Functional Training
for the Torso

Gray Cook, MSPT, CSCS
and Keith Fields, MS, CSCS
Orthopedic & Sports Therapy
Danville, Virginia


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Gray Cook, a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist,is director of outpatient physical therapy at Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy in Danville, VA. He received his master's in physical therapy education from the University of Miami.

Keith Fields, holds ACSM certification as a health/fitness instructor and serves as the strength and conditioning specialist at Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. He received his master's in exercise physiology from UNC-Greensboro.