Justin Vincent, PT, DPT

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Justin Vincent, PT, DPT

How did you get into your field?

I first developed an appreciation for Physical Therapy in high school. As a high school athlete, I experienced several injuries, which put PT on my radar pretty early. I’ve always appreciated movement and have gravitated toward high-energy sports in particular. After undergrad, I was working in Washington, DC, when I suffered an ankle dislocation during a rugby tournament. An amazing team helped rehabilitate me and get me back out on the field. The experience inspired and motivated me to leave my cubicle job and become a Physical Therapist. Now, as a Doctor of Physical therapy, I get to help people move optimally so they can continue to do the activities that they love.

What is your training background?

I have been in the field since 2015 and always trended toward orthopedics. My first continuing education training was in overhead athletics, then running gait, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and eventually pelvic floor. The variety of CEs is diverse and more interrelated than they may seem. For example, strength and conditioning without attention to pelvic function can often mean loss of efficient movement pattern. Poor efficiency means less power and can correlate to injury risk. I also frequently use myfascial release and dry needling for pain management and improved tissue function. New skills and education growth is constantly on my radar and I hope to take a dry needling for pelvic health course soon! 

What makes you love your field?

At the heart of all of it, I love helping people. I am passionate about movement and think the human body is amazing. To help people connect to their physical body is incredibly motivating and rewarding!

What sets you apart?

I use my diverse experience and skill set to create wellness strategies tailored to each specific person. We do not all have the same body type or even joint shapes so when we move we look very different. I have the variety of skills and knowledge to create an individualized movement and wellness plan.

What kind of clients do you love working with?

I love working with people who want to move and learn to be in sync with their bodies. This may be an athlete looking for individual sport style performance or to resolve a recurrent sport injury. Sometimes it is a new parent who now has back pain with a diaper change or lift from ground. For a lot of us we just want our joints to not ache while still doing what we love. Time comes for all of us but we can work together to move optimally at any age or activity.

What’s your mission?

My mission is to help people connect better to their bodies and movement patterns and to feel better and keep moving!


What brings you joy? What do you do with your spare time?

Movement and community bring me joy and I want to help others share that joy. Spending time with my son, being outdoors in the sun, and taking time to appreciate art are also things that fill me with joy!

In my free time I am learning to roller skate with my 5 year old son. It’s been great and we have a ton of fun dancing on wheels (which biomechanically speaking is the heart of skating). I gravitate toward high-adrenaline sports—I played rugby for many years but have since traded it in for rock climbing. Not only is climbing another good source of adrenaline, it also feeds my passion for movement and the outdoors.

A couple paragraphs from you on how male pelvic health can have an impact.

The pelvic floor is a vital component to overall health. It is a network of nerves and muscles and organs that deserve attention and intention. It is more than (but also includes) sexual health and continence. Pelvic floor is often a component to back pain, hernia risk, balance, stress, and sport performance.

When I look at pelvic health I see it as a component to overall movement. If the network of pelvic muscles is not functioning well our backs get tight, our breathing becomes rigid, we have increase risk of hernia. When we move well our pelvic floor is involved, often without us realizing it.

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