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Jim Stoker

Jim Stoker

Jim Stoker PT, MA, SCS, CSCS

  • Senior Vice President, Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jim has a long standing commitment to sports medicine, education and professional advocacy. Jim is currently the Senior Vice President of Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has lectured nationally since 2005 with special interest in shoulder, hip, knee and foot and ankle rehabilitation including custom foot orthotic fabrication. Jim has actively participated in High School Athletic event coverage since 1996. His passion for high school athletics lead him to create PlaySafe, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to support sports medicine coverage to high schools that do not have state funds to hire their own personnel. He has served numerous roles and offices within the South Carolina Chapter of APTA (SCAPTA) having received the 2005 SCAPTA Emily Cates Award for Outstanding Achievement and the APTA State Legislative Award in 2011.



  • Masters in Exercise Science, 1999, Furman University
  • Bachelors in Physical Therapy, 1992, The Medical University of South Carolina
  • Bachelors in Exercise Science, 1989, Furman University

Past Professional Appointments

  • Vice President Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2003-2012
  • Clinic Director-Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001-2003
  • Clinic Director-Richardson Sports and Rehab 1997-2001, Greenville, SC
  • PT-Richardson Sports and Rehab 1996-1997, Greenville, SC
  • PT-Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates 1994-1995 Charlotte, NC
  • PT-Eastside Sports Physical Therapy 1992-1994 New York, New York

Specialist Certifications

  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist 2010 ABPTS
  • Certified Golf Fitness Instructor , 2007, Titleist Performance Institute
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 1996, NSCA
  • FCE Certification, 1999, ErgoScience

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

Professional Organizations

  • APTA: Sports Section/Private Practice Section
  • NSCA

Professional Activities

  • Chairman BOD, PlaySafe, Inc.
  • Legislative Chair SCAPTA
  • Past President SCAPTA
  • Past Vice-President SCAPTA
  • Past Reimbursement Chair SCAPTA
  • Past Delegate APTA HOD
  • Past Board of Directors Clemson Free Medical Clinic

Professional Awards

  • SCAPTA Emily H. Cates Award for Outstanding Achievement 2005
  • APTA State Legislative Commitment Award 2011