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Get to know the Dr's at GOPT!



  • BA in Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT, Campbell University

Advanced Certifications:

  • CSCS - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • OCS - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) - Orthopedic Specialist 

  • FMT Basic, Rocktape. 

  • FMT Performance, Rocktape 

  • FMT Blades - IASTM, Rocktape 

  • SFMA - Selective Functional Movement Assessment

  • FMS - Functional Movement Screen

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer 

  • Crossfit Movement and Mobility Trainer: MobilityWOD

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training: Owens Recovery Institute

  • Structure and Function - Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sport Performance 

  • Body Tempering Seminar: Donnie Thompson

  • Pose Method® Certified Technique Specialists

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certificate in Exercise Nutrition

Athletic History:

  • Collegiate Baseball Player 2008-2010

  • Crossfit Games Individual Regional Athlete: 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Wodapalooza Fitness Festival: 2015 Elite Individual competitor 

  • Granite Games Team Member: 2015

  • Crossfit Games Team Regional Athlete: 2017

  • USA Weightlifting American Open Finals: 2018

  • USA Weightlifting American Open Finals: 2020

  • USA Weightlifting American Open Finals: 2021

  • Crossfit Quarterfinals Competitor 2021

Name: Dr. Michael Tancini, DPT, PT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1, Pn1

Personal Motto: Live with Intention, be deliberate and take action to be a little bit better,. Every. Single. Day.

Whats his story?

Michael grew up in the world of athletics. He played everything from baseball, football, basketball, aggressive inline skating, skateboarding, golf, and much more. He had his share of injuries in which he worked through in order to play. As he went through college baseball and transitioned into competitive "functional-fitness" the one thing he hated most was to see other individuals fail to reach their goals, especially due to pain and physical dysfunction. From that moment he made it his mission to help all individuals achieve their goals through helping them move better and feel better. With teaching others how to move better, they were able to stay healthy, train harder, and achieve their goals. Michael pairs his manual hands on skills with his knowledge and experience in strength and conditioning to help his patients return to doing what they love to do and achieving their goals. 

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