​​​​Manual Medicine Physical Therapy

 

Dr. Michael Commesso PT, DPT

Dr. Commesso earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York in 2017. During his clinical internships, he treated patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, from collegiate athletes to older adults. He also has some training in vestibular therapy and works with children in early intervention physical therapy. He graduated with his B.S. in Human Biology, Health and Society from Cornell University in 2013. Dr. Commesso enjoys running, watching baseball, traveling, and hiking with his wife and son.

                                                       Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pacanowski CR, Sobal J, Levitsky DA, Sherwood NE, Keeler CL, Miller AM, Acosta AR, Hansen N, Wang PL, Guilbert SR, Paroly AL, Commesso M, Vermeylen FM. Does Measuring Body Weight Impact Subsequent Response to Eating Behavior Questions? Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2015;34(3):199-204.                        

Dr. Max Todoroff PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Todoroff earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2009.  During his tenure at Duke University he participated in an internship working with the Duke University Blue Devil athletic teams.  He also has a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University where he was a member of the Division-I Ohio Bobcat football team.  Dr. Todoroff is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as, a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  

In 2012, Dr. Todoroff completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he received fellowship status through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).  Dr. Todoroff is one of only 34 physical therapists in the State of North Carolina that has achieved this level of training.  During his fellowship training, he specialized in treating patients with spine pain with/without symptoms in the extremities.  In his spare time, Dr. Todoroff enjoys working out, exploring the outdoors of North Carolina, and any kind of adventure.


Peer-Reviewed Publications


Todoroff M. Dynamic Deep Squat: Lower-Body Kinematics and Considerations Regarding Squat Technique, Load Position, and Heel Height.  Strength and Conditioning Journal. 2017;39(1):71-80.

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