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Alliance PT Practice Doctor Named NSCA's Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year

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Dr. Daniel Lorenz, Director of Physical Therapy for Kansas City's Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR), Honored for Contributions to His Field and Community

Grand Rapids, MI - September 6, 2018 - Alliance Physical Therapy Partners (Alliance PT ), an affiliate of Alliance PTP*, proudly congratulates Dr. Daniel Lorenz, Director and co-owner of Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation ("SSOR ), on being honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association ("NSCA ) as the organization's Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year for 2018.

"As a physical therapy clinician myself, I congratulate Dr. Daniel Lorenz on achieving this prestigious award", said Richard Leaver, COO of Alliance Physical Therapy Partners. "His commitment to working with patients and helping them achieve optimal athletic performance while also educating other practitioners about innovative methods and treatments for helping athletes recover from injuries makes him a national leader in the field of clinical excellence. He is a credit to his patients and his community, as well as Alliance PT as a whole. "

Dr. Lorenz is the 17th physical therapy practitioner to receive this accolade. Winners are selected by the NSCA's Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Special Interest Group based on contributions to their communities, and to the field of sports medicine/rehabilitation for athletes.

Prior to establishing SSOR (, an Overland Park, KS-based outpatient physical therapy practice and Alliance PT partner, Dr. Lorenz was Director of Rehabilitation and an assistant athletic trainer for the Kansas City Chiefs. He also completed the Duke University Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship and an internship with the Chicago White Sox. Dr. Lorenz is currently Chair of the Sports Performance Enhancement Special Interest Group for the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA ).

In May 2018, he served on the medical staff for the USA Weightlifting Nationals held in Kansas City. Dr. Lorenz has frequently presented at local, state, and national conferences on sports and orthopedic physical therapy and athletic performance. He received the NSCA's Editorial Excellence Award for his work with the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Dr. Lorenz's other awards include the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section's inaugural Presidential Award for the Special Interest Group Chair of the Year in 2014, and the inaugural Distinguished Physical Therapy Alumni Award from his alma mater, Grand Valley State University, that same year.

In addition, Dr. Lorenz established the ASPIRE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping young athletes, coaches, and parents avoid injuries. He is an active member of the Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, where he is part of the Knights of Columbus and has served as a catechist.

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of Alliance PTP focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit

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