Dave Donnelly, PT, DPT
Northeastern University, Physical Therapy 2000
Evidence in Motion, Executive Management Program Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2016
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
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.
Laura Frechette, DPT
University of Connecticut, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2020
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists Member
Dr. Frechette graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2017, and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in May 2020. While pursuing her DPT, Laura spent time conducting research on ACL reconstruction recovery, including motor control and psychological factors affecting return-to-sport. She has also had the opportunity to take several elective courses in geriatric physical therapy, and enjoys working with individuals of all ages. Laura joined Advanced Physical Therapy in 2020 at the Bristol office.
Marisa Ferguson, DPT
Quinnipiac University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2016
Dr. Ferguson graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2017. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Hartford in May 2020. Marisa played Division I softball as an undergraduate at UHart, which developed her passion for treating orthopedic injuries. During her graduate studies, Marisa spent time conducting research on the effect of assistive jump training in Division I volleyball players. She has had the opportunity to work in several 3D motion analysis labs, which built her interest in lower extremity injury rehabilitation for all ages. Marisa is eager to begin her career as part of the Advanced Physical Therapy team, and she looks forward to helping patients achieve their goals.
Adam Romano, MS LAT ATC
Central Connecticut, Bachelors in Athletic Training
Central Connecticut, Masters in Physical Education/Exercise Science
American Red Cross Instructor
Areas of Special interest:
Strength and conditioning
Tactical athlete care
Adam graduated from CCSU in 2018 with his Bachelors of Athletic Training and has been dedicated to the field. He currently pursuing his Doctor of Athletic Training from Temple University. Adam was part of multiple division I teams at CCSU and traveled to Oregon for the NCAA baseball tournament with the blue devils. Adam is passionate about being a part of the entire injury process from on site care, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. He works closely with our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants to bring a comprehensive approach to our patients and student-athletes. He has worked with tactical and industrial athletes and looks to continue this work. You can find Adam on a sideline of a Wolcott Eagle or Terryville Kangaroo game supporting the athletic programs as Head Athletic Trainer. He also is part of the Athletic Training program development team, bringing top programming to our communities to enhance the patient outcomes and goals of activity.