Dr. Andrew J. Gaetano Manual Therapy Certified (MTC)
MALTA, NY, Feb 20th 2020 – Andrew J Gaetano, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS, MTC, CSCS of Malta, New York, has earned the professional designation of being Manual Therapy Certified (MTC) after completing rigorous coursework and showing effectiveness in practical, oral and written skills. The designation is awarded by the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences, in Saint Augustine, Florida.
Gaetano, who also has advanced professional board-certifications in orthopedics and neurologic physical therapy, becomes one of the only physical therapists in the country with his designations. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. These specializations make him especially qualified to assess and treat back and neck pain with associated nerve symptoms, nerve problems in the extremities, as well as a variety of orthopedic and neurologic conditions. He is a co-owner and treating therapist at Capital Area Physical Therapy and Wellness in Malta, Queensbury, and Latham NY, a growing private practice with 8 full time physical therapists.
“This certification was something I’ve worked very hard at for almost 10 years”, says Gaetano. “It has been integral in helping me evolve as a clinician. Manual/hands on assessments and treatments are often necessary in figuring out the root of musculoskeletal pain and movement problems”.
Gaetano graduated in 2009 from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He is a full time practicing physical therapist at Capital Area Physical Therapy and Wellness (CapitalAreaPT.com) and is also an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY.
To become Manual Therapy Certified (MTC), physical therapists must attend a series of post-professional seminars which culminate in a comprehensive examination consisting of written, oral, and practical testing to define competency in all body areas including the extremities, spine, and myofascia. Those who are Manual Therapy Certified must also complete continuing professional education every 2 years to maintain certification.