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
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.
Exercises are discussed on a truly individual basis on exactly what our patients need to facilitate fast results.
Years of Experience
Dr. Patrick Bray
Head and Neck Specialist
"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."
-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!
"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!
13291 Obannon Station Way
Louisville KY 40223
(Inside the Bluegrass Doctors of Physical Therapy Building)
Tuesday – Saturday 9AM – 6PM