Who We Are
SPI’s founders have used their 30+ years of combined experience in the sports medicine and sports performance fields to develop the highest quality programs for thousands of athletes. We have trained and treated athletes along the continuum from being severely injured to performing at the most elite levels.
Our backgrounds, expertise, and use of evidence-based research have allowed us to see how and why the human machine breaks down. We have gone on to discover, implement, and improve on the methods to Better The Machine.
Easton Germain, MPT, OCS, CSCS
The Sports Performance Institute was founded by Easton Germain. As Director of Physical Therapy at Maryland Orthopedic Specialists, Easton realized the need for sports performance and injury prevention strategies from a credible source. His athletes were always asking questions about how to get bigger, faster, stronger, as well as ways to stay out of the training room or physical therapy. So, Easton started the Sports Performance Institute to bring the right answers to a broader audience.
Easton received his Master in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware in 1996. Prior to that, Easton graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA where he was a member of their Division I men’s varsity soccer team. He is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Easton has acquired an extensive and effective array of sports-specific strategies and skills during his long tenure in the sports performance and sports medicine fields. Easton has designed programs, rehabilitated and trained many top-level athletes including members of: NBA, NFL, DC United, Washington Freedom, Canadian Football League, as well as elite-level gymnastics and other intercollegiate and high school athletes.
Tom Stott, PTA, CPT
Tom recently relocated to Colorado but will occasionally lend his tremendous insight to the Sports Performance Institute in a consultant capacity. Tom attended the University of Maryland and then graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Montgomery College in Takoma Park. Tom practiced in the Germantown location of Maryland Orthopedic Specialists, where he worked with patients of all ages and athletic-caliber. He is also certified as a Personal Trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Running Coach by the USATF and the Road Runners Club of America.
Tom ran track and cross country through high school and at the University of Maryland. Though talented in high school, he learned that it takes a special athlete to compete in Division I collegiate running. After fighting for a varsity spot for two years, Tom transitioned to the sport of triathlon, competing for the Maryland Multisport Club. He has since returned to a running-based race schedule and currently competes for the Falls Road Running Team out of Baltimore, Maryland.
Tom diversifies his own work outs as much as possible, running 5 times per weeks, participating in rock climbing, CrossFit, and other endeavors. Having acquired a number of overuse injuries throughout his career, Tom recognizes the importance of injury prevention. He also knows that the average athlete does not have the luxuries afforded to the professional one, yet he understands that every athlete expects to perform like one.
Patricia Stott, DPT, CHT, MS, L/ATC
Patty, along with her husband Tom, will occasionally serve in a consultant capacity with SPI. She has been a practicing physical therapist in sports and orthopedics, and an athletic trainer, since 2003. She attended a combined BS/MS program at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York where she worked with a wide variety of sports teams in the area for athletic training; from high school to the professional level. The majority of her time in college was spent with Football at the University at Albany.
After graduating, she moved down to Maryland and was with the same sports medicine team for 14 years. She returned to school later on, graduating with her transitional Doctorate from Shenandoah University in 2013. She attended Drexel University for a post professional certification program for hand therapy and is currently a certified hand specialist. She has also received her USA Track and Field level I coaching certification and Specialization in Sports Nutrition from the ISSA.
Since her youth, Patty has tried out a wide variety of sports. In her younger years, she was in softball, basketball, and martial arts. The martial arts carried over into her post collegiate activities with competition and teaching in the Tae Kwon Do style (both ITF and WTF). As most adults with busy schedules, she picked up running for another activity in the last decade or so with rock climbing, swimming, and cycling added on to the list as well.
Nicole joins the Sports Performance Institute in mainly an administrative capacity for her communications expertise. She will help lend a voice to SPI to promote it in the community. She works full-time at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC. Nicole ran her own small business, MJG Communications, a public relations/consulting firm for non-profit organizations.
Nicole has always been very active throughout her life, becoming more interested in running over the last 5 years. She has run several 5Ks, half marathons, and relay marathons. She enjoys the challenge of maintaining a competitive pace during races and her weekend runs.