Dr. Grant NorlandFounder & CEO
Dr. Ranae NorlandPhysical Therapist
Sam MaedkeMembership/Recruiting Coordinator
Justin AxelsonSport Performance Coach
Ryan CurtinSport Performance Coach
Zayne MedhaugSport Performance Coach
Jared SiegmundSport Performance Coach
Dr. Grant Norland, DPT, CSCS
Grant Norland is the founder and CEO of Inspired Athletx. He earned a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa and an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Truman State University (MO), where he also played quarterback on the football team. Dr. Grant is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA as well as a Certified Golf Fitness and Medical Professional through the Titleist Performance Institute.
Grant specializes in manual physical therapy, sport performance, 3-D motion analysis, and corrective exercise. He has trained and rehabilitated hundreds of area athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level including, football, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, hockey athletes as well as golfers, runners and a variety of other athletes. He has completed extensive post-graduate study in the areas of manual physical therapy and functional movement.
Dr. Grant is also the founder and director of The Quarterback Institute, which brings a unique blend of sport science, training, and coaching to the quarterback development process, while pioneering research in quarterback passing mechanics. Grant has helped to develop many collegiate quarterbacks, has prepared QBs for the NFL combine, and appeared on the emmy-nominated NFL Network docuseries Undrafted in 2015. He combined his unique understanding of biomechanics, physical therapy, sport performance, and quarterback coaching to form the most comprehensive quarterback development program.
Dr. Grant is an expert in movement assessment and functional manual therapy, which enables him to help athletes achieve their peak performance and recover from injuries faster by optimizing the way they move.
Dr. Ranae Norland
Dr. Ranae Norland, DPT
Dr. Ranae Norland is a licensed doctor of physical therapy at Inspired Athletx. She earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Iowa and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) where she also excelled as a middle hitter on the volleyball team.
Ranae has extensive post-graduate training in manual physical therapy and has a unique ability to find and treat the small details of movement mechanics that help to achieve optimal results. She has worked extensively with athletes and adult clients including dancers, volleyball players, track athletes, as well as area physicians and other medical professionals.
Dr. Ranae is an expert in manual physical therapy and functional movement training. Her expertise provides her patients and clients with a comprehensive approach to treatment that enables them to achieve results quickly and return to the things they enjoy.
Sam Maedke is the membership and recruiting coordinator at Inspired Athletx. He is involved in marketing strategy, new member recruiting, and ensuring that our members have an exceptional onboarding experience. Sam is a 2017 graduate of Concordia-St. Paul with a degree in Bachelor’s degree in Sport Business. Sam was a 4 year member of the football team as a punter for CSP and twice named all-conference during his career. He is currently in the final stages of completing his Master’s degree in Sport Management at CSP. Sam brings terrific energy and enthusiasm to the Inspired team!
Justin Axelson, CSCS
Justin is passionate about the process of creating opportunities for athletes to reach for and achieve their athletic goals and dreams. He has excellent knowledge and understanding of quality movement as well as the return to sport process following injury.
Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Concordia – St. Paul, where he played tight end on the football team and earned “Lifter of the Year” honors in their strength and conditioning program. While at Condordia, Justin completed an internship through the strength and conditioning department, primarily working with the sports of football, volleyball, soccer, and basketball.
Prior to transferring to CSP, Justin began his college football career at North Dakota State University and was a member of back-to-back 2014 & 2015 National Championship teams. NDSU is where Justin’s passion for athlete development began after witnessing a group of seniors become choked-up while delivering goodbye speeches to their strength coaches. He saw the an impact a sport performance coach can have on an athlete and in that moment knew that a career as a coach is what he wanted to pursue.
Ryan is a sport performance coach on the Inspired Athletx team. He is highly educated in the field and brings a background in tennis as an athlete along with a variety of work experience, including being an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Northern Iowa football program.
He graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science where he also played on the club tennis team after a standout high school tennis career. While in college, Ryan also served as an assistant high school tennis coach for Cotter High School in Winona.
Ryan went on to earn a Master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA), where he also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the football program along with other sports for over two years.
Ryan’s education and experiences make him an exceptional sport performance coach and a leader in the field.
Zayne brings great education and experience to the sport performance coaching team at Inspired Athletx having been a a college football standout and college football coach.
He graduated from Minnesota State – Moorhead in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, where he also served as a graduate assistant football position coach of running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends.
As a player, Zayne was a standout running back for the Minnesota State – Moorhead Dragons. He earned All-NSIC Conference honors in the 2013-15 seasons. In 2014 he rushed for over 1,100 yards, becoming the first Dragon in 15 seasons to rush for over 1,000 yards and earning All-American honors.
Zayne worked as a sport performance coach at a training center in Fargo, ND before joining the team at Inspired Athletx.
Jared Siegmund, M.Ed., CSCS, USA-W
Jared Siegmund is an adjunct sport performance coach at Inspired Athletx and currently a strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. He earned a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota where he was also completed an internship in the strength and conditioning department. Jared completed an undergraduate degree in health promotion at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where he also played defensive back on the football team for four years. He is a Certified Strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA-CSCS as well as a USA Weightlifting Certified Sport Performance Coach.
Jared has extensive experience working with some of the best athletes in the world, including at the Olympic Training Center, where he worked closely with the U.S. track and field, BMX, rowing, archery, paralympic, and rugby programs. He became the head strength and conditioning coach for the Team USA Women’s Rugby program and remained in that position for four years, including a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Over those four years, the team finished as bronze medalists in the 2013 World Cup, silver medalists at the Pan American games in 2015, and in fifth place at the 2016 Olympics. Jared gained invaluable experience while at the Olympic Training Center in the areas of strength and conditioning, speed development, and the ability to work with an integrated team of professionals toward achieving outcomes for athletes.
Jared is an expert in developing speed and explosiveness in athletes. He has applied his knowledge and experience to get the most out of the hundreds of elite athletes he has trained through his career. Jared also brings a unique understanding of the rehabilitation process and is excellent at bridging the gap between recovery and performance.