JIMMY PICARD, DPT
Hi, I’m Jimmy Picard.
I’m a physical therapist and performance coach in Richmond, Virginia. I specialize in working with runners and endurance athletes.
In 2008, I completed my undergraduate education at The College of William and Mary. I earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology and a minor in mathematics. While at William and Mary, I had a successful career competing in men’s cross country and track.
Sadly, during my senior year I lost my younger brother, Kyle, to suicide. To say the least, it was a difficult time. As a way to raise awareness for teen suicide prevention and to grieve my loss, I cycled across the country. In 45 days I cycled from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. Alone with my thoughts, my bike and memories of Kyle. I was able to raise over $5,000 for a non-profit promoting the awareness of teen suicide risk and prevention.
After graduating, I continued to pursue my passion for running. I remained competitive and set new PRs in distances ranging from the 5k to marathon. A severe calf strain turned me onto cycling and I quickly found success in the sport. I rose up the ranks to Category 2 in less than 2 seasons.
It was during this time that I decided to pursue a career in physical therapy. I received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. Since graduating I have focused on treating and coaching endurance athletes.
I am a husband, father, and competitive runner. Recently, with my wife Madelena and son Ryder, I have returned to my home state of Virginia where we enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle.