“I believe Physical Therapy should be directed toward treating the entire patient. I am driven by the opportunity to help people help themselves and most inspired by patients who really take ownership of their treatment.”
Tony’s decision to pursue a career in physical therapy is directly linked to his lifelong passion for the martial arts. He was inspired by the science behind physical therapy when he noticed the changes that came with the stretching, strengthening, balance and coordination training of martial arts practice. In his 20 years as a martial artist, Tony witnessed incredible improvements in the quality of life of practitioners who had lifelong injuries; this has given him unique insight into the needs of those who study karate, taekwondo, kung fu, muay thai, jiujitsu, kickboxing, and judo.
Tony received a Bachelor of Science in cellular and molecular biology from the University of West Florida and graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Georgia State University in 2011. There, he assisted with research studying tai chi for Parkinson’s disease and conducted research on the use of a modified wheelchair and tai chi form for spinal cord injury patients.
Tony began work as a staff therapist at Physiotherapy Associates in 2011 and was promoted to clinic director in 2013. He is certified in dry needling from the Myopain Seminars. In addition, he received training for Redcord Neurac, as well as Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Tony also has a strong interest in manual therapy.
He is excited to be joining a team of knowledgeable and forward-thinking therapists in an environment that supports such a high level of clinical excellence and patient care. The access to the most up-to-date treatment tools and training, along with the opportunity for true one-on-one interaction with patients, will allow physical therapists to provide exceptional care while working toward patient-centered goals.
In his free time, Tony enjoys camping and hiking with his girlfriend and their two dogs, Cooper and Scout, martial arts practice, riding his Harley, and going to rock shows. He also loves eating all the great food Atlanta has to offer.