Robert Panariello

Robert Panariello


Co-CEO, Founding Partner, Chief Clinical Officer


  • Master of Science, Exercise Physiology, Queens College
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Physical Education/Athletic Training, Ithaca College
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Physical Therapy, Ithaca College


  • New York State Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Clinical Interests/Specialties 

  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Performance Training of Athletes
  • Rehabilitation

Other Notables

  • Study of the Science of Strength and Conditioning of weightlifters and other athletes
  • Serves as a consultant to many university, college and professional athletic teams
  • Delivers national lectures on topics like Sports Physical Therapy and Performance Training of Athletes
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the year – 2016
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Sports Physical Therapy Lynn Wallace Award – 2015
  • USA Strength & Conditioning Hall of Fame – 2003
  • Authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapter publications on Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Research, Sports Physical Therapy Research, and Strength & Conditioning
  • Presented his research at the International World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Washington, D.C.
  • Former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, St. John’s University of New York (1986-1995)
  • Former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, World League of American Football New York/New Jersey Knights  (1991)
  • Former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Women’s United Soccer Association’s (WUSA) New York Power professional women’s soccer team (2001 – 2002)