About Us

Stephen Brasko

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

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