Trinity Manual and Sports Physical Therapy is a partnership between Paul Barbu, P.T. and Gwen Warby-Marsh, M.S.P.T., A.TC. We opened our door at 608 E Chippewa, Mt Pleasant on July 14, 2008.
We are one of the most experienced teams in the area. We have combined our unique skills in manual therapy and athletic training to offer the Mid-Michigan area a personalized, hands-on alternative for physical therapy services.
Paul Barbu, P.T.
Paul Barbu graduated from the University of Michigan Curriculum in Physical Therapy in 1977 with a strong background in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Neurodevelopmental Treatment. He has practiced in a variety of settings including hospital, out patient orthopedics, private practice, and management /directorship roles. His original interest was in orthopedic manual techniques, studying the works of Burkhart, Cyriax, Evjenth-Kaltenborn, Maitland, McKenzie, Mennell, and Paris.
Around 1995 Paul’s practice was changed by the influence of Osteopathic Biomechanical Manual Treatment, including problem solving and treatment employing; Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Technique, Mobilization with and without impulse, and Functional Indirect Techniques, and exercise prescription to compliment and sustain the integrity and balance of the biomechanical system. Paul has attended many courses offered through the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Mitchell Institute. He is mentored by Fred Mitchell Jr. D.O., F.A.A.O.
Trinity Manual & Sports Physical Therapy is pleased to announce Paul Barbu, PT’s Certification in Functional Manual Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. It represents sixteen years of study culminating with ten hours of rigorous written, oral, and practical testing. He considers it the crowning achievement of his career. It validates his knowledge, manual skills, and expertise.
The certification covers the following core courses:
- Principles of Manual Medicine
- Muscle Energy Techniques: Part I
- Muscle Energy Techniques: Part II
- Craniosacral Techniques: Part I
- Craniosacral Techniques: Part II
- Exercise Prescription as a Complement to Manual Medicine
- Integrated Neuromuscular & Myofascial Release
- Manual Medicine Related to Sports & Occupational Injuries to the Extremities
In addition he is proficient in Functional Indirect Technique, Direct Action Thrust, and the Respiratory/Circulatory Model of Manual Medicine.
He is committed to constantly continuing his education to better serve you and our patients.
Gwen Warby-Marsh, M.S.P.T., A.T.C.
Gwen Warby-Marsh has been working and around physical therapy and athletics for over 25 years. She is a 1985 CMU graduate of the Sports Medicine program which allowed her to work on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the Marquette and Colorado Spring’s Olympic Training Centers and in South Florida. While in Florida, Gwen went on to get her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in 1992. Family and its central location brought her back to the home of Central Michigan University.
Gwen has had the opportunity to work with various patient populations. She most enjoys working with orthopedic conditions and sports related injuries. She chooses an eclectic approach with an emphasis on manual or hands on care with biomechanically correcting exercise to follow for long lasting gains for her patients