Tom is a 1996 graduate of Saint Louis University. In 2004 he became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has focused his career on the rehabilitation of athletes of all levels and sports, including professionals, and multiple Olympic gold medalists. Tom has served as adjunct faculty of orthopedics at UT Southwestern Department of Physical Therapy, as the DFW Mentor for Physical Therapists in the Management of the Knee and Shoulder, and lectured on various orthopedic and sports related topics. In 2000, he was the recipient of the prestigious Special Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence, and in 2008, he received the Dorn Long Outstanding Clinical Educator Award.