Dr. Scott Cheatham is a Full Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Kinesiology at CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. He is owner of Sports Medicine Alliance (SMA). Dr. Cheatham received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Therapy. Dr. Cheatham is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS) and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). He also holds several fitness certifications and is a certified ergonomic specialist.
Dr. Cheatham is a national presenter for various organizations and has authored over 120 peer reviewed publications, textbook chapters, and several home study courses on the topics of sports medicine, orthopedics, and health & fitness. He is the co-editor and contributing author of the textbook titled Orthopedic Management of the Hip and Pelvis. Dr. Cheatham’s professional responsibilities include being on the editorial board for the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and NSCA Personal Training Quarterly. He is also a manuscript reviewer for several other peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Cheatham is an education and research consultant for various health and fitness organizations. His current clinical practice includes sports medicine services, general orthopedics, and sports-performance training.