ABOUT US

Doeberling-Muccio Physical Therapy was founded in 2001 by Jim Doeberling, PT and Joe Muccio, PT, on the principles of manual therapy and individualized treatment. We are now owned by Matt Leathers who continues to stay true to these founding principles. Our clients can expect personalized, caring treatment, every time. Combined, Doeberling and Muccio have more than 65 years of patient experience. You can trust us to take amazing care of you.

Our entire team is expertly trained and experienced in various methods and specialties. Treatment can truly be customized on a case-by-case basis to meet the needs of each client. Our Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants are caring and dedicated. Meet them below!

Our Team


Matthew Leathers, DPT

Credentials:

BS in Exercise Science, Youngstown State University, 2000

Masters in Physical Therapy, Youngstown State University, 2003

Functional Capacity Evaluation Program, 2006

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Youngstown State University, 2014

Areas of Expertise:

Physical Conditioning

Individualized Work Simulation

Comprehensive Work Conditioning

Functional Capacity Evaluations

BPPV

Cardiovascular Fitness

Strength Training

McKenzie method

Tracy Sturdevant, PT

Credentials:

BS in Allied Science/Medicine, The Ohio State University, 1992

Staff Therapist, Director of Rehabilitation, Home Health Care 1992-2005

Areas of Expertise:

Aquatic Therapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Athletic Training and Coaching

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Pelvic Floor Therapy*

* Pelvic Floor Therapy services are for women who experience any of the following:

Incontinence

Urinary Frequency

Prolapses

Pelvic Pain

Coccyx Pain

Episiotomy Scars

Pudendal Nerve Entrapment

David McCulley, PTA

Credentials:

PTA, Associate Degree in Physical Therapy, Stark Institute of Technology, 1984

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Lumbar Region

Areas of Expertise:

Manual Therapy

Joint Mobilization Therapy

Toby Gerez, DPT

Credentials:

Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015, Youngstown State University

Bachelor of Arts in biomedical humanities in 2012

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Gerez will be undergoing postgraduate education in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of back and neck pain through the McKenzie institute. His current areas are general orthopedics, strength training, and manual therapy.

James Doeberling, PT, Certified MDT

Credentials:

BBA in Business Management and Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Kent State University, 1968

BBS in Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1974

Post-graduate studies: Michigan State Osteopathic College, The McKenzie Institute, and The Institute of Post-Graduate Physical Therapy.

Physical Therapist since 1974

Director of Physical Therapy, St. Joseph Hospital, 1977-1989

Joined Joseph Muccio to form Doeberling-Muccio Physical Therapy in 2001

Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Ohio Physical Therapy Association and the Private Practice Section since 1977.

Members of the Ohio Physical Therapy Network

Areas of Certification and Expertise:

Neurological and Musculo-Skeletal Problems

TMJ Rehabilitation

Specialization in Treatment of the Spine, with emphasis on self-treatment

One-on-one Patient Care

Extensive training in Manual Medicine, Osteopathic and Advanced Physical Therapy

Advanced Individual Exercise

Joe Muccio, PT, Certified MDT

Credentials:

B.A. in Psychology, John Carroll University, 1970

Certification in Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University, 1975

Post-graduate studies: Michigan State Osteopathic College, The Institute of Post Graduate Physical Therapy

Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine, The McKenzie Institute

Extensive coursework in Manual, Orthopedic, and Neurological Therapy

Director of PT Services, Warren General Hospital. 1976-1994

Private Outpatient Therapy practice, 1978-2001

Joined James Doeberling to form Doeberling-Muccio Physical Therapy in 2001

Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Ohio Physical Therapy Association and the Private Practice Section since 1977

Executive Board Member of Ohio Physical Therapy Network

Areas of Certification and Expertise:

Orthopedics

Mechanical Neck and Back Problems, specializing in treatment of the spine

McKenzie Method

Temporo-Manibular Joint Problems

Sports Medicine

Cervicogenic Headaches

Trauma and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Whiplash Injuries