Dr. Brittany Forbes, PT, DPT joined the Axis team in July 2015. Brittany has 10 years experience as a Physical Therapist and attended Daemen College in Amherst, NY for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees including a Bachelors in Natural Science and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (2010). Brittany has possessed a strong passion for physical therapy from a young age; she began volunteering and observing in middle school. Her passion for physical therapy and helping people return to health and an active enjoyable lifestyle has continued to grow throughout her career. She enjoys working with all aspects of the human body and evaluating the root cause of symptoms to resolve impairments and return patients to optimal functioning while maximizing quality of life.
Brittany is a strong believer in educating patients to empower them in their recovery and eventually self care and future injury prevention. Brittany enjoys working with a variety of patients; however, she has a strong passion and interest in the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries. She stresses the importance of postural education and the effects of dysfunctional posture and movement patterns on the body.
Brittany views patient education and a partnership with her patients as important to recovery. In recognizing each patient’s uniqueness, she tailors treatments using a variety of philosophies, methodologies and techniques to ensure outcomes that are specific to the patient’s personal goals. She employs an integrative combination of manual therapy techniques to address joint and soft tissue restrictions, exercise to restore motion & strength, and education to the patient to maintain progress and reduce the risk of re-injury. Her clinical experience spans the range of acute care, critical care, pediatrics, skilled nursing, home health, neurological rehabilitations, vestibular rehabilitation, hand therapy, and sub-acute care; however her primary interest is in outpatient orthopedics and sports therapy with performance enhancement. She enjoys learning new sports and taking on new experiences in her off time as well as volunteering in the community.
Brittany is a Certified Rocktape Provider of Fascial Movement Taping (FMT Level 1&2) , a Certified Dry Needling Practitioner, achieved Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and recently received her certification in Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (CertBFRT).
Now PPSC Certified!
Brittany is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.