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Sharon Classen

PT, ATC, CERP


 United States   


Sharon graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1981. She has over 35 years experience treating both humans and horses. Sharon has specialized primarily in Sports Medicine but worked early on with burns and wounds at 2 trauma centers in Omaha, NE. She was recruited initially to practice at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs followed with the University of Nebraska Cornhusker Athletics Department. She has treated Olympic Gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and many NCAA division and national championship athletes, along with many successful top Grand Prix horse and riders. Following her work with the UNL Athletic Department Sharon was Clinical Coordinator and managed Nebraska’s largest outpatient orthopedic clinic in Omaha, NE. Sharon received her Certification of Rehabilitation Practitioner at the University of Tennessee and is currently in private practice. Serenity Physical Therapy,  Sharon’s current business,  is Sports Medicine for both the Equestrian and Equine Athlete. Her focus is primarily with Equestrian and Equine Athletes in the United States and Canada.  She is a member of the USEF High Performance Team, a member of I.S.E.L.P. , and works with the USEF to develop educational videos. Sharon has published several articles in peer-review Physical Therapy journals and has given presentations at national conferences for both the APTA and AAEP.  Sharon is based out of Elkhorn, NE where she has a 26 stall jumper barn where she and her two daughters train jumpers. She has been competing since 1985 at AAA Hunter-Jumper Shows throughout the US and trains under Will Simpson, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Show Jumping.


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