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Robert Panariello

About Robert Panariello

Robert Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS is a Founding Partner and Chief Clinical Officer at Professional Physical Therapy, which has 185 facilities in 5 northeast states and the 20,000 square foot state of the art Professional Athletic Performance Center located in Garden City, New York. He is a former Division I collegiate, professional football, and professional soccer team head strength and conditioning coach, researcher, and corporate CEO. He has studied the science of strength and conditioning and the art of coaching with the national weightlifting teams, coaches, and athletes, as well as other various national sport teams in Bulgaria, the former Soviet Union, and former East Germany. As a researcher and author, Panariello has more than 60 peer-reviewed orthopedic, sports medicine, sports physical therapy, and strength and conditioning research and journal articles, book chapters, and book publications.

He received the 2016 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Sports Medicine/Sports Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year Award, the 2015 American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) Lynn Wallace Clinical Educator of the Year Award. Panariello was one of the inaugural inductees to the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003. He also lectures both nationally and internationally on the related professions of sports medicine rehabilitation and the performance enhancement training of athletes.