Michael Martines is our head physical therapist and owner of Advanced Physical Therapy. He is an orthopedic clinical specialist focusing on the knee, shoulder and spine.
In 2007, Michael founded Advanced Physical Therapy in northwest Fresno with the vision of creating a comfortable environment where patients can heal and achieve optimal functional recovery. Implementing a combination of intensive patient guidance, education and compassionate care, Michael’s goal is to help his patients get back to living an active, pain-free lifestyle.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in health science and a master’s degree in physical therapy from California State University, Fresno. He completed the Folsom Long Term Orthopedic Manual Therapy course in 2007. In 2009, he became certified with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, focusing on orthopedic physical therapy. Michael worked as an outpatient physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente prior to establishing Advanced Physical Therapy.
Michael was born and raised in Madera, California. He was a college athlete and remains a competitive triathlete today. Based on his own past personal sport injuries, including multiple arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures, he is able to understand and empathize with his patients’ injuries and rehabilitation. Michael’s positive energy and approach to physical therapy is contagious. He motivates both Advanced Physical Therapy staff and patients—creating a healing environment focused on rehabilitation and recovery.
Mike is a native of Fresno, and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from California State University, Fresno in 2001. His continued participation in various aspects of physical fitness, weight-training, and athletics served as a foundation toward the decision of pursuing a career as a physical therapist.
In 2012 Mike completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine for the Health Sciences, San Diego. He has advanced training and education in areas including myofascial manipulation, and evaluation/manipulation of the spine and pelvis. He takes great pride in his manual therapy techniques and the ability to provide quality hands-on care to all of his patients. Mike finds it extremely rewarding to play a vital role in helping his patients reach their physical therapy goals, whether it is due to surgical intervention or any musculoskeletal condition or injury.
On a personal note, Mike has a variety of interests which include traveling/sightseeing, playing golf, weightlifting, snowboarding, watching movies, going to concerts and playing guitar.