Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers
 
PT For Life
 
 

LOCATIONS | STAFF | Guilford

Partner

Steven Platt , PT, DPT, OCS

Education: Steven received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehabilitation from Ithaca College in 1994, and a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford in 1998. In October 2013, he completed his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Steven joined PTSMC as a partner in March 2002.

Clinical Interests: Steven is working towards completing his Manual Therapy Certification (MTC). He is trained in the Graston Technique; used for the management of soft tissue injuries. In 2011, Steven became a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He takes particular interest in sports medicine and post-surgical rehabilitation, and has worked with athletes on the professional, collegiate and high school level.


Assistant Director

Sue Ginsburg , PT, MSPT

Education: Sue received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1992 from Ithaca College, and her Master of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2002. Sue has been with PTSMC since October 2004, and was promoted to Assistant Director in September 2011.

Clinical Interests: Sue has focused her clinical practice on the orthopedic and sports medicine populations, and she also enjoys working with pre/post natal patients. She is a member of the APTA, including both the Orthopedic and Women’s Health sections. In 2011, she completed training in the Graston Technique; used for the management of soft tissue injuries.

Fun Facts: Sue is a mother of 3 boys, and spends her free time helping with her children’s schools, scouting and recreational activities. She loves the outdoors, and is happiest “playing in the dirt” in her garden.


Staff

Steven Berry , PT, MSPT

Education: Steven earned his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in 2009. He joined PTSMC in Guilford in October 2010.

Clinical Interests: Since graduating, he has focused his practice in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation with a specific interest in sports physical therapy. Steven is currently working toward his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. He has completed training in the Graston Technique; used for the management of soft tissue injuries, as well as Levels I and II in Kinesio Taping.

Fun Facts: Outside of the office Steven enjoys weightlifting and sports!


Mike Gans , PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Education: Dr. Mike Gans is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006.  He became a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2009, and completed Regis University’s Manual Therapy Fellowship Program in 2013.  Michael joined PTSMC in Guilford in May 2009 as a clinician and also serves as the Director of Clinical Excellence for all of PTSMC’s locations.

Clinical Interests: Currently Mike serves as the President for the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association (CTAPTA).  Mike is an orthopedic manual physical therapist who treats a wide variety of diagnoses including musculoskeletal disorders, concussion and vestibular disorders, and is certified in Dry Needling and the Graston Technique. He has lectured at the state level on thoracic manipulation, cervical spine screening and manipulation, and evidence based orthopedic manual therapy for the lumbar spine, upper extremity, and lower extremity.  Nationally, he has lectured at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting on Manual Therapy in the Upper Extremity, specifically on the treatment of elbow disorders, and internationally at Kenya Medical Training College in Nairobi, Kenya on Treatment of the Foot and Ankle.  He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Fun Facts: Mike enjoys skiing, golfing, playing soccer and traveling in his free time.  Despite living and working in Connecticut since 2006, Mike remains a devoted Pittsburgh sports fan.


Becky Passante , PT

Education: Becky received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 1994. She has completed Master’s classes in advanced orthopedics, foot and ankle biomechanics at Quinnipiac University. Becky has been with PTSMC since December 2002.

Clinical Interests: She is Cyriax certified and also enjoys working with women experiencing low back pain/sciatica during pregnancy.


Jane Rosadini , MS, OTR

Education: Jane C. Rosadini received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University.  Jane has been working as an occupational therapist specializing in hand therapy for 25 years. Jane has developed several hand therapy clinics and has worked closely with nationally and internationally recognized hand surgeons. She has worked at Quinnipiac University as an adjunct professor in Occupational Therapy. Jane has been at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers of Guilford, CT since December of 2008.

Clinical Interests: Jane’s practice spans from treating basic hand, elbow and wrist injuries, to the more complex traumatic hand. She is also a proficient splint maker. Jane is a member of American Society of Hand Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association and Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association.


Melissa Lembo , PT, DPT

Education: Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Adelphi University. She then went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Clarkson University. Before joining PTSMC, Melissa had worked in a variety of settings, such as pediatric outpatient clinics for children with special needs and developmental delays, as well as hospital and skilled-nursing facilities.

Clinical Interests: Melissa is particularly interested in the treatment of the spine and lower extremities.  She has taken continuing education courses in Lymphedema Management and Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Graston Technique and a Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminar on assessment and treatment of the spine.

Fun Facts: Melissa auditioned for and attended a cultural arts high school majoring in dance studies. After 3 months at that school, she sustained some injuries that led her to physical therapy. She became inspired by her physical therapist, so she changed her career path during the next school year to prepare her to eventually earn her Doctorate. In her free time, Melissa likes to run, eat carbs & she loves living by the water.

 


Brady Dolan , PT, DPT

Education: Brady received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Central Connecticut State University in 2012. In 2016, he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. He has been working in our Guilford location since the fall of 2016.

Training & Certifications: Brady is certified in Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and is currently working towards completing his Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy as well as certification in LSVT BIG, which is a researched-based treatment program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.

Interests: Brady’s clinical interests include sports-related injuries specifically the ACL, lower quarter biomechanics, and concussion rehabilitation. Brady developed an ACL prevention protocol for a national soccer club that is implemented at the start of each practice. He is working toward developing an age-appropriate injury prevention program that will be taught across the country. Before becoming a board certified physical therapist, Brady conducted three inservices to a clinic consisting of cervical spine clinical prediction rules, suspension training, and functional assessment and treatment.

Fun Facts: In his spare time, Brady enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and son. He also played soccer in college and is a FIFA “F” licensed soccer coach.


Sam Donahue , LAT, ATC - Guilford High School

Education: Sam graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. He currently works in our PTSMC Guilford clinic and serves as the Athletic Trainer for North Branford High School. Sam has completed the first step in obtaining a certification in the Graston Technique for soft tissue injuries.

Clinical Interests: Along with becoming certified in the Graston Technique, Sam is interested in Trigger Point Release therapy and Functional Movement Screening.

Fun Facts: Sam loves outdoor activities, especially hiking and playing soccer, and he likes to discover and listen to all types of music!


John Galer , PT, DPT, CSCS

Education: John received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2014 and his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2017 from the University of Connecticut. He became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in August 2014.

Clinical Interests: John is interested in pain science and has experience treating patients with chronic pain. He is also interested in exercise and sport related injuries. In 2016, he lectured at the Connecticut APTA meeting on the management of hamstring strains. He plans on working toward an orthopedic certification specialty and eventually an AAOMPT Fellowship.

Fun Facts: In his free time, John enjoys salt-water fishing, grilling, woodworking, weight lifting and spending time with his family and friends at the beach. He is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.


Caitlin Chaput , LAT, ATC - Guilford High School

Education: Caitlin graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training.

Clinical Interests: Caitlin has a strong interest in Myofascial Release techniques and Kinesio taping. She plans to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in the very near future.

Fun Facts: She loves all things outdoors, including hiking, camping, and fishing. Caitlin also played rugby in college and continues to play for the New Haven Women’s Rugby Club.




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