Dr. Joey Salgado founded PMPT in 2014 and is currently the co-owner with Josh Moreali.
The journey began after poor experiences in various settings of physical therapy and seeing up to 25 patients in one day. He quickly realized that he was no longer happy and was becoming someone that even he didn’t want to be around. He complained and constantly found that his thoughts were mainly about the negatives about the profession.
He had a vision about a physical therapy experience being more than just about PT. It wasn’t just the science and evidence, but it was about the relationships that are built between the physio and the athlete/client. He started to realize the power is in the people, not spewing out the facts and how great physical therapy is. It was more about answering the question that most clients have, “Can you help me?”
He believes in the entire experience of PT. From the moment you walk in, you should almost be confused that you are with Physios because of the layout of the gym space, the hip hop/90’s r&b that is playing through the speakers, to the PMPT Uniform that comprises of Jordan-Brand nostalgic feelings.
But most importantly, we are in the people business and Joey is passionate about elevating others through our work as physios, but also through our ability to connect to others.
He is a husband, fur-baby daddy, and proud Filipino-American, and has recently rediscovered his love for hoop. It took a lot of deep inner work to get to this point in his life and feels like it’s only the beginning. He is grateful for the struggle because he values who you become from it.
“It’s not about achieving the goal. It’s about who you have to become in order to achieve the goal. The juice is in the growth.” – Tony Robbins
- B.S. in Biology from University of Washington
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of the Pacific