du"As a professional ballet dancer, physical therapy is critical to our performance.  The Amazing Tim could always put mhy body back together like brand new."

Runqiao Du

Artistic Directorof Dance Company, Department of Dance Towson University

Formerly of the Washington Ballet

markomarkoI first met Tim McCullough in Washington DC, when he was working with Pete Boyle and Janine Morgan formerly of Sports & Spinal Physical Therapy  From the moment that I was introduced to the practice my treatment was all geared around me meeting my goals.  This was going to be a partnership with me providing the goals and objectives plus the work to reach them.  This was a far cry from years of treatment that had always put my goals and objectives second to what I was told were my limitations.  Having grown up on a farm and played for school and university teams from 8-21, I was active, and competitive.  After school I embarked on a career in the Army but while in University I began to have back pain.  At the age of 22, I could no longer play any sport and had difficulty walking and was in constant pain.  After numerous visits to specialists, I had an anterior lumbar fusion at L4/5.  The pain did not abate and I was only able to complete university due to sympathetic lecturers who allowed me to continue to study from home and take my exams standing up.  I could not take up my place in the Army after University but was fortunate to enroll in a doctoral program, which led to a job in Washington DC working at the Smithsonian.  Once there, I started to experience real difficulties with my back again and was introduced to Pete Boyle.  From our first meeting he wanted to know about me and before the end of the year I was able to function at work again and took part in my first running race in ten years.  Pete, Janine, and Tim worked as a team and I went from being very limited in my fieldwork as  a geologist to climbing mountains and volcanoes.  As a sportsman I went from short running races to Olympic distance triathlon and then to Ironman events.  Tim implemented specific exercises helping me engage my lower abdominals gently while performing a simulated swim movement.  This reduced my pain and improved my swim performance. I was able to join the Army reserves and deployed on active duty.  We all have gone in different direction but I am thrilled that Tim has launched his own practice.  Today, I still have to take care of my back which I am able to do with all the training and guidance given to me by team of Therapists.  Tim has always been available by phone when I have needed a little extra assistance.  I highly recommend Tim to anyone with back pain or athlete recovering from injury.

Mark Bulmer PhD


maralThe past couple of years I have been spending long hours on my computer writing my dissertation.  I came to Tim because I had excruciating pain in my neck, upper back, arms and hands.  I could not dance, cook, open a jar, let alone type, write, and read.  Being a dancer myself, I was super excited to find out Tim's extensive experience in treating athletes and dancers.  He knew exactly what worked and what not with hyper flexible body like mine in dealing with my chronic pain.  Tim was remarkeable in his approach, evaluation and treatment of my condition, part of which he noted was being triggered by stress.  During physical therapy sessions, Tim worked with me through massages and strengthening exercies.  He gave me many tips on how to deal with my chronic pain and manage my stress level.  He taught me how to breathe correctly, and how to sit on my office chair to maintain correct posture.  With time, he helped me build stamina to sit for longer sessions on my workstation.  I can now say that most days I am 100% pain free.  I am back dancing, performing yoga and pilates.  I certainly couldn't have made it through the writing process of my dissertation without Tim's help.  Thank you!!




I am a practicing podiatrist in Washington DC and have known Tim for over 10 years. I have the unique opportunity of being both a referring physician and his patient.

Tim has an incredible knowledge base and I have often turned to him for advice. His understanding of lower extremity mechanics is insurmountable and this shows in his thorough approach to each patient. He has great bedside manner and spends quality time with each patient. He has an excellent rapport with both patients and physicians. The feedback from patients is always enthusiastically positive.

I am an avid runner and just completed my second Boston Marathon. Tim has helped get me through a number of sport related injuries. His recommendations and techniques have allowed me to run injury free for years, as I continue to hit new personal records.

I cannot say enough about this fine individual.

Lee E. Firestone, DPM

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