Meet our current Sports Physical Therapy Residents

One benefit of our program is the high caliber of the talent we admit to our residency program. Residents also learn from one another, which enhances their experience at Ohio State. We’re pleased to introduce you to our Sports Physical Therapy Residents.

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Alex Garnaut, PT, DPT

Alex was born in Australia and moved to the US in 2006. Completed Undergraduate in Health Sciences at Bowling Green State University where he played and captained for the rugby team. Completed Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Ohio State. Interested in Injury Prevention and management of acute injuries in sports.

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Christine Ulses, PT, DPT, CSCS

Christine grew up just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Truman State University. While at Truman State, Christine competed in Division II softball. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Duke University in May of 2016. Christine then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she was employed as a physical therapist and gained experience working with the United States Speed Skating rehabilitation team. Christine is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Her clinical interests include injury prevention and the treatment of the overhead athlete.

Justin-Losciale

Justin Losciale, PT, DPT, CSCS

Justin is a southern California native who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, with a focus in exercise science from California State University, Northridge in 2013.  Justin received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2017, where he was involved with preseason athlete injury screening at multiple universities in North Carolina and Virginia. He created a pilot program, ‘Movement Physicals’, which had physical therapy students providing free Functional Movement Screens available to all Duke students and employees. Additionally, he served as Chair of the Basketball Committee, which was in charge of Campout and graduate student game day operations for men’s basketball.  Justin spent one year working in a private outpatient sports medicine clinic in Jacksonville, NC; working primarily with military dependents, young athletes and active duty military personnel.  Justin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and enjoys working with athletes of all ages. He also spent a summer collecting data for multiple research projects at the K-Lab at Duke. His interests include injury prevention, ACL and knee rehabilitation and engaging in research. 

 

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Katie Weisenberger, PT, DPT, CSCS

Katelyn (Katie) Weisenberger received her Bachelor of the Arts in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. While at UC Berkeley, Katie competed on the Club Lacrosse team and was an athletic training intern with the gymnastics, soccer, and track & field teams. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in her hometown at San Diego State University in 2018. While in school, she also earned her CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). Her clinical interests include running analysis, injury prevention, return to sport, concussion management, and lower extremity injuries.

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Michael Turnwald, PT, DPT, CSCS

Mike grew up farming in Kalida, OH. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and Exercise Science from Ohio State University in 2014 where he assisted in teaching advanced anatomy for undergraduates. Mike then went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh in the Spring of 2017. Along with his traditional education, Mike has spent time with the strength and conditioning programs of both The Ohio State University and the University of Pittsburgh working with swimming, diving, volleyball, basketball, golf, hockey, track and field, and soccer as well as becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Outside of school, he has worked with adaptive sports including ice hockey, wheelchair basketball, and instructional running clinics. He also has experience with the CDC and NIOSH testing personal protective equipment (PPE) and environmental testing of firefighter gear. Mike’s interests include rehab and preventative measures for hockey and gymnastics, the management of chronic pain and scoliosis, as well as adaptive and Paralympic sports. Outside of work, Mike enjoys travelling, hiking state and national parks, and running with his soon-to-be wife Sue.

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Thomas Joyce, PT, DPT, CSCS

Thomas (TJ) is a Georgia native who earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and religious studies from Rhodes College in 2011. During his time at Rhodes, Thomas ran the 800m in track and played middle infield for the baseball team. Before attending graduate school, he helped coach varsity baseball at his high school in Atlanta, Georgia and assisted the athletic trainers at Agnes Scott College. Thomas received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2017, where he served as the community service chair and leader of the sports special interest group. He received the Helen Kaiser Scholarship for his commitment and dedication to education, community service, and patient care. Thomas also spent time working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in a variety of settings. Thomas is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and enjoys working with athletes of all ages. His interests include post-concussion syndrome management and injuries associated with overhead athletes. In his free time, Thomas enjoys lifting weights, playing sports, and cheering on his Georgia Bulldogs.

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