Meet Our Staff
Joseph G. Maccio, MA, PT, Dip. MDT
Joseph G. Maccio, a physical therapist/ergonomist, graduated from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1977 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy and from New York University in 1981 with a Master's degree in Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics. He has completed the three-month diploma residency program in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Dip. MDT) through the McKenzie Institute International. He has completed more than 1000 hours of advanced continuing education with specialization in musculo-skeletal assessment and treatment.
Joe is presently the owner of Maccio Physical Therapy in Troy, New York. Prior to opening his own practice in 1986 he was the Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy and a senior physical therapist at New York University Hospital's Rusk Institute. He offers 30 years experience as a physical therapist. Joe has now organized four post graduate McKenzie courses with the faculty and students at Sage Graduate School. As a consultant, he has developed successful ergonomic programs for numerous local and international organizations. He is also a member of the McKenzie Institute, American Physical Therapy Association, Alliance of Independent Physical Therapists, and Integrated Mechanical Care. Joe is an avid downhill skier and enjoys inline skating and hiking in his free time.
Joseph R. Maccio, DPT, Dip. MDT
Joseph R. Maccio obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Downstate Medical Center in 2008. He previously worked at Premier Physical Therapy in New York, New York and spent a year as a travel physical therapist with Arnica Travel Therapy. He had assignments in Chicago, Albuquerque, and Portland, OR before returning home. In July 2013 he completed his diploma residency program in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Dip. MDT) through the McKenzie Institute International. Joe is the preliminary author of "Directional Preference of the Wrist: A Preliminary Investigation," as well as "The Application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in Lateral Epicondylalgia," which is published in The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. In August 2016, he was a platform presenter at the 2016 MDT Conference of the Americas in Miami. Joe enjoys skiing and mountain biking in his free time.
Amanda Lasky, DPT
Amanda has been a staff physical therapist at St. Peter's Health Partners in both the acute rehabilitation and acute care divisions at St. Peters Hospital. Amanda completed her Bachelors of Arts in Biology at Geneseo College and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. She has now completed all of the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) required training courses and will soon be taking her certification exam. She has also attended extensive continuing education courses and conferences. Amanda has been a very valuable addition to our practice.
Amber Thornton, DPT, Cert. MDT
Amber is a graduate from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Springfield College. She has completed clinical affiliations at Baystate Rehabilitation Care, Weldon Rehabilitation Center at Mercer Medical Center in Springfield, MA, as well as Select Physical Therapy in Enfield, CT. She has now completed all of the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) required training courses and has completed her MDT certification. Amber is very caring and passionate about delivering the best care possible to her patients.
Lindsay Carlton, ATC, DPT, Cert. MDT
Lindsay is a recent graduate of the Sage Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She completed her MDT specialty clinical with us back in February of 2015. She also graduated from Castleton College with a B.S. in Athletic Training and has been an active Athletic Trainer at both the High School and Collegiate level while completing her graduate school program. Co-author of the study, "Directional Preference of the Wrist: A Preliminary Investigation," she will be the first Doctor of Physical Therapy with an Athletic Training degree on our staff. Lindsay is smart and hard-working, she is also very passionate about the McKenzie Method.
Colin McGowan, DPT
Colin completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Sage College and was an MDT specialty intern with us during the Summer of 2015. Colin is a co-author on "Directional Preference of the Wrist: A Preliminary Investigation," which will also be presented at the 2016 North American McKenzie Conference in Miami. He has completed Parts A and B of the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) program. Colin is also a co-author on "Directional Preference of the Wrist: A Preliminary Investigation" that was presented at the North American McKenzie Conference in Miami.
Passionate about MDT as a primary clinical evaluation system, Colin plans on completing the credentialing process over the next year.
Julia Tranquillo, DPT
A graduate of Springfield College, Julia completed her clinical internship with us, making her the third clinical student to have been taken on as a full-time staff member. Passionate about the McKenzie Method, Julia has completed Parts A and B of the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy courses and is on track to complete the credentialing process over the next year.