Gary Geissler has been the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation for Harvard's sports medicine team since 1991. His primary sports assignments are football, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's track and field and women's water polo.
Geissler provides clinical consultations and treatments for student athletes with complicated or unresolved orthopedic dysfunction to include implementing and directing appropriate treatment plans. He also serves as the continuing-education coordinator for the sports medicine group, outlining and scheduling lectures, workshops, in-services and journal club.
Geissler also works with all Harvard students as a Senior Common Room member in Lowell House.
Geissler has a lengthy list of affiliations with world-class athletes, both at Harvard and on the national and international circuits. He has been the head athletic trainer and sports physical therapist for the U.S. national track and field team at the World Championships and was a member of the athletic training and physical therapy staff for the U.S. team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He was a volunteer athletic trainer during the 1994 FIFA World Cup and has worked as an athletic trainer at a number of high-level ice hockey, basketball and wrestling events as well.
Geissler is a 1981 graduate of Boston University where he also obtained a master's degree in physical therapy in 1986. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from The Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston in 2009.
Geissler is an Assistant Professor at the MGH IHP, where he teaches sports physical therapy and has served as a clinical lecturer and laboratory instructor for Boston University's Sargent College of Rehabilitation Sciences.