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, and in October 2011 became partner in his second office, Wallingford.
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.
Education: Michelle received her Bachelor of Health Science degree from Quinnipiac University in 1999, and her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2001. She has been with PTSMC since February 2006, and was promoted to assistant director in 2009. Michelle has continued to grow within the organization, and became director of our Wallingford location when it opened in October 2011.
Clinical Interests: Michelle has been in clinical practice working primarily with orthopedic and sports medicine populations, specializing in treatment of the spine. She is certified in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine and extremities. In 2011, she completed training in the Graston Technique; used for the management of soft tissue injuries. Michelle enjoys working with pre/post natal patients.
Fun Facts: In her free time Michelle enjoys scrapbooking, cross-stitching, reading, and swimming. She also loves spending time with her twin girls.
Education: Ken received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine from Quinnipiac University in 2003, and his Master’s degree in 2006. In March of 2017, he completed his Doctorate of Education with an emphasis in health profession education and cognitive psychology. He has been with PTSMC since November 2011, working in both the Guilford and Wallingford locations.
Clinical Interests: Ken has taken several Paris Manual Therapy Seminars, and has completed the K1 and K2 courses towards his Kinesiotaping certification (CKTP). He is certified in the Graston Technique (M1 & M2); used for the management of soft tissue injuries and is a Certified Dry Needling (CDN) therapist. Ken takes particular interest in sports medicine and post-surgical rehabilitation, and has worked with athletes on the professional, collegiate and high school level.
Fun Facts: In his spare time, Ken enjoys playing golf, exercising, and spending time with his wife and son. He is an avid sports fan following the N.Y. Football Giants, Mets, Rangers, and Quinnipiac Bobcats!
Education: Danielle graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology and Psychology in 2009 and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2011 from St. Catherine University. Danielle joined PTSMC in June 2012.
Training & Certifications: In February 2014, Danielle completed her Manual Therapy Certification from EIM Institute for Health Professions. During her coursework, Danielle learned advanced clinical skills in manual, hands-on care for her patients and the current, best research to apply to her clinical practice. Danielle became a board certified Orthopaedic Certified Specialist in June of 2015 which demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge, experience and treatment skills in orthopaedic clinical practice.
In May 2015, Danielle become a LSVT BIG certified clinician which is a research-based treatment program for individuals who have Parkinson’s Disease which improves everyday movements and quality of life.
Specific Clinical Interests: Danielle’s clinical interests include treating patients of all ages using manual physical therapy with a focus on orthopedics (extremities and spine), post-surgical rehabilitation and sports-related injuries. She also has clinical interest in vestibular rehabilitation and treatment of individuals who have Parkinson’s Disease. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association (CPTA).
Fun Facts: In her spare time, Danielle enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.
Education: Duane received his Bachelor of Health Science degree from Quinnipiac University in 2001, and his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2003. Duane went on to receive both his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and an academic Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2017. Duane has been in clinical practice working with orthopedic, sports, and dance medicine populations since 2003 and joined PTSMC in Wallingford in November 2015. Currently, he is a full-time faculty member in the department of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University and serves as a board of director for the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association (CPTA). Teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal examination and intervention, advanced manual therapy, and postsurgical rehabilitation for the orthopedic patient.
Clinical Interests: Duane is APTA board certified in orthopedics (OCS) and has undergone specialized training as a dance medicine provider. He also has a strength and conditioning background (CSCS) with strong clinical and research agendas in screening, injury prevention, and rehabilitation for dancers, gymnasts, and runners. Duane has presented at the state level on normative criteria for pre-professional and recreational ballet dancers as well as patellofemoral syndrome. He has taken several spinal manipulation seminars and uses an integrative model of manual therapy including manipulation, mobilization, and soft tissue treatment including dry needling and the Graston technique for the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Fun Facts: In his spare time, Duane enjoys running road races, exercising, working as a dance instructor, and spending summers on the beach. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. Duane is an avid sports fan of the NY Yankees, Giants, UCONN Huskies, and Quinnipiac Bobcats!
Education: Corey received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Franklin Pierce University in 2012 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in 2016. He was hired in our Wallingford office after completing his final clinical affiliation with us for his Doctorate.
Clinical Interests: Along with his outpatient physical therapy background, Corey has worked with teens in his community as well as clients in their home to allow them to function safely and independently. He has also worked with Autistic children, specializing in gross motor skills activities. Most recently before becoming a board certified physical therapist, Corey has worked as a physical therapy rehab aide where he assisted in practices including pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, and neurological physical therapy.
Fun Facts: Corey enjoys playing basketball, hiking and lifting weights in his spare time. He has even hiked the Grand Canyon! Corey is an avid New England sports fan and knows a thing or two about harvesting potatoes.