Rick Merriam’s Bio

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Rick Merriam’s Bio

In 1994, I completed a 600-hour Massage Therapy Program at The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

From 2003 – 2009, I worked as an applied biomechanics consultant and sports massage therapist at ESPN.

My primary role at ESPN was to work with sports- and work-related injuries. 

Over the last few years, I have been quoted in Runner’s World UK, Massage Therapy & Bodywork, Massage Magazine, IDEA Fitness Journal, Massage & Fitness Magazine, and The Guardian Liberty Voice.

I have also served as an applied biomechanics consultant for the fitness staff at Canyon Ranch, and The Greenbrier.

For over 24 years, I’ve held a license to perform sports massage therapy. 

For the first 18 years of my career, I was a nationally certified personal trainer.  During that time, I completed thousands of one-on-one personal training sessions.  I went on to teach biomechanics to personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and physical therapists throughout New England.

In 2009, my wife and I moved to Dallas, Texas. Not too long after we arrived in the state that we now call home, I found meaningful work at Luke’s Locker.  An established family-owned high-end specialty running shoe store with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth.

After two years of working at Luke’s Locker, I became very proficient in the art of fitting running shoes. I also came to understand the impact that a running shoe can have on the human chain.

Prior to teaching applied anatomy & kinesiology at Parker University in Dallas, I taught kinesiology and advanced kinesiology of the lower extremity at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

I have been on the faculty at Parker University for 8 years.


I’m a member in good standing with the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and the ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals).

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Texas Massage Therapy License:  MT110566

75248/ 15150 Preston Road #56 Dallas, TX