Dr. Gillihan is a native Idahoan that was born in Boise, Idaho. His family relocated to Tumwater, Washington, in 2002, where he lived for almost ten years before relocating back to Boise to complete his undergraduate degree. Dr. Gillihan holds a B.S. in Kinesiology: Exercise Science with a Psychology Minor from Boise State University. During his undergraduate studies, he became credentialed as a National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and American College of Sports Medicine Certified
Exercise Physiologist. Deeply interested in communication and psychology, he returned to Boise State University to complete his Master's of Kinesiology Degree focusing on Sports & Exercise Psychology. During his graduate school experience at Boise State, he conducted research for the department on learning with mobile technology, concussion awareness, international physical activity guidelines, and motor learning & autism. Culminating his studies at Boise State, his final project was creating, organizing, and supervising the Bronco
Fitness Challenge and Older Adults Strength Training Program.
Following his Master's Degree, he continued his education to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Dr. Gillihan assisted faculty in research targeting population health, social determinants of health, and myofascial release (MFR) techniques with police officers with chronic pain. He has clinical experience in pediatrics, acute care, outpatient sports, and orthopedics. As a performance physical therapist, Dr. Gillihan specializes in treatment for everyday gym-goers, weight lifters, runners, youth athletes, combat athletes, and tactical professionals such as service members, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, and EMTs.
Dr. Gillihan wants to help clients and patients reach their "moonshots" (the dreams they feel they may never complete). He is passionate about using his knowledge of orthopedics & sports physical therapy to help better serve people just like you. Dr. Gillihan recognizes the importance of providing a well-rounded, patient-centered experience. He hopes you choose to schedule an appointment to take care of any injuries, aches, or pains.
D.P.T. (Doctor Of Physical Therapy) -Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
M.K. (Master of Kinesiology: Behavioral Emphasis) – Boise State University,Boise, ID
B.S. (Bachelor of Science– Kinesiology: Exercise Science, Minor in
Psychology) – Boise State University, Boise, ID
C.S.C.S. (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) – National
Strength and Conditioning Association
Cert. DN (Dry Needling Certification) – Dry Needling Institute/ American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
License # PT019712
– Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment
– Pelvic Floor Level 2A: Function, Dysfunction and Treatment: Colorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor, Pudendal Nerve Dysfunction
– Dry Needling 1 – Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic & Upper Extremity Conditions
– Dry Needling 2 – Dry Needling for Lumbopelvic & Lower Extremity Conditions
Andrew Gillihan and Shawn Drake. Improved Quality of Life Following Myofascial Release Treatment
Case Report of Police Officer. On J Complement & Alt Med. 7(4): 2022. OJCAM.MS.ID.000667. DOI: