Dr. Brasko was born and raised near Newton Falls, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Kent State University before going to Youngstown State University to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He has worked in various settings including the outpatient physical therapy setting and acute rehabilitation setting which has provided him with experience treating conditions such as sports related injuries, orthopedic injuries/post surgical and neurologic conditions. Dr. Brasko is the primary treating physical therapist and owner of Tri-County Physical Therapy Institute.
Dr. Brasko utilizes many treatment approaches including dry needling, joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, therapeutic exercises, and muscle energy techniques to provide the highest quality care to his patients.
Dr. Brasko enjoys spending his free time playing golf, watching sports, traveling, and spending time with his wife Ashley and pet dog Baron.
- DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy – Youngstown State University
- B.S. – Exercise Science – Kent State University
David Griswold, PhD., DPT is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Youngstown State University (YSU) and practices at Tri-County Physical Therapy Institute in Canfield. His primary area of teaching at YSU involves manual therapy for orthopedic and spinal related conditions.
Clinically, David has practiced dry needling for 10 years and is an accredited instructor for Integrative Dry Needling Institute for which he has instructed over 55 courses in 15 states. In addition to dry needling, he specializes in other forms of orthopedic manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. Manual therapy certifications include; Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars, Mulligan Concept Practitioner (CMP), and Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN).
Current research agenda includes the use of orthopedic manual therapy for the treatment of spinal conditions and therapeutic effects of dry needling. Research manuscripts earning publication involve assessing manual therapy interventions for orthopedic conditions.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) including the specialty interest section in Orthopedics as well as a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT).
- PhD. – Doctorate of Philosophy in Physical Therapy
- 2017 graduate of Nova Southeastern University
- D.P.T.- Doctorate of Physical Therapy
- 2008 graduate of Youngstown State University
Dr. York has been practicing physical therapy since she graduated from The Ohio State University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2010. She spent the majority of her career completing travel PT assignments throughout Ohio and Virginia, which has given her experience treating a number of sport, orthopedic, and neurological conditions in outpatient settings. She also works as an adjunct instructor at the University of Mount Union, both in the Biology and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs.
Dr. York has been committed to ongoing, high-quality education. She is Level 1 and Level 2 trained in trigger point dry needling, as well as KT taping. She is also Level 1 Certified in the Selective Functional Movement. In 2014 she became licensed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She completed a clinical education experience in Sydney, Australia where she learned specific stabilization techniques. She has also received training in a number of interventions, including Maitland MT-1 and muscle energy techniques.
In her spare time, Dr. York enjoys participating in any outdoor activity (warm weather only!), traveling, making (and drinking) coffee, playing guitar, and reading.
- DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy – The Ohio State University
- B.S. – Biology – University of Mount Union
- CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist