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Elizabeth Falk, PTA, OPTA, NASM-PES

Author, Expert Board Member


  • Saint Louis Community College
  • Webster University


  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement Specialist, PES
  • Movement Links, Movement Analysis
  • Nxt Gen PT, Orthopedic Specialization, OPTA
  • American Fitness Professionals & Associates, Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification
  • Summit Professional Education, Manual Therapy and Self-Care Strategies, San Bernardino, CA
  • Certified HawksGrips Practitioner (cert. HGP-I)
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant – CA, MO
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association


Liz lives and works in the Inland Empire of CA. She was a multi-sport athlete in her youth, competing in softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and swimming. Liz swam collegiately at Webster University where she earned her B.A. degree in Communications.

She is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in which she holds an A.A.S. degree from St. Louis Community College – Meramec. Liz has advanced training in orthopedic physical therapy through NextGen PT and in movement analysis through Movement Links. She is also a certified NASM-Performance Enhancement Specialist.

Liz is passionate about providing parents and coaches with the knowledge and resources necessary to create a safe and enjoyable environment for young athletes.

She posts on sites such as medium.com, quora.com, and maintains a blog focused on promoting safety in youth athletics at thinksiya.com.

Articles written by Elizabeth Falk

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Elizabeth Falk is a member of our newly established Experts Board, which consists of several licensed practitioners, such as Physical Therapists and NASM-certified Specialists, as well as experienced Fact-Checkers.