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From a young age, Patrick was always fascinated by what made athletes move efficiently and how they were able to perform such tremendous physical feats. In hopes of getting a better understanding of movement, he decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. Patrick received his B.S. in Athletic Training at Sacred Heart University in 2015. During his time at Sacred Heart, he worked with both collegiate and high school sports as part of his clinical affiliations. Patrick then went on to Long Island University: Brooklyn Campus, where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. During his doctoral training, Patrick worked in a variety of clinical sites where he dealt with numerous populations including highly involved neurologic conditions, patients dealing with chronic pain, as well as orthopedic patients.
Patrick’s first job out of school was in an outpatient facility called Spagnoli Physical Therapy in Long Island, NY. There he received weekly mentorship, while simultaneously taking continuing education courses through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA).
He is currently registered to take the IPA’s rigorous exam to become a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) in 2022. While working at Spagnoli Physical Therapy, he saw various orthopedic conditions while treating patients of all ages (anywhere from 6-95 years old).
In order to continue refining his skills, Patrick decided to leave NY and head to California to participate in one of the nation’s oldest residencies, the Kaiser Vallejo Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Residency (PNF). For 6 months, he was immersed in learning and applying PNF, a paradigm initially developed to treat neurologic patients. There he received daily mentorship from an entire team of physical therapists who have been practicing well over 20 years. Patrick saw the potential this paradigm has in not only the neurologic population but in anyone who has an interest in learning how to move more efficiently.
Patrick has a strong interest in preventative medicine, nutrition, and athletes of all kinds. Outside of Physical Therapy, you can find Patrick playing recreational sports such as basketball and football, hiking, gymnastics, yoga, cooking, and praying for the Giants to get a winning season.