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About Dr. Gillihan
Andrew is a native Idahoan that was born in Boise, Idaho. His family relocated to Tumwater, Washington, in 2002, where he lived for almost ten years before moving back to Boise to complete his undergraduate degree. Andrew holds a B.S. in Kinesiology: Exercise Science with a Psychology Minor from Boise State University. During his time in undergraduate studies, Andrew became credentialed as both a National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist. Deeply interested in communication and psychology, he returned to Boise State University to complete his Master's of Kinesiology Degree focusing on Sports & Exercise Psychology. During his graduate school experience at Boise State, he conducted research for the department on learning with mobile technology, concussion awareness, international physical activity guidelines, and motor learning & autism. Culminating his studies at Boise State, his final project was creating, organizing, and supervising the Bronco Fitness Challenge and Older Adults Strength Training Program.
Following his Master's Degree, he continued his education to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Andrew assisted faculty in conducting research targeted at population health, social determinants of health, and myofascial release (MFR) techniques with police officers with chronic pain. He has clinical experience in pediatrics, acute care, outpatient sports, and orthopedics. As a Performance Physical Therapist, Andrew specializes in treatment for everyday gym-goers, weight lifters, runners, youth athletes, combat athletes, and tactical professionals such as military, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, and EMTs.
Andrew wants to help clients and patients reach their "moonshots" (the dreams they feel they may never complete). He is passionate about using his knowledge of orthopedics & sports physical therapy to help better serve people just like you. Andrew recognizes the importance of providing a well-rounded, patient-centered experience. He hopes you choose to schedule an appointment to take care of any injuries, aches, or pains.