There was no doubt that Jeffrey Scott Dolly II ’11 would pursue his Master of Science in athletic training (MSAT) at Shenandoah. “Shenandoah University has one of the top MSAT programs in the entire country,” said Dolly. “Three of my top five favorite and most impactful professors of all time are from the MSAT program. And, they have a state-of-the-art cadaver lab and excellent athletic training facilities.”
After graduating from Shenandoah in 2011, Dolly opened his own business, Evolution Human Performance & Rehabilitation (EVOHPR), because he had a vision that was completely different from that of the healthcare system. “At EVOHPR, we specialize in movement analysis, injury prevention and physical rehabilitation,” said Dolly. “We utilize advanced manual therapy and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques to facilitate optimal healing and performance in the human body. We also have a 10,000-square-foot gym inside of our facility where we host nine classes a day with custom in-house programming led by one of our Evolution Performance Instructor Certification coaches.”
For Dolly, working with his rehabilitation patients really hits home because he himself had been in their same situation when he was younger. “I have suffered several sports-related injuries in my time, and seven of them have required surgery,” said Dolly. “I have endured the process of injury to surgery, to rehabilitation, back to sports performance, so many times in my life that I have developed a sincere passion for helping others with this process.”
Although Dolly’s accomplishments and successes as an entrepreneur are what most people are usually impressed by, he says: “It’s my work with the human-body/condition that is most rewarding to me. I help people get their movement back, their vitality back and their lives back. For some, I help them achieve a level of life they have never had. The continual impact I get to have on people’s lives is the most rewarding part of my career.”
Dolly credits his understanding of the human body, including how to rehabilitate it and how to keep it at a peak performance level, to the education he received in the MSAT program at Shenandoah. And, he will never forget the support the guidance he received from his professors in the program.
Dolly’s advice to students is: “You are more capable than others will understand you to be and you are worth more money than you will be offered; act like it. If you don’t show them, nobody else will.”
Written by Harley Ryan ’16
Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs