Mo Skelton

Mo Skelton

Mo Skelton is a physical therapist at McCurtain Memorial Hospital (Idabel, Okla.) and is the founder of F.A.S.T. Sports Performance. He also serves as a strength coach for local teams in southern Oklahoma; and consults with small colleges to assess their sports medicine and performance needs. A former adjunct professor at the University of Central Akransa, Skelton has presented about injury prevention methods at the Oklahoma Athletic Trainer's Association and the Arkansas National Strength and Condtioning Association state meetings.

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