Dr. Michael Chua is a physical therapist practicing in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopedics. He is also the Chief Inspirational Officer for TN Therapy Outsource, LLC and the author of MisUnderstanding Dementia, Time to Fly, 365 Daily Tips for Dementia Caregivers and Caregivers Freedom Journal.
Dr. Michael is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner that helps bring out the best in his dementia patients and their caregivers. Dr. Michael helps them clarify their goals in life, prioritize task and establish new behaviors not only for his patients, but as well as for the caregivers so they can achieve their highest and maximum functional potential towards their care and in LIFE.
Dr. Michael has experienced several challenges in life while treating dementia. His first experience with a dementia patient was his grandmother. He had a hard time managing and taking care of his grandmother. He didn't know what to do. He didn't know what was going. So he decided to be in the medical field. Researching how and what causes this disease. As of now, there is no treatment for this disease. What we can do for now is to continue to care for them and educate the caregivers on bringing out the best in them.
He received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Perpetual Help Rizal 1999 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Incarnate Word at Texas 2014 wherein he graduated Cum Laude. He is a Certified Clinical Instructor, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Senior Fitness Specialist. He is a member of American Physical Therapist Association, Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, Academy of Filipino-American Physical Therapist and National Academy of Sports Medicine. Michael stays up to date with the latest physical therapy and dementia re-direction techniques by attending various continuing education seminars to provide an evidence based and cost effective treatment.
Dr. Michael is married to Puppen and are proud parents to Alyssa, Akeisha and Izaiah. Currently, Michael and his family lives in Martin, Tennessee.