Dr. Joe Lavaca

PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, SFMA

Joe is an experienced outpatient orthopedic clinician who graduated from Sacred Heart University with his Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree in 2008, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. Joe began his career with Sports PT of NY, where he was facility manager of their Midtown location for several years. Since that time Joe has obtained certifications in movement screens for both the FMS and SFMA, Functional Strength Coaching, as well as Fascial Movement Taping and Performance Movement Techniques through RockTape. Furthermore, he has successfully completed his Board Exam to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Joe is interested in education and injury prevention. He has a strong passion for teaching and has served as a mentor for many student physical therapists from prestigious academic institutions. Through prior teaching experiences with nationally recognized CEU providers, he has frequently traveled throughout the country to teach healthcare practitioners about  Kinesiology Taping and Movement Assessment Principles. Like his counterparts, Joe prides himself in staying current in the most up-to-date evidence-based research, and has experience in Maitland-Based Manual Treatments, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Kinesiology Taping and movement assessment/performance screening, which allows him to give individualized care to each of his patients.