Dr. Daniel Fleck, PT, DPT, OCS
Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Daniel Fleck is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist earned from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is passionate about sport-specific and functional fitness, employing an evidence-based therapeutic approach utilizing various techniques to ensure excellent patient care.
He understands injury prevention and recovery from a medical perspective as well as an athlete’s. While in college, he played baseball, and was awarded the Academics All-Region Award for excellence in academics while participating in athletics. Currently, he is an enthusiastic golfer and USGA member. Pursuant of a sub-specialty in running, he has attended many continuing education symposiums on gait analysis and biomechanics. His credentials include:
- Bachelor’s Degree (Binghamton University)
- Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy (Stony Brook University)
- Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
- APTA Member New York Chapter: Sports Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Section Member
Jessica Silva, PT, DPT, CFMT
Dr. Silva comes to High Performance PT with 12 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and then went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) with an Orthopedic concentration from Columbia University. Dr. Silva is passionate about helping her patients and frequently pursues continuing medical education to increase her knowledge and s©’lls, as she views learning a lifelong process. She attends courses and conferences through various organizations including the HSS and NYU hospital networks, and is trained in many specialized manual techniques.
In 2017, after extensive coursework, Dr. Silva became a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA), joining less than 350 practitioners worldwide who hold this designation. Her treatment philosophy is heavily influenced by Functional Manual Therapy (FMT), utilizing the MNM approach to identify and treat dysfunctions in Mechanical capacity, Neuromuscular function, and Motor control in order to optimize her patients’ function and maximize their movement potential.
Dr. Silva believes in a whole body approach, looking for the drivers of a patient’s symptoms both locally and in adjacent joints or even other parts of the body, and understands the importance of reintegrating all of these parts back into a whole to fully restore the body to it’s most efficient state as a movement system.
Brendan Clarke, PT, DPT, CAMT, CSCS
Brendan, a native New Yorker and licensed Physical Therapist, prides himself on his manual skills and exercise programming to help his patients achieve the highest level of recovery and performance. He has experience running his own orthopedic based PT practice in San Francisco that aimed to bridge the gap between physical therapy and personal training, and is excited to continue to do so back in his home state at High Performance Physical Therapy.
Brendan believes that continuing to learn and grow as a healthcare practitioner is incredibly important. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), a certified advanced manipulation therapist (CAMT), is certified in Functional Range Release (FR), has an Olympic Lifting Coaching level I certification, and has taken courses in Mackenzie, Mulligan and many others.
Brendan’s philosophy is shared with that of High Performance Physical Therapy…every patient is an individual and unique, and therefore possessing and utilizing a diverse set of skills to create individualized programs for each and every patient based on their specific needs is paramount. He likes to stay active himself, enjoying basketball, soccer, lifting weights, golfing and boxing in his spare time.
Brendan graduated from Cortland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. He then went on to graduate as a doctor of Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2014.