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Robert Cheng, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT

 

Education 

  • Bachelors in Allied Health - Physical Therapy, University of Connecticut 1998
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy Boston University 2007
  • APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • APTA Certified Clinical Instructor
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 Certified
  • Graston Certified

 

Biography

Dr. Robert Cheng has been practicing Physical Therapy for 22 years having obtained his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Connecticut in 1998 and completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University 2007. He is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy. He is also FMS Level 1 Certified, Graston Certified and is a Certified Clinical Instructor by the APTA.

Originally from New England, Robert’s past experiences include working at several community hospitals in the NYC area as well as being a Senior PT at the famed Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center. Transitioning to outpatient private practice he held the position of Senior PT at Central Park Physical Therapy in NYC followed by his work as the Facility Manager of Sports Physical Therapy of New York's Upper West Side office. Robert was also designated as a “Master Clinician” by the NYU School of Physical Therapy for his work with their student program and assistance with their musculoskeletal interventions class.

After moving to Seattle, Robert worked at Swedish Medical Center, serving on both the PT department’s Fall Prevention Committee, Sports Team and was the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education. He served on the medical center’s Musculoskeletal Service Line Implementation committee and was a faculty member and lecturer for Swedish’s annual Orthopedics Symposium for the PCP. Robert also served as the Chair of the Physical Therapy of Washington Association’s Cultural Competency Task Force.

Following his work at Swedish, Robert served as the Supervisor of Physical Therapy at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. In addition to his clinical role, Robert also assisted in the implementation of standardized ACL and Shoulder post-operative rehab protocols, helped develop the Golf Medicine program and instituted the department's first PT Grand Rounds series.  

Following his work at the University of Washington, Robert returned to full-time clinical practice working for Mark and Anne-Marie Trombold at Proformance Rehab in Seattle. In 2020, he took the baton from the Trombold’s becoming the new owner of Proformance Rehab.  Robert looks forward to building upon the clinical excellence at Proformance Rehab and maintaining its reputation for being a caring, warm, fun and family-oriented environment which seeks to improve the lives of the people it serves every day.

Interests

Outside of work, Rob’s interests include telemark and backcountry skiing with his wife and dogs, hiking, running, and the occasional triathlon, all so that he can eat and drink his way through the PNW with slightly less guilt.