Longtime director and owner of the Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club Physical Therapy, Michael Keirns, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT, is being honored with an induction into the 14th Annual Cherry Creek Baseball Hall of Fame. This recognition stems from his 39 years of community service and involvement with the baseball community.
The Hall of Fame event, is an extraordinary night for the Cherry Creek Baseball Community. Young players have the opportunity to hear the amazing stories from former players who have played on the Creek field and baseball enthusiasts gather from all over to show their support with contributions and donations to the Cherry Creek Diamond Club, a 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from the Hall of Fame have built snack shacks, new dugouts, given scholarships to players, purchased field maintenance equipment, and so much more.
“My interest for baseball was ignited with my personal shoulder injury from throwing and fueled with my PhD research on baseball pitching with injury prevention. It has been a great journey to work with Cherry Creek Baseball and share my baseball passion,” Keirns mentioned. “The Cherry Creek community has become part of my family’s lives and it has been a privilege to offer my services in sports rehabilitation and baseball expertise to the organization. I’m honored to now be an inductee along with so many other great individuals who have contributed to the organization in their own way.”
With a specialization in orthopedics and manual therapy, and strengths in sports injury rehabilitation and exercise prescription, Keirns has excelled in the therapy world. He has a history of working with professionals (Phoenix Suns, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets), collegiate (University of Michigan, Denver University, Western Arizona), high school and recreational athletes throughout his career. Michael is also a Professor Emeritus from Regis University where he founded the Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program. He worked for 20 years as a professor at Regis teaching biomechanics, manual therapy, musculoskeletal management and business management. He has given more than 170 professional presentations nationally and written numerous publications pertaining to the biomechanics of orthopedic dysfunction and exercise programs.
Congratulations to Mike on his outstanding achievements and service to the baseball community.
For more information on the Hall of Fame Event and Cherry Creek Baseball, visit www.cherrycreekbaseball.org.