Dr. Zak Gabor is a 2015 graduate from Ithaca College where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor of Clinical Health Science degree from Ithaca College in 2013. Zak is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), and a Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting (USAW).
Throughout his doctorate program, Zak served as a Teaching Assistant for several physical therapy courses including gross anatomy and musculoskeletal examination and evaluation. He also spent over three years providing personal strength training to clients and athletes.
Zak is passionate about teaching and educating, both of which are very important cornerstones to any patient’s plan of care. In addition, Zak’s clinical experience is rooted in sports-based orthopedic rehabilitation and physical therapy, with an emphasis on strength training and sports performance. He co-teaches the educational Hip Hinge 101 Workshop with his colleague, Matthew Ibrahim, which has been presented across the country and even the world. He has also been invited to several local colleges and universities as a guest lecturer on the topics of Pain Science and Strength & Conditioning. He is now serving as an adjunct professor at MGH IHP DPT program in Charlestown teaching a course “Strength and Conditioning for Outpatient Orthopedics.” A firm believer in continuing education to better serve the patients, clients and athletes he works with. Zak is dedicated to constantly learning and has recently spent over 100 hours completing a six month mentorship program covering concepts from PNF, SFMA, Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Pain Science, and Strength & Conditioning. Zak is also full body certified in Dry Needling from the Spinal Manipulation Institute.
In addition to clinical hours, Zak has recently founded “The Level Up Initiative,” which is an online platform dedicated to driving positive change into healthcare through mentorship of student PTs and new graduates. This platform is based in development of mindset, critical thinking, and soft skills. To learn more about this, head to The Level Up Initiative.
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