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My name is Dr. John Rusin, and I’m not your run of the mill physical therapist.

After first mastering my craft as a traditional and hardcore strength & conditioning coach, I have transitioned my practice into the field of sports performance physical therapy. I now live and breathe all aspects of human performance, creating life-altering programs for an impressive and diverse clientele. My single-minded goal is to bridge the ever-growing gap between high-performance strength and conditioning and cutting-edge rehabilitation methodology for both elite strength athletes and amateur fitness fanatics.

In a fitness culture full of downright dangerous and misleading information, I bring over a decade of high-level training experience along with advanced degrees in both Exercise Science and Physical Therapy to create the ultimate result oriented programming for my clients. This synergy of academia and in-field training experience sets the tone for intelligently designed approaches to fitness and performance.

From NFL and MLB athletes to competitive powerlifters and bodybuilders, I have developed recovery, regeneration, and prehab-rehab programs for some of the world’s best power athletes.

My game changing ideas that have been directly perfected over the years with thousands of my current and former patients and clients have caught the attention of the most innovative and impactful fitness media outlets in the world. Along with teaching these methods internationally, I have published over 30 professional articles that have left their stamp on an industry in dire need of a change for the greater good.

All that being said, I am most proud of having played a key roll in keeping my clients and readers performing at the brink of their physical limits. Everyday I strive to give my absolute and unconditional best to better my clients, my community and the fitness industry as a whole, one success story at a time.

“Dr. John has played a pivotal roll in my performance throughout my playing years and now into my new physical challenges as an executive. His impressive mastery of the human body and its movements create the perfect environment for health, performance and overall wellness. From strength training to physical therapy, John has kept me at the top of my game, brought me back from debilitating injuries and taught me a lot along the way.”
Mark Prior, MLB All-Star
My training had been very powerlifting-specific for over a year in preparation for my first competition. After the meet, I wanted to give my body (and my mind) a short break and a chance to recharge my battery before my next competition. I decided to hop on Dr. John Rusin’s Functional Hypertrophy Training program for one very specific reason: he’s an industry leader when it comes to sports performance, physical fitness and rehabilitation.

I’m extremely selective when choosing a training program for myself, but John and his work definitely fit the bill in an overwhelming fashion here. I’ve been very happy with the results from training on the FHT program, from the incredibly detailed coaching notes he provides to the exercise video tutorials and personal touch. This program is loaded with helpful information and content. FHT gives you the necessary toolbox to train hard in the gym and recover intelligently in between sessions. I give this program my highest recommendation.

Matthew Ibrahim, Founder, Movement Resilience
“What truly set Dr. John Rusin apart was his deep understanding and passion for my training after my injury had healed in order to prevent future injuries and keep my competing at the highest level possible. With Dr. John, I have been able to stay injury free while competing at my highest level of all time.”
Kelly Hooper, Ironman 2015 All-World Athlete
“Dr. John Rusin is one of sharpest minds in the fitness industry. By combining his experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and now, a Sports Performance Physical therapist, John truly bridges the gap unlike any other between high performance training and cutting edge physical therapy.”
Erich Bach, Owner, Bach Performance
Being a new father comes with many challenges: one being able to plan a workout schedule and sticking to it, given the unpredictability that parenthood brings. Mentally I was at a place where I knew I didn’t have the energy to plan my own workouts and just wanted to follow a program by someone I can trust—Dr. John Rusin was that trusted someone. I have been following his work for quite some time now, so when the opportunity came to give his Functional Hypertrophy Training program a try, it was a no brainer. Given John’s knowledge and background in sports performance, fitness, and rehabilitation, his program offers a nice blend of strength training protocols and recovery methods to help you train pain-free. The exercise video tutorials and information that’s provided are very helpful in guiding you through the program, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a challenge. Overall, I’m very happy with my progress and you will be too.
Johnny Tea, Strength Coach/ Manual Therapist
“When I’m at home in San Diego looking to set a new CrossFit PR or when I’m deployed at sea for months at a time looking to get the edge in my training under huge constraints of time and equipment, Dr. John has produced epic results for my physical fitness and performance.”
Nick, Officer, U.S. Navy
“Dr. John has literally brought me back from orthopedic hell on multiple occasions both with his hands on therapy and remote coaching programs and exercise techniques. From getting me back on the road after traumatic injury to working with me to develop personalized triathlon programs to fit my insanely busy schedule, Dr. John has done it all.”
Peter, Corporate CEO
“Dr. John continues to make waves in the fitness and physical therapy industries with his work in self-manual therapy and exercise programming. He is changing the game by bringing the skills needed to stay healthy and perform at your highest level to you, no matter where your geographical location.”
Erson Religioso, Owner, The Manual Therapist and Edge Mobility Systems


With an athletic achievement laundry list as long as she is tall, Lindsay epitomizes healthy living, heavy lifting and downright bad-assery.

Lindsay has literally done it all in her career, continuing to seek out physical feats of power, strength and endurance that make the average person sweat profusely at the very thought of participation.

Lindsay has captained NFL Cheerleading squads and qualified for and competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon in her first career race. She currently flaunts elite level powerlifting stats with just two years of hardcore training experience under her weight belt that takes many athletes decades of concentrated effort to accomplish.

It’s safe to say that anything Lindsay decides to pursue, she doesn’t just half ass it; she naturally takes it to the apex of physical human achievement.

Lindsay is taking her skills and passion for fitness and performance to the next level, putting her distinct mark on an entire generation of trainers, clients and athletes. No doubt that Lindsay will also leave her mark on the fitness industry just the same as she has done in her past conquests throughout her career.


Here at drjohnrusin.com we are committed to nothing else but providing the maximum possible value to our readers.

Our work is our biggest passion and success of our readers, clients & partners is our biggest reward. After spending years attaing the skills, knowledge & experience we have, it is an absolute pleasure to share it with you.