Staff Bio

Dr. Theodros W. Gebriel, MSPT, DPT

Dr.Theodros received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences as an honor graduate and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Howard University in Washington DC. He then went on to receive a Doctorate degree in Physiotherapy with emphasis on orthopedics and Sports Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, USA. He did internship trainings at Kaiser Permanente, Providence Hospital, Baltimore Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute, Children's Hospital, Howard University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and a number of private outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine physiotherapy specialty clinics.


Dr. Theodros has worked at HealthSouth Sport Medicine Center, Commonwealth Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute and at the renowned The Jackson Clinics in the commonwealth of Virginia, USA for a total of 10 years in the rolls of practitioner, clinical director and clinical instructor. In 2010, Theodros relocated to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and started Paragon Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Specialized clinics. He has accumulated over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience.

Dr. Theodros has taken orthopedic manual therapy certification course with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and has attended numerous training courses on topics of shoulder, sacroiliac, lumbar, thoracic, cervical and biomechanical assessment of the lower half, foot care, sports metrix, spinal and core stabilization, spinal and joint manipulation and many more. He has served as program director and assistant professor at Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine, and Department of Physiotherapy, where an Advance Standing Doctoral Degree program in physiotherapy has been running.

Theodros has served as a member of the medical committee of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, The Federal Ministry of Health Rehabilitation Task force, president of the Ethiopian Physiotherapy association and committee member in the FMoH, FMHACA (Ethiopia Food, Medicine, Health Services Administration and Control Agency scope of Practice task force. He gives trainings and continuing education courses for different professional associations, hospital staff as well as international organizations.


Dr. Theodros’s clinical experience is concentrated on acute, chronic and emergency care in orthopedic and sports medicine, but he also has had experience in treating neurological deficits such as Stroke, traumatic brain Injuries, Bell’s palsy, vestibular and MS.

Board licences, certifications & memberships

He is board licensed as a doctor of physiotherapy and Direct Access provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. He is also board licensed with Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health. Dr. Theodros is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Virginia chapter and the orthopedic section of the APTA as well as the Ethiopian Physiotherapy association.

Fun facts

Theodros enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to and playing musical instruments, watching movies, horseback riding, reading and likes to play handy man when duty calls.