Hi! I’m Dr. Tom Naro, creator of My PT. I was born and raised in Westfield, MA with my mom Mary, dad Vinny, and older brother Tony. My parents inspired me to enroll in the Physical Therapy program at Springfield College. On my final internship, I learned to treat clients with my hands. It was then I realized that PT was my calling. It is my motivation to help people heal & recover their physical abilities from an injury, accident, illness, or disease.
My career began in 2006 on the seacoast of New Hampshire. While working full time I completed the 2007 residency program with the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Woburn, MA & in 2010 earned a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A. T. Still University.
There have been hundreds of hours put towards professional learning. My favorite training has always been the hands on experiences. Spinal Manipulation and Dry Needling are by far the most exciting! Some of the best learning happened during clinical affiliations with student PT’s. I’ve lead students through their internship requirements in order to prepare them for real world PT practice.
From 2012-2017 I was a partner, manager & primary PT at Coppola Physical Therapy Farmington, a private outpatient clinic in Farmington, NH. We were able to grow the clinic’s reputation as a source of excellence in Physical Therapy and attention to patient care. Today the clinic continues to grow in volume and value.
In 2017, I relocated back to my roots in Western MA when I began My PT. The format of the company allowed for a combination of personal and professional freedom. To advance my skill-set, I earned the titles Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist I, I, & III (CEAS III) and Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (AOEAS) through The Back School®. I knew that a cash-based clinic needed more than getting doctors to send their patients to me so I decided to grow my network with a local chapter of BNI (Business Networking International). It was the long time recommendation of my Uncle Peter.
This group led to the introduction of the fcb Round Table discussion group where a group of business leaders learn from each other in a think-tank atmosphere. Without them, I may not have found my Southwick office.
My goal for My PT is to be a trusted healer & health resource for the local community. My PT is more than Physical Therapy, it’s about a culture that puts each person first to heal better, live better.
Dr. Tom Naro
DPT, CEAS III, AOEAS