About Us

Eric Gahan, MS, ATC, SFG, CSCS, CK-FMS

  • Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training
    Canisius College 2000
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion
    University of Kentucky 2002
  • Athletic Trainer Certified
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers
  • SFG Kettlebell Instructor Level I
    StrongFirst
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • CK-FMS
    Certified Kettlebell-Functional Movement Specialist

Eric incorporates 16 years as an athletic trainer, strength coach, and post rehabilitation specialist to provide a detailed movement screen into your training sessions.  In the first visit you will have a detailed Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to determine functional mobility of the body along with uncovering asymmetries of the body from right to left sides and core activation.  From that point on Eric will develop a training program to eliminate the weakest link and maximize fitness and weight loss goals.  Functional Movement Screen (FMS) will incorporate corrective exercises to decrease asymmetries in the body and help you accomplish your personal goals in fitness and in life.   In the process of eliminating the weakest link you will also be developing mobility, stability, strength, stamina, resilience, and fat loss through training with kettlebells.

Eric is the only certified athletic trainer (ATC/L) in the New England area and state of Massachusetts to hold the SFG and Certified Kettlebell-Functional Movement Specialist (CK-FMS) certification.

Eric is an accomplished movement based athletic trainer with several national and local presentations on the importance of finding symmetry in the body and developing strength on that right and left side movement symmetry.

Eric’s eye for movement began while working with Division I athletes in undergraduate studies at Canisius College and then continuing at the University of Kentucky.  Professionally Eric has worked with athletes from St. Bonaventure University in the Atlantic-10 conference to the University of Mississippi in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) while he was rehabilitating and balancing asymmetries with future MLB and NFL players.  Eric served as the Senior Athletic Trainer for football at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and most recently served as the Senior Athletic Trainer at Boston University.  While at Boston University Eric was the primary athletic trainer for the men's basketball team, men's rugby, men's crew and women's rowing.  Specializing in low back rehabilitation and strength and conditioning.  Also serving as a liaison to the Boston University strength and conditioing area.   This experience has helped Eric develop a keen eye for helping athletes and clients merge the gap from injury to return to high level of fitness.

Eric also serves on the Advisory Board for Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group (BSMPG).

 

Co-Owner; Co-Founder of Iron Body Studios Summer 2011 to Present

  • COO
  • Director and Head Athletic Trainer
  • Head of Instruction, Strength Training, and Personal Training
  • Marketing, Management, Development

Founder and Owner of Eric Gahan, ATC, CSCS and EricGahan.com January 2014 to Present:

  • Helping optimize Joint Mobility, Movement, Training Methods, and Nutrition to progress clients into sustainable fitness.
  • Author
  • Presenter 

Athletic Training Experience at Boston University: Summer 2008 to Summer 2012

  • Senior Athletic Trainer
  • Assist and Implement a Medical Model to the Athletic Training Services Department
  • Management of Case Athletic Training Room, FitRec Athletic Training Room
  • Adjunct Faculty to Athletic Training Education Program
  • Preceptor to Athletic Training Education Program
  • Assist in Management and Development of Senior Staff administration tasks

Athletic Training Experience at Champion Sports Medicine: Summer 2007 to Summer 2008:

  • Clinical Athletic Trainer for Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
  • Athletic Trainer outreaching to Oak Grove High School and Bessemer Academy
  • Manager injury tracking for Champion Sports Medicine

Athletic Training Experience at The University of Mississippi: Spring 2004 to Summer 2007:

  • Senior Athletic Trainer, Football
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer, Head Athletic Trainer for Baseball Southeastern Conference Division I
  • Coordinator of Sports Medicine Coverage for 2004 and 2005 NCAA Oxford Baseball Regional Tournament
  • Coordinator of physicals for all athletes
  • Coordinator of weekly Orthopedic physician on campus clinic
  • Manager of the Gatorade Elite Summer Camp program   

Athletic Training Experience at St. Bonaventure University; Fall 2002 to Spring 2004:

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Atlantic 10 Division I men’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and baseball.
  • Director of Sports Medicine for Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

 Teaching Experience at St. Bonaventure University; Fall 2002 to Spring 2004:

  • Approved Clinical Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor to Physical Education Department

o   PHED 208: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Supervision Experience at St. Bonaventure University; Fall 2002 to Spring 2004:

  • Supervision and scheduling of all work-study, and athletic training students

 Teaching Experience at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; Fall 2003 to Spring 2004:

  • Adjunct Professor and Approved Clinical Instructor to the Athletic Training Program

o   Clinical in Athletic Training V

Athletic Training Experience at the University of Kentucky; Fall 2000 to Spring 2002:

  • Head Athletic Trainer at East Jessamine High School, responsibilities included:  travel, coverage of practices and games, prevention , evaluation, and follow up of injuries for eleven high school freshman, junior varsity and varsity level athletics, and administration of the athletic training room.
  • Staff Athletic Trainer for the University of Kentucky, Tubby Smith basketball camp, session one and two.
  • Staff Athletic Trainer for the 2001 and 2002 North/South Kentucky high school all-star football. 

Publications in Scholarly Journals:

Gahan, E.W., Mattacola, C.G., Uhl, T.L., Malone, T.R. Relationship between isokinetic quadriceps and hamstring strength to lower extremity functional tests. Journal of Athletic Training, Acceptied for publication, 2002.

What Eric's Clients are Saying

Matt G. Division I Athlete and Client Since 2009

In my 5 year stint as a Division I collegiate athlete at 2 different schools, Eric is the best athletic trainer I have had. His knowledge, experience and passion for nutrition, physical therapy and sport performance is second to none. On his week off in the summer, he still came in everyday at 6am to make sure I was continuing to progress and for that I couldn’t thank him enough.  There are no better athletic trainer out there, and I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with him.

Click on the link below to read more Client Testimonials about Eric:
www.dragondoor.com/instructor/Eric%20_Gahan/

 

Clinical Presentations:

Incorporation of Hardstyle Kettlebell Training into Rehabilitation

Gahan EW: Iron Body Studios, Presented to Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Staff at Harvard University, March 2012

Incorporation of Hardstyle Kettlebell Training into Rehabilitation

Gahan EW: Iron Body Studios, Presented to Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Staff at Northeastern University, June 2011

Incorporation of Kettlebells into Rehabilitation

Gahan EW: Department of Athletic Training Services, Boston University, America East Conference Sports Mecdicine Annual Symposium, Boston MA, May 2011

Non-Operative Rehabilitation of Sports Hernia

Gahan EW: Department of Athletic Training Services, Boston University, Case report accepted for College Athletic Trainers Society Annual Symposium, Las Vegas NV, April 2011

Brachial Plexus Injury in a Division I Football Player

Gahan EW: Department of Sports Medicine, University of Mississippi, University, MS,Case report accepted for Annual SEC Sports Medicine Meeting, April 2007.

TFCC Repair in a Division I Baseball Player

Gahan EW, Giessler W: Department of Sports Medicine, University of Mississippi, University, MS, case report accepted for Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, March 2007.

Relationship Between Isokinetic Quadriceps and Hamstring Strength to Lower Extremity Functional Tests

Gahan EW, Mattacola CG, Uhl TL, Malone TR:  Division of Athletic Training, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, abstract accepted for Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, March 2002 and Journal of Athletic Training, Accepted for Publication, 37:2; S-97, 2002.

Staphylococcus Aureus Infection in the Lower Leg of a High School Football Player

Gahan EW, Uhl TL, Ireland ML:  Division of Athletic Training, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.  Presented to The University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Staff.