Rob Barnes

Robert Barnes, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Rob is the director of Therapeutic Associates’ State Street clinic. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California in 1998. After receiving his DPT, he completed USC’s Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

Rob’s treatment philosophy incorporates a combination of manual therapy and functional/sport-specific exercises. He has extensive post graduate training in manual therapy with an emphasis on treating cervical and lumbar musculoskeletal injuries. He has a special interest in treating chronic tendon injuries in endurance athletes. His manual certifications include: Dry Needling, ASTYM (tool-assisted manual therapy), and osteopathic FDM (Fascial Distortion Model).

Rob is also a Certified Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).  TPI is a PGA and LPGA approved, golf-specific training program. He works closely with both the Bogus Basin Alpine (BBSEF) and Nordic (BBNT) ski teams and has been a proud sponsor of both programs for over a decade.

When he is not working with patients, Rob enjoys mountain biking, running, skiing, and hanging out with his three kids, wife, and yellow lab.

Articles written by Robert Barnes

Keeping it Consistent: 5 Exercises to Avoid Running Injuries

The New Year brings potential for new fitness goals, new PR’s, new races as well as the potential for new injuries. We promise ourselves that we are going to strengthen more, stretch more and prepare more. We sign up for Yoga, Pilates, and weight classes in hopes to better prepare our bodies for the race season.

Runners' Morning Heel Pain: Understand It and Heal It

A common complaint of runners is heel pain. Many medical diagnoses can be grouped under the symptom of heel pain. These diagnoses include Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendonosis, plantar fasciitis, and flexor tendonitis. As a physical therapist that specializes in treating running injuries, a frequent question I ask my patients is, “ How intense is your heel pain when you stand and take your first steps in the morning?”