About Eric Gahan
Eric Gahan, MS, ATC/L, CSCS
- I help men 30+ optimize testosterone, strength training & nutrition
- Athletic Trainer
- Strength & Nutrition Coach: Injury Reduction & Prevention
Co-Owner of EmpowerU Online Coaching
Founder and Owner of EricGahan.com
Co-Owner, Co-Founder: Iron Body Training Systems
- Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training
- Canisius College 2000
- Master of Science in Kinesology and Health Promotion
University of Kentucky 2002
- Athletic Trainer Certified
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers
- StrongFirst Kettlebell (SFG) Level I
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist
Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist
Athletic Training Experience at Cirque du Soleil: Fall 2016 to Present:
- Head Therapist/ Head Athletic Trainer
Athletic Training Experience at Boston University: Summer 2008 to Summer 2012
- Senior Athletic Trainer
- Assist and Implement a Medical Model to the Athletic Training Services Department
- Management of Case Athletic Training Room, FitRec Athletic Training Room
- Adjunct Faculty to Athletic Training Education Program
- Preceptor to Athletic Training Education Program
- Assist in Management and Development of Senior Staff administration tasks
Athletic Training Experience at Champion Sports Medicine: Summer 2007 to Summer 2008:
- Clinical Athletic Trainer for Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
- Athletic Trainer outreaching to Oak Grove High School and Bessemer Academy
- Manager injury tracking for Champion Sports Medicine
Athletic Training Experience at The University of Mississippi: Spring 2004 to Summer 2007:
- Senior Athletic Trainer, Football
- Assistant Athletic Trainer, Head Athletic Trainer for Baseball Southeastern Conference Division I
- Coordinator of Sports Medicine Coverage for 2004 and 2005 NCAA Oxford Baseball Regional Tournament
- Coordinator of physicals for all athletes
- Coordinator of weekly Orthopedic physician on campus clinic
- Manager of the Gatorade Elite Summer Camp program
Athletic Training Experience at St. Bonaventure University; Fall 2002 to Spring 2004:
- Assistant Athletic Trainer Atlantic 10 Division I men’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and baseball.
- Director of Sports Medicine for Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships
Teaching Experience at St. Bonaventure University; Fall 2002 to Spring 2004:
- Approved Clinical Instructor
- Adjunct Professor to Physical Education Department
- PHED 208: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Supervision Experience at St. Bonaventure University; Fall 2002 to Spring 2004:
- Supervision and scheduling of all work-study, and athletic training students
Teaching Experience at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; Fall 2003 to Spring 2004:
- Adjunct Professor and Approved Clinical Instructor to the Athletic Training Program
- Clinical in Athletic Training V
Eric is currently the Head Therapist with Cirque du Soleil. Eric incorporates 17 years as an athletic trainer, strength coach, and post rehabilitation specialist to provide detailed coaching to optimize testosterone, strength training, and nutrition. Eric develops training and nutrition programs to optimize testosterone levels to maximize strength training, injury reduction and injury prevention. Incorporating nutrition planning and strength training programs to optimize testosterone production in the body and help you accomplish your personal goals in fitness and in life. In the process of optimizing testosterone and nutrition you will also be developing mobility, stability, strength, stamina, resilience, and fat loss through training.
Eric is an accomplished leader in the field of athletic training with several national and local presentations on the importance of finding symmetry in the body and developing strength on that right and left side movement symmetry.
Eric’s optimization for testosterone, nutrition and strength training began while working with Division I athletes in undergraduate studies at Canisius College and then continuing at the University of Kentucky. Professionally Eric has worked with athletes from St. Bonaventure University in the Atlantic-10 conference to the University of Mississippi in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) while he was rehabilitating and balancing asymmetries with future MLB and NFL players. Eric served and the Senior Athletic Trainer for football at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and most recently served as the Senior Athletic Trainer at Boston University. This experience has helped Eric develop a keen eye for helping athletes and clients merge the gap from injury to return to high level of fitness.
Publications in Scholarly Journals:
Gahan, E.W., Mattacola, C.G., Uhl, T.L., Malone, T.R. Relationship between isokinetic quadriceps and hamstring strength to lower extremity functional tests. Journal of Athletic Training, Acceptied for publication, 2002.
Incorporation of Hardstyle Kettlebell Training into Rehabilitation
Gahan EW: Iron Body Studios, Presented to Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Staff at Harvard University, March 2012
Incorporation of Hardstyle Kettlebell Training into Rehabilitation
Gahan EW: Iron Body Studios, Presented to Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Staff at Northeastern University, June 2011
Incorporation of Kettlebells into Rehabilitation
Gahan EW: Department of Athletic Training Services, Boston University, America East Conference Sports Mecdicine Annual Symposium, Boston MA, May 2011
Non-Operative Rehabilitation of Sports Hernia
Gahan EW: Department of Athletic Training Services, Boston University, Case report accepted for College Athletic Trainers Society Annual Symposium, Las Vegas NV, April 2011
Brachial Plexus Injury in a Division I Football Player
Gahan EW: Department of Sports Medicine, University of Mississippi, University, MS,Case report accepted for Annual SEC Sports Medicine Meeting, April 2007.
TFCC Repair in a Division I Baseball Player
Gahan EW, Giessler W: Department of Sports Medicine, University of Mississippi, University, MS, case report accepted for Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, March 2007.
Relationship Between Isokinetic Quadriceps and Hamstring Strength to Lower Extremity Functional Tests
Gahan EW, Mattacola CG, Uhl TL, Malone TR: Division of Athletic Training, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, abstract accepted for Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, March 2002 and Journal of Athletic Training, Accepted for Publication, 37:2; S-97, 2002.
Staphylococcus Aureus Infection in the Lower Leg of a High School Football Player
Gahan EW, Uhl TL, Ireland ML: Division of Athletic Training, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Presented to The University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Staff.
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