Tim Waanders

Tim received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Long Island University – Brooklyn. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate education with a degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University, where he also minored in Sport & Exercise Psychology with a concentration in Aquatic Therapy. 

His interest in Physical Therapy was first piqued as a high school track and field athlete, when he became a PT patient himself. After looking down a few different paths in the sports medicine realm, Tim settled on Physical Therapy when he realized there was a potential to really help people while doing something he found interesting.

 A former sprinter, and not the first, but the second former pole-vaulter on staff, Tim has more recently switched his focus to longer distances, and ran his first non-virtual marathon this past NYC marathon! Tim has been part of the FLPT Community since early 2021, when he worked as a student alongside our other PT’s. We were very fortunate to be able to welcome him back as a Physical Therapist later that summer. 

The Skinny

  • Hometown: Maywood, NJ
  • College: West Virginia University
  • My teams: NY Giants, NY Yankees, Brooklyn Nets, NY Rangers, WVY Mountaineers
  • Best way to stay active: Besides running, I love to hike and to kayak (when I can). But, generally, I just like to get outside and do anything I can whether it’s going for a walk in the park, playing spikeball on the beach, or convincing my dog Cooper to fetch in the backyard.

What I Like:

About working at FLPT: When I was a student here, everyone treated me with respect and allowed me to learn.

Fun Fact: 

I have a fraternal twin brother (I was born first by 6 minutes) and an older brother. So technically I’m the middle child.