Brad Gilden, PT, DPT, CFMT, FAAOMPT, FFMT, CSCS

Brad Gilden, PT, DPT, CFMT, FAAOMPT, FFMT, CSCS

Managing Partner & Rehabilitation Coordinator

Old Greenwich & Westport

bgilden@elitehealthservices.com

203-983-5748 (Old Greenwich)

203-349-8430 (Westport)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Functional Manual Therapy, treating complex patient presentations

BIO

Dr. Brad Gilden has been practicing orthopedic and sports physical therapy since graduating from New York Medical College in 2000. He has worked in a variety of settings treating patients with various neurological, orthopedic, airway, TMJD and sports injuries. In 2004, he completed a clinical doctorate in upper quarter & hand therapy from Drexel University. He joined Elite Health Services as a managing partner and rehabilitation coordinator in 2005 and co-founded IPA MANHATTAN Physical Therapy in 2011.

Dr. Gilden follows the approach of a Functional Manual Physical Therapist treating movement dysfunction and postural awareness. His focus is on restoring normal mobility and strength while integrating patients back to their highest level of function. He enjoys working with all diagnoses and has extensive experience treating patients with neck pain, headaches, airway/breathing difficulties, tinnitus and other related issues. In 2010, he completed an intensive certification in functional manual therapy through the Institute of Physical Art passing with honors. In 2014 he completed a three year long fellowship in functional manual therapy through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Dr. Gilden utilizes the latest technology along with 16 years of experience in being able to identify breathing pattern disorders and malocclusions related to poor posture, injury, and faulty behavioral patterns. He has developed a physiology laboratory to measure how stress impacts the autonomic nervous system amplifying pain and inflammation.

Dr. Gilden has worked with many professional athletes as well as collegiate and recreational. He has also helped thousands of patients suffering from symptoms related to poor posture, stress and various breathing pattern disorders. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. He lectures at various medical conferences and throughout the community and on the adverse affects of breathing pattern disorders and chronic sympathetic load on the human body. He enjoys a multitude of sports and completed his first NYC Marathon in 2008.

Dr. Gilden works collaboratively with local physicans, dentists, and other sleep specialists to assist his patients in receiving the best medical care possible to allow them to return to a life free of pain and restful rejuvenating sleep.

EDUCATION
  • Masters of Science New York Medical College 2000 Clinical Doctorate
  • Upper Quarter and Hand Therapy Drexel University 2004
CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certification with Honors in Functional Manual Therapy 2010
  • Completion of Fellowship in Functional Manual Therapy through the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAOMPT)
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT)
  • Board Member of American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD)