BIO

Charlie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He was most recently the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC.  He is also Director of Clinical Education for the Vibraflex Whole-Body Vibration and Andante Medical, the makers of the SmartStep, mobile force plate.  He graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, and went on to earn an MSPT in 1999 and DPT in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Prior to returning to his home state of New Jersey in the Fall of 2006 after 12 seasons of professional basketball, he was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA.   Among the highlights of his tenure in Philadelphia was being part of the medical staff that ranked 1st in the NBA in Player Missed Games in the 2005-06 season.

Through rehabbing patients, he subscribes to a movement-based approach popularized by the works of Dr. Vladimir Janda, Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, Dr. Stuart McGill, and Gray Cook.  In training athletes and clients, he champions the principles of the Functional Movement Screen and sound, evidence-based training principles.  Some of the methodologies Charlie is formally trained in include DNS, ART, Dry Needling, Graston, FMS/SFMA, and the RKC.

Aside from working with patients, athletes and clients, he is also under the bar himself.  In 2007, he achieved AAPF Elite status in the 220 weight class with a total of 1915 pounds. His best powerlifting competition total is 800 squat, 510 bench press and 605 deadlift.

Currently Charlie is training and rehabbing clients of all types at Drive495 in Manhattan, NYC and Fit For Life in Marlboro, NJ.  Charlie often teaches and speaks internationally and consults regularly with Nike, the Roddick-Lavalle Tennis Academy, Perform Better, and Equinox Fitness Clubs.

Charlie lives with his wife, Kristen, and dog, Rumble, in NJ.  You’re welcome to email him at charlie@charlieweingroff.com with questions for the Q&A section, to offer a comment, or to discuss a potential workshop at your facility.

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Thanks for visiting the website.

Charlie

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28 Responses to “BIO”

  1. Shannon Cutrona says:

    Great site Charlie! I am thrilled to see you with your own site to give insight and information to people. Joe showed me the Get up or Swing. I am attempting to teach both patterns together, but I want to make sure I follow the advice of those wiser and more learned than me in the subject. I look forward to reading more. I love it!

  2. Hi Dr. Weingroff,

    I’m a current DPT student at upstate medical university in syracuse, ny…I have a background in training and also work as a strength and conditioning coach at strides of cny…www.stridesstrength.com….Anyways I was wondering if you knew any PT’s that I could observe or work with as I am looking for someone who is into doing the screenings (FMS..ect.) and into strength and conditioning as well physical therapy…basically someone similar to you…? Any suggestions on anyone I could contact?

    Thanks!

  3. Charlie says:

    Jordan – If you are close enough to Cortland area, look up Greg Streblow please. I think he may be of use to you as a mentor in the things you are looking for.

  4. Charlie,

    Thanks for the great dvd. Gone through it twice, great addition to CK-FMS, and you’ve gotten great reviews on the private RKC forum.
    A couple times you mention a “Rob Panarolla” (sp), in NYC, but I’m having trouble finding him.
    Also, are the handouts or powerpoints available? Happy to pay for them, but I’m OK if that’s a pain in the ass.

    Many Thanks,
    Marc Andresen

  5. Charlie says:

    Marc – Here is where you can find Rob.
    http://www.professionalpt.com/staff

    As for the handouts, send me the slides you would like to see, and I will put them in the Q&A Webinar when we release it.

  6. joe says:

    hi charlie
    I am an athletic trainer and cscs background I have been thinking about PT school,
    wondering if it is worth the time and money, I have noticed that alot of personal trainers/ strength coaches are learning some techniques of the physical therapy realm throught workshops and incorporating it, just wondering what your thoughts, suggestion or advice is apprieciated for an atc looking for something different

  7. Charlie says:

    joe – Bottom line is that there are many critical pieces that you can not access or learn without being a PT.

    If you are young in terms of life and career, I’d say go to PT school, and you will be much better off in the end.
    If you are older with a lot of financial and life responsibilities, it may not be a lucrative choice.

  8. joe says:

    you kidding me?? hmm well I am alittle older but i guess doable is that what most atcs do?

  9. Charlie says:

    joe – What did you think I was kidding about?

  10. joe says:

    ughhh just the fact of going back to school :( oh well

  11. joe says:

    sorry about the kidding part just thinking of other options to elevate my ATC career,, unfortunately i’m married with two young ones and the thought of going back to school might seen difficult.

  12. joe says:

    hi charlie
    what are you thoughts on chiropractic techniques just their whole concepts and what they do

  13. Charlie says:

    I am not a chiropractor, so I am not formally trained in their foundational beliefs.
    If they are different than the foundational beliefs of a good PT, Dr., Strength Coach, or personal trainer, hen I’d say that chiropractor probably sucks.
    I know a lot of brilliant chiropractors that simply use different methods than others. But they believe in the same things.

  14. Barry says:

    Hi Charlie,

    I do not know where you are located but I’m in southern NJ and was hoping you could recommend someone to help me break up the adhesions/scar tissue on my biceps femoris tendon right on the ischial. I suffered a running injury there back in ’06 and it has never been the same since.

