Elliot J. O'Connor D.P.T.

Elliot J. O'Connor D.P.T.

Specialties and Expertise

Orthopaedics , Orthopaedics (Elbow), Orthopaedics (Hip), Orthopaedics (Knee), Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine




Primary Location

Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

3800 Montlake Blvd. NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. O'Connor obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound. Following this he received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. During this time he supplemented his degree with an emphasis in manual therapy.

Since graduating he has focused on blending his passions with his work experience. An avid multisport athlete, Dr. O’Connor has gone on to become a Silver Certified Bike Fitter as well as a certified Running Coach through the Road Runners Club of America. He has used this knowledge to become one of the primary therapists involved in the Running Medicine Program. He routinely provides gait analysis for patients and blends this with his knowledge of training to help keep runners healthy and fit so they can reach their endurance goals.

When not in the clinic Dr. O’Connor has used his knowledge to benefit others by lecturing on topics related to endurance sports at the Seattle Marathon in 2015 and 2016. He has also spoken with troops at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on footwear and injury risk as well as the UW community on posture and pain related to prolonged periods of sitting.

Dr. O’Connor is also an avid soccer fan. He is a certified Soccer Coach and is working towards his Fifa Medicine Diploma. He enjoys the complexity of keeping soccer players fit and healthy and still plays himself when his schedule allows.

Patient Care Philosophy

I love the challenge of working with endurance athletes. Too often they are told that they shouldn’t be doing what they are doing without someone actually listening to them. I believe in giving patients the tools to be successful at whatever challenges they choose for themselves.

Clinically this means making sure they have the skills to move well, proper strength and range of motion and then an concise plan to take the steps necessary for success. With enough preparation, anything is possible.

Personal Interests

Running, Soccer, Biking, Snowboarding, Swimming and my dog, Asher.

Clinical Interests

Running injuries and gait analysis; Biking injuries and bike fitting; Soccer injuries; foot and ankle injuries, hamstring injuries; ACL injuries; Shoulder injuries;

University of St. AugustineMedical educationPhysical Therapy2012

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