Meet The Team AT Calso Physical Therapy
John Davidson, Owner, PT, DPT
In my practice, I work with people who most commonly suffer from everyday aches and pains that range from low back pain to total knee replacement. Many of my clients come to me after months or years of worrying about where to go for relief and recovery and with many questions about what to do with their pain. They long to achieve goals from being able to lift grandchildren and slide with their children in the park to playing 18 holes of golf or competing in their local tennis championship clubs. Many therapists are passionate about helping clients but lack the skill set and experience to truly put them on a road to recovery that would enable them to achieve these goals. I have both the passion and expertise necessary to help clients move beyond pain and toward these goals.
My passion, techniques, and goals for my clients are directly related to the professional, personal, and academic experiences and successes that have shaped my career and life.
My career began in my own experiences as an athlete and led me on a path to gain my masters in occupational therapy and a doctorate in physical therapy. I have used that platform to further my clinical skills through working with Olympic weightlifters, helping the amateur golfer gain that perfect swing, or helping clients get back to playing with their kids in the yard.
At Louisiana College I worked in arena league football, minor league baseball, and, also, multiple sports at the school, particularly our collegiate men’s basketball team, while in pursuit of my bachelor’s degree in athletic training. It was there that I truly gained the respect for all sports as I worked with athletes through injury prevention and recovery. During my time as an athletic trainer, I was introduced to physical and occupational therapy, which became the next logical step in furthering my expertise in all things rehab and wellness.
My professional career continued at The University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences where I received my master’s degree in occupational therapy with a focus in industrial rehab and ergonomics and my Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a focus in manual therapy and spinal manipulation.
As a practicing physical and occupational therapist, I have also gained expertise from my work with highly dedicated athletic communities. An important contributing experience to my skillset is my involvement over the past 5 years with the Crossfit community and Olympic weightlifting. The contagious passion of these communities in their pursuit of fitness is truly inspiring. Working side by side with Olympic hopefuls and world champion weightlifters to help them achieve high level goals has given me many more tools to help all others that I see in my clinic every day. Most of the tools that I have found to help the most involve hands on skills I have gained: dry needling, manual therapy, massage have been some of the best techniques to get clients away from pain.
The experience with that community has allowed me to hone skills that more appropriately apply to the everyday person just trying to get through their day pain free. Stiffness and strength deficits my top athletes have are the same limitations my clients have when trying to achieve those simple but important goals of lifting a grandchild up off the ground or sliding with their kids down the slide. My work experience with the CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting community has revealed that my client goals can often be easily addressed with some of the very same techniques I have implemented in these high-level performance communities. I have found a great passion to find the athletic potential for someone trying to finish 18 holes of golf or to compete in their local tennis club championship. Working with that community has been more rewarding both professionally and personally than I even imagined.
Ultimately, my goal is for my patients to be able to move past the obstacles of pain so they can spend their energy on achieving goals rather than focusing on pain. I am confident that my passion and professional and personal experience have equipped me with tools I need to help my clients get back to focus on living the life they envision rather than merely focusing on making it through another day of pain.
Tish Migliaccio- Physical Therapist PT,DPT
Tish graduated from South College with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree. Prior to graduate school, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Tish takes special interest in post surgical management including rotator cuff repairs, hip replacements, neck and back surgeries, and other orthopedic injuries. Tish is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling.
Tish lives in Greensboro with her husband, Zach and daughter, Ellie. They enjoy snowboarding, running, hiking, camping, and the beach. Tish loves working for Calso because of the patient centered treatment approach, supportive staff and tight-knit feel. She has a strong desire to continue to give back to the community helping others achieve their goals and a healthier lifestyle.
Kassidy Treadway- Physical Therapist DPT
Raised in Anderson, SC, Kassidy joins the Calso Physical Therapy team after receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from High Point University in 2020. Kassidy also received dual degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Converse College. Kassidy likes to focus on coaching functional and fundamental exercises and movement patterns and uses a comprehensive treatment approach pairing therapeutic and mobility exercises with manual therapy techniques. Kassidy loves to educate and empower her patients to overcome their injuries, return to their favorite activities, and achieve their goals.
Growing up playing primarily basketball, Kassidy enjoys treating all populations, but has a special interest in fitness athletes and the neuro population. Kassidy aims to use her knowledge and experience to assist patients to reach their performance goals and live their healthiest life. In her free time, Kassidy enjoys staying active by working out, hiking, recreational lake activities, and traveling with her husband.
Sydney Atchley- Occupational Therapist OTD
Sydney Atchley is our occupational therapist. She is passionate about helping patients and their families enjoy their lives while dealing with pain, injury, or disability. She enjoys identifying deficits that are impacting a patient’s ability to engage in their daily activities and then finding fun ways to improve them! In her free time she enjoys working out, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.
As a Triad native, Justin grew up in Browns Summit before settling in Greensboro. Justin joined the Calso Physical Therapy team as COO after pursuing his Masters in Business Degree from Liberty University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Carolina University where he pursued a career in basketball but quickly developed a passion for loving people through his church. His faith, along with his passion for people, led him to serve in ministry for 10 years - serving as the Connections Director at Mercy Hill Church. This same passion carried over into his desire to join the Calso team and help people become the best version of themselves after injury. Along with serving people, Justin enjoys being immersed in the sports world, both playing and observing, and traveling with his wife.