Dr. Rita Chorba, DPT, MAT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

Rita is passionate about human performance and keeping athletes strong and resilient. A native of Cleveland, OH, Rita earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Baldwin Wallace University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Cleveland State University, and a master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Findlay. She continued her education by earning a doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Tech University.

With her husband Dave, Rita has a private physical therapy and performance practice dedicated to the needs of athletes. She is a Board-Certified Specialist is Sports Physical Therapy (SCS), a certified athletic trainer (ATC), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Her philosophy involves looking at the whole person and finding creative and personalized strategies to help people achieve their physical performance goals. 

Rita began her professional career at the University of Arizona, last serving as Head Athletic Trainer for Track and Field and Cross Country. She transitioned from a career in sports to serving the active duty military population as a direct access civilian physical therapist. During her time with US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Rita served as Lead Tactical Physical Therapist for 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, and Lead Tactical Physical Therapist for the Marine Raider Training Center aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. She currently works with helicopter aviators of the US Army Special Operations Command.

Rita’s work has been featured in several publications, including the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, the Journal of Special Operations Medicine, the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. She is a contributing columnist to the US Marine Raider Association Raider Patch Magazine and writes about maintaining physical resilience for career longevity.

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