Dr. Joseph Gravino is co-owner of Elite Spine and Extremity Physical Therapy in Amherst, N.Y., which is co-founded with fellow physical therapist Dr. Michael Brown. Gravino earned a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences and a doctor of physical therapy. As a student, he was recognized by the physical therapy department with the Class of 2015 Faculty Recognition Award.
Before establishing Elite Spine and Extremity Physical Therapy, Gravino was affiliated with other physical therapy practices in Western New York. His passion to treat patients more holistically led to the physical therapy partnership. In addition to his practice, Gravino is an adjunct faculty member at Daemen, instructing a course in kinesiology. His practice also offers an internship to a Daemen physical therapy student.
“I am so blessed that I can help people in my work, and I owe that to Daemen College,” Gravino notes. “I take great joy in mentoring and helping students, sharing the knowledge I gained in school and in the field.”
He was the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for Graduate of the Last Decade and resides in North Tonawanda.