RESIDENCY DIRECTOR

Chad Taylor, PT, D.P.T., SCS, ATC, CSCS

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy

Chad joined VCU Sports Medicine in 2015. Chad enjoys working with all athletes, particularly those with injuries of the lower extremity and shoulder. He also performs biomechanical foot evaluations and casts patients for custom orthotics. He has a history of working with young adolescents up to professional athletes.

Chad holds the distinction of Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association. Chad is also a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Training Association, as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Chad is an assistant professor in the VCU Department of Physical Therapy where he teaches courses in orthopedics. Chad serves as the Director of the VCU Sports Residency program. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Sports Section.

Chad received his undergraduate degree in 1998 from the College of William and Mary. He earned his MSPT in 2001 and his DPT in 2007 from VCU.

Bob Izzo, PT, D.P.T., Cert MDT

Bob has worked at VCU Sports Medicine since it opened in 2000. His clinical practice includes treating patients with orthopedic and sports related injuries. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine through the McKenzie Institute USA. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Physical Therapy and holds an Advanced Clinical Instructor Certification through the A.P.T.A. Bob served for four years on The State Board of Physical Therapy.

Bob received his undergraduate degree in 1976 from Virginia Commonwealth University, his PT degree in 1981 from Old Dominion University, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Liz Trinchere Brown, PT, DPT

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy

Liz joined VCU Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in summer of 2016. Liz enjoys working with athletes of all ages, particularly the youth and collegiate athlete populations. She enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions, with special interest in shoulder and lower extremity injuries.

During her first year with VCU, Liz completed the VCU Sports Physical Therapy Residency program which provided her additional opportunities to work along-side the VCU Athletic Training staff and to serve as a teaching assistant with the VCU Physical Therapy School. She now holds the distinction of being a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has been trained in performing running gait analyses in the VCU RUN LAB and in performing biomechanical foot evaluations with casting for custom orthotics. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Sport Section.

Liz received her undergraduate degree in 2013 from Virginia Tech, where she played Division I volleyball. She earned her DPT in 2016 from VCU.