Michael Braitsch, PT, DPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, a former amateur fighter, former kinesiology professor, and an internationally certified fight referee. 


In addition to treating individual patients, Braitsch runs group exercise programs steeped in leading evidence from physical therapy and exercise science to help people with chronic and progressive conditions move and feel better.

He currently researches the effects of non-contact boxing training on impairments associated with PD and provides programs including SOUTH PAWS Parkinson boxing and Tai chi for balance. 

As an advisory board member of the Adaptive Martial Arts Association and through work on the board of the UT Southwestern Adaptive Sports Coalition, he wants to change the way physical therapy is structured for people with chronic and progressive conditions, empowering people to better participate in community wellness.

Dr. Braitsch founded Tribe Wellness, LLC, in 2017 to promote exercise as a way to improve health, fight impairments, and increase quality of life.

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