Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Patrick has a strong interest in and capacity for helping people learn how to move better. This extends largely to people reclaiming mobility following neurologic injury, and to infants/children organizing sensory information and coordinating movements for the first time. Patrick has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Rhode Island. He enjoys spending time with family, coaching, and learning. He uses evidence-based treatments and works jointly with patients and patient families to help move to the best possible level of function and participation, using active, challenging, functional, patient-centered treatments. He works with other clinicians and physicians to improve clinical care, for example, implementing high intensity gait training for people post stroke, developing capacity to identify and treat functional neurologic disorder, and early identification of cerebral palsy. He leads PD Steps, an education group for people and family members of people with Parkinsons.