LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today Dr. Kevin Wilk as the team's new medical consultant. Wilk will report directly to Head Athletic Trainer Ryan Vermillion.
"Kevin Wilk is one of the most established and successful physical therapists in our industry," said Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder. "He has worked with some of the greatest athletes in sports and has known Ryan Vermillion for years. He is a great addition to our medical team and will be a tremendous asset to our players."
"Kevin is one of the most respected physical therapists in the world of sports," said Head Coach Ron Rivera. "His addition to our organization will be extremely beneficial to our players and will take our medical staff to the next level."
"I've known Kevin Wilk for more than 30 years and his work speaks for itself," said Redskins Head Athletic Trainer Ryan Vermillion. "He will be an invaluable part of our operation, providing our staff consultation on athletic performance and rehabilitation. Our goal is to be the best athletic training staff in professional sports and Kevin will help us achieve that goal."
Kevin Wilk has worked with some of the biggest names in sports and has performed rehabilitation on Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Drew Brees, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Eli Manning, among many others.
Wilk is one of the most distinguished clinical physical therapists in the industry and has been a leading authority in rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopedic lesions for 33 years. He is currently Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala. and is also the Director of Rehabilitative Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute. Wilk has worked in professional baseball for 29 years and has worked with the Tampa Bay Rays since the organization was created, in the role of rehabilitation consultant.
Wilk has published over 170 journal articles and is on the review board for nine journals along with having delivered over 900 lectures at professional and scientific meetings. In 2012, he was inducted into the Sports Section Blackburn Hall of Fame and in that same year he was awarded the American Physical Therapy Association Catherine Worthingham Fellowship, which is the highest honor given to an APTA member. In 2004, Wilk received the Ron Peyton Award for career achievement from the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA and he has also received the James Andrews Award for achievement in the area of baseball science.