- Physical Therapist
- SMART Therapy
- 5454 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1555
- Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
I’m a licensed physical therapist practicing in the DC metropolitan area. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and from George Washington University in 2013 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).
Specialties & Certifications
I’ve been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2012 and I’m pursuing a board specialist certification in sports medicine.
Athletic & Training Background
Growing up in a family of three boys, playing every sport imaginable, I was running, cycling, swimming, and playing constantly. Eventually, I gravitated towards rugby, playing at the University of Maryland, George Washington University, and several collegiate “select sides”. For the past three years I’ve been competing as a 77kg Olympic Weightlifter and I’m currently pursuing a qualifying total for the 2015 American Open
Current Role Working With Athletes
I work in an outpatient Sports Medicine/Orthopedics clinic where the majority of my patients are high school/collegiate athletes or weekend warriors competing in marathons, triathlons, Crossfit, and adult sports leagues. Outside the clinic, I teach mobility seminars at Crossfit boxes, I’m the team therapist for the George Washington University men’s rugby team, and I’m adjunct faculty for the Marymount University Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
My treatment philosophy is a melting pot that comes from working with and reading the work of numerous mentors, educators, coaches, and therapists. I teach my clients the importance of quality before quantity. Move well before you move a lot, squat well before you squat heavy, and breathe well at rest before you’re huffing and puffing during 800m repeats. I encourage patients to take ownership of their own health, improve lifestyle factors, and understand what led to their injury in the first place to reduce the risk of re-injury. I incorporate various manual therapy techniques, movement assessments like the FMS, and the principles of strength and conditioning into all my treatments. The human body is a high-performance machine and deserves to be treated as such!
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live! Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow… Only while we are in action is the circulation perfect.” -Henry David Thoreau, 1851