Ángel Casul, MSPT, CMTPT is a physical therapist who is passionate about his job. Since his early interest in the human body while still at school, he has always strived to learn as much as he can every day to help his patients as much as possible. He used to compete in track and field, swimming, and triathlons in his teens and eventually in weightlifting while in college. His career in the health industry started as a personal trainer after graduating from the University of Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico in 2003. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion being awarded a magna cum laude recognition.
After some time helping clients improve their health, his desire for knowledge grew more. That is when he decided to get his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in 2011. Here he got a cum laude award recognition. He worked with pediatric populations in a school-based setting and then with geriatrics delivering home care services. Almost three years ago he decided to move to Maryland where he has had the opportunity to learn much more through continued education and the help of coworkers.
Most of his patients in recent years have been people with chronic pain and poor outcomes on previous attempts to improve their quality of life. Ángel has been able to help many of them, not just through the use of many of the manual interventions he has learned, but through the application of the biopsychosocial model. This model considers how everything may affect the pain experience, allowing the provider to see the full person and not just the injury. Ángel is certified in dry needling through Myopain Seminars and has training in spinal manipulation, IASTM tools and kinesiotaping through Rock Tape FMT certification. He is recognized as a specialized practitioner of dry needling by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Currently, he is working towards obtaining his Doctor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania. He likes to work with his hands and tools to make people feel better so they can later focus on moving more and better.