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If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy, Greenville SC at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you!


 

While all of our Physical Therapists are highly qualified to treat every injury and patient that comes at Purposed Physical Therapy, they have been deemed experts in treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions across all ages and patient populations, and have also uniquely been deemed specialists in the management and rehabilitation of injuries that affect athletes. 

Our Phyiscal Therapists are greatly sought after for their ability to implement Innovative Manual and Therapeutic Corrective Strategies to achieve patient goals. Our Physical Therapists maintain their knowledge on a constant basis in order to continue to provide excellent quality of care for their patients. Furthermore, they use their passion for fitness and their experience with Olympic, Professional, Collegiate, and Youth Sport Athletes to continually bring the newest techniques and knowledge to their clinic and their local Greenville community!

 All of our Physical Therapists graduated with their Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from top Univerisities with academic honors; participated and published numerous research articles; received local and university physical therapy awards; and represented their Univerisities at many national and local physical therapy conferences.

 


Dr. Thomas Denis, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, 3D RGA Spec., BFR Cert.

An athlete as a youngster, Dr. Thomas Denis was drawn to the field of physical therapy after having personal experience of going through physical therapy. During his senior year of high school football, he sustained a torn rotator cuff ending the rest of his football season. After a few months of physical therapy, he was able to return to his main sport, wrestling. Through this experience, he became fascinate with how the body can work through corrective exercises in order to heal itself. While in college, he was fortunate enough to work with collegiate and professional athletes, which later lead to him working with US & French Olympic team athletes as well. He is blessed to say he has helped some the best athletes in the world achieve success in their sport. His goal for opening Purposed PT was to provide a non-corporate location for local individuals, where they could receive the same level of quality-of-care and expertise that is given to the best athletes in the world. The first clinic of its kind!

Certifications:
3D Running Gait Analysis Specalist (3D RGA Spec.), Dry Needling Certification (Cert. DN), Blood Flow Restriction Certification (BFR Cert.)

Professional Memberships:
American Physical Therapy AssociationAPTA Sports SectionAPTA Orthopedic Section​National Strength and Conditioning Association​South Carolina APTA Chapter

  


Dr. James Denis, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, 3D RGA Spec., BFR Cert.

Dr. James Denis knew from a young age that he wanted to work in the medical field. From his career as a wrestler, and later as a high school wrestling coach, he knew he wanted to pursue a professional career that matched his active lifestyle while also teaching the local community on how to heal their own injuries through corrective techniques. While in college, he worked within his college's athletic training room with the goal of helping athletes overcome and prevent injuries. This helped him develop his passion of working with an active population and in preventative medicine. Dr. James has taken numerous courses on the biomechanics and rehabilitation of sport mechanics, lifting mechanics, & functional movement mechanics. Since the start of his career, he has worked with a variety of injuries and athletes, from youth to college athletes, recreational athletes, and even a handful of Olympic qualifiers and medalists.

Certifications:
3D Running Gait Analysis Specalist (3D RGA Spec.), Dry Needling Certification (Cert. DN), Blood Flow Restriction Certification (BFR Cert.)

 

Professional Memberships:
American Physical Therapy AssociationAPTA Sports SectionAPTA Orthopedic Section​National Strength and Conditioning Association​South Carolina APTA Chapter

  


Dr. Gregory Lowe, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, 3D RGA Spec., BFR Cert.

Dr. Gregory Lowe was initially drawn to the field of physical therapy because of the potential for a career that combined his love for athletics with scientific research and the art of caring. While attending Daemen College located in Buffalo, NY, he had the opportunity to compete on both the men’s tennis and track & field teams where he worked closely with the sports medicine staff to rehabilitate and prevent injuries to improve performance. He is passionate about movement-based treatment approaches to address pain and promote participation in an active lifestyle. Dr. Gregory relocated to Greenville, SC with his wife, Mackenzie, who is currently pursuing a career in professional running with the Asics Greenville Track Club - Elite Olympic-Development program. Dr. Greg is passionate about helping individuals overcome sport and spine related injuries and has taken numerous courses on sport rehab and spine rehab.

Certifications:
3D Running Gait Analysis Specalist (3D RGA Spec.), Dry Needling Certification (Cert. DN), Blood Flow Restriction Certification (BFR Cert.)

  

Professional Memberships:
American Physical Therapy AssociationAPTA Sports SectionAPTA Orthopedic Section​National Strength and Conditioning Association​South Carolina APTA Chapter

   


Dr. Jared Franciosa, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, 3D RGA Spec., BFR Cert.

Dr. Jared Franciosa quickly fell in love with the field of physical therapy when he learned about the opportunity to combine his love of research-based science, an active lifestyle, and helping others. Dr Jared was first exposed to physical therapy as a patient following a labral tear in his hip sustained prior to the start of his freshman year of high school. After attending physical therapy, he was able to return for the remainder of the soccer season and make a full return in his main sport of swimming. While in college, Dr Jared had the opportunity to work closely with a number of soccer clubs in the Buffalo, NY area prior to relocating to South Carolina as a full-time clinician. Specializing in sport and spine related injuries, Dr. Jared is passionate about pursing the limits of human performance and optimizing each individual for their activity of choice using movement-based treatment approaches.

 

Certifications:
3D Running Gait Analysis Specalist (3D RGA Spec.), Dry Needling Certification (Cert. DN), Blood Flow Restriction Certification (BFR Cert.)

 

Professional Memberships:
American Physical Therapy AssociationAPTA Sports SectionAPTA Orthopedic Section​National Strength and Conditioning Association​South Carolina APTA Chapter

  


Brittany Pate, BS, LMBT, ART

Brittany is a well-schooled and intuitive massage therapist who has a passion for helping others. She attended Greenville Technical College (GTC) for General Studies and also received her Personal Training Certificate. Brittany furthered her education by attending USC Upstate and received her Bachelors in Exercise & Sports Science with a Cognate in Physical Therapy. Brittany returned to GTC and found her true passion in Massage Therapy, where she received her certificate in 2016. While in massage school she was introduced to Active Release Techniques (ART) and in 2017 she began her studies of ART. In 2019, Brittany became an adjunct Massage Therapy Instructor at GTC and has enjoyed working with students, passing on her knowledge to others and helping grow the massage therapy profession in the community. Brittany enjoys Sports Treatment, Deep Tissue, ART, & Neuromuscular Therapy. She has had the privilege of working with the Clemson & Furman University Football teams, Cardinals Rowing team, various spring Clemson University sports teams, and has been the volunteer Massage Therapist for the Challenge to Conquer Cancer cycling team.

Certifications:

Active Release Techniques (ART) of Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine, Nerves, Applied Massage Therapy for Athletes, Sports Massage, Associates of Science in Personal Training

  

Professional Memberships:

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

   


A Few Fun Facts About Our Doctors:

-As strong Christians, the employees of Purposed PT put their faith first in their own life and in the clinic.

-When not working, you can find the employees of Purposed PT hiking, fishing, biking, exercising, mountaineering, obstacle course racing, and participating in other outdoor sports, or spending time with their friends and family.

-As former athletes themselves, the employees of Purposed PT understand the demands athletes need to stay in their sport while also propelling their sport success.

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