Contact Info

Academic Background

Dr. Garvey received his Bachelor’s in Health Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Louisville and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy Certificate from Regis University.

 He currently serves on the Membership and Media Relations Committee for AAOMPT.  He is clinical faculty for Evidence in Motion as well as for the KORT Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency program.

He currently directs the Downtown Physical Therapy clinic for Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team in his hometown of Louisville, KY.  His current research interests include manual therapy in the treatment of the spine and extremities combined with Dry Needling, along with functional movement assessment and movement repatterning. 

 Specialties & Certifications

  • Board certified Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Specialist
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. 

Athletic & Training Background

In his spare time, he enjoys ice hockey (he played club ice hockey for the University of Louisville), basketball, and weight training as well as spending time with his family.

Current Role Working With Athletes

He currently utilizes the principles of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and the Functional Movement Screen, along with the Y Balance Test, to best understand how an athlete moves, to best prescribe and coach more improved movement patterns during competition.

Professional Philosophy

Although his passion for healthcare has been evident throughout his career, his more recent interest in working with athletes has stemmed from the emerging data that those who suffer injuries while trying to be healthy often are not fully rehabilitated before returning to their sport.  In short, healthcare needs to do a better job in working with and coaching the athlete through all stages of rehab, and that better and easier movement is something that everyone can benefit from.  His opinion is that we are all athletes struggling to achieve and maintain our highest level of function, and that we all deserve to participate in the activities we love as efficiently as we can. 

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