Dr. Lance Knaub is the President and co-owner of BREAKTHRU Fitness & Physical Therapy. In his role, he ensures quality, evidence- based care applying the most recent literature and research in the field drawing on over 18 years of experience in health and fitness. BREAKTHRU has been recognized nationally as the ‘Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation’ by Advance newsmagazine by a panel of Physical Therapy peers for its excellence in clinical care, innovation, and personalized attention.
Lance earned his BS in Exercise Science from Rutgers University and Honors BSc in Physical Therapy from Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom, graduating at the top of his class. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy at UMDNJ. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Lance is a dedicated and innovative clinician, educator, and researcher with a focus on Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, and Injury Prevention. His philosophy is proactive and holistic – looking at the entire body and movements in multiple planes – emphasizing injury prevention, performance enhancement, and health and fitness. He has advanced manual therapy skills and utilizes a hands-on approach with his patients and clients. He served as the Team Physical Therapist for Haddon Township high school football and for the South Jersey Jaguars semi- pro football team for several seasons.
Lance has experience in treatment of brain injury and has an interest in concussion prevention and management, and has established public education seminars to help raise public awareness. BREAKTHRU has developed head and neck strengthening programs together with Mike Wolf, former NFL and Philadelphia Eagles Strength and Conditioning Coach to minimize concussive forces to the head and brain. These programs are incorporated into BREAKTHRU’s sports performance training programs to minimize the risk of injury.
As an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Doctorate Program at UMDNJ-Rutgers program, Lance teaches in the areas of Orthopaedics, Anatomy, and Exercise Physiology. He has taught the Knee joint including ACL post operative rehab for 10 years. Lance has completed pilot study research as part of his Doctorate on rehabilitation for shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff tears. He has presented at area Sports Medicine Symposiums and to the APTA Southern District meeting on various Sports Medicine topics. He presented at the APTA’s Private Practice National Meeting on how BREAKTHRU achieved its National Best Practice recognition and differentiates itself.
Lance lives in Medford with his wife Jodi Goldman, daughters Sage and Sierra, and son Aspen. When he is not working, he enjoys exercising, the outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, and is always ready for a pick-up basketball game.