About us

Judy Gelber PT, DPT, OCS, CF-L2

Dr Gelber is a board-certified Orthopedic physical therapist and CrossFit Level-2 trainer, with more than 15 years of experience practicing and teaching physiotherapy. 

Dr Gelber was on faculty at Washington University in St Louis Missouri from 2008-2016. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at South College physical therapy program in Knoxville, TN.

When it comes to physical and movement health, her philosophy is to listen and to create a caring plan that is individualized to each client. Dr. Gelber is well known for finding ways to help athletes continue in their sport and for creativity that allows her patients to find success when the traditional medical establishment has failed. 

She has been coaching in the Functional Fitness space since 2015 and has been teaching physical therapists about rehabilitation for the functional fitness athlete since 2014.  She opened Forward Movement in 2017, after spending 3 years in Sports Physical Therapy Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Judy is currently a Ph.D. student in Leadership Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis on leadership in medicine.