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Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT, OCS

Rober Gillanders

Physical Therapist

The decision to pursue physical therapy as a career seemed to be a natural one for Robert, given his upbringing by parents who were involved in healthcare and the formative years he spent participating in outdoor pursuits. An experienced and skilled physical therapist, Robert brings a wealth of expertise to the practice.

For Robert, the act of helping people with a big smile on his face does not grow old. He views physical therapy as a partnership and considers himself a mechanic for the body. Good physical therapy is about keeping things simple—finding out why the body is breaking down, and then helping patients learn how to take an active role in fixing any problems. The body is often challenged by a variety of issues that collectively lead to breakdown, which is why Robert takes the time to thoroughly evaluate his patients and map out a plan of care that addresses each issue.

Robert's commitment to staying abreast of the most recent evidence-based clinical practices ensures that his patients receive the most advanced care available. He is a Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS), and an Active Release Treatment Techniques (ART) therapist. In addition, he is certified in Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT, a.k.a. "trigger point needling"). He has manual therapy specializations through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and the and University of St. Augustine. Robert's extensive training and experience uniquely equips him to provide patients with comprehensive and integrated care to address their individual needs.

In addition, Robert is a Certified Bike Fit Specialist and running medicine expert. Robert integrates his clinical skills with his personal experience to provide athletes with sports-specific services that help them expedite their recovery and improve their race-day performance.

Robert received his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine and his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Marymount University. He is a spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association and is a frequent guest speaker at medical conferences and athletic events. Robert is also a contributor to Runner's World magazine and a consultant for local running and triathlon teams.

Outside the clinic, Robert enjoys spending time with his family and friends and competing in endurance events. His accomplishments include more than 25 marathons/ultra-marathons, six Boston Marathons, the Grindstone 100-mile trail run, the Leadville 100-mile mountain bike race, and four bricks on the Westernport Wall from the Savage Man Triathlon.

What We Treat

We treat a variety of conditions ranging from the acute to the chronic.

Conditions treated

Comprehensive Care

Recover more quickly, relieve pain, and learn to prevent future injury.

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