Robbie Ohashi 


Physical Therapist/President

Robbie Ohashi (he/him) is a clinician, educator, and the President/Founder of Performance in Motion. Originally from Torrance, CA, his first experience in sports medicine was working as a student athletic trainer with the U.C.L.A. football, women’s gymnastics and baseball teams. Interested in evaluating and correcting movement disorders, he sought out Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. After working at Calif Rehab & Sports Therapy in Orange County, CA, he joined Athletes’ Performance (now EXOS) in Phoenix, AZ, which eventually brought him to Chicago, IL.

In April of 2011, Robbie started Performance in Motion (PIM) and has since successfully treated and traveled with elite and professional athletes throughout every major professional sport and numerous World Class athletes from Olympic sports including figure skating, table tennis, tae kwon do, and track & field.  He has developed and taught PIM methodology seminars in Japan and the US, has been a keynote speaker at numerous universities, international, and domestic conferences, has served on the Board of Directors for the American Dry Needling Association, as a Movement Ambassador with Move2Thrive, and has authored several journal commentaries, blogs, and a recent book chapter. He currently lives in Winfield, IL, with his wife and Team PIM member, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Sophia and Peyton.



Washington University in St. Louis – School of Medicine

Doctor of Physical Therapy

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Bachelor of Science - Physiological Science

Professional Licenses and Certifications


Licensed Physical Therapist

State of Illinois

Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Certifed Athletic Trainer

Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

National Strength and Conditioning Association

DNS Certified Practitioner - Level C

Prague School of Rehabilitation

Certified Dry Needling Practitioner

American Dry Needling Institute

Certified Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization Practitioner


Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist

Stretch to Win

Certified Golf Fitness Instructor

Titlelist Performance Institute

Postural Restoration Institute Certified Practitioner

Postural Restoration Institute

Functional Movement Screen & Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified Specialist

Functional Movement Systems

Professional Memberships


American Physical Therapy Association - Illinois Chapter

Orthopaedic, Sports & Private Practice Sections

National Athletic Trainers Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association

Professional Accomplishments


Washington University in St. Louis - Program in Physical Therapy

Alumni Achievement Award (2018), Admissions Committee Member, BIPOC Mentorship Program

Board of Directors

American Dry Needling Institute (2011-2015)

Specialization Academy of Content Experts - Item Writer (Orthopaedics)

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Guest Lecturer

APTA Combined Sections Meeting (2024), APTA NEXT Conference, Tokyo Medical Dental Univ, Wash Univ in St. Louis, Marquette Univ, PT Assoc of WA & IA, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan Society of Clinical Sports Medicine

Keynote Speaker

Japan Physical Therapy Association, Japan Hip Society

Content Contributor

Move2Thrive, Kinetikos



Japanese Journal of Clinical Sports Medicine

Ohashi R. Enhancing the Movement System from Rehabilitation to Performance. Japanese Journal of Clinical Sports Medicine. 2015; 23(2):185-190.

Dr. Ma's Neurologic Dry Needling

Book Chapter