Rob Kopitzke

Rob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University, graduating cum Laude, in 1987. Additionally, he has extensive training in biomechanics of the foot and lower extremities. Two long-term manual therapy courses on the spine and a variety of other orthopedic-sports medicine courses round out his physical therapy training.

Rob became a USA Cycling Coach in 1994 and has since achieved the Elite level.

From 1994 to 1996 Rob worked with Brent Anderson MPT, OSC the founder of Polestar Pilates.

The human body was built to move and I’ve enjoyed helping people move again as a Physical Therapist since 1987 by incorporating thorough biomechanical analysis, manual therapy techniques, orthotic fabrication, postural training and flexibility-agility-balance-endurance-strength-and power based exercise programs.

As a competitive cyclist and Elite USA Cycling Coach I’ve specialized in working with cycling athletes since 1993 including testing, training and coaching. Pilates training has been a major influence since 1994 providing a significant advantage when addressing imbalances in the body including over 10-years experience working with dancers. I also enjoy working with ultra runners, adventure racers and Triathletes.

Helping people understand they have the ability to prevent much of their pain and achieve their health and fitness goals is extremely rewarding and the reason why I love my job.

Education
Bachelors of Science, Physical Therapy
Loma Linda University, 1987

Specialty
Physical Therapy
Orthopedics-Sports Medicine
Spine, Pelvis and Extremity Manual Therapy
Lower Quarter Biomechanics
Custom Foot Orthotics
Personal Training
Pilates Instructor Certification, Balanced Body 1994, Balanced Body Faculty member since 2007.
Coaching
Elite USA Cycling Coach

Interests

Competitive Cycling (road, cyclocross, mountain bike)
Recreational Cycling (metric to double century events)
Windsurfing
Trail Running
Racquetball, badminton, squash, soccer
Watercolor painting and pencil drawing