Burlington Staff


Melinda Manganello, PT, DPT

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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Simmons College, Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2005

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Certified Level 1 in Functional Dry Needling 
Certified SFMA level 1+2

Areas of Special Interests:
Shoulder, Hip, Vestibular Disorders/Vertigo

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.

tara Donnelly

Tara Donnelly, PT, DPT, OCS

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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. 


Roxanne Bafuma, MS PT  

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Sacred Heart University, Bachelors of Science, Biology 
Sacred Heart University, Masters of Science, Physical Therapy 

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications: 

Graston Technique Practitioner  

Areas of Special Interest:  

Vestibular rehabilitation 
Neuromuscular disorders
Balance & fall prevention 
Pre and post operative care

Roxanne graduated from Sacred Heart University with her masters in physical therapy in 2001. She started her career in the in-patient setting and then transitioned to outpatient physical therapy in 2004. She found a  passion working with her patients to achieve their pain free lifestyle. Roxanne enjoys treating patients of all different ages and activity levels from torticollis in infants to balance/fall prevention. Roxanne specializes in neuromuscular disorders, pre and post operative care, and  vestibular disorders. Roxanne believes it is very important for each and every one of her patients to reach their full potential within their rehabilitation and is very goal oriented when guiding her patients along their way. 

Madison Swarthout, DPT 


Misericordia University in Dallas, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with minors in Ethics, Medical and Health Humanities, and Psychology
Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Areas of special interest:

Sports and orthopedic physical therapy 

Madison comes to Advanced Physical Therapy after completing her educational journey at Misericordia University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and becoming a member of the ACAPTE Physical Therapy National Honors Society. Maddy was inspired to become a physical therapy along her pathway of being a standout student-athlete. She holds current records at her alma mater as a pole vaulter, along with other accolades. As a lifelong athlete, Maddy understands the importance of movement to any degree and respects the impact it can have in all aspects of life. She has gained experience in home health care for orthopedic and neurological dysfunction, inpatient rehabilitation in a spinal cord unit down in Florida, and then reaffirming her passion in orthopedic care. Her favorite thing about working with her patients is to build relationships and gain a new perspective on life and utilize that to help them realize their potential in physical therapy.