Timothy Blake, DPT, CSCS

Tim received his Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Sciences from JMU, and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia at VCU.  In 2014 he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Tim is able to use his unique experience as a physical therapist and a strength coach to improve all aspects of human performance.  He has practiced his entire career in the outpatient orthopedic setting, specializing in athletic and sports medicine injuries of the upper and lower extremities, and spine.  He integrates world-renowned treatment philosophies and his own experiences from athletics to formulate high level, sports specific rehabilitation treatment plans.  Tim believes in individualized, challenging, evidence-based progressive treatments to return patients to sport and function. 
 
Tim has an extensive history of working with athletic populations recovering from numerous injuries and surgeries in all sporting events, and has been privileged to work with patients from most all of the public and private schools in the greater Richmond area.  He has a strong passion for working with all athletes, particularly those with suffering injuries to the lower extremity and shoulder.  He has received advanced training in treating overhead athletes, and working with patients returning from Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions in the knee.  He performs 2-Dimensional video analyses on runners of all ages and skill levels, and performs a highly advanced biomechanical video analysis for baseball pitchers from Little League to professional.  To further help in treating baseball players, Tim is currently working towards achieving his Certified Pitching Biomechanist certification through the North Carolina Institute of Sports Biomechanics.  Tim is also highly invested in injury prevention, and has had the opportunity to perform ACL injury screenings on female high school soccer teams, and the Richmond Raiders professional indoor football team.  He is also working with local high school baseball teams to initiate an Ulnar Collateral Ligament injury (Tommy John’s injury) screening and prevention program. 
 
Tim is a member of Virginia Commonwealth University’s adjunct faculty in clinical education for their doctorate program in Physical Therapy.  He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA’s Sports therapy section, and the Virginia Physical Therapy Association.