Joshua M. Gellert P.T., D.P.T, S.C.S

Joshua M. Gellert P.T., D.P.T, S.C.S

Specialties and Expertise

Physical Therapy, Sports Concussion, Sports Medicine




Primary Location

Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

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


Joshua Gellert obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York University and is a Board Certified Sports Specialist. As a Physical Therapist 3 in the Sports Medicine Center at the University of Washington’s Stadium Clinic, his clinical focus lies in post-operative rehabilitation of injured athletes, sports trauma cases, adolescent sports injuries and rotational athletes. Joshua is a certified Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Medical Professional, has developed the Golfers Injury Prevention Clinic at UW-SMC, is working to help standardize post-surgical protocols and has lectured in the Stadium Clinic’s PT Grand Rounds.

His career in sports medicine started in New York City at the prominent Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), a world-renowned research, teaching, and treatment center in Lenox Hill Hospital. As a Senior Physical Therapists and Clinical Specialist at NISMAT, he worked with a diverse case load of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries, helped to develop and implement injury prevention clinics in the community for runners and golfers, ran plyometric training classes for the New York Athletic Club, and assisted with preseason testing with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. He also conducted research of identification, rehabilitation and prevention of hamstring strain injuries and has a special interest in rehabilitation of the non-arthritic hip in which subject he has been published. In addition to his clinical duties, he was also a clinical instructor for physical therapy doctoral candidates, where he was deemed a “Master Clinician” by NYU.

A native of Tacoma, Washington, Joshua obtained a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science and a Minor in Sports Psychology at Western Washington University. Joshua is an outdoor enthusiast, avid traveler and enjoys the infinite variety of incredible food and culture that are such a part of Seattle.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe that every patient should get better as quickly as possible. Putting the patients first and understanding their unique needs allows them to leave physical therapy empowered and better able to treat their symptoms.

I employ a team-based approach to therapy, in which communication from the doctor, therapist and ancillary staff are assimilated and synthesized into a clear path to patient recovery. I take an eclectic approach in my rehabilitation techniques, implementing manual therapy, functional movements, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and taping techniques, in conjunction with therapeutic exercises and neuromuscular re-education drills to ensure a full recovery and a positive rehabilitation experience.

Personal Interests

Rowing, surfing, whitewater kayaking, skiing, basketball. Finding new places to explore with my wife and child.

Clinical Interests

Post-surgical rehabilitation of the knee/shoulder/hip/foot/spine; Non-operative sports trauma cases; Adolescent sports injuries; Rotational athletes; ACL injury prevention programs

Research Interests

Identification, rehabilitation and prevention of hamstring strain injuries; Rehabilitation of the non-arthritic hip; ACL rehabilitation/ post-surgical outcomes ; Rotator cuff rehabilitation / post-surgical outcomes; Concussion management

NYU College of NursingMedical educationPhysical Therapy2010

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