    Thank you & regards,

    Barry

  15. Charlie says:

    Barry, I can see you in Marlboro, NJ. I am in south jersey occasionally, but not often.

  16. Heya i?m for the first time here. I came across this board and I to find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to provide one thing again and aid others such as you aided me.

  17. Dan says:

    Charlie,

    I noticed you are ART certified in Upper & Lower. What are your thoughts on ART being the ‘gold standard’? Is it worth the money they charge for the courses? Reason I ask is that Im essentially trying to position myself and put out the best product possible. I am older(30) and do not think PT school would be the best option financially and the only way to be able to “touch” is to get my LMT and then get soft tissue certified through ART. Wanted to get your thoughts on this route or if there are better routes, at my age, that you might suggest? Thanks Charlie.

  18. Charlie, very cool to see you’re in NJ!

  19. Stephanie says:

    Dr. Weingroff,
    I am a current DPT student and about to graduate. I am currently doing my last rotation at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. I will be joining the Navy once I graduate, and I saw that you used to work with MARSOC and utilized the FMS. I am very interested in this movement screen and will be presenting an in-service to the hospital staff on it. I was wondering if you have any suggestions on implementing this screen and what success have you had?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Stephanie

  20. Paul says:

    Hi Charlie,

    I’ve actually heard and read a lot of good things about your work. The reason I am writing you is because I have been suffering with what I have self diagnosed to be a functional short leg. This causes chronic tightness pretty much in the entire right side of my body along with a pelvic tilt and some scoliosis. I’ve been to a few chiro’s both of whom had physcial therapists working with them. I never felt like there was much attention paid to my symptoms and the therapy was lacking. They gave me very short term relief, but my symptoms just keep reappearing. I’ve done so much research on my own that I almost feel like I know exactly what is wrong, but I’m not sure how to fix it. I’m not sure how it all started, but I believe it may have been when I pulled a muscle in my neck lifting weights. I live in NJ so I was wondering if I could make an appointment to see you at your office or if you could recommend someone.
    Thanks.

  21. emily phillips says:

    Hi,
    I am a yoga teacher and fitness trainer on Martha’s Vineyard (formerly taught at Equinox in Boston, worked in-house at Reebok Headquarters as a fitness specialist, and taught yoga at New Balance). I will be in NY from Oct 24th – 27th and would love to have an assessment a la the Cook Movement Screen, and just get to ask you questions. I have a bilateral grade 2 spondylolythesis at L4 (natch), a good -size lordosis, and scoliosis (was braced as a kid, but it’s just a moderate thoracic curve). I hold a Masters in Fitness Management, and have been certified by ACSM and NASM. I am considering going to get my DPT at MGH – (should I apply and get accepted).
    I have been reading lots of Boyle, Cook, and Sahrmann and want to continue my learning along these lines. I watched your DVD outakes – would love to study and/or work with you.
    Your style, wits, and knowledge are inspiring.
    Sincerely,
    emily phillips

  22. emily phillips says:

    Oops, didn’t realize that was going to be made public. Hello All!

  23. Charlie says:

    Yeah, Emily, please e-mail me, and we can set something up.
    Thank you for your great words!!!

  24. Hi Charlie,
    Great to find you on the web! I was curious who the ART certified DPT’s were in New York and happened to recognize you when I found your site.
    We were in a class together with Dr. Kirsch at UMDNJ. It was a combined class with Entry level DPT’s and transitional DPTs.

    I still remember some of the comments you made during a class one day because they really resonated with me. It was really good to hear you speaking up in class that day and great to see that you are out there spreading your thoughts.

    I’m in New York and would love to visit your practice sometime and hear more about your experiences and any advice you could give to a new grad trying to get a foot in the door on the industry.

    Thanks again for the inspiration,
    Eric

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  26. Louise says:

    Charlie, I am a 53 year old women, had quit a few surgery’s. Back L5, shoulder, hand, face, my last one was my acl, and meniscus trim. I take care of myself, I work out at the gym, and eat a health diet. All my other surgery’s I rehab quickly and got back in to the swing of my work outs and running. But since my surgery on my acl which was replace by a allograft (I have been inform that the graft is a nice tight and healing great). This was 11 months ago. My problem is my quad muscles they are not coming back at all, the pt tells me it will take a while. I can not run because it hurts the knee, going up and down stairs hurts. I am very frustrated. I also do electric shock to the quads at home. If there is anything that you do or information that can help, I so would appreciate it. Also my tc band is tight, I have a roll at home which I use also. Thanks Louise

  27. Charlie says:

    Folks, please use the Contact e-mail on the site to send me message like these.

    Thanks,
    CW

  28. Cisco Javier says:

    Charlie,

    I’ve heard of your wonderful work through my friends and colleagues in NJ and want to arrange a time to meet you at your location in Marlboro, NJ. Looking forward to talk shop as I’ve been in the trenches since ’94. My best regards –Cisco

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