About Me


Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, MS, MTC, CertMDT, CFC, CSCS, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT, graduated from D'Youville College in 1998 with a dual Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. His interests in Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy lead him to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine. Studying under Stanley Paris, Ph.D, PT, internationally known for his manual skills and knowledge of the spine as well as his distinguished faculty, Dr. Religioso earned his DPT and Manual Therapy Certification in 2000. He later became credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine in 2000.
Dr. Religioso became certified in evaluation and treatment of oromaxillary, craniofacial, and temporomandibular pain in 2005; this from extensive training and certification from Dr. Mariano Rocabado, PT, of Chile, one of the world’s foremost experts in treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Later in 2005, Dr. E obtained Fellow status in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and serves as a mentor for future Fellows through Evidence in Motion's Fellowship in OMPT program.

He recently became certified in FMS level 1 in December 2011 and expects certification in level 1 of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment soon. In January 2013, Dr. Religioso became an official FMT level 2 certified Rock Doc, a state of the art method of kinesiotaping. From 2013 to 2014, Dr. Religioso took 3 of the 4 base courses from The Postural Restoration Institute. In 2014, he became certified in use of the Capnotrainer, a device to help breathing pattern disorders. In addition he started Level 1 of both RedCord Neurac, and KinetaCore Functional Dry Needling with plans to take both Level 2s in 2015.

Dr. Religioso is adjunct faculty of  SUNY at Buffalo, where he teaches orthopaedic manual physical therapy in the DPT program. He founded themanualtherapist.com to help mentor and teach professionals around the world and physioanswers.com to help educate consumers and the general public on the profession of physical/physiotherapy. He also is the creator of the EDGE Tool, a high quality stainless steel tool for assisted soft tissue manipulation, the EDGEility Tool, a lower cost, high quality plastic tool for IASTM, the CupEDGE, silicone cups for cupping massage and assisted tissue manipulation, the EDGE Mobility Bands, for enhancing mobility with compression wrapping and self mobilization from neck to foot, and the Stop Thought Viruses Challenge, for individuals in chronic/persistent pain states. He also is an importer of high quality Mirror Boxes for pain, arthritis, stroke rehab, and neuroorthopaedic problems.

In 2013, The Eclectic Approach went international along with an extensive US Tour. This continued in 2014 with courses in Vancouver, BC, Quebec City, ON, Santiago, Chile, and Manila in the Philippines. In 2015, The Eclectic Approach seminars also launched in Rome, with plans for the series to be offered throughout Europe. Also in 2015, Erson teamed up with long time colleague and friend, Chris Nentarz, to offer Mobility 2 Perform, 4 hour seminars for CrossFit, Runners, Coaches, Athletes, and Weekend Warriors alike to improve their health and mobility through self assessment, resets, and reinforcements.

Lastly, Dr. E is now offering his services as both an online clinical mentor to clinicians, travelling OMPT Fellowship mentor, online patient consultations, and online consultation and website development along with LeBauer Consulting and the newly formed EDGE Tech and Health Solutions.
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