Dr. Scott Cheatham

Dr. Scott Cheatham has a PhD in Physical Therapy and is an Associate Professor in the Division of Kinesiology at California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. He is owner of Sports Medicine Alliance (SMA). He also holds several fitness certifications and is a certified ergonomic specialist. He has also authored 100+ publications on a wide range of subjects including: health, fitness, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Additionally, Dr. Scott Cheatham is a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist.

Recent Posts

Fitness spotlight

Can (And Should) You Exercise With COVID-19?

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COVID-19 has spread worldwide, causing the fifth documented pandemic in history since the 1918 flu pandemic (Liu et al., 2020). The pandemic has had a significant impact on the world, resulting in humans having to isolate themselves to prevent community ...
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COVID-19 spotlight

How to Train Clients after COVID-19: Tips for the Fitness Professional

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Your client has just recovered from COVID-19 and is cleared by the medical professional to return to exercise. The client contacts you to schedule a training session.
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CES

The Regional Interdependence Model And Corrective Exercise

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In 2007, a group of physical therapy scholars published a scientific paper that formalized a musculoskeletal examination and treatment paradigm called the Regional Interdependence Model (RI) (Wainner et al., 2007). Let's explore further how the RI model ...
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liability insurance

A Handy Guide for Personal Trainer Insurance

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For personal trainers, having professional liability insurance can protect against legal claims made by a client if something unfortunate happens. Whether you are independent or employed, having liability insurance is a necessity.
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COVID-19

11 Steps for Disinfecting your Fitness Facility

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How clean is your facility? This question is one every personal trainer should ask themselves. With the onset of the COVID-19 virus and the presence of other harmful germs (bacteria, viruses, fungus), trainers need to review their disinfecting procedures ...
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