Jonathan Orlando, PT, DPT graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Care Management. He immediately returned to complete Physical Therapy school and joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in August 2012.
Jonathon believes strongly in being present with each patient. This is what drives his treatment philosophy and his patient perspective. He also harbors long-held belief in the power of the human body, exercise and fitness. “I believe in an active and instructional approach to patient care,” Jonathan says. “I utilize my own manual skills to expedite their healing, and enjoy the process of teaching my patients proper techniques to recreate their treatments at home.”
Jonathan places particular focus on non-surgical treatments and helping patients progress without the use of assistive devices. In college, he was able to observe a patient who had sustained a knee injury, gradually progress from the use of a rolling walker to walking independently. The patient relied heavily on physical therapy to rebuild their confidence. Jonathan says watching patients walk out of a clinic without a limp or an assitive device has always been a rewarding part of his job.
Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy. Jonathan holds Direct Access Certification and is available to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription from a physician.
When he is not helping patients at the clinic he enjoys spending time with his wife Brittany at Chic’s Beach, or exploring at First Landing State Park. Jonathan is an avid tennis player and was recently included in an article on common tennis injuries and how to avoid them in The Health Journals entitled Calling All Tennis Players.