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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

Education: Mahatma Gandhi University in Chennai, India & Dominican College in New York

Years in Practice: 18

Anto J. Manalil earned his entry level degree and Masters degree in Neurologic Physical Therapy at Mahatma Gandhi University in Chennai, India, and a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Dominican College in New York. His past clinical experience includes hospital based acute care (NICU, ICU and CCU), post-operative orthopedics, neurology, sports and outpatient rehabilitation. He is trained in Neuro-development therapy and Stroke Rehabilitation.

His expertise is in treatment of orthopedic, neurological and geriatric population. Anto was a full time assistant professor at the College of Physiotherapy and Medical Sciences in India. He is an evidence based practitioner utilizing current research to design a plan of care that best fits the individual’s needs. Each individual’s program is designed in a cooperative effort to reach maximum desired goals. Anto understands the importance of core retraining for the performance of pain free functional rehabilitation. He utilizes his manual therapy skills and exercise programs to benefit patient treatment. Anto has also worked with children with delays in developmental milestones.

Anto joined TheraMAX Rehabilitation & Sports Physical Therapy, PLLC in 2013. During his free time Anto enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Continuing Education & Training

  • Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program in the area of Mental Illness MR and Associated Disability on the topic Vocational Training and Placement, January 2006
  • Manual Therapy for Spine and Peripheral Joints, April 2009
  • Proprioceptive Facilitation Technique, May 2009
  • Effective Treatment Solutions for Sciatica, November 2015
  • Functional Treatment Ideas and Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia, July 2016
  • Working with Osteoporosis & Osteopenia Part A, November 2016
  • Working with Osteoporosis & Osteopenia Part B, March 2017
  • Clinically Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology, July 2017

Tips from the Experts

Tips from the Experts

Hard Core Strength


Over the past 10 to 15 years, ‘core stability’ has become synonymous with abdominal strength. The fact of the matter is that the abdominal muscles are given too much credit when it comes to real core strength. The abdominals posses a limited and specific action. Actually, the ‘core’ consists of several muscles that run the length of the trunk and torso stabilizing the spine, pelvis and shoulders. When engaged, they provide a stable foundation for both arm and leg functional mobility allowing us to generate powerful movements through our extremities. Core strengthening exercises are an important part of overall fitness training that, except for the occasional sit up or crunch, are often neglected.

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