Dr. Brandon Cruz is the Founder of Pursue PT. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Temple University and 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. Dr. Cruz has obtained an elite distinction holding duel Board Certifications in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation (OCS), (SCS) putting him in the top 1% of all practitioners in the country. During his time at Temple, Dr. Cruz was fortunate enough to work side-by-side with the university's 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 The University of Florida’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute. It was here where Dr. Cruz had 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 certified in Integrative Dry Needling. Dr. Cruz draws upon his own experience as an injured collegiate basketball player to relate to his patient’s and formulate the most favorable rehab protocols to return to sport.
Dr. Cruz is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University’s Physical therapy program as well as APTA-Certified Clinical instructor via APTA. Here he is able to Mentor the future of tomorrow. Brandon continues to sharpen his skills as he is preparing to pursue his Fellowship training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy.