THOMAS CRASSAS, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CEAS
Thomas is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended University of Maryland and received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He continued his education at George Washington University where he received his Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. He then attended Shenandoah University and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Once practicing physical therapy, he received several specialty certifications. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also became interested in understanding how posture and work set-up affected pain patterns, and he became a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist from The Back School of Atlanta. He consulted for businesses in the Washington DC area by analyzing their work spaces and giving recommendations on how to improve their computer stations to minimize injuries. He has consulted with clients nationally and internationally to create a physical therapy program that addresses the root cause of their problem.
He also became interested in understanding why patients end up with unexplained chronic pain and how nutrition can impact their pain. In order to better understand this relationship, he pursued further education through the University of Western States and became certified in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. He works at bridging the gap between physical therapy and nutrition in order to serve each patient’s individual needs and find the root cause of their problem.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, doing outdoor activities, working out, and volunteering in the community.