Raymond J. Delacruz
PT, MSPT, CSCS, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
Ray received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina. He then went on to the Medical University of South Carolina where he obtained his Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences in Physical Therapy. He has earned certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as well as in FMS (Functional Movement Screen) and SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment). He has advanced training in trigger point release and is a certified myofascial trigger point therapist (CMTPT). Ray completed his orthopedic manual therapy fellowship training through The Manual Therapy Institute and is a recognized fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapist (FAAOMPT).
During his time as a physical therapy student he was an active participant in the American Physical Therapy Association. He was later elected to the National Student Assembly Board of Directors where he participated in various events and committees to continue the advanced of the physical therapy profession. Ray is an advocate for life learning and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education (EdD) from the University of St. Augustine. He believes in sharing one's knowledge and experience to help the development of students and clinicians with their critical thinking and skills. Currently he is a teaching lab assistant and clinical mentor for various manual therapy fellowship programs.
Ray has experience in various fields of physical therapy that include acute care, pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, and orthopedic manual therapy. His areas of interest are in biomechanics and movement science, orthopedic and sports, and the application of various approaches of manual therapy techniques. “I like to look at the patient as a whole. Not just focusing on where you pain is and how to eliminate it at this time. More importantly addressing the issues that are contributing to the compensatory movements that are causing the pain so we as a team can limit the likelihood of it coming back.”