Francois Andre Prizinski, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, DAC
Francois grew up in Morgantown WV where he went to Physical Therapy school at WVU graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in 2005. He attended Temple University for his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2006 (DPT). During this time he placed an emphasis in the area of Orthopaedics and attained recognition by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics in 2007. Practicing in the Pittsburgh area since 2005, Francois has placed greater emphasis on the study Orthopaedic manual therapy. He enrolled in Sports Medicine of Atlanta’s Manual Therapy Fellowship Program, which allowed him to specialize in Medical Screening, and attained Certification in Direct Access Physical Therapy (DAC), and in Australian based Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (COMT). In May of 2012, Francois has received Fellowship recognition by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists (FAAOMPT). Francois is one of a very few physical therapists with his type of training and credentials which allows him to solve movement based problems in a very successful manner. Francois diagnoses movement dysfunctions of the spine and extremities and retrains faulty & compensated movement patterns. He often refers to himself as the “movement guy.” Francois joined The Orthopedic Group team in 2012 to form a comprehensive Sports & Spine Care Division and collaborates with Physical Medicine in the areas of diagnostic ultrasound, plasma injection therapy, and differential movement diagnosis. Currently, Francois is involved on the teaching faculty at Sports Medicine of Atlanta’s Manual Therapy Fellowship Program and participates in clinical research, teaching, and mentoring clinicians in movement science.