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Brad Gilden


Co-Founder & Physical Therapist IPA Manhattan

Co-Founder & Physical Therapist IPA Manhattan

Dr. Brad Gilden has been practicing physical therapy since graduating from New York Medical College in 2000. In 2010 he began focused training and research into the relationship that posture has on breathing, sleep and recovery as it relates to overall health and well-being. He has worked in a variety of settings treating patients with various neurological, orthopedic, airway, and sports injuries. In 2004, he completed a clinical doctorate in upper quarter & hand therapy from Drexel University. He joined Elite Health Services, located in Old Greenwich, CT as a managing partner and rehabilitation coordinator in 2005 and co-founded IPA MANHATTAN Physical Therapy located in Midtown Manhattan in 2011. In 2019 he co-founded Kinetichain Integrated Manual Physical Therapy in Aspen, CO.

Dr. Gilden follows the combined approach of a Functional Manual Physical Therapist (FMT) and Postural Restoration Therapist (PRI) treating movement dysfunction, postural awareness and balancing of the autonomic nervous system. His goal is to maximize each patient’s full healing potential through a combination of hands on therapy, postural education and therapeutic exercise programming while integrating patients back to their highest level of function. He enjoys working with all diagnoses and has extensive experience treating patients with neck pain, headaches, airway/breathing difficulties, tinnitus, dizziness, GI problems and other related issues. In 2010, he completed an intensive certification in Functional Manual Therapy through the Institute of Physical Art. In 2014 he completed a three-year long fellowship in Functional Manual Therapy through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and the Institute of Physical Art.

Dr. Gilden lectures throughout the country to physicians, dentists, oral myologists and physical therapists educating on the impact that posture has on breathing, restorative sleep, athletic performance and recovery from injury. Dr. Gilden is sitting for certification through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) in 2020 and has worked closely with founder Ron Hruska in developing a program to restore sleep and healing. Dr. Gilden works closely with Neurologist Stasha Gominak, MD; and has taken her RightSleep© program (2019). Addionally, Dr. Gilden completed a Behavioral Breathing Certification with Dr. Peter Litchfield through the Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences in 2018.

Dr. Gilden utilizes the latest technology along with 20+ years of experience in being able to identify breathing pattern disorders related to poor posture, injury, and faulty behavioral patterns. He has developed a physiology laboratory to measure respiratory efficiency and how stress impacts the autonomic nervous system amplifying pain and inflammation.

Dr. Gilden has helped thousands of patients suffering from symptoms related to poor posture, stress and various breathing pattern disorders. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. He is the physical therapy representative for the AAPMD. He oversees the physical therapy integrative evaluation screening tool FAIREST. (WWW.FAIREST.ORG). He enjoys a multitude of sports and completed his first NYC Marathon in 2008 and first Triathlon in 2010. He resides in Westchester, NY with his wife, three children and dog Fancy.

Dr. Gilden works collaboratively with local and international physicians, dentists, and other sleep specialists to assist his patients in receiving the best medical care possible to allow them to return to a life free of pain and restful rejuvenating sleep.


Completed his fellowship training in Functional Manual Therapy™ in conjunction with the IPA and the Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT)

Completed first Olympic Triathalon

Completed CFMT certification through the IPA

Completed the NYC marathon

Completed a Clinical Doctorate in upper quarter and hand therapy from Drexel University

Graduated New York Medical College with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy

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