Tomas Dockus, M.S.
Senior Neuro Exercise Specialist
Tomas graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education with a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Exercise in 1999. While working on his Master’s, Tomas worked at World Class Fitness in Kaunas, Lithuania as a personal trainer. It was at this facility that he gained experience designing exercise programs for both the general population and professional athletes. After Tomas and his family moved to the United States in 2002, he worked as a personal trainer for the Orland Park Life Time Fitness center. In June of 2004, he joined the NextSteps team and under the tutelage of Jon O’Connor, helped create and implement an aggressive locomotor training program for people living with paralysis.
Tomas is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and maintains both personal trainer certification with the International Sports Sciences Association and certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Additionally, Tomas is a certified user of Hocoma Lokomat and Argo’s ReWalk. His focus for continuing education includes activity based therapy and locomotor training.