Dr. Kublawi graduated from Marymount University in 1999 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He later completed his training in manipulative therapy through Kaiser Permanente Northern California Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program in 2007. Upon completion, he received Fellowship status through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and later became board certified as an Orthopedic Specialist (OCS). Dr. Kublawi received his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy through Texas Tech University in 2014. His doctoral thesis: “The Effect of a Distractive Function on Volitional Preemptive Abdominal Contraction During a Loaded Forward Reach in Normal Subjects”, published in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, looked at the ability of a person to maintain an abdominal contraction when they were distracted.
Dr. Kublawi considers himself both a clinician and educator. His clinical approach to treatment is patient centered. He believes in the Biopsychosocial model of health care, that good health is a combination of physical, psychological, behavioral, and medical treatments. It is a partnership between the patient and therapist to find the perfect balance of care. He is currently in private practice at Sports and Orthopedic Therapy Services, in Kensington, MD.
Dr. Kublawi has been involved in Marymount University’s orthopedic program since it’s inception in 1996 as a physical therapy student, in 2001 as an adjunct faculty member, and full-time faculty in 2013. He has taught continuing education courses in spinal and peripheral joint mobilizations/manipulations and lectured on “Deciphering the Mechanisms of Chronic Low Back Pain” at Virginia Association’s Physical Therapy meeting (VPTA), in Arlington Virginia.