- BS in Exercise Science, Sacred Heart University
- DPT, Sacred Heart University
- Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
- Certified in Dry Needling
- HSS Hip Preservation Specialist
- Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional — Level 2 (TPI-MP2)
"I empower people to live better by giving them the tools and motivation to do so. I believe that teaching someone and expanding their knowledge is the best way to help them achieve their goals and live a better life."
Michael Semancik, PT, DPT, OCS, TPI-M2, specializes in working with young athletes, specifically with rowers, hockey players and football players. Michael also brings this passion with him outside of the clinic: He formerly served as the physical therapist for various teams at Princeton University, including men’s hockey and football as well as women’s lightweight crew and volleyball.
As an athlete his entire life, Michael has always had a natural inclination towards the field of sports medicine and was fascinated by the rehabilitation process. He played Division I football at Sacred Heart University, but when he tore his ACL, Michael was introduced to the rehab process, reinforcing his decision to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Michael believes that knowledge is one of the most powerful tools people have at their disposal, and he considers himself to be a lifelong learner. Whether this is through teaching patients, learning from colleagues or staying up to date on the newest research, Michael is constantly trying to learn something new each day, which allows me to be the best clinician he can possibly be and empower his patients to live better. Currently, he is working on his TPI Medical Professional level 2 certification.
When he is off the clock, Michael enjoys going to the beach, taking his dog for a swim, watching football and playing golf.