Dr. Dave Tilley, DPT, SCS is a Physical Therapist who graduated in 2013 from Springfield College. Dave comes from an extensive gymnastics background, being a former gymnast himself and currently still coaching optional level gymnastics in the North Shore of Boston. Dave was a competitive gymnast for 18 years, 4 of them collegiately as part of the Springfield College Men’s Team. Dave has also been coaching gymnastics for 12 years, being involved in multiple levels of the sport. His unique background as a former athlete and current coach gives him a one of a kind approach for the performance and rehabilitation of gymnasts. He has successfully treated some of the most talented high school, collegiate, and junior elite level gymnasts in the country. Along with gymnastics,
Dave graduated from Springfield College with his Bachelors in Science, Minor in Psychology, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He recently became Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy in February of 2016, and also looks to obtain his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification this year. His current interests include prevention and rehabilitation of extension based spine injuries, shoulder and hip instability, as well as the science involved in long-term athletic development, mobility training, and motor control. He participates in ongoing continuing education by attending various courses, collaborating with other professionals, and staying up to date with the most current medical research.
Along with treating in the clinic, Dave is also the owner of an educational website and company called “SHIFT Movement Science and Gymnastics Education”. This company was started in 2014 to help educate sports such as gymnastics about optimal performance and preventative rehabilitation strategies. By combining his roles as a healthcare provider, current coach, and athlete Dave looks to help remold the gymnastics world with current, scientifically backed principles that optimize a gymnast’s long-term potential. His new forward thinking ideas have been nationally recognized with members of USA Gymnastics as well as now internationally, being implemented into elite level and Junior Olympic programs.