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 n 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 over 40 years experience as a physical therapist.
Joe has now organized over 25 post graduate McKenzie courses with the faculty and students at Sage Graduate School. He is also a guest lecturer at Sage College and has presented at five Nurse Practitioner conferences. Joe has been published in several research journals. 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 has also contributed to 7 posters at International McKenzie Conferences, as well as 5 peer-review journal publications.
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 McKenzie Institute International.
Joe is the primary 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. He has also published several other peer-reviewed papers studying arm pain after a failed cervical fusion, as well as hip and foot/ankle pain. Most recently, he has published “Directional Preference of the Extremity: A Preliminary Investigation”, which evaluated predictive factors identifying extremity pain that is resulting from the spine. In August 2016, he was a platform presenter at the 2016 MDT Conference of the Americas in Miami and has contributed to seven other published articles as well as seven poster presentations. He is also the Clinical Instructor for a MDT-specialty internship through Sage and Springfield Colleges, as well as peer mentor on several other peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Joe enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and travelling in his free time.
Lindsay Carlton, ATC, DPT, Cert. MDT
Lindsay graduated from Sage College with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2015 after completing her B.S. in Athletic Training and B.A in Health Sciences in 2012 at Castleton State University. She has been an Athletic Trainer at the High School, Junior USA Olympic, and Collegiate level. She completed her MDT-specialty clinical rotation, under the advisement of Joseph R. Maccio, in 2015 and has remained on staff full-time since then, also becoming certified in the McKenzie Method in 2015.
She is the recipient of the 2017 Ron Bybee Scholarship Award which will be utilized to help her pursue higher-level training in the McKenzie Method. She is the lead author of 3 peer-reviewed MDT publications, and has co-authored 2 additional MDT works. She had presented 7 posters at International McKenzie Conferences and is actively involved in presentations and workshops for local Nurse Practitioners and patients. She has also coordinated over 25 McKenzie post-graduate courses for other local physical therapists. Lindsay is smart and hard-working; she is also very passionate about the McKenzie Method.
Lindsay enjoys spending her free time biking, reading, and doing home improvement projects.
Anastasia Belikov, DPT, Cert. MDT
Anastasia Belikov graduated from Sage College with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences. She completed her MDT-speciality clinical rotation, under the advisement of Joseph R. Maccio, in 2017 and came back to us after graduation. She has completed her certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy (MDT) in 2018 and has been applying her knowledge to better help her patients. She is a contributing author on our publication “The Application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to the Ankle-Foot Complex: A Case Series”, which featured one of her patients who successfully resolved their plantar foot pain in just 6 visits under her guidance. In her spare time, Anastasia enjoys dancing, teaching figure skating, reading and cooking.