Sport & Spine Rehab – Dr. Barton Bishop
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Bishop graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2003. His undergraduate work was also at Creighton, where he majored in Chemistry. While at Creighton, Dr. Bishop played Division I collegiate golf, and he has further studied the biomechanics of the golf swing and sports physical therapy. He has experience treating professional golfers, baseball players, soccer players, and elite college and high school athletes of all types.
In 2007, Dr. Bishop became a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (SCS – ABPTS). He is one of the few in the region to earn this distinction, which demonstrates superior knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of athletes.
Dr. Bishop has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA – CSCS) since 2003. He has been a Certified Thera-Band Instructor since 2009 and was a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor for a number of years. His educational programming focuses on a multimodal approach to sports and neuromusculoskeletal conditions. He is a sought after instructor for international physical therapy conferences and continuing education seminars.
Dr. Bishop focuses his care on the rehabilitation of extremity and spine injuries and pain using activity and sport-specific techniques. Partially because of this, Dr. Bishop has been recognized by his peers as a Top Sports Medicine Expert in the Washingtonian Magazine.
In addition, Dr. Bishop has extensive experience lecturing to government and private agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, NASA, U.S. Senate, Team In Training, and the National MS Society regarding prevention and treatment of sports injuries, deskercise, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, and knee pain. He has also been an invited presenter in international physical therapy conferences in the United States as well as many foreign countries including Russia, India, and Italy.
Further, research produced by the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation, under the supervision of Dr. Bishop, has been published in multiple Peer Reviewed Journals including The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Clinical Chiropractic, Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, and Topics in Integrated Health Care.
As Chief Clinical Officer of Sport and Spine Rehab, he is responsible for ensuring clinical quality and service excellence is provided at world-class levels in all of our clinics. In 2007, Sport and Spine Rehab was the first multi-location practice in the country that was recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance’s Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP). In 2008, SSR practices were the first privately run Performance Health Centers of Excellence in the US. In 2009, DrScore.com, the nation’s largest online patient satisfaction database, named SSR “America’s Most Loved Practices” as the top seven doctors in the country in patient satisfaction. In 2011 and 2012, SSR was named to the Inc 500/5000 list as one of the fastest growing private US companies. In 2012, SSR’s CEO, Dr. Jay Greenstein, was recognized by SmartCEO Magazine by winning their 2012 Technology Implementer Award.
Dr. Bishop takes an active role in the community performing numerous community service events with groups like the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Team-in-Training, Back on My Feet, and DC SCORES. In 2013, after serving on the Host Committee for DC Scores Cup, the largest single fundraiser for the DC SCORES charity for 2 years, he became a Board Member of DC SCORES.
Dr. Bishop is licensed to practice physical therapy in the state of Maryland by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Department of Health Professions.
Dr. Bishop lives with his wife, Alla, daughter, Katerina, and son, Alexander, in Vienna, VA, where she is a Partner and consultant for Deloitte.
Dr. Bishop is an aspiring Senior PGA Tour golfer, loves watching his Nebraska Cornhuskers and Creighton Bluejays on TV, and enjoys traveling worldwide with his family.