Gopal T. Raghunath, PT DPT, MSPT, CSCS, RYT-200, CCM, SUP – ACA
- Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (D.P.T.)
- Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT)
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA
- Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT-200) – Yoga Alliance
- Certified Cupping Therapist (CCM) – International Cupping Therapy Association
- Certified Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructor – American Canoe Association
- Certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS)
Gopal T. Raghunath received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MSPT) from the University of Rhode Island in 2001. In 2007 following completion of his orthopedic/sports residency, he earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) from The University of St. Augustine.
Dr. Raghunath has over 17 years of clinical experience, in the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal injuries. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, with a specialty focus on fitness & sports performance training for water sport athletes (swimmers, triathletes, surfers, stand-up paddlers). Dr. Raghunath is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) sports, orthopedic, and private practice sections, as well as the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA). He is also a former conference-ranked NCAA Division III Butterfly swimmer from Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, and holds a Brown Belt in Tae Kwon Do from K.H Kim’s School of Oriental Arts, in Northbrook, Illinois. Dr. Raghunath is a Chicago native, and former owner/clinic director of Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, P.C. He has written over a dozen articles on health, fitness, and orthopedic rehabilitation related topics, which have been published in the Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Raghunath has dedicated his professional life to providing exceptional customer service and client-centered care, through his commitment to life-long learning, and development of lasting patient, referral source, and community relationships. His diverse background and extensive knowledge as a movement specialist, enable him to proficiently treat a broad range of conditions utilizing an integrative healing & wellness approach. Collectively, these experiences fuel his passion for educating, inspiring, and empowering individuals and communities alike, to prevent injury, as well as optimize health and quality of life.
Having endured the Windy City winters long enough, Dr. Raghunath and his wife, Bhakti (also a practicing physical therapist), are excited to call San Diego their new home! Dr. Raghunath is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce as well as the La Jolla Swim Club. He is excited, honored, and privileged to serve the San Diego community, as IronCore Sports Performance & Physical Therapy, P.C., and is now accepting new clients/patients. During his free time, Dr. Raghunath and his wife enjoy ocean swimming, stand-up paddling, mountain biking, hiking, downhill skiing, cooking, and traveling. “My work is a platform each day to hone my craft, live my passion, and be an instrument of service and value, to help people discover their truest nature.”
To learn more about Dr. Raghunath’s practice, and how he can help you relieve pain and restore optimal function, please click on the link below to visit his website, and call or text: (858) 214-7486 to schedule an initial complimentary 20-minute consultation!