19th Annual Wichita Sports Medicine Symposium

Mary Boyce, M.D.

Wesley Family Medicine

Dr. Boyce completed her postgraduate and graduate training right here in Wichita, KS. After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, she attended residency at the Wesley Family Practice Residency Program. In her spare time, Dr. Boyce enjoys walking her dog, spending time outdoors, finding ways to be physically active, playing trombone in community band, and reading all sorts of books.

Dr. Boyce was asked about her care philosophy.  She said “I enjoy the variety my job offers – going back and forth from the office to hospital rounds to labor and delivery – and supporting residents as they do the same. I really enjoy seeing adolescents, and I still care for my own OB patients. I delivered a baby to someone who I delivered! One of the obstetricians told me that now I am a ‘grandoc’! I think of myself as a co-learner, and routinely learn new ways to manage patients. In the last few years, I spent time learning about and beginning to utilize osteopathic manipulative techniques. I really like the idea of putting things back in the right place and helping alleviate pain.”

Brad Bruner, M.D.

Kansas Joint and Spine Specialists ; Wichita

Dr. Bradley Bruner is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who has provided specialized care for Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists since 1991. Dr. Bruner explains each patient’s knee or sports-related condition or injury and communicates all treatment options to create satisfying and enjoyable patient visits. He is dedicated to using his skill and experience to helping you stay healthy and active.

Dr. Bruner received his medical degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1985, and he completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in 1990 and his sports medicine fellowship at the Mid-America Center for Sports Medicine in 1991. He specializes in arthroscopic knee surgery and has a specific interest in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscal repair utilizing the modified Henning Technique, and he trains residents in knee arthroscopy and sports medicine at The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita.

Dr. Bruner treats knee injuries and conditions for both adolescents and adults, and he provides treatment for sports injuries in patients of all ages. In his spare time, Dr. Bruner enjoys playing golf and spending time with his grandkids.

Erin Carpenter, PT

Rock Steady Boxing Wichita

Physical Therapist Erin Carpenter is PWR – (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) certified, as well as Urban Poling Certified. Both are used in our Rock Steady Boxing classes frequently. She also has 5 years of contact kickboxing experience which helps with teaching basic boxing skills. Erin has worked in many area of medicine from Rehabilitation Hospitals to Acute Care.

Erin received her Bachelor of Exercise Science from The University of Kansas, and her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University.

Julie Gawith, DPT

True Physical Therapy

Julie started a local PT clinic, TRUE Physical Therapy, to provide patients and employees with an environment that put honesty, integrity and loyalty above any other value. She graduated from KU Medical Center in 2009 after completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Kansas State University where she ran track. Julie has had a career focused on outpatient, orthopedic clinics in both Kansas City and the Wichita area. She enjoys the diversity of working with all individuals with an assortment of diagnoses. Her passion lies within the athletic community and specifically runners of numerous levels. 

Julie has become a valued provider in the running community by offering running analysis, injury prevention and treatment strategies for common running injuries. Her daily goal is to provide all patients with a combination of injury screenings, manual therapy techniques and functional exercises to allow a return to full potential. She is best described as being energetic, upbeat and determined. Her recreational hobbies include long distance running and strength training.  She has competed in multiple road races including both full and half marathons.

 She strives to value God first followed by her precious family. She loves spending time with her husband, Jake, and two ornery little boys, Jaxon and Jordy.  


Healthy Green Nutrition, LLC

Diane is the owner of Healthy Green Nutrition, LLC with 30 years of experience in the field.  She is a registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed dietitian with a Master’s degree in nutrition and a Bachelor’s degree in fitness. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and specializes in diabetes, weight management, food allergies, heart disease, healthy eating and lifestyle changes for all ages.  She is a advocate for reimbursement for nutrition services. She was the Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year for Kansas in 2009 and Distinguished Kansas Dietitian of the Year in 2014. Diane is a wife and a mother of two adult kids and an exercise nut

Phillip Hagan, M.D.

Advanced Orthopedics

Dr. Hagan is excited to join the AOA family in June 2019. Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship-trained in sports medicine, Dr. Phillip Hagan specializes in arthroscopic knee surgery, shoulder surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions.

After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1986, Dr. Hagan completed his residency at The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita in 1991. He went on to complete his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1992. His surgical expertise includes meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, cartilage repair, rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, labral repair, and total shoulder replacement.

When he is not seeing patients or instructing in orthopaedics, Dr. Hagan pursues fitness and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Robert Manske, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

Via-Christi Health Systems & Wichita State University; Wichita

Rob is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.  Rob graduated from WSU in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1994, and further earned a Master of Education degree in Physical Education in 2000. He received his DPT from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions in 2006.  Rob has been an APTA Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist since 2002.  Rob is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Patrick Moodie

Scientific Analytics / DARI Motion Founder

Patrick is a visionary technology leader who created and founded DARI, the world’s only markerless predictive human motion analytics system. Patrick develops solutions for capturing and applying biomechanical data for the benefit of individual and corporate health. DARI brings the science of human movement out of the laboratory and into healthcare systems, rehabilitation protocols, corporate wellness programs, military theaters and athletic/performance fields.

Patrick received his undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas, in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.  Master’s degree from The University of Kansas, in Biomechanics, and an additional Master’s degree in Business Administration – MBA, Data Analytics from LSU Shreveport

Daniel Prohaska, M.D. 

Advanced Orthopaedic Associates; Wichita

Dr. Prohaska graduated with a Bachelor of Biology degree from Kansas State University and attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. After his residency, he traveled to the University of Pittsburgh where he completed his fellowship in the field of Sports Medicine. While in Pittsburgh, he worked closely with the University of Pittsburgh athletes as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers football team.

After completing his fellowship in 2001, Dr. Prohaska returned to Wichita and began his practice specializing in the care of shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries.

Phil Vardiman, PhD LAT ATC

Kansas State University

Dr. Vardiman is an Associate Professor and the Program Director for the Athletic Training Program at Kansas State University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health. He received his undergraduate degree from Park University in 1996, his Masters of Science from Oklahoma State University in 1998, and his PhD from the University of Arkansas in 2006.

Dr. Vardiman has been a certified Athletic Trainer since 1996 and a member of the USA Track and Field Sports Medicine Team since 2008. He had the distinction of being an athletic trainer for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, and was recently named the Head Athletic Trainer for USA Track and Field for the 2019 Pan American Games.

Currently, he serves as the President Elect for the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society, is a board member for the National Athletic Trainers Association Foundation, and is a Faculty Senate Representative for the College of Human Ecology. His research focus is the human response to exercise and therapeutic clinical interventions on muscle quality and physical performance measures. He enjoys spending time with his wife Bethany, and his daughters, Rylie and Hailey.