Robert Barnes


Clinic Director | Physical Therapist


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.

Board Certifications

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Additional Certifications

Certified Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)


University of Southern California, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Recent Blog Posts

Our educational blogs draw on the expertise and experience of our therapists, bringing you the information you need to pursue an active, healthy, and pain-free life.
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