About PTBT

Brain Trust: A group of advisers held in high regard by a decision maker.

This blog format is to help in the reflective process of becoming a better clinical and critical thinker, thereby providing patients and clients with a better experience and better outcomes.  The following Physical Therapists produce content for this blog space:


Dr. Matthew Dancigers, PT, DPT, OCS

Over half of these blog posts are from my student career, and first year out of school. My current interests in the PT field are exercise as rehab, pain science and physiology, human behavior, placebo and nocebo effects, patient perception and the context of treatment, therapeutic communication, global movement as an afferent modulation of patient sensation. Interaction over intervention.

“There is more anatomy above the Hyoid than below” – Frank Netter MD

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 Dr. Spencer Muro, PT, DPT, OCS

Providing accurate and appropriate care for patients is a necessity. I am passionate about reflecting on my practice and ensuring I am providing the best patient care possible; including best evidence, best scientific reasoning, and the highest skill level possible. My interests in physical therapy are pain science (including all those listed by Matt above), advancement of the profession of PT (including Direct Access, social outreach, etc.), and the use of scientific reasoning and (healthy) skepticism when reviewing scientific literature. Alumnus of Old Dominion University, Class 2015 – Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Stephen Henry, PT, DPT, CSCS


My interests in the field of physical therapy are in pain science, the psychological and physiological effects of manual therapy, exercise with the purpose of rehabilitation and preventive medicine, holistic approaches to rehabilitation, and I am passionate about 1-on-1 care of patients in the field of PT.

This site is not diagnostic, prognostic or treatment for any condition.  The thoughts and opinions presented are that of the authors at the time of publication and within the context of the writing. Data and opinions are subject to change and encouraged to develop with time and knowledge. *Any patient details are changed to protect privacy of all involved.



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