After suffering a lower back injury as an adult, which severely limited his personal and professional life, Dr. Ball became the patient of chiropractor Dr. Bradley Weiss. Dr. Ball was very impressed by and will be forever grateful for the excellent care that returned him to health. Dr. Ball decided to return to school to become a chiropractor himself so that he could help others as profoundly as Dr. Weiss has helped him.
Dr. Ball brings a diverse background to Performance Health Center with over 20 years experience in the Health and Fitness industry. His previous experiences and certifications include: Managing multiple corporate wellness centers (EMC in Hopkinton); Orthotist at the Sports Medicine Center of Annapolis; Physical Director of the Westchester YMCA in Los Angeles; Personal Trainer; USAT Triathlon Coach; USAC Cycling coach; and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA.
Thomas received his B.S. in Health Fitness and his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College in Massachusetts. His master’s thesis on sports nutrition was published in The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and also in Medicine Science Sports and Exercise. Dr. Ball graduated with honors from Sherman College of Chiropractic, and he is certified in Active Release Techniques®.
Dr. Ball has over 20 years of experience competing in endurance events: (triathlon, cycling, nordic skiing, and cyclocross). In 2002 Thomas was ranked #1 for his age group for New England with the USTA, and more recently he was ranked #1 in South Carolina for his master’s division for road cycling in 2011. He won both the 2010 and 2011 South Carolina State Cyclocross Championships.
Dr. Ball is dedicated and committed to helping his patients minimize their pain and maximize their overall health with his chiropractic expertise and Active Release Technique® skills, along with his knowledge of exercise physiology and personal experience as an athlete.