Darcy Norman PT, ATC, CSCS named training director at Tahoe Forest Physical Therapy | SierraSun.com

Darcy Norman PT, ATC, CSCS named training director at Tahoe Forest Physical Therapy

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Tahoe Forest Physical Therapy announces the appointment of Darcy Norman PT, ATC, CSCS as its new performance training director. In 2003 Norman worked with world-renown Athletesandamp;#8217; Performance, the leader in integrated performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy for elite and professional athletes. In 2007, he became a strength coach and consultant for Team Columbia Pro Cycling, now Team HTC/Columbia andamp;#8212; the most winning team in pro cycling and ranked number one in the world by Eurosport. In 2008, Darcy signed on as the fitness and rehabilitation specialist with FC Bayern Mnchen Pro Soccer Team, the 2009/2010 Bundesliga champions, DFB Pokal champions and EUFA Championandamp;#8217;s league finalists. Norman spent three years as a practicing physical therapist at Tahoe Forest Physical Therapy previous to his Germany stint. andamp;#8220;Our team of physical therapists is thrilled to have Darcy Norman back working with them again,andamp;#8221; said Larry Larson, manager, Tahoe Forest Physical Therapy. andamp;#8220;The experience that Darcy brings to us after his two years with the FC Bayern Mnchen will be a great complement to our practice and PT group meetings and training. Our facility prides itself on its team approach to patient rehab, and we continue to build a strong team.andamp;#8221;Norman holds both a physical education and biology degree with an emphasis in athletic training from Washington State University where he worked with the Universityandamp;#8217;s athletic programs. He moved to Seattle and co-founded Advanced Fitness, an injury prevention, sports training and consulting company. After receiving his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington, Norman co-owned and managed Olympic Physical Therapy in Mercer Island, Wash.He then joined Athletesandamp;#8217; Performance in Tempe, Ariz. and in 2003 was one of two team members sent to Carson, Calif. to open APandamp;#8217;s second state-of- the-art facility at the Home Depot Center. He worked with a dedicated team of health care and performance professionals who seamlessly integrated to efficiently and ethically enhance athletesandamp;#8217; performance around the world. Normanandamp;#8217;s knowledge of biomechanics, pre- and post-rehabilitation and performance testing is derived from dedication to continued education and years developing personal therapy philosophies. These stem from work with health care professionals; professional and amateur athletic teams; independent collegiate and Olympic performers; weekend warriors and up and coming athletes. His speaking engagements on pre-habilitation, rehabilitation and sports performance has earned him an international following.Norman will work out of the Tahoe Center for Health andamp; Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For more information about appointments, athletic assessments and training, call 530-587-1062 or visit http://www.tfhd.com. For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit http://www.tfhd.com.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com