Originally from the Northeast, Joe spent his childhood growing up in Mahwah, NJ. After tearing his ACL in his knee during his senior year in high school and attending PT for 7 months, he became enamored with the profession. He was drawn to the combination of understanding the complexities of the human anatomy and the body’s healing process. Joe also understood how important his therapist’s role was in helping him overcome the emotional aspect of undergoing a major surgery. This helped create a path to become a PT. He later attended and graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science with a minor in Psychology in 2010. Joe continued his education at Widener University in Chester, PA, receiving a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2013 while obtaining a certification in special education. He went on to work for 5 years at an outpatient orthopedic PT clinic in NJ prior to moving to the Charlotte area.

Joe enjoys working with all different types of injuries and patients of all age ranges, but admits that he will always have a soft spot for a teenager who attends PT after a knee surgery. Despite his own knee injuries, Joe continues to be very active, playing men’s league ice hockey and softball in his spare time. He also enjoys playing golf, although admits that he is not very good. Joe enjoys watching most sports, with his loyalties going to the NY Rangers, NY Yankees, NY Giants, and the Notre Dame football team.