Dr. Eric Gifford, MD, is a board-certified sports medicine and family medicine physician. Dr. Gifford is the founder of Evolution Sports Performance Training and 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Springfield, Missouri.
Dr. Gifford’s passion for sports medicine and orthopedics started long before his medical career. After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he even opened his own motorcycle shop. As a motocross enthusiast, Dr. Gifford suffered his fair share of musculoskeletal injuries growing up. His experience and his expertise make him uniquely qualified to care for all types of musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions. Eventually, Dr. Gifford recognized his talents to serve his community better as a physician. After earning his Doctor of Allopathic Medicine degree, Dr. Gifford completed his family medicine residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee. He later completed a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennesse.
Matt Loyd is a Certified Athletic Trainer with a Masters degree in Athletic Training. He is FMS certified as well as Rock tape certified. After completing his undergraduate degree at Central Methodist University while being a collegiate athlete, he received his masters degree from Missouri State University in 2017 with an emphasis on human movement and the
neurodevelopmental sequence. He has 6 years of experience in an outpatient clinic setting in all phases of the rehab process. Matt enjoys training, fishing, hunting and farming in his free time.
Greg is our clinic manager, athletic trainer, and performance and rehab specialist! He manages the day to day operations of the clinic. As a graduate of Central College and the University of Iowa, he has over 20 years of athletic training/sports medicine experience with all levels from 5th grade to Division I athletics. In his free time he enjoys spending time outside and being active. He especially enjoys kayaking, Pickleball and shooting sports. He also loves seeing his two kids grow.
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