Michael Zlotnick



  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Arcadia University 
  • Bachelors of Science, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Jack M. Barrack, Bryn Mawr, PA

Treatment Areas of Interest  

  • Joint replacements
  • Sports injury rehabilitation 
  • Running injuries and rehabilitation 

My interest in working with general orthopedic conditions is what led me here. During my clinical experience I also built an interest specifically working with runners and athletes of all ages. As I grow I hope to develop new areas of interest and to gain knowledge to best help my patients.

Why I became a physical therapist

Growing up I was always interested in how the body worked, why we get injured, and diagnoses of injuries. I also enjoyed playing multiple sports while growing up and I believe this sparked that interest. During my senior year of high school I spent 6 months in PT and it helped solidify my interest in the world of healthcare and more specifically Physical Therapy.

What I feel are the most important qualities in a physical therapist

I believe that a Physical Therapist must be able to connect with patients to build a sense of trust and understanding on both sides. I also believe being observant is very important; whether about general actions/movements or body language. I also believe Physical Therapist’s should be able to adapt, whether with communication or plans of care. Lastly, I feel as a Physical Therapist it is important to be eager for more knowledge because that knowledge will ultimately be beneficial to our patients as well.

Personal interests & hobbies

  • Skiing
  • Playing sports, primarily soccer or basketball
  • Hiking with my dog 
  • Running
  • Traveling
  • Cooking