Brinda Rathod, PT, MSPT, CLT
Brinda graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services. She went on to receive her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005. Since graduating, she has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Her pediatric experience includes working in early intervention, outpatient, inpatient, and school settings. In the past year, she has focused her time working with infants with torticollis and stressing the importance of Tummy Time to assist with development. In 2016, Brinda became a certified lymphedema therapist. This specialty allows her to help people manage their lymphedema with complete decongestive therapy including manual lymph drainage and multi-layer compression bandaging.
Michael DiLella, PT, MSPT, OCS, CSCS
Michael is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University where he was a recipient of the Dean’s scholarship for academic excellence. His philosophy of empowering patients with a thorough education, including the mechanism, anatomy and physiology of their injury and how to correct it better enables patients to understand and participate in their treatment.
A specialist in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, Michael believes in working with patients on a one-to-one basis which allows him the attention to detail necessary to pick up on muscle discrepancies and to correct them for a full recovery and maximum potential.
Working with athletes of all abilities, from amateur to collegiate to professional, Michael’s focus is to not only on allowing athletes to make a full recovery but also on empowering them with the information and skills to improve athletic performance. This ideology is front and center in Home Base Physical Therapy’s program for High School and competitive travel sports teams.
Participating sports programs benefit from Michael’s certification as a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) as well as his certification in FMS ( Functional Movement Screen). Michael’s targeted program for competitive athletes focuses on training for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. It includes sport-specific testing sessions, the design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provides guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
Additionally, Michael is also trained in Trigger point dry needling, Kinesio-taping, Graston Technique (Instrument assisted soft tissue Trigger point dry needling, Kinesio-taping, Graston Technique (Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), ART (active release therapies), Cupping, Myofascial Release, MET (Muscle Energy Technique).