Dr. Patrick Bray is the Founder and President of The CranioFacial and TMJ Institute He founded this company with a radical different vision for physical therapy care. Thinking outside the box is what has allowed him to help many patients from a wide variety of backgrounds overcome their physical challenges. He believes that everyone should have an individual treatment protocol regardless of diagnosis and has implemented this philosophy successfully across multiple disciplines.  


He attended the University of Louisville for his undergraduate studies and received his Bachelors in Exercise Physiology. He then subsequently went on to achieve his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University.


Dr. Bray holds Certifications in Manual Therapy (Cert-SMT), Dry Needling (CMTPT), Personal Training (NSCA-CPT), and is a fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist (FAAOMPT). Dr Bray is also a certified APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor (Adv CI). He is trained in advanced Craniofacial and TMJ techniques through the Craniofacial Therapy Academy (CRAFTA).  He was one of the first practitioners to bring manipulative therapy and dry needling to a major hospital system in the Louisville KY area.  He has contributed to several journals with case reports/periodicals on chronic myofascial pain, and is recognized as a distinguished peer reviewer for multiple journals on manipulative therapeutics, dry needling and chronic pain. He was nominated for the Hall Render Leadership in Healthcare Award for 2016. He was also been recognized as one of the top 16 Physical Therapy providers 3 years in a row (2016, 2017 and 2018). Dr. Bray provides patients with the latest manipulative therapy, laser therapy and dry needling techniques to help alleviate muscle, joint, and nerve pain.



What We Do

Comprehensive Evaluations


One on One Comprehensive evaluations taking a holistic approach at each individuals needs. 

Diagnostic Ultrasound 


We utilize Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to visualize the Tempromandibular joint for best results. 

Low Level Laser

Utilizing the latest laser therapy to augment the healing process. We are trained in both intraoral and extra oral laser treatments for TMD and facial pain. 

Interventional Dry Needling 


We offer a comprehensive unique dry needling approach to the head and neck allowing us to achieve results in half the time!

Cranial Manual Therapy


We specialize in cranial manual and manipulative therapy to allow for normal movement to return the skull and jaw.

Nasal Release Technique 


A New Technique to unlock cranial bones that can be causing long term craniofacial dysfunction and pain. 

Specific Exercises

Exercises are discussed on a truly individual basis on exactly what our patients need to facilitate fast results. 


Years of Experience


Smiling Patients


Master Certifications


Overall Goal


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Dr. Patrick Bray

Head and Neck Specialist

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Pamela Fackler




"I have never met anyone in the healthcare field like Dr Bray. He constantly researches and learns new techniques to help with my pain. He is relentless about helping his patients and we benefit from this! He explains everything in a thorough manner and is always open to answer questions I may have. While I know my issues are quite complex I couldn't have asked for any better service."


                                     -G L.

                                  -New Albany IN

"I have been dealing with neck and TMJ pain for over 20 years seeing many physical therapists over the years. Dr Bray was able to provide me with relief to my chronic pain with dry needling. He is knowledgeable, skilled, caring and funny. I highly recommend him!                

-                          E.W.

                              -Louisville KY 

"I could not be more pleased with the results and care I received while working with Dr Bray. The manual work he did on my jaw was amazing. I have more mouth opening and less pain than I have had in years! 

                  -F. E

                 Louisville KY


Our Address

13291 Obannon Station Way 

Louisville KY 40223

(Inside the Bluegrass Doctors of Physical Therapy Building)

Phone: 1-502-771-1774

Fax: 1-502-890-5545


Tuesday – Friday 9AM -6PM

 Saturday  9AM – 12PM