Robert Panariello

About Robert Panariello

Robert Panariello, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, is Founding Partner and Chief Clinical Officer at Professional Physical Therapy, which has 185 facilities in five Northeast states and the 20,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Professional Athletic Performance Center in Garden City, New York. He is a former Division I collegiate, professional football and soccer team head strength and conditioning coach, researcher, and CEO. He has studied the science of strength and conditioning with national weightlifting teams and coaches, 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 research orthopedic, sports medicine, sports physical therapy, and strength and conditioning journal articles, book chapters, and book publications.

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