Todd Ellenbecker

Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, USPTA


Todd Ellenbecker is a physical therapist who joined Rehab Plus Sports Therapy Scottsdale in August of 2018 after serving as Clinic Director and Director of Clinical Research for Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic for 23 years.  He is also  the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour. 

 He received his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.  He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH –Institute of Health Professions in 2006.  In addition, he is certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist, and Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the APTA.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA and was awarded their Sports Medicine Professional of the Year in 2003.  He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and was Chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee for 12 years.  In 2007 he received the Ron Peyton award by the Sports Physical Therapy Section and in 2008 was the recipient of Samuel Hardy Educational Merit award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  He received the Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Association in 2011.  Todd continues as a member of the Thera-Band Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) since its inception in 1998.

 Ellenbecker served as the Chairman of the APTA's Shoulder Special Interest Group from 1996 to 2002, is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and serves on 3 editorial boards: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Sports Health, and Physical Therapy in Sport. He has conducted, published, and presented research primarily on upper extremity athletes, as well as shoulder and elbow rehabilitation.  His main focus of research has been on musculoskeletal adaptations in elite level tennis players and overhead athletes.  He is the author/editor of 15 books, over 75 book chapters and has published over 55 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals.