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Meet The Doctor
Brendan Glackin, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, CSCS earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies at Rutgers University and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Dr. Glackin is a certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), designated by the American Physical Therapy Association. To be considered, clinicians must complete at least 2000 hours of direct patient care in orthopedics. After submitting an application, clinicians are required to complete a 7 hour exam to demonstrate mastery in Orthopaedics.
Dr. Glackin completed extensive dry needling training and is credentialed to practice dry needling in the state of Maryland through through Myopain Seminars (CMTPT). At the conclusion of the vigorous curriculum, practitioners must demonstrate extreme mastery of the anatomical system, both through practical and written examination. He continued his education to become an Assistant Instructor through Myopain Seminars and educates proper dry needling technique to multiple disciplines (physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, etc.).
Dr. Glackin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). As per the NSCA website, “Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance.” This certification requires mastery of the information through written examination.
Outside of the office, Dr. Glackin is a passionate soccer fan and currently plays in various leagues around Baltimore city. He enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Glackin Physiotherapy’s Mission
To help individuals reach their pain-free movement potential through education and personalized care.
Journey to Physical Therapy
My obsession with movement did not begin on a positive note. I suffered frequent injuries, most notably a femur fracture from a snowboarding accident. As a result, playing through pain and injury became the norm throughout my high school career. Ailments worsened as I continued my soccer career through the Rutgers University Club program. I could never stay healthy, and various injuries consistently sidelined me from the playing field.
While in college, I became obsessed with movement. I took full advantage of student discounts and traveled throughout the country to hear physical therapy professors speak. With every visit, I re-evaluated what was required to succeed and how to optimize treatment sessions for my patients. I strive to not only rehabilitate the injured, but to prevent injury from ever occurring. Although my chance at soccer stardom is long gone, my goal is to keep others at the top of their game.