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founder - physio Night out, modern manual therapy, the eclectic approach, edge mobility system, cool guy

Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, MS, MTC, CertMDT, CFC, CertMST, FAAOMPT, is a fellowship trained cash based PT practice owner, entrepreneur, blogger, and sought after lecturer in the topic of Modern Manual Therapy.

Erson graduated from D'Youville College in 1998 with a dual Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. His interests in Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy lead him to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine. Studying under Stanley Paris, Ph.D, PT, internationally known for his manual skills and knowledge of the spine as well as his distinguished faculty, Dr. Religioso earned his DPT and Manual Therapy Certification in 2000. He later became credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine in 2000.

Dr. Religioso became certified in evaluation and treatment of oromaxillary, craniofacial, and temporomandibular pain in 2005; this from extensive training and certification from Dr. Mariano Rocabado, PT, of Chile, one of the world’s foremost experts in treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Later in 2005, Dr. E obtained Fellow status in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

He has a #CashPT Practice in the Buffalo, NY area, EDGE Rehab and Sport Science, where he specializes in TMD, headaches, spinal care, runners, gymnasts, and chronic pain. His focus is seeing the patient as little as possible, and empowering them with education, self assessment and treatment strategies.

Erson has been PT faculty of local Buffalo PT Schools, including D'Youville College, Daemen College, and SUNY Buffalo. In the Buffalo Area, he is starting Physio Night Out Buffalo, a monthly series of Seminars followed by networking and drinks at local bars!

He also developed a line of manual therapy, mobility, fitness, strength, and rehab products along with pain science education materials at EDGE Mobility System.

Modern Manual Therapy - The Eclectic Approach is Dr. Religioso’s line of seminars for clinicians that are taught online and in live venues around the world. The Eclectic Approach started with Modern Manual Therapy, and has expanded to include Modern Strength Training, and Modern Patient Education.

Dr. E is now offering his services as both an online clinical mentor to clinicians at Modern Rehab Mastery, traveling OMPT Fellowship mentor, online patient consultations, and online business and social media consultation, #CashPT start up with LeBauer Consulting. He also is part of media company, UpDoc Media, with 2 podcasts, Therapy Insiders and Untold Physio Stories.

Erson is a family man, married to the best woman in the world, and currently has 6 beautiful children. He enjoys running with them, watching them in competitive gymnastics and watching Disney/Pixar movies. He is also a huge tech geek and loves all things Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek. If you see Dr. E out and about, or at a seminar, ask him to grab a beer or coffee and talk about shop or anything!

Dr. Dana Palmer, PT, DPT

Dr. Dana Palmer, PT, DPT

Dr. Palmer graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy at A. T. Still University in 2009. Throughout her career, she has practiced in both hospital and out-patient settings in Canada, Northern Mariana Islands, Hawaii, California, and New York. Dr. Palmer has served as adjunct faculty for the Post-Professional DPT program at A. T. Still University since 2010. She is also a co-host of Untold Physio Stories Podcast, along with Dr. E.

Dana specializes in wound care, non-invasive women’s health, Pilates, and website design. She has a special interest in working with pregnant and postpartum women to begin or continue with exercise. She has instructed wound care both in the academic and continuing education settings since 2006.

While working in the Northern Mariana Islands, Dana developed a Diabetes Foot and Wound Care program that reduced total amputations by 48% and major amputations by 71% among the island population. She expanded this program to many different islands and was invited to present her program at the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation conference in 2010.

Dana grew up in a small town that instilled a strong sense of community. Although she has lived and worked in many different places, those values have stayed with her and shaped her focus on patient-centered care. She started Dana Palmer Physical Therapy because she is passionate about delivering comprehensive treatment programs that move beyond the restrictions imposed by insurance companies. Her vision was to build a practice that could dedicate time to each individual patient and every aspect of their care. This includes Mobile and Telehealth services for those who have difficulty getting to a clinic. She is also involved in various community programs in the area to promote wellness.

Dana is married with two young children. Her husband serves in the U. S. Coast Guard, and has been a key support in her goals to improve physical therapy services. In their spare time, Dana and her family enjoy traveling, camping in their 1995 Eurovan, and spending time outdoors exploring, playing, or gardening. She spends as much time as possible every summer at her family’s lake cabin in Northwestern Ontario. She is a lover of obscure movie quotes, craft-beer (particularly IPAs), and is also a self-described “coffee snob!”