Prospect Staff

Dave Donnely

Dave Donnelly, PT, DPT

dave@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Northeastern University, Physical Therapy 2000
Evidence in Motion, Executive Management Program Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2016

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.


Jeff Heorst, DPT


Jeff Heorst, DPT

jeff@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Stockton University, Bachelors of Health Science, 2013
Arcadia University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2018

Specialized Training and Advanced Certifications:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Resident

Areas of Special Interest:
Knee Pain
Shoulder Impingement
Running
Sports Performance

Dr. Hoerst graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelor of Science in 2013 and completed his Doctoral of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University in January of 2018. While at Arcadia University, he was awarded an academic scholarship and served as a graduate assistant in the Physical Therapy program. While studying, he was hired as a lead teaching assistant for anatomy and served as a tutor for first year students. He also helped create Arcadia’s transitional doctoral program. In his second year, he was  invited to participate in research mentored by the program chair which produced a presentation accepted for the APTA’s national conference and was later awarded Arcadia’s first Arthur Kroner Endowed Physical Therapy Award and Grant. Following graduation, he was accepted to and completed a year long orthopedic residency through Arcadia and hopes to become a board certified clinical orthopedic specialist in March of 2020.


Amanda Kell

Amanda Kell, DPT

amanda@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Quinnipiac University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2016

Dr. Kell graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Health Science in 2013, and went on to continue her education at Quinnipiac University graduating with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2016. Amanda recently joined our team after finishing her last contract in travel physical therapy allowing her the unique ability to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to each client’s care. Outside the clinic, Amanda volunteers her time in adaptive sports, with special interests in wheelchair basketball and adaptive rock climbing. You can also find her on the soccer field or with her head in a book. Amanda joined Advanced Physical Therapy in 2020 at our Wolcott and Prospect offices.


William Miller, PTA

William Miller, PTA

Bill@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Physical Therapy Assistant 2014

William Miller, PTA is a licensed physical therapist assistant. He graduated Naugatuck Valley Community College with his PTA degree in 2014. He has had a variety of great experiences over the past 6 years and has developed a unique set of skills to better serve his patients. Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children, and competing in triathlons and obstacle racing.


Ryan Kirby, ATC, LAT

Ryan Kirby, ATC, LAT

ryan@physicaltherapyct.com

Education:
Springfield College, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training 2018

Ryan attended Springfield College in Massachusetts from 2014 to 2018, graduating with his Bachelors in Athletic Training. During his time at Springfield College, Ryan covered Division I and Division III sports including ice hockey, men’s and women’s gymnastics and softball, Ryan also completed two clinical internships at Secondary Schools during the time. Ryan completed a highly competitive and rigorous internship at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando, FL between his Junior and Senior Year of his undergraduate career. During Ryan’s senior year at Springfield College, he completed research into the rate of hip injuries in Division III ice hockey players.  Ryan is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the Board of Certification, a Licensed Athletic Trainer through the State of Connecticut and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.