heavily involved in many different sports disciplines and has been to over 40 international events including the 1988 Winter Olympic Games; the 1996, 2000 & 2004 Summer Olympic Games; the 1993,' 95, '97, & '99 World Track & Field Championships; the 1990 & '92 World Triathlon; and the 1997 & '99 World Woman's Hockey Championships.
is a Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a leading expert on strength biomechanics. Dr. Dubé is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which is the most widely recognized strength training credential in the world. Over the years, Dr. Dubé has advised many national and world-class athletes in diverse sports, including judo, freestyle wrestling, track & field, Olympic weightlifting, and strength athletics such as The Strongman Competition. Dr. Dubé is a popular guest speaker and lecturer, and has participated in numerous workshops related to sports and athletics, sharing his knowledge with students, peers, and business professionals. He is also a television color analyst for the World’s Strongest Man Competitions.