Steve Short PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Dr. Short joined the Denver Nuggets in the fall of 2014 as the Team Physical Therapist and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to joining the Nuggets, he served in private practice at Back in Motion Physical Therapy in Kingsford, MI. Dr. Short graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Dayton after serving with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2013-14 season.

Dr. Short is a Sports Certified Specialist through American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and currently a Fellow-in-Training through Regis University’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program. He became a certified strength and conditioning specialist while quarterbacking the Michigan Tech Huskies and completing his undergraduate studies in biology and exercise science. Along the way, he has completed additional certifications in numerous clinical subspecialties while focusing on sports performance and rehabilitation.

Dr. Short is an active participant in evidence informed practice, researching, publishing, and presenting content regarding injury risk reduction, functional movement and hip and groin injury and rehabilitation. He will travel overseas as the lead performance coach for the German National Basketball Team in the summer of 2016.