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Phil Page

Phil Page


  • Global Director of Clinical Education and Research: Performance Health
  • Instructor: Louisiana State University Athletic Training program
  • Instructor: Tulane Medical School Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics
  • Instructor: North American Sport Medicine Institute

Phil Page is a licensed physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength & conditioning specialist. He graduated from LSU in physical therapy and received his masters degree in exercise physiology from Mississippi State University, as well as a doctorate in Kinesiology from LSU. Dr. Page is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. He has been involved in rehabilitation and sports medicine for over 30 years. Since 1998, Phil has been the director of clinical education and research for Performance Health, makers of Thera-Band, Biofreeze, and Cramer products. His clinical and research interests include the role of muscle imbalance in musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Page is on faculty at LSU in Kinesiology for the Athletic Training curriculum. He has received the Lifetime Excellence in Education Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA. He is a member of several national advisory boards and regularly reviews grants and journal article submissions. Dr. Page lectures extensively and provides workshops on a variety of topics around the world, including the Janda Approach to Muscle Imbalance. He has presented over 200 international lectures and workshops on exercise and rehabilitation topics, and has over 100 publications as well as 3 books including Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach. Dr. Page is a Clinical Instructor in Orthopedics at Tulane University Medical School. He has worked with the athletic programs at LSU, Tulane, the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, as well as the United States Olympic Track and Field Trials. He lives with his wife and 4 children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


  • PhD in Kinesiology: Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 2009 Dissertation: A comparison of isotonic and elastic resistance on trapezius muscle balance in overhead athletes
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy: Louisiana State University Medical Center New Orleans Louisiana 1994
  • Master of Science in Physical Education: Mississippi State University
  • Starkville, MS Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer 1992 Thesis: Posterior Rotator Cuff Strengthening using Thera-Band in a Functional Diagonal Pattern in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers.
  • Bachelor of General Studies: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana Student Athletic Trainer – 1995

Advisory Board Memberships


  • International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists Board of Directors (2009-present)
  • International Council on Active Aging Scientific Advisory Board (2007-2012)


  • ACSM Exercise is Medicine Working Group on Physical Therapy (2015-present)
  • AAMDS Patient Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials (PACCT+) Management Team (2015-present)
  • Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation Board of Advisors (2013-present)
  • APTA Business Leaders Roundtable (2013-present)
  • APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section, Research Committee Co-Chair (2013-present)
  • International Tennis Performance Association Advisory Board (2012-2013)
  • APTA Foundation: Research Scientific Advisory Committee (2007-2014)
  • APTA Section on Geriatrics Exercise & Aging Interest Group (2006-2009)
  • NCOA Falls Free Coalition (2006-2012)
  • ACSM Strategic Health Initiative: Aging (2004-2010)
  • EASY Exercise Prescription Tool Task Force (ACSM) (2005-2009)
  • National Blueprint to Increase Physical Activity in Older Adults (2002-1010)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center National Advisory Panel (2002-2008)
  • New Active Green Environment (New AGE) Advisory Panel (2003-2008)


  • Louisiana Fall Prevention Coalition (2009-2010)
  • Cypress Heights Academy Advisory Board (2005-2007)
  • Louisiana Active Aging Partnership (2006-2007)

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • National Athletic Trainers Association (1986-present) Public Relations Liaison (1994-1997)
  • Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association (1985-present) Research & Education Committee (2014-present) Chairman, Research Committee (1999- 2001) Chairman, Publicity Committee (1994-1997) Editor, Newsletter (1994-1997) Ethics Committee (1997-1999)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (1992-present)
    • Sports PT Section Member (1994-present)
    • Vice Chair of Research Committee (2014-present)
    • Orthopaedics Section Member (2002-present)
    • Private Practice Section member (2008-present)
    • Research Section Member (2000-present)
    • Geriatrics Section Member (2002-present)
    • Exercise & Aging Task Force (2007-2009)
    • Education Section Member (2009-2015)
    • Aquatic Section Member (1998-2010)
    • Home Health Section Member (2009-2015)
  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (1992-present)
    • Louisiana Sports Medicine Society Liaison (1996-2003)
    • Practice Committee Member (1998-1999)
    • Worker’s Compensation Task Force (1998-1999)
  • Louisiana Sports Medicine Society (1995-2003)
    • Charter Member
    • Executive Director (1998-2003)
    • Executive Committee Member (1995-2003)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (1999-present)
    • Fellow Member (2010-present)
    • Professional Member (1999-2010)
    • Strategic Health Initiative : Aging & Physical Activity (2004-2010)
    • Research Review Committee (2011-present)
    • Exercise is Medicine Education Committee (2013-present)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (1999-present)
    • Professional Member (1999-present)
  • International Dance & Exercise Association (IDEA) (1999-2010)
    • Health Professional Member (1999-present)
  • International Society on Aging & Physical Activity (2000-present)
    • Professional Member
  • International Council on Active Aging (2004-present)
    • Advisory Board Member (2007-present)
  • Medical Fitness Association (2007-2011)
    • Professional Member
  • International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists (2009-present)
    • Board of Directors (2014-present)
    • Professional Member

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, Louisiana LSBPTE #2276 (1994-present)
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, NATA #09-0582 (1990-present)
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, Louisiana LSBME #J00077 (1990-present)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (2001-present)
  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (2008-2012)
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Basic (1986-1991)