Ilicia manzi

Ilicia Manzi, PT, DPT, D-EDX, is a dedicated and highly skilled physical therapist who is passionate about improving the lives of her patients. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University, where she earned a degree in Health Science with a concentration in Health Care Management, providing her with a strong foundation in healthcare administration and management principles.

Dr. Manzi’s educational journey continued at Stony Brook University, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since the beginning of her career, she has been an invaluable member of the Panetta Physical Therapy team, where she has consistently delivered exceptional care and demonstrated her commitment to helping her patients achieve optimal physical health and well-being.

Dr. Manzi specializes in utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic purposes, allowing for precise and accurate assessments of various musculoskeletal conditions. Additionally, she is skilled in performing electrodiagnostic testing, which enables her to evaluate and diagnose nerve and muscle disorders. Her expertise in these areas enhances her ability to provide comprehensive and effective treatment plans for her patients.

One of Dr. Manzi’s favorite types of patients to work with are those who have previously tried physical therapy but remain skeptical or are dealing with chronic pain. She finds fulfillment in addressing their concerns, building trust, and developing personalized treatment approaches to help alleviate their pain and improve their quality of life.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Manzi is passionate about making a positive impact in the world of physical therapy and healthcare. She aspires to change the landscape of PT and healthcare to benefit as many people as possible. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, working out, and engaging in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, such as lifting weights and running.

Patients describe Dr. Manzi as passionate and knowledgeable, appreciating her ability to create a warm and healing environment that encourages them to return to doing what they love. She holds special certifications as a clinical mentor, where she trains and mentors staff members, and as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT). She is also a Diplomat of Electrophysiologic Testing (D-EDX) and is currently studying for her ECS certification, further expanding her expertise in electrodiagnostic testing.

With her dedication, expertise, and commitment to patient care, Dr. Ilicia Manzi is a valuable asset to the field of physical therapy, positively impacting the lives of her patients and contributing to the advancement of healthcare.

Fun Fact

She loves dinosaurs and her favorite dinosaur is a velociraptor.

ilicia's Tip

Make sure you take care of your mental health because it can affect your physical health.