Dr. David Tilley is a former collegiate gymnast and has been coaching gymnastics for 15 years. He currently coaches optional level gymnastics in Boston MA. Dave has his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy, treating patients at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. He has a specialty focus in treating gymnasts, treating 20-30 gymnasts per month. Dave is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, as well as a researcher in many gymnastics sports medicine fields such as workloads, Achilles tears, cultural change, and strength and conditioning.
Dave is an internationally recognized expert in gymnastics sports medicine and has consulted with programs ranging from the club to the elite level both domestically in the USA as well as internationally. He has successfully treated many of the world’s highest level gymnasts for their injuries and has worked with 1000s of gymnasts in the last 10 years.
Along with his coaching and clinical work as a medical provider, he founded SHIFT in 2013 and continues to act as the CEO. Outside of his work, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends at his family’s lakehouse, working out, and being a closet nerd for various movies/games from his childhood.