Physical Therapy

Our academy has a unique situation where the head instructor, Mike Pellegrino, in Arlington is also a physical therapist. Unfortunately, there are several injuries that can and will occur with training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s rare that your PT will know about BJJ and the requirements associated with training. If you need a PT and train BJJ, Mike is the health care provider for you. He’s here to work with people that practice BJJ and need help to get back on the mat, no matter where you study.

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Mike Pellegrino DPT, CSCS 

  • DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy
    Drexel University
  •  BS Exercise Physiology from
    Boston University
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Mike graduated from Boston University’s Sargent College
of Health and Rehabilitation with a BS in Exercise Physiology.
While in school, he worked at Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning
in Winchester, MA mainly training high school and collegiate athletes in
preparation for their upcoming sport seasons. After Mike graduated
from BU, he took a position at Harvard University as an Assistant Strength
and Conditioning Coach. Here, he worked with every D1 athlete on
all 41 intercollegiate teams and was directly responsible for several team’s
program design and implementation. Michael left Harvard to accept a
personal training position in Southern California at Spectrum Clubs in
Redondo Beach. There he worked with clients as young as 14 and as
old as 78, and took his functional approach with athletes to the general
population.  After fine tuning his
skills as a 1-on-1 trainer, he worked his
way up to the most sought after trainer at Spectrum. 
He enrolled in Drexel University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to continue to evolve his education and skills as a musculoskeletal specialist. While in school, he started an independent personal training/strength and conditioning business, trained individual/group clients, ran an outdoor Bootcamp, and taught Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at his friend’s academy.

 After years of hard work the evolution is complete. Mike has over
14 years of experience and really enjoys helping people achieve their goals,
and especially getting back on the mats. He maintains relationships with
local Orthopedic Surgeons and is still on staff at New England Baptist Hospital,
one of the best Orthopedic Hospitals in the world. 
He will not only help you
achieve your desired goals, but will help motivate you to exceed them.