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Physical Therapy Staff

Excellent care is offered at Body In Balance Physical Therapy in Hauppauge.David Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, owner

David Wenger earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology in 2003 but the roots of his interest in physical therapy as a career started years earlier.

A serious knee injury in high school that was followed by months of physical therapy and reconstructive surgery prompted David to consider PT as a career. He wanted to help other people as effectively as he had been helped.

After obtaining his doctorate, he worked for more than 10 years in an outpatient setting. David has been successfully treating patients with spinal and pelvic dysfunctions, post surgical and general orthopedic impairments, as well as TMJ and vestibular issues.

He takes pride in developing a comprehensive, efficient, and effective treatment plan for each of his clients while maintaining the utmost respect for each of his patient’s needs and goals.

David is also Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). This is considered the highest credential in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation and is currently held by less than two percent of practicing therapist in the United States.

He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

David specializes in correcting muscle imbalances, postural alignment, and body mechanics to facilitate full recovery utilizing techniques such as muscle energy, spinal mobilization/manipulation, prescriptive exercises, strain-counter-strain, and myofascial release.

He utilizes both his passion for manual therapy as well as dynamic functional training programs in the treatment of all his patients.

David also has extensive experience with sports rehabilitation and the unique ability to return athletes of all levels back to their game. He has treated a wide range of athletes ranging from the weekend warrior to the professional. He has developed sport specific training modules for the professional, collegiate, and high school athletes.

He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He believes improvement, promotion, and contribution to the profession of physical therapy are essential for its progress and development through this ever changing health care field.

David prides himself in taking extensive continuing education courses with regard to both orthopedics and manual therapy. He brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to Body In Balance and shares this knowledge with our clinical staff and patients.

In his spare time, David spends his time with his wife and four children. He enjoys cycling and participating in sprint triathlons and adventure type races. He also enjoys skiing/snowboarding in the winter and playing golf and going to the beach in the summer.

Excellent care is offered at Body In Balance Physical Therapy in Hauppauge.
Cindy Byrne, PT

Cindy Byrne, Physical Therapist, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 1988. She has experience with acute care, rehabilitation, and orthopedics.

She spent the first two years at St. John’s Hospital in Smithtown, and then became a locum tenens therapist. Cindy traveled around the country for a year working in various settings and gained experience with manual therapy techniques with state of the art technology.

She then settled in Long Island where she began to specialize in orthopedics.

Cindy worked at a local clinic for 14 years where she was the Director of Rehabilitation for four years. She has also taken many continuing education courses over the years to advance her manual therapy skills.

She currently works part time at Body In Balance Physical Therapy and does home care so that she can spend more time at home with her two young children.




Excellent care is offered at Body In Balance Physical Therapy in Hauppauge.
Sherry Tinio, PT, DPT

Sherry Tinio, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a concentration of Disability Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies from Stony Brook University.

She continued on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a majority of her clinical work has been based on working with general orthopedics and in women’s/men’s pelvic health.

Upon graduation, Sherry started her career at Body in Balance and continues to develop her clinical expertise within manual-based orthopedic services which also includes the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.