With a strong background in athletic training and sports performance combined with 15+ years extensive experience training those with neurological and physical disabilities, Eric Harness brings a unique perspective to the adaptive performance and neuro recovery fields.
After graduating from San Diego State University with a BSc in Kinesiology, he became an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and started San Diego Sports Training where he excelled at improving the strength and performance of high school, college, and Olympic athletes.
In 1999, Eric co-founded the first spinal cord injury recovery center in Southern California and served as their Director of Research and Development for 13 years. In that time period he spent over 20,000 hours working hands on with physically challenged clients to increase their functional capacity. His clientele included not only spinal cord injuries, but stroke, TBI, multiple sclerosis, amputee, and ALS. He has worked with major hospitals and universities on several grant funded research projects examining the effects of exercise on individuals with spinal cord injury. These projects have led to multiple authored and co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals. As a leader in this field, he has been invited to speak and present at many major medical conferences, hospitals, and industry events.
Eric continues to partner with the leaders in the rehabilitation field on research projects and equipment design as he advances his work in neuro recovery and takes adaptive performance to the next level.
If you would like to learn more about Eric, we invite you to visit his LinkedIn Page and review his CV below.