Burlington Staff

Melinda Manganello, PT, DPT

Melinda Manganello, PT, DPT


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 Bodurtha, DPT


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

Marissa Ferguson, DPT

Marissa Ferguson, DPT


University of Hartford, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2020

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.

Tara Donnelly

Tara Donnelly, PT, DPT, OCS


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

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:
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.