OUR STAFF

staffAdvanced Physical Therapy, owned and operated by a physical therapist, has assembled a team of highly skilled and trusted health care professionals. Our staff makes us great! Aside from our devotion to quality care and compassion for our patients, our staff is made up of individuals who are always striving to perfect your experience. You can be confident that we will always be your provider of choice as we remain current on every advancement in our industry to assure that you receive the cutting edge treatment you deserve. Learn more about the accomplished Advanced Physical Therapy team and the impressive scope of experience and education they draw from.


Dave Donnelly, PT, DPT

dave@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Northeastern University, Physical Therapy 2000
Evidence in Motion, Executive Management Program Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Board Certifications:
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner, KT 1, 2 & 3
Graston Technique Practitioner

Areas of Special Interest:
Shoulder and Elbow
Knee

Professional Memberships:
American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedics Chapter Member
Connecticut Physical Therapy Association

Dave graduated from Northeastern University’s Physical Therapy program magna cum laude in 2000. He has participated in extensive continuing education courses with a focus on orthopedics and sports physical therapy. In 2006, Dave began a quarterly sports medicine and orthopedic journal club to discuss current topics in our field with some of our area physicians and rehabilitation professionals. Dave has served as a part time instructor at Naugatuck Valley Community College in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. In addition to his work as a physical therapist, Dave is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with recreational, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes to improve their sport performance through core strengthening and sport-specific flexibility, strength, and balance training.


Tara Donnelly, PT, DPT, OCS

tara@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Hartford, Masters of Physical Therapy 2004
Temple University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2007

Residency:
Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Institute of Rehabilitation and Training Montgomery, AL 2005

Board Certifications:
American Boards of Physical Therapy Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics

Honors and Awards:
Mary McMillan Award, American Physical Therapy Association

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner, KT 1, 2 & 3
Graston Technique Practitioner
BTE Certified Functional Capacity Evaluation Practitioner

Areas of Special Interest:
Spine
Knee
Shoulder
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Professional Memberships:
American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedics Chapter Member
Connecticut Physical Therapy Association

Dr. Donnelly graduated from the University of Hartford summa cum laude, valedictorian in 2004 with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. She was awarded the University’s Regents Award, the Physical Therapy Department’s academic award and the faculty leadership award. Tara graduated with a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2007. She was awarded the prestigious Mary McMillan Award by the American Physical Therapy Association. Her extensive post-graduate training includes a year long Orthopedic Manual Therapy course with an emphasis on spine care in 2005 at the Institute of Rehabilitation and Training in Montgomery, AL. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. Tara has lectured on both the state and national level regarding bio-mechanics and overuse injuries of the lower extremity. Tara has been actively involved in both the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. Tara has extensive knowledge and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic patients. 


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Nicole Butkus, PT, DPT

nicole@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Hartford, Masters of Physical Therapy 2007
Temple University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2012

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner, KT 1, 2 & 3
Graston Technique Practitioner

Dr. Butkus graduated from The University of Hartford with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2007 and a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2012. While attending school, Nicole pioneered a research study in Women’s Health, instructed underclassman in lab courses, and assisted in the development of the student section of the CPTA as well as serving as secretary of the organization. Nicole has worked in orthopedic physical therapy since the start of her career and has attended various continuing education courses focusing on manual therapy techniques. Nicole joined our team at Advanced Physical Therapy in July 2008.


 

Krista Conti, DPT

krista@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Hartford, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2016

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Y­-Balance Test Certified ­
Certified Pilates Instructor ­

Dr. Conti graduated from the University of Hartford in 2013 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Health Science and continued on at Uhart, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. While attending school, Krista was elected into the Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success and was also a member of the Physical Therapy Student Association. As a member of her Doctoral research group, Krista had the privilege of presenting at the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Fall 2016 Conference: Optimizing Movement, Why Movement Matters. She joined the Advanced Physical Therapy team in 2016, with the motive of fulfilling her passion of specializing in orthopedic physical therapy.

