Schedule & Speakers

Annual Meeting Schedule & Speakers

Schedule is subject to change- updates will be made as soon as possible when changes occur.

2024 ACSM Northwest Annual Meeting Program

Speaker Bios:

 Alena Grabowski, Ph.D
Alena Grabowski, Ph.D. is a VA Research Health Scientist in Denver and an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She conducts basic and clinical human research and directs the Applied Biomechanics Lab. Her primary areas of research expertise incorporate human biomechanics, physiology, and mechatronics. Her research goals are to further understand and characterize human movement to implement mechanical devices that assist and/or enhance locomotion. Specifically, she conducts research on human walking, running, hopping, jumping, bicycling, and sprinting, and investigates the biomechanical and physiological effects of mechanical devices such as lower limb prostheses, orthoses, exoskeletons, weight support systems, and sports equipment on people with and without physical disabilities.
James D. Scott

M.S. Kinesiology, ACSM CPT, AIT, CF-L1, USAW-L1 

James D. Scott., is an Exercise Therapist (ET) working at Pushing Boundaries, a local Paralysis Therapy Center and non-profit organization in Washington State with a team of highly trained ET’s devoted toward increasing exercise, health, and hope for people with paralysis. James specializes in rehabilitation exercise through Neuromuscular Reeducation and a variety of highly technological intensive therapy techniques. These consisting of Galileo Training Devices, Hocoma Lokomat robotic orthosis gait therapy, Integrated Functional Electrical Stimulation, Ekso Bionics Indego exoskeleton gait training, alongside a plethora of other therapeutic exercise modalities. Specifically, Scott and the Pushing Boundaries team train clientele and Adaptive Athletes with varying levels of reduced functional ability specific to Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and much more. James brings Functional Fitness training principles to individuals of all levels of cognitive and physical functioning. His experience as an Exercise Therapist and coaching Adaptive athletes, Functional Fitness, Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit, and Personal Training fuels his drive to ensure people’s health, wellness, and fitness are consistently increasing. James is an enthusiastic therapist who brings forth fun, exciting, and ultimately extremely challenging therapy to all those in need.