Michael and Joseph are two Doctors of Physical Therapy with unique backgrounds in orthopedic care. They both are certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therpy, and both have multiple certifications in orthopedics including but not limited to: vestibular therapy, manual therapy, manipulative therapy, board certified specialist of orthopedics, and more.
Michael R. BrownPT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, COMT, FAAOMPT
Michael R. Brown received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University at Buffalo in 2005. Since his graduation, Michael has worked in a variety of outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy practices where he gained valuable knowledge about how private practices operate. Additionally, he has completed a significant amount of continuing education courses which culminated in a number of certifications, all of which make him uniquely suited to manage patients with a variety of orthopaedic conditions. In 2010, Michael became an American Physical Therapy Association recognized board certified orthopaedic specialist and shortly after achieved fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Currently, Michael is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Daemen College. His primary teaching responsibilities lie within the first year of the graduate phase PT program. In addition to teaching, conducting research, and seeing patients, Michael is currently working to complete his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University at Buffalo, where his focus is on how chronic pain affects motor learning.
Joseph P. GravinoPT, DPT, Cert. MDT, ITPT
Joseph P. Gravino received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Daemen College in 2015. Since graduation, Joseph has engaged himself in a variety of continuing education courses and experiences. He received his certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy within less than 1 year of being a full time physical therapist. Additionally, he has received certifications in diagnosis and management of vestibular disorders and concussions. Currently, Joseph is an adjunct professor at Daemen College for the graduate Kinesiology classes, as well as a full time outpatient orthopaedic practitioner. In the near future, Joseph is applying for his Fellowship of manual Physical Therapy and Diplomat in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Joseph’s main goal is to provide the most evidence-based diagnosis, prognosis, and management of musculoskeletal disorders to the people of WNY in the most cost effective way possible.
We pride ourselves on the ability to address our patients conditions quickly and effective. Throughout our treatments we take meticulous records and track our outcomes. To date our outcomes are as follows:
Average visits per patient = 6 visits
Average visits per patient with multiple musculoskeletal problems= 10 visits
Average visit per patient with low back pain that extends below the knee= 6 visits
Average visit per patient with low back pain that does not extend below the knee= 5 visits
Average visit per patient with shoulder pain=5 visits
Patient Satisfaction= >98%
*At the end of each episode of care, each patient was self-perceived as at least 95% better
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