Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT, OCS

  • Spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy
  • Washington, DC    
  • Website

Contact me for: Back Pain, Bike Fitting, Dry Needling, Ergonomics, Neck Pain, Sports Medicine, Running Medicine

Physical therapist and American Physical Therapy Association member Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT, OCS, practices at Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy in Washington, DC. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, a certified ergonomic assessment specialist, an active release treatment techniques therapist, and is certified in Intramuscular Manual Therapy (also known as "trigger point needling"). Gillanders is also a certified bike-fit specialist and running medicine expert. He integrates clinical skills with personal experience to provide athletes with sports-specific services that help them expedite their recovery and improve their race-day performance. Gillanders received his master’s of physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine and his doctor of physical therapy degree from Marymount University. He is a frequent guest speaker at medical conferences and athletic events, a contributor to Runner's World magazine, and a consultant for local running and triathlon teams. Gillanders enjoys staying active by running and cycling. He has competed in numerous endurance cycling, running, and triathlon events, including the Boston Marathon 5 times.

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