Dr. Timothy Purcell has been a practicing physical therapist for the past 20 years; examining and treating infants to young adults with physical disabilities, orthopedic, neuromuscular, and mobility impairments in school, outpatient, and home settings.
Dr. Purcell attended undergraduate school at Daemen College (1998); received his doctorate from Rutgers University (2011), is a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist (2012). In his off time he enjoys running, gardening, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and being a dad.
"My practice in physical therapy is guided by three pillars. First, the art of therapy, which has largely been informed through my years of clinical practice and continuing education. I draw a lot on Cuevas MEDEK exercises and the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach (Bobath Approach) as I can connect these well to functional movement patterns needed in everyday life.
Various modalities such as taping and other manual techniques are used to address body system impairments. The second pillar is the science of physical therapy, which has become much more sophisticated over the last decade and is really essential for competent evidence-based practice.
The third pillar is what's most important to the patient/family. That is how they define their goal or outcome. This trinity of inputs enables greater flexibility in addressing the individual needs of my patients."