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Dr. Anthony Manzella

Dr. Manzella graduated Summa Cum Laude with B.S. in Exercise Science. He went on to  Rutgers UMDNJ where  he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dr. Manzella was one of the first physical therapists in NJ to become a Fellow Of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute.

Through his training with the Gray Institute, Dr. Manzella developed a unique approach to physical therapy integrating a individualized and functional approach leading to faster outcomes and getting to the root of the issue.  Each patient's program is uniquely designed to specifically  meet the patient’s goals and needs to regain their full functional ability for the activities they enjoy.

Dr Manzella has extensive training in various manual "hands on " therapies including active release technique ( ART), fascial distortion model (FDM), Cupping, functional soft tissue transformation, Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (ISTYM), Institute of Physical Arts (IPA), and more.  Through his training, he has developed a hybrid model of hands on treatment instead of a one size fits all approach.

Specializing in post operative rehabilitation, spine, sports and orthopedic conditions, Dr Manzella has worked to successfully rehabitate  athletes of all ages. Prior to his career as a physical therapist, he was a strength and conditioning coach to athletes of all ages including a world champion, NCAA champions and NFL combine athletes. This experience gives him a greater understanding of the nuances of sport specific rehabilitation.

 

Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science  (FAFS)

 

Applied Functional Science (AFS) seeks to better understand human body movement: how was the body made to function, and how does it actually function? Developed by Gary Gray, the founder of the Gray Institute, AFS links the scientific truths of how we move, think and act with practical strategies to create better, more efficient environments for the daily, sport-specific activities we engage in. When it comes to injuries, the goal is to evaluate the source of the injury as opposed to the symptom—and in contrast, to break down a person’s natural movements and assess limitations to help prevent an injury before it happens.