Sports / Recreation
Our Sports and Recreation Group includes Mechanical, Civil/Structural, Electrical, Materials, Human Factors, Biomechanical, and Medical experts with expertise in a wide range of physical activities including playgrounds; skating (ice and roller); go-carting; off-roading; boating; mountain climbing; amusement parks and rides; snowmobiling; baseball; bicycling; hang-gliding; tennis; skiing (snow and water); sledding; softball; swimming and diving; golfing.
Oftentimes, these investigations involve the design, operation, maintenance, and supervision of sports facilities or the design, manufacturing, maintenance, testing, and warning labeling of sports equipment. Our experts are experienced in handling these various aspects of both property damage and personal injury incidents. In addition, our experts can assist in determining potentially liable parties, including designers, manufacturers, installers, owners, operators, service/maintenance contractors, and/or the injured plaintiff(s).
|First Name||Last Name||Title||CV Abstract|
|Paul||Albanese, ASGCA||Golf Course Design Management Expert||Golf course design, construction, management, operations, and maintenance; resort master plans; clubhouse planning; residential planning; public park planning; practice facilities; ski mountainside design; maintenance crew management; mowing operations; permitting and financing; turfgrass science; landscape architecture; golf course grading and draining; brownfield design.|
|Douglas B.||Baumgarten, CHFD, CMES, CPES||Exercise & Fitness Expert||Recreational facility design, operation, and maintenance; exercise equipment; codes and standards; sports risk management; incident reconstruction; warnings liability; supervision liability; standard of care liability; personal coaching/training; fitness testing; instructor training.|
|Richard||Hermance, FE, ACE||Vehicle Crash Reconstruction & Snowmobile Expert||Vehicle crashes; snowmobile operations and functions, including safety; operator performance evaluations; speed determinations; skid/scrape analysis; deformation/penetration analysis; vehicle and component research and testing; seat belts, including child restraints; pedestrian and bicycle incidents; crash computer simulations; trail design and safety, including signage; human factors, including daytime/nighttime visibility and reaction times; occupant trajectory; motorcycles, ATVs, racing cars, and watercraft; buses, motor homes, and trailers, including campers; dynamic traction analysis; injury and crash biomechanics; Crash Data Recorder (CDC) analysis; acceleration and braking tests; farm equipment.|
|Thomas H.||Sawyer, Ed.D., NAS, AAHPERD||Recreation, Exercise, and Sport Safety Expert||Sports, exercise, recreation, physical education, amusement, and fitness activities and equipment; facilities operation; sport finance; sport governance; sport law; sport management; sport marketing; sport sociology; facility design including skate parks, aquatics parks, swimming pools, hot tubs/saunas/steam rooms, campus recreational sport facilities, parks/recreational areas, and golf courses; coaching and training.|
|Malton A.||Schexneider, PT, MMSc||Physical Therapist||Physical therapy products and procedures; acute back and neck pain syndromes; orthopaedics; acupuncture; sports medicine; Cybex Isokinetics; sports physical therapy; podiatric physical therapy; craniofacial and vertebral therapeutics; exercise training; spinal stabilization; lumbar spine; lumbopelvic integration; functional orthopedics; cervical thoracic integration; soft tissue mobilization; strength and conditioning; knee injuries; whiplash injury biomechanics and traumatology; rotator cuff pathology; back braces; spinal bracing; tennis elbow; shin splints; IT band syndrome; suprascapular nerve entrapment; herniated discs; neural tension testing and treatment; pitching mechanics; therapeutic exercise.|