DPT, OCS, MDNC, SFMA2, CSCS
Owner and Physical Therapist
Tommy Grabowski founded Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and fitness industry working as a licensed physical therapist (DPT) and certified personal trainer (CSCS-NSCA). Dr. Grabowski received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University-Nebraska where he excelled as a collegiate athlete, earning All-American honors in both track and field and cross country. He pursued his Master’s and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Concordia University-Wisconsin. He is professionally distinguished with a board certification as an orthopedic specialist (OCS). He is also trained in massage therapy as a graduate of the Blue Sky School of Professional Massage in Grafton, Wisconsin. As one of the select few certified professionals authorized to perform functional capacity evaluations (FCE) in Southeastern Wisconsin, Dr. Grabowski has been providing comprehensive assessments to individuals across the region since 2006. In 2014, he honed his entrepreneurial skills as an honoree and graduate of the prestigious Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders Initiative program. In 2019, he became the founder and principal partner of Vitality: A Modern Health Club.
With a unique blend of academic and clinical experience, and a background in athletics and fitness, Dr. Grabowski has pioneered an innovative approach that bridges physical therapy with fitness and overall well-being. At Vita, he seamlessly incorporates manual therapy treatments, including dry needling, assisted stretching, and myofascial release techniques, with exercise programs that are medically guided and biomechanically focused. This comprehensive approach caters to patients of diverse functional levels, ensuring optimal outcomes and personalized care.
Outside of the office, Tommy loves to spend time with his wife Katie and their two boys Leo and Grant enjoying all the great restaurants, family-friendly activities, and beautiful outdoors in and around the Milwaukee area. He is also a sports fanatic and enjoys supporting local professional sports teams including the Packers, Brewers, and Bucks, and is a passionate follower of his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Professional Certifications and Continuing Education
- MDNC- Master Dry Needling Certified Practitioner
- SFMA Level 2- Selective Functional Movement Assessment
- FMS Level 2 – Functional Movement Screen
- Functional Capacity Evaluation Certified
- OCS – Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
- SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative Program
- CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Work Experience and Education
- 2011 – Specialty advisor and consultant – Holista Health
- 2004 – Doctor of Physical Therapy – Concordia University, Wisconsin
- 2003 – Massage Therapy – Blue Sky School of Professional Massage