Luis A. Feigenbaum, PT, D.P.T., assistant professor of physical therapy, will be assuming the direction of a new collaboration between the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department of Athletics as Senior Associate Athletics Director – Performance, Health and Wellness.
In that role, Dr. Feigenbaum will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the physical and mental well-being of University of Miami student-athletes. He will coordinate strength and conditioning, athletic training, nutrition, physical therapy and sports psychology to ensure that every student-athlete receives the highest quality of care. He will also serve on the executive management team within Athletics, fulfilling the role of health care administrator for the NCAA.
“I am honored to serve two departments that embody excellence,” said Dr. Feigenbaum. “Facilitating a comprehensive wellness medical model to our student-athletes that spans across various specialties is an absolute win for the university. In my leadership role, I will strive to bring cutting-edge practices to our student-athletes, support our dedicated health care professionals and coaches, and promote inter-professional collaborations.”
Dr. Feigenbaum currently serves as Athletics’ Director of Rehabilitation. He is a board-certified sports clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, a certified and licensed athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association, and a certified strength and conditioning coach.
“Luis will retain his faculty position in the Department of Physical Therapy, and he will continue to teach in the doctoral program, enabling our students to benefit even more from his expertise in sports physical therapy management,” said Neva Kirk-Sanchez, PT, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. “I hope everyone will join me in congratulating him on this exciting role, which is part of the growing partnership between Physical Therapy and Athletics.”