Dr. Brandon Cruz Is the Co-Founder of Pursue PT. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Temple University. He continued his postgraduate work at UMDNJ (now Rutgers University) where he went on to graduate with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Continuing his pursuit of excellence, Dr. Cruz pursued a residency program to sharpen and fine-tune his orthopedic skills at Temple University’s highly respected Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. Upon completion Dr. Cruz sat for the board examination to obtain the elite distinction of Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) putting him in the top 1% of all practitioners in the state. During his time at Temple, Dr. Cruz was fortunate enough to work side-by-side with the universities top physical therapist and strength coaches to help facilitate rehab programs for their Division 1 athletes. Another experience to note is his time spent at at The University of Florida’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute. It was here where Dr. Cruz has the opportunity to work with rising NFL, NBA, and MLB prospects.
Dr. Cruz is published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and has presented at American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (AAOMPT) on the treatment of chronic low back pain. Brandon is also an active member and advocate for the APTA sports, orthopedic sections, and (AAOMPT). Additionally, Brandon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and certified in Integrative Dry Needling. Dr. Cruz draws upon his own experience as a collegiate athlete to relate to his patient’s and formulate the most favorable rehab protocols to return to sport. Dr. Cruz is a APTA-Certified Clinical Instructor via APTA and is a teacher assistant at Rutgers Physical Therapy program where helps students harness their skills.
In his Free time Brandon enjoys playing basketball, golfing, fantasy football. Brandon can also be found rooting for the Knicks, Yankees, and Cowboys!