North Island Physical Therapy

North Island Physical Therapy

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North Island Physical Therapy is well known in the community for achieving excellence in one to one manual therapy. Our method is based heavily on the practice strategies established by the Institute of Physical Art. This specific strategy is focused on manual therapy techniques designed to improve ...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Michael Fama

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Michael received his Bachelor of Science from the University at Albany, where he studied Human Biology. Following his undergraduate degree Mike received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University completing internships in neurologic and orthopedic settings. Mike also spent extensive time working with patients recovering from the effects of a stroke. Upon graduating from Stony Brook Physical Therapy, Mike has focused his time in the outpatient physical therapy setting. He has taken a variety of continuing education courses with a focus on orthopedic and manual therapy skills. Mike has had the opportunity to teach to undergraduate anatomy students, and is currently on staff in in the Stony Brook University DPT program as a teacher's assistant. Due to his experience, Mike's approach is focused around a thorough hands on treatment, supplemented with therapeutic exercise and patient education to help restore functional activity. Mike has a strong interest in exercise and fitness. He has taken part in various 5ks and races, as well as playing in various baseball and volleyball leagues. Mike is an avid Crossift participant which has helped to improve his understanding of olympic lifting, and his awareness of functional movement patterns.

Nicholas Byrne

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Nicholas received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Binghamton University in 2012 with a degree in Biology. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, Nicholas pursued his career in physical therapy at Stony Brook University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. While in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, Nicholas completed clinical rotations in sub-acute rehab, acute rehab, the neonatal ICU, trauma ICU, and manual outpatient orthopedics. Currently, Nicholas has been working to further his manual therapy skills by taking continuing education classes through the Institute of Physical Art. Through the Institute of Physical Art's teachings, Nicholas incorporates the principles of functional manual therapy into each patient he treats. This functional manual therapy treatment approach focuses on the interrelationship between limitations of joint mobility, soft tissue restrictions, core stability, and neurovascular limitations to successfully address each patients needs. By incorporating the functional manual therapy approach into evaluations and treatments, Nicholas gives each patient the strategies needed to be successful with physical therapy. Nicholas is on track to become a Certified functional Manual Therapist by 2021 through the Institute of Physical Art. Outside of physical therapy, Nicholas enjoys kayaking, fishing, playing golf, and woodworking.

Kate Byrne

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University, where she double majored in Biology and Spanish. Kate then went on to attend Stony Brook University where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During this time, Kate completed clinical rotations in the acute care setting, outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on treating the athletic population, and manual outpatient orthopedics. While at Stony Brook, Kate also volunteered with the program Fit Kids for Life. This is a program designed to help kids maintain an active lifestyle and prevent childhood obesity and cardiovascular disease. Kate was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society whose members consist of the top 20% of the graduating class. Kate aspires to take continuing education courses that focus on treating the pediatric oncology population as well as courses from the Institute of Physical Art. In her spare time Kate enjoys playing tennis and going on hikes.

Robert Mosca

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Following his undergraduate education, at the University at Albany, Rob received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Stony Brook University. After completion of the Doctorate program he has concentrated his focus on orthopedic physical therapy. He specializes in hands on treatment of orthopedic and post surgical conditions and has a true passion for sports related injuries. Rob is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute as a medical professional which makes him a great fit for managing golf related injuries and performance. Rob also has extensive experience working with various balance and vestibular disorders including positional vertigo, Ménière's disease, post concussion syndrome and more. Robert is also an avid runner who has now completed five full marathons with his eyes set on many more. With this passion comes an extensive knowledge base when treating running based injuries and analyzing runner's strides.

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Tuesday, October, 22nd

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Wednesday, October, 23rd

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ABOUT THIS CLINIC

North Island Physical Therapy is well known in the community for achieving excellence in one to one manual therapy. Our method is based heavily on the practice strategies established by the Institute of Physical Art. This specific strategy is focused on manual therapy techniques designed to improve function and decrease pain. Our therapists are well trained in all facets of rehabilitation, with primary focus on orthopedic and neurologic injuries.

At our clinic we believe strongly in an active approach to rehabilitation. While we stress a focus on manual therapy, we encourage our patients to play an active role in their own rehabilitation. Therapists at NIPT take pride in their role as educators, assisting patients establish proper means of managing symptoms by way of home exercise, postural re-education, body mechanics training, and proper symptom management.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

We kindly ask that you notify us no later than 24 hours in advance for all rescheduling and cancellations. Thank you.