I recently had knee replacement surgery. I decided to do my physical therapy at BreakThrough Physical Therapy in Verona because it would be convenient. I am so glad I made that decision. Nash made me feel comfortable right away. He is very knowledgeable and has a calm, encouraging manner. I was thrilled with the success…
Julie and Jessica were invaluable in my breast cancer recovery. After a long recovery from a mastectomy, chemo, radiation, and reconstructive surgery with implants, I still suffered from pain in my ribs below my breast and pain in my breast area from radiation. The Breast Center at UW Hospital was incredible during the implant surgery…
From the first time I met Julie and Jessica, it was clear that concern for my total care was their priority. This included both the physical and mental challenges of breast cancer recovery. Upon learning of their focus on all aspects of this targeted program, I knew I was in the right place and on…
After a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction which required muscle to be removed from my back and brought to my chest, I didn’t want anyone touching me. My chest felt weird, I was in a lot of pain, and I was tired of doctor appointments. But I also felt very weak and knew I needed…
We rate BreakThrough Physical Therapy a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the…
Raleigh, NC 27612
Meet the Staff
Chris is the Clinic Manager at the Raleigh location.
Chris is a graduate of Chatham College, where he earned his Master of Physical Therapy degree (MPT). Prior to Chatham, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Allegheny College. He has continued his education by becoming a Certified Mulligan Practitioner and a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist, through training with Maitland. He is also formally trained in Kinesio Taping, rehab of the shoulder, Acupressure, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (Maitland and Mulligan).
As someone who enjoys being active, his interests include personal fitness and swimming, cooking, and spending time with his children. Chris’ greatest accomplishment is being a good father and husband.
David earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Worcester, MA. Prior to this, he earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Movement Science from Pennsylvania State University. While in school, David was a part of his university’s ‘Balance, Movement, and Wellness’ program that provided pro bono physical therapy services to members of the community in need.
David plans to continue his education by completing his board certification in Orthopaedics through Evidence in Motion’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program. As a passionate golfer, David takes special interest in treating golf and other sport-related injuries. David looks forward to working for a company that shares his passion for providing cutting edge, evidence-based treatment to patients. He truly enjoys being a part of a team that shares the desire to make an impact on patients’ lives and helping them feel better by providing quality, hands-on care. His best piece of advice to patients is, “The human body is strong and resilient, and if you believe in yourself and put your body to work, you will see the improvements you hoped for.”
As a person who has lived in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania his whole life (and not to mention an avid New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and Penn State fan), David has found the Raleigh weather to be a welcome change. Whether it’s going to the pool, hiking, going for a bike ride, or sitting outside at his favorite restaurants, he just loves spending time outdoors.
Alan Tomczykowski earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from Sacred Heart University where he also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Movement.
Upon earning his doctorate, Alan went on to University of Evansville and Prorehab Sports to complete a Sports Physical Therapy Residency and become board certified through the APTA as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS).
Alan is also certified in Strength and Conditioning (NSCA), Functional Dry Needling, Functional Movement Systems (FMS/SFMA), Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (HKC), and Blood Flow Restriction (BFR). Alan spent 15 years as a strength coach and 12 years as a Performance Physical Therapist. He has worked as both a physical therapist and consultant with athletes ranging from amateur and interscholastic, to collegiate and professional throughout organizations like the MLB, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour, MLS/NWSL.
Outside of work, Alan enjoys spending his spare time with his 2 children, golfing, and exploring Raleigh’s various parks.