Dr Sharif Tabbah, commonly know as “Dr Reef”, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and the co-founder of Athletix Rehab and Recovery with multiple locations in South Florida.
Sharif received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2012 from New York University. Prior to that he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) sanctioned by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2010 and earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business and Marketing at the University of Connecticut in 2006. Sharif began his career in the fitness industry in 2003 when he became a personal trainer at New York Sports Club, which sparked a passion for fitness and led him to a career in physical therapy.
He has a unique approach to fitness, rehab an injury prevention with an emphasis on balance and dynamic core stability. Over the years Sharif has worked with hundreds of professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, WTA, US Olympics and more. His work has been featured on major media outlets including NFL Media, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, ESPN, Sportscenter, NFL Network, Good Morning Football, Bleacher Report and Local 10 News to name a few.
As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Sharif utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to returning athletes to high-level performance through a combination of manual rehabilitative therapy along with strength and conditioning to help patient’s reach their goals and quickly return to sport or activity.
Sharif grew up playing many sports including football, basketball, lacrosse and wresting. Prior to his career in physical therapy, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach specializing in corrective exercise, weight management and performance enhancement since 2003. In addition to his CSCS certification, he previously held NASM-CPT, NASM-CES and AFAA certifications, which all contributed to his well-rounded approach to health and fitness. The combination of his professional experience, history of athletics and love for fitness has led him to a successful and passionate career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Bachelor of Business and Marketing
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Master Dry Needling Level 1 & Level 2
NeuFit Level 1 Certified