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Lance Knaub PT, DPT, OCS

Co-Founder, Partner


Dr. Lance Knaub helps athletes and “everyday athletes” of all ages and abilities achieve their goals and get back to what they love as quickly as possible. He treats people with sports medicine, orthopedic, and musculoskeletal problems, and specializes in transitioning clients from injury back to health, fitness, and return to sport.

He has been practicing for 20 years and has been in the health and fitness field for 24 years. He has been the team physical therapist for the South Jersey Jaguars semi-pro football team and assisted Haddon Township high school and Moorestown high school football programs with sideline medical coverage. His sports medicine expertise includes ACL tear rehab AND prevention, and he has been teaching this subject matter for 15 years as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Rutgers South’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Lance also specializes in (shoulder) rotator cuff injuries treated conservatively with physical therapy, and he completed his doctorate research on this topic and has done extensive speaking in this area. He also helps overhead athletes with labral injuries and other athletic shoulder problems.

Lance is passionate about Breakthru’s model of bringing physical therapy together with fitness, which allows our team of Doctors of Physical Therapy and Certified Personal Trainers to help you create a “balanced body” with adequate strength/flexibility/mobility in order to function optimally and prevent injuries.


  • Rutgers University, 1994
  • Robert Gordon University, 1998
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry, 2003
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rutgers University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, 2003


  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified LSVT BIG Therapist for Parkinson’s
  • Certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP)

Tip: Consistency is key. Make yourself a priority and make time to exercise, and stick with it.

Quote: Health is wealth.

Lance’s Favorite & FUN Facts:

  • Place to Travel/Vacation: Italy
  • Restaurant:Any restaurant in Italy:)
  • Food:fresh Seafood in the summer
  • TV Show:Homeland
  • Movie: Wonder
  • Singer/Group: Led Zeppelin
  • Athlete/Celebrity: Ben Simmons
  • Book: Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Sports Team: Sixers


Basketball, traveling, exercise, reading, learning

Patient Reviews

Twin Boro - Bayonne
Based on 1035 reviews
Ralph Calderone
I torn my bicep tendon & waited 3 months before the repair. The bicep had significant muscle atrophy. Breakthru is an outstanding PT facility, Tim S. and his team used advanced & extensive technologies to shorten recovery from the torn bicep & frightening muscle atrophy. They put together a comprehensive rehab program involving bands, stretch, weights, recum bikes, soft tissue & scar message and blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy. In 5 weeks I progressed from being extremely weak with a bicep. My bicep was 1.5 inches smaller since the injury with limited range of motion. Five weeks later my arm has full function and I can easily curling 25lb dumbells. BFR under the direction of a PT really allowed muscle growth with much lighter weight. I joined a large support group with similar injuries and it appears no one has recovered as quickly as me. Tim's program & the Breakthru facility with certified BFR & deep scar tissue therapies accelerated my recovery by 6 months.
Amanda Fitchett
I came to Breakthru after I threw my back out. Shannon has been phenomenal in getting me back to myself. She diagnosed where the pain was coming from, explained everything in terms of how I could understand. It's been a few weeks and I have been pain free and moving much better. Getting an appointment was easy and they were always able to work with my schedule. In addition, if I didn't do my at home exercises, I was never made to feel like I did something wrong or felt guilty for not doing them. I would highly recommend them for PT needs!
Aris Taflambas
Zac, Pam and Jenny are fabulous. I’ve seen too much improvementt, but don’t tell my wife.

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