Dr. Anthony Manzella

Doctor of Physical Therapy

As the physical therapist for the top football program in the country, Don Bosco Prep, my goal was to help kids to achieve their maximum physical potential and avoid injury. While the techniques I practice today at Optimal Wellness are better suited to the general adult population, the philosophy is the same: proactively train to avoid future health issues.

Our mantra at Optimal Wellness is TEST – TREAT – TRAIN.  My primary role is to work with the rest of the clinical team and our patients to help devise personalized training programs that address the areas of concern identified during testing.” 

Because of my athletic and competitive background, people assume that my training methods are on the aggressive side. Nothing could be further from the truth. I work with our patients to craft individualized workout regimens that are low impact and relatively low effort. Just a little of the right kind of exercise goes a long way to preventing health issues later in life.” 

– Dr. Anthony Manzella

Dr. Anthony J. Manzella, DPT 


  • National Academy of Sports Medicine: Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Active Release Techniques®: Certified

Areas of Specialization

  • Optimal Medicine: non-invasive diagnostics; non-invasive treatment options
  • Physical Therapy: Active Release technique; non-invasive therapeutic exercise; neuromuscular reeducation; lifestyle modification
  • Pain Management: pain relief post-surgery, accident or injury
  • Sports Medicine: injury recovery; performance enhancement

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Academic Credentials

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New York: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Gray Institute: Fellow of Applied Functional Science



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