 


 

Kevin Huber, MSPT

kevin@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Hartford, Physical Therapy 1999
Quinnipiac University, Masters of Physical Therapy 2007

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Functional Movement Systems Certification

Kevin graduated from the University of Hartford in 1999 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Science in Physical Therapy. He was elected into the Alpha Chi Honor Society while at Hartford. He then completed his Masters in Physical therapy at Quinnipiac University with a focus on orthopedics in 2007. He graduated with a GPA of 3.92. Throughout his career, Kevin has worked at orthopedic and sports physical therapy. He specializes in treatment of high school and collegiate athletes as well at those with age-related issues. He has attended multiple continuing education courses focusing on both operative and non-operative rehabilitation techniques. He also has trained at the Andrews Institute under the world-renowned Dr. James Andrews. He has assisted in the development of baseball specific rehabilitation protocols and is currently implementing a Functional Movement Screening program in area high schools to help reduce injury in high school athletes.


Pam Hubert, PT, DPT, ATC

pam@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Quinnipiac University, Athletic Training 2009
Quinnipiac University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2013

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Certified SpiderTech Taping Practitioner
Graston Technique Practitioner
ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist

Areas of Special Interest:
Vertigo
Vestibular Disorders
Concussions

Dr. Hubert attended Quinnipiac University from 2005-2013 graduating with her bachelors in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine in 2009 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in January 2013. While pursuing her DPT, she served as Associate Athletic Trainer at Cheshire Academy and graduate assistant Athletic Trainer at Quinnipiac University. As part of her doctoral research project with Quinnipiac University, Pam worked alongside lymphedema specialist’s trailing kinesiology tape in the management of lymphedema. The research was accepted by the National Lymphedema Network and American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting for presentation. Pam also specializes in the treatment of vertigo, vestibular disorders, and management of head injuries after concussions.


Joseph Ingriselli, DPT, MA, ATC, LAT   

  joe@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Connecticut, Athletic Training 2010
University of North Carolina, Masters of Athletic Training 2012
University of Connecticut, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2015

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Graston Technique Practitioner
SFMA Level 1 Certified

Areas of Special Interest:
Concussions
ACL Rehabilitation
Spine

Dr. Ingriselli graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2010 with his degree in Athletic Training and went on to receive his masters degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While attending his masters program Joe also spent time conducting research on concussion rehabilitation at the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center. Joe is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the Board of Certification and a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Joe followed up his masters by returning to UCONN to receive his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2015. He has worked with elite division one and professional athletes and is passionate about restoring function and returning people to the activities they love.


 

 

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Devon O’neill, DPT, OCS   

devon@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Connecticut, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2011

Board Certifications:
American Boards of Physical Therapy Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics

Dr. O’neill is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Molecular Cellular Biology and Diagnostic Sciences in 2008 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011. Devon has published 2 studies on Osteoarthritis of the Knee in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging in 2010 and 2012. Devon has taken numerous continuing education courses including evidence based management of the upper extremity, advanced biomechanical assessment and treatment of the foot and ankle, and speed and agility training by the renowned Lee Taft. She has worked with a variety of orthopedic patients including professional football players and complex spine cases using evidence based techniques and enjoys working with athletes of all ages.

 

Jarred Parker, MSPT, OCS, CKTP   

jarred@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of New England, Master of Science in Physical Therapy 2004

Board Certifications:
American Boards of Physical Therapy Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Certified Kinesio Tape Practioner, KT 1,2 & 3
Certified Graston Technique Practitioner

Jarred graduated from the University of New England physical therapy program in 2004, and has participated in extensive continuing education courses with a focus on orthopedics and manual therapy.  In 2015, he received his board certification in Orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy specialties.  Jarred has worked in various practice settings across the country and joined Advanced Physical Therapy in 2017 as the managing partner of the Terryville office.

Kevin Smith, DPT, CMTPT, CSCS, TPI    

ksmith@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Connecticut, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2011

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional

Kevin graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences in 2012.  Kevin went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Connecticut in May 2015.  Kevin is a certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, as well as a Conditioning Specialist.  He enjoys treating sports related injuries and holds a certification through the Titleist Performance Institute as a level 2 medical professional.  Kevin ran Division I track and field as an undergrad at UCONN and went on to be a part of the coaching staff while in graduate school.  Kevin is a Level 1 coach through USA Track and Field and enjoys treating runners with a variety of injuries.

