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Mike Riccardi

Physical Therapist

Mike earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Springfield College. He is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. He joined the Finish Line PT staff in 2014.

Mike has played soccer his whole life, starting at age 3, and played two years at Springfield College. “I tore my ACL in 2007 and was absolutely devastated when I heard how long I would be off the field. I did everything I could at therapy to get better as fast as possible. I knew then that I wanted to become a physical therapist not only to help other athletes recover from injuries, but also to teach them ways to prevent injuries in the future to avoid getting sidelined.”

Mike has been a recreational runner since he was in high school, and one of his favorite activities is participating in Tough Mudder/Spartan Races. He ran his first half marathon in June 2015.

    Professional Certifications

  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Postural Restoration Institute Coursework: Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration
  • Functional Soft Tissue Transformation Certified
    The Skinny

  • Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
  • College: Springfield College
  • My teams: Manchester United!!!
  • Favorite music to listen to at work: Any really. John Mayer, Daft Punk
  • Best way to stay active: Running, lifting/resistance training
    What I Like:

  • About working at FLPT: From the first time I stepped in the door, everyone was incredibly welcoming. The atmosphere is amazing. It’s relaxed, yet filled with a staff that is genuinely passionate about learning more and advancing their knowledge and skills as physical therapists.
  • About FLPT patients: Finish Line patients are all incredibly motivated, and seeing their passion to get better drives me to learn more techniques that will help them get better faster.
  • About running/sports: Running has always been one of the few constants in my life. I may have taken breaks from running to focus on other sports or activities, but it is one of the few things I continue to go back to. It’s the simplest way to stay fit and healthy, and it doesn’t require any fancy gear or equipment. All you need is motivation to get up and go outside.