Doctor of Physical Therapy,
Founder and Owner
Having always been passionate about physical fitness and health, Colin O'Banion's choosing a career in physical therapy was a natural fit. His lifelong love of sports like soccer, tennis, and running have enhanced his understanding of the physical and mental demands on the body as well as the causes, rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, including his own.
Colin holds a B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University and completed his doctorate with honors in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University in 2006. After graduating he moved to New York City and focused on gaining invaluable hands-on experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries by working in multiple high-volume clinical settings.
Meeting Sean Orlando during his physical therapy education sparked Colin’s interest in Eastern medicine and would ultimately lead to a great professional partnership. In realizing the interconnectedness of the human body and the value of treating pain and dysfunction holistically, Colin began complementing his traditional western physical therapy training with studies in disciplines such as Craniosacral therapy, tui na / bone setting (Chinese medical massage), spinal mobilization / manipulation, tai chi and qigong, visceral manipulation and dry needling.
The development of Integrate NYC Physical Therapy came from Colin’s intention to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine and their respective healing philosophies. He is currently working with the Integrate team to create a unique environment and approach ideal for effectively treating and preventing clients’ pain and impairment so commonly found in a stressful, urban environment such as New York City.