Xiaoming “David” Gao, PT


Physical Therapy specialist


David has been working as a physical therapist for 25 years.

He combines the structural level of the Mckenzie approach and the energy level of Chinese manual therapy and modalities such as magnetic energy, ultrasound, and infrared energy to help clients correct and optimize their physical health.

David also works with Chinese traditional medicine doctors, on conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and joint disorders.


English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)


  • Chinese manual therapy (Tuina and Acupressure)
  • Studied and practiced Chinese manual therapy in Hengyang Chinese Medicine Hospital in Hunan, China 1991-1992.
  • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Physical Therapy program at Tennessee State University in 1997.

Continuing Education

The Mckenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). Globally recognized as a leading treatment for back, neck, and extremity injuries.

Patient Reviews

"David was attentive and explained everything and kept me informed every step of the way. I have been recommending him to my friends and family,” said Winston Francis.

In a letter to her therapist at Northern Medical Center, Emily Prado had this to say, “I was recommended to go to a spinal surgeon for 2 bulging discs and a herniated disc, I didn’t want to accept that without trying something different. So, I went the traditional route trusting in the traditional Chinese medicine that has been successfully used for thousands of years and was not disappointed. Within 7 weeks my pain was gone without medication or surgery. I am such a believer in the natural way now to the extent that I have recommended everyone I know to go there and they are all believers too. We really need to get back to honest, truthful healthcare for patients and this is the right path.

If you are someone who is suffering or feel like you aren’t getting the answers you seek, or the doctors just aren’t listening please go to Northern Medical Center. I promise it will be the last doctor, physical therapist, or pediatric doctor you will ever need to see. … Thank you Dr. Gao and all the staff at Northern Medical Center for not only changing my life but also my friends and relatives. If I could tell the whole world to go, I would! I believe in everything you do and practice!"

- Anonymous

Review on Healthgrades.com, 2023

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