Andrew J Gaetano, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS, MTC, CSCS
Mechanicville native Dr. Andrew Gaetano, co-owner of Capital Area Physical Therapy & Wellness, is a graduate of Ithaca College where he earned a doctorate in physical therapy. Along with being Manual Therapy Certified (MTC), he is one of the only therapists in the country who is nationally accredited as a board certified clinical specialist in both orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and neurologic physical therapy (NCS), and is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). In addition to being a clinical educator, he is an Assistant Professor at Sage Graduate School in Troy NY, where he teaches Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience. Because of Andrew’s extensive background in orthopedics/manual therapy including education in a wide array of techniques and theories, he specializes in patients with all types of pain including chronic pain, and his unique certifications make him especially qualified to assess and treat back and neck pain including nerve related pain. His specialties also include patients who have not improved with other therapy or treatment. He has taken several continuing education courses which allow him to use a well-rounded treatment approach, focusing on manual therapy including joint/spinal manipulation, specific individualized exercise prescription, and self-care education. Andrew’s main interest is educating patients on how to care for themselves, and teaching them everything they need to know to maximize their function. . He is also interested in assessing running mechanics and function in relation to running and sports related injuries, as well as problems with the jaw (TMJ). Outside of the clinic, Andrew enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and sports of all kinds, as well as spending time with his wife Melissa, son Joel, daughters Ava and Lila, and his dog, Val.