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Dr. Keith J. Cronin is a physical therapist and expert in sports injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance. Keith works closely with several orthopedic surgeons in the St. Louis area to provide the most professional and accessible care for injured athletes and education to maximize performance. Keith currently is working on a youth sports parents book that highlights the methods necessary to promote healthy, successful athletes. Keith was presented with the Community Service Award in 2012 by SSM Physical Therapy for work with various community and running events. Keith also worked with organizations to raise $260,000 in 2012 for Backstoppers and Joplin, MO via the World's Longest Baseball and Basketball games, respectively.
Over the past fours years, Keith has published more than 100 articles amongst various sports and health related sites. Having played college baseball, coached legion baseball, and worked as a personal trainer, he has a great deal of experience working both to rehabilitate and improve sports performance in young athletes. In graduate school, his doctorate thesis was identifying elbow injury risk amongst softball pitchers. In 2008, Keith was one of the winners of the Olin Business Cup from Washington University for medical product innovation, Medibite Jaw Rehabilitation Systems. Keith recently has been featured on Fox 2 News in St. Louis on the topics of concussions and ACL injury prevention.
He received his bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO in 2004. Keith later attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN graduating with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2008. In 2013 Keith was board credentialed as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) attaining the highest level in rehabilitative orthopedic care. He had an opportunity to complete one physical therapy clinical rotation at Champion Sports in Birmingham, AL under the direction Dr. James Andrews, world renowned surgeon to professional sports.
Keith lives in the St. Louis area with his wife and daughter, Livi.
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