Education: Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Science in Biology from the University of Connecticut in 1988, and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Physical Therapy in 1991. Joe has over 20 years of experience working in outpatient physical therapy in Waterbury and Watertown. Joe joined PTSMC in November 2004. He became a partner in the Watertown facility with Pete Catuccio in 2005. Joe and Pete opened the Naugatuck office in 2008.
Clinical Interests: Joe has taken several continuing education courses including Cyriax, McKenzie, Mulligan, Muscle Energy Techniques and Functional Rehabilitation. He is trained in the Graston Technique, used for the management of soft tissue injuries, and in Kinesio Taping. Joe’s interests are in sports medicine, specifically treatment of the shoulder, knee and back.
Fun Facts: Joe is involved in local organizations including Rotary International and the Chamber of Commerce. He is an avid sports fan! Some of his favorite teams include: UCONN basketball, NY Yankees and Jets, A.C. Milan, and F.C. Barcelona.
Education: Pete graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 1992, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sports Medicine (Athletic Training), and Physical Education/Health. He attended Arapahoe Community College and graduated in 2005 with an A.A.S as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Pete has worked in the healthcare field since 1992 primarily in sports medicine physical therapy clinics, and also as the Certified Athletic Trainer at Watertown High School volunteering in 1988 and becoming the head Athletic Trainer in 1992. Pete joined PTSMC in October of 2005, and became a partner in the Watertown facility with Joe Caligiuri. Pete and Joe opened the Naugatuck office in 2008.
Clinical Interests: Pete is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has training in Mulligan and McKenzie Techniques. In 2011, he completed his certification in the Graston Technique; used for the management of soft tissue injuries. He has been trained in K1, K2 and K3 Kinesiotaping.
Fun Facts: Pete currently resides in Southbury with his wife Susan, and two children Jennifer and Nicholas. Most of their time is spent at their children’s sporting events. Pete has a passion for cooking, enjoys fly fishing, motorcycle riding, and working out (Crossfit). His favorite athletic teams are Notre Dame, the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and the New York Rangers.
Education: Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seton Hall University in 2014. He then continued at Seton Hall to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2017. Michael’s final internship for his DPT was with PTSMC Watertown!
Clinical Interests: Mike enjoys helping people back to work or sport. He particularly loves treating injuries of the shoulder, knee and hip. Recently, Mike completed continuing education in cervical and thoracic manipulations. Prior to joining PTSMC, Mike was a poster presenter at the 2017 APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX for “The effects of Sound Exposure on Postural Sway and Muscle Activity in Healthy Young Adults: A Methodology Study”. He is planning to become a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics.
Fun Facts: During his free time, he enjoys fishing, hiking and working out. Mike’s favorite sports teams include the New York Giants, New York Mets and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.