Erica O’Keefe, DPT, OCS

ericao@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Hartford, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2010

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
American Boards of Physical Therapy Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics

Dr. O’Keefe graduated from the University of Hartford Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Health Science in 2008. Erica continued her studies at the University of Hartford and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. Erica completed an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program at Sacred Heart University from 2015 through 2016. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. Erica also recently presented at the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Fall Conference in 2016: Incorporating Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, and Neuromuscular Reeducation using Redcord Based Theory in the Management of Shoulder Pain. She is excited to join the Advanced Physical Therapy team and pursue her love of orthopedic physical therapy.

Melinda Manganello, PT, DPT

mindy@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Simmons College, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2005

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Certified SFMA level 1+2

Dr. Manganello graduated from Simmons College with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005.  She has worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics for her career and has been teaching a continuing education course around the country for kinesiology taping technique and movement assessment since 2011.  She has worked with 2 USA swim teams working on injury prevention.  Dr. Manganello’s expertise includes exercise and movement therapy and manual techniques with a special focus on restoring function and mitigating disability for injured clients.

 

 

Russell Bodurtha, DPT

russell@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Connecticut, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2017

Russell graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences in 2014, and completed his Doctoral of Physical Therapy at the University of Connecticut in May 2017. As a recent graduate, he is very excited and motivated to begin his career as a physical therapist. He enjoys treating all varieties of musculoskeletal injuries and patients, and particularly enjoys working with children and adolescent patients. Russell played baseball growing up, which developed his affinity for treating shoulder injuries and working with throwing and overhead athletes. He is currently in the process of publishing a study researching the role the cervical spine plays in predisposing collegiate baseball pitchers to arm injuries during the course of a baseball season.

 

William Marrone, DPT

billy@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Connecticut, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2017

Dr. Marrone graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences in 2014. He then continued on at the University of Connecticut to complete a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, of which he completed in May of 2017. During his time at UCONN Billy had the opportunity to work for the UConn football and basketball teams. His interest in sports has always been a driving force in his career choices. He enjoys treating sport-related injuries, and has had the opportunity to present on on Hamstring Injury Rehabilitation at the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Annual fall conference in October of 2016. He also completed a clinical rotation at The Hospital for Special Surgery where he had the opportunity to work with athletes of various competition levels. Clinical interests include rehabilitation of the shoulder, hip and knee and return to sport decision making.

Ted Fifield, DPT

billy@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
University of Connecticut, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2015

Dr. Fifield graduated from the University of Connecticut Physical Therapy program, cum laude, in 2015.  He’s participated in continuing education opportunities involving the spine and extremities, in addition to vestibular and concussion rehabilitation.  Dr. Fifield joined Advanced Physical Therapy in 2017 to focus on evidence based orthopedic and sports medicine.

 

Andy Muccino, ATC

andy@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Barry University, Bachelors of Science Sports Athletic Training, 1996

Andy brings 19 years of athletic training experience to Advanced Physical Therapy and serves as the head ATC for the New Britain Bees professional baseball team.  Andy spent a third of his professional career as athletic trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system from 2003-2008, and off season stops in the Arizona Fall League.  Andy made his next stop in Dunedin, Florida, garnering a Florida State Athletic Trainer of the Year award in 2008.  He then moved on to a position outside of Charlotte, NC.

Andy is excited to return to his home state of Connecticut with his wife, Jill, and his 3 children.  

Taylor Pearsall, ATC

taylor@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Lynchburg College, Bachelors of Science Sports Athletic Training, 2015

Taylor attended Lynchburg College from 2011-2015, graduating with her Bachelors in Athletic Training with a minor in Spanish in 2015.  Suring her time at Lynchburg, Taylor covered sports including field hockey, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, along with completing 2 rotations in a secondary school setting.  While at Lynchburg, she also performed research in hydration testing.  Before joining APT, Taylor worked at Rehab Associates of Central Virginia and Eastern Montgomery High School.  Taylor is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the Board of Certification and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.