Fitness Expert Witnesses

Fitness expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on fitness. The fitness expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Athletics & Recreation, Biomechanics, Manufacturing, Massage, Physical Therapy, and Products Liability.

Joseph R Travers

Newport Beach, California
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Fitness, Fitness Equipment, Gym, Treadmill, Bicycle, Group Cycle, Strength Training, Weight Training, Product Quality, Asia Manufacturing, Human Factors, FMEA
Nearly 20 years in the bicycle and fitness equipment industries bringing to the table a well-rounded professional perspective. From Mechanical Engineer designing products to head of Product Development & Quality ensuring manufacturing process and sourcing excellence, my expertise covers a wide spectrum of technical disciplines. With experience in technical field service training and being an avid user of bicycle and fitness equipment, I can also relate well with the plaintiff’s side of a product liabilities claim. I have provided testimony and sat as the most knowledgeable defense party on over 35 depositions and mediations in 6 litigations in the states of California, New York, and Florida as well as well as internationally in Hong Kong. During college and after graduation, I was employed as a Mechanical Designer then Mechanical Engineer in the bike industry for Profile Design & Primo Products. I later transitioned into the fitness industry in 2005 as a Senior Mechanical Engin...

Douglas B. Baumgarten, MS SportFit Consulting, LLC

Leesburg, Florida
Athletics & Recreation, Biomechanics - Fitness, exercise, health club, gym, training, exercise equipment, fitness center, treadmill, baseball, bicycle, triathlon.
Mr. Baumgarten has 40+ years of experience in the fitness industry, including working as a personal trainer, program manager, business owner, facility designer, equipment salesperson, etc. He has a Masters in Exercise Science, certification from ACSM (Health-Fitness Director), NASM, and as a Medical Exercise Specialist. He has been an adjunct professor at Marymount University; editorial Board member and columnist for Fitness Onsite magazine; and a columnist for Boardroom magazine. Mr. Baumgarten has presented at numerous conferences, and has over 16 years' experience as an expert witness, on over 170 cases, both for plaintiffs and defendants. In addition, he has many years of experience in baseball, fastpitch softball (championship official), and cycling, including certification as a bicycle fitter, bicycle mechanic, and cycling coach.

Theresa Anne Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS Educise PC

Newbury, New Hampshire
Physical Therapy, Massage - malpractice, personal injury, orthopedics, rehabilitation, massage therapy, exercise, fitness, ergonomics, manual therapy, mobilization, pain, falls, soft tissue injury, work-related injury, allied health, rehabilitation, physiotherapy
Board-certified Specialist, Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 1994, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Over ten years as faculty in physical therapy, physical therapist assistant, and physical education, recreation and dance programs in NY and NH. Peer-reviewed medical journals: published scientific journal author: MOJ Orthopedics and Rheumatology and Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Massage Therapy Journal, International Fascia Research Congress presenter research author, and platform presentation speaker. Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, Back School of Atlanta. Private practice physical therapist for over 30 years. Presented for American Physical, Occupational and Massage Therapy Associations, NASA Inomedic Health, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt Medical, Wake Forest, private companies and medical centers across the US. Approved provider of continuing education by National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and B...

Dr. Michelle E Wolpov, PT, DPT, MBA, ATC, CSCS Physical Therapy Expert Witness Services

Freehold, New Jersey
Physical Therapy - Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal, Injury, Standard of Care, Rehabilitation, Health Club, Personal Training, Fitness
Dr. Wolpov has practiced in the physical therapy industry for over 30 years, and she specializes in the outpatient orthopedic setting. In 2002, Dr. Wolpov founded “Game Shape Physical Therapy & Fitness Center”. Game Shape is a Rehabilitation Network Participating Location with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Physical Therapy. In 2005, Dr. Wolpov began consulting as an Expert Witness in the physical therapy and fitness industries. She has handled over 85+ cases for both plaintiff (60%) and defense (40%), writing expert opinions, and testifying at depositions and in court. Her other expert consulting services include: litigation consulting, research and investigation, documentation auditing, independent PT examinations (IMEs), and consulting in standards of care. Dr. Wolpov also provides support for PT Business Owners in all areas of business management and operations. In 2001, Dr. Wolpov graduated top of her class, with a 4.0 GPA and a MBA from Monmouth University. In 2011...