Michael W. Fay, PT, OCS, Cert MDT

Michael W. Fay, PT, OCS, Cert MDT (owner)

Mike has over 35 years of experience in treating orthopedic and sports-related injuries since graduating from SUNY at Stonybrook with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1980.

In 1991, Mike joined the staff at Riccardi and Burton Physical Therapy in Fulton. Mike took over this practice in 2001 along with his partner, Steve Guidone, PT and changed the name to Performance Physical Therapy. In February 2014, Mike became the sole owner of the practice after Steve left to run the Cato office as Guidone Physical Therapy, P.C.

Over the years, Mike has developed a special interest in the treatment of neck and low back pain. He received his certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine (MDT) from the McKenzie Institute in 2002. Mike has also completed numerous post-graduate courses during his career, covering a wide spectrum of topics in the field of orthopedic physical therapy, including extensive training in manual therapy and spinal manipulation.

Mike’s current interests also include treatment of sports injuries, osteoarthritis, as well as balance testing and fall prevention among older adults. As an avid long-distance runner (having completed several marathons since 2003), Mike has also developed a specialty in the evaluation and treatment of running injuries.

Mike is a member of the Orthopedic and Geriatric Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2007, Mike was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). He is the only Physical Therapist in the Fulton or Jordan-Elbridge areas who has earned this distinction.


Marissa Hanlon, PT, DPT, MSPT, CSCS

Marissa Hanlon, PT, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, is pleased to join the staff at Performance Physical Therapy. A native to the area, Marissa’s interest in physical therapy began as a high school athlete. It was during that time that she sustained a knee injury that required surgery and subsequent therapy. Having a heart for working with people, Marissa was drawn to the close interaction that the profession offered and a seed was planted to help people through rehabilitation in physical therapy.

After graduating from Hannibal High School in 1999, Marissa started her professional studies at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She graduated with her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Nazareth in 2004. Marissa also earned certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2003.

Marissa began her career working in an outpatient orthopedic setting and then had a desire to travel and see the country. As a traveling physical therapist, she worked in various settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care hospitals as well as homecare in the states of North Carolina, Texas and California. With a commitment to continuing education, Marissa furthered her studies at Temple University during this time period and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007.

It is with great pleasure that Marissa has returned to the outpatient orthopedic setting at Performance Physical Therapy in our Fulton location. She is dedicated to her patients and she takes great joy in helping them return to a fully functional lifestyle after an injury or surgery.

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin, PT, DPT, Cert MDT

Originally from Central Square, NY, Ryan became interested in physical therapy during high school when he received therapy for rehabilitation of a broken ankle. He attended Nazareth College of Rochester and graduated with his doctorate of physical therapy in 2015. Since graduation, he has focused his practice in the outpatient orthopedic setting working throughout Oswego and Onondaga counties. He has pursued additional professional training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine and Extremities (MDT) through the McKenzie Institute, earning his MDT certification in May 2018. This training has greatly expanded his professional skill set and has led to a special interest in the treatment of spinal conditions and joint problems throughout the upper and lower extremities. Ryan joins owner Mike Fay, PT as the only MDT certified therapists in Fulton. He strives to not only abolish pain and restore function as rapidly as possible but to educate his patients on how to prevent similar issues from arising again. Ryan enjoys the privilege of being able to meet and interact with different people every day and to help them feel better, move better, and live better.