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Dr. Jason Russell

Optimum Performance Sports (OPS)
Founder and Director
Dr. Jason Russell is the founder and director of  Optimum Performance Sports (OPS). OPS is the sports medicine and sports performance division of Lutheran Health Network. He received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University and his  Doctorate degree from National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Russell has a  concentration in the fields of biomechanics, gait analysis, gait therapy, and complicated movement disorders, and he has 10 years of experience with resistance and aerobic exercise adaptations and speed development. Dr. Russell lectures regularly on the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries and on speed development in athletes. His clinical interests are conservative musculoskeletal medicine with particular emphasis on running injuries, foot and hip pain, and overuse injuries.