Dr. Brad Gilden has been practicing orthopedic & 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 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.
Dr. Gilden follows the approach of a Functional Manual Physical Therapist treating movement dysfunction. 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 both pre- and post-surgical patient populations and patients dealing with chronic pain. He also specializes in working with patients presenting with jaw pain (TMD), headaches, sleep disturbances, and digestive problems.
In 2010, he completed an intensive certification in functional manual therapy through the Institute of Physical Art. In 2014 he completed a fellowship in functional manual therapy through the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy.
Dr. Gilden has worked with many professional athletes as well as collegiate and recreational. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He is a board member and representative of the physical therapy section of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Gilden lectures throughout the community on injury prevention and ergonomics while promoting a healthy lifestyle. He enjoys a multitude of sports and completed his first NYC Marathon in 2008.