Dr. Bryan Vitagliano Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Bryan Vitagliano, PT, DPT, MBA, MA, cFDN

Dr. Vitagliano is a licensed physical therapist specializing in functional movements and athletic performance. A former collegiate soccer player and four-year standout at the University of Maryland, Bryan helped the Terrapins post a four-year record of 61-26-2 and advance to NCAA semifinals with 20 game-winning seasons in both 2002 and 2003. Bryan’s playing career also involved summers with the DC United professional soccer club of Major League Soccer and the Aegean Hawks of the United States Amateur Soccer Association.

After playing, he pursued a career in coaching and served as an assistant soccer coach to Sasho Cirovski at the University of Maryland, Brian Pensky at the University of Maryland (women’s team) and Ian Hennessy at the University of Delaware. Along with coaching youth boys and girls aged 8-18 years old for 14 years, he has served as a state and regional coach for the Olympic Development Program, and as a scout for the United States Soccer Federation.

Bryan holds both a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland; a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware; and a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. Bryan also holds the United States Soccer Federation National B coaching license.

Bryan has treated patients in acute, sub-acute and outpatient settings. His passion, regardless of the setting or patient age, is in helping people achieve increased function, pain reduction, and improved quality of life.

He is a certified ASTYM treatment provider, which is a soft-tissue therapy treatment designed to help the body regenerate healthy soft tissue and remove unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. He has most recently earned his certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), which is a technique to help reduce pain and muscular tightness.

When Bryan is not treating patients at the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys; and staying active with weight-training and adult amateur soccer.