David V. McHenry

PT, DPT, COMT
Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

David graduated from Penn State University in 1999 with a BS in kinesiology and played quarterback on the perennial powerhouse football team. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 2002. David’s practice specialty is strength and conditioning, and consulting with athletes, teams, and sports organizations throughout the US and Europe. Since 2011, he has been the lead therapist and strength coach for the Nike Oregon Project, a running group renowned for international excellence in track and field, who’s athletes have won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals, national records, and world records. David is also an independent contractor for United Kingdom Athletics, the Nike Innovation Kitchen, Nike Running, and is a physical therapy and strength and conditioning consultant for the University of Oregon Track and Field program. He is a Certified Sports Specialist (SCS), Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), and a member of the Nike Performance Council. You can contact David directly at: [email protected]

Articles written by David V. McHenry

Portland PACE
Coach to Coach

The relationship between a strength coach and a sport coach can be tenuous, especially when one is new to the team. The solution is to build trust, communicate well, and never stop collaborating. The championship is won, and the head coach stands at the podium, accepting the trophy and thanking a list of people who have had a significant effect on the team’s success. That list usually includes assistant coaches, administrators, and other program personnel. Increasingly, however, the team’s strength and conditioning coach is among those recognized.