Darcy Norman has worked or consulted with Athletes’ Performance since 2003 bringing a variety of international training and rehab experience to the staff. Some of his experience includes being a Fitness and Rehab Coach for FC Bayern Munchen, 2009 Bundesliga and Pokal Champions and Champions League Finalists. He has also been the Performance Specialist for HTC Highroad Pro Cycling Team since 2007 and lectures at conferences and classrooms around the world.
Darcy received his Physical Education and Biology degrees with an emphasis in Athletic Training and Pre-Med from Washington State University and Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington. As a licensed physical therapist, certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist, his manual therapy skills were developed through the eclectic approach of the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). His knowledge of functional biomechanics, pre, post rehabilitation and testing has come from the latest in continuing education as well as years of developing his own philosophies from working health care professionals around the world.
Owner Physical Therapy Partners, Nevada
Bio – Physical therapist. B.S. in Physiology UC San Diego (1994). Doctorate in
Physical Therapy Pennsylvania State University at Slippery Rock (1999),
Residencies at Stanford and Duke Universities. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Board Certified. Interests in running, swimming, basketball and volleyball.
Death Ride Finisher, Trans-Donner Lake Swim Finisher, Best 5K time 16:22.
Working primarily with high performance athletes, including Swimming Canada (Vancouver), Snowboard Canada, Canadian Soccer Association, the Vancouver Whitecaps and National and Provincial levels cyclists, Dana knows what is takes to maximize performance nutrition. Dana is a Registered Dietitian and lifetime athlete with extensive involvement in sports ranging from figure skating to backcountry skiing. She even managed to “hang in” as a current competitive category 2 road cyclist for a few years.
Dana has merged her passion for both sport and nutrition to specialize in the field of sport dietetics. In addition to an undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia, she is a graduate of the renowned IOC Sports Nutrition Diploma. Her extensive experience as a personal trainer and instructor have provided her an inclusive understanding of sport training, performance and weight loss.
Working in sport, Dana recognizes the individual and specialized nutrition needs of every athlete and ensures that her practice is based on leading edge, reliable research. Whether recreation, high performance or somewhere in between, what you feed your body plays an invaluable role in realizing your full potential as an athlete and healthy individual. Get the most out of life by starting with the basics – fuel your body to reach the summit of your individual performance!