Tim Newton DPT

Tim Newton DPT, OCS, CFMM


Tim Newton is the owner of Inspire Movement Physical Therapy. His interest in manual therapy began as a teenager after it helped him with numerous joint pains as a competitive swimmer. When very reputable orthopedists, trainers, and other professionals (including PTs) were unable to help him, he thought his career was over. But then he met a physical therapist who looked beyond the symptoms, and worked in other places where the body needed it. This therapist used osteopathic manual techniques.

Within a few months, without any medications or surgeries, Tim was back in the pool training, and feeling 100% again. He always knew he wanted to help people for a living, and after having this experience, the rest was pretty much history:  Tim graduated from high school at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD, and moved on to Emory University in Atlanta for his B.S. in Biology. From there he studied at the University of Delaware to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. 

Amidst all his courses in anatomy, physiology, and evidence-based practice, Tim never lost his fascination with Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT).  From the time he began treating patients as a student, he tried to learn as much as he could about how different techniques could help different patients. Along the way, Tim developed an appreciation for how OMT helped not only orthopedic conditions, but other illnesses as well. He saw it positively impact a person’s sense of well-being, and even other issues that seemed more medical like trouble breathing, digestion, or migraines.

In both his personal and professional experience, Tim has seen the amazing healing potential of holistic, alternative approaches. He believes in tailoring each session to the individual, and to where the body’s tensions are greatest rather than following symptoms. He finds that this approach of listening to the tissues in the body has the most profound effects.

Tim has advanced training in osteopathic manipulation techniques including Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Gentle Spine Manipulation techniques such as Muscle Energy.  A strong advocate for an integrative and holistic approach, Tim believes strongly in the body-mind connection and is honored to help his patients along in their journey.

Tim is certified in functional manual medicine (CFMM) through the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. He has also trained through The Upledger Institute, and the Barral Institute, where he is a certified teaching assistant. He earned his doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from the University of Delaware and is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association.  

Outside the office, he loves spending time with his family, watching his kids in their sports and activities, and going for a good hike.