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: 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: Michael graduated from Quinnipiac University with two degrees: a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with Summa Cumm Laude honors in 2008 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. As a student during the fall of 2011, along with fellow group members, Michael published the study, The Effects of Nintendo Wii Fit Training on Gait Speed, Balance, Functional Mobility, and Depression in one Person with Parkinson’s Disease, in Medical Health and Science Journal and in Applied Technologies and Innovations. He and his group presented this study at the Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Michael joined PTSMC in December 2011.
Clinical Interests: Michael completed his certification in the Graston Technique; used for the management of soft tissue injuries. He also recently completed training as a certified trigger point dry needling clinician. Michael became a Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in June 2016
Fun Facts: Some of Michael’s hobbies include soccer, running, lifting, and participating in activities within the local community. He is also fluent in Portuguese.
Education: Kristina received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Science studies in 2006, and her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2008. She joined PTSMC in May 2008, and became the Assistant Director in the Westbrook office in 2013. Kristina transferred to PTSMC of Watertown in late 2015
Clinical Interests: Kristina is certified in the Graston Technique for management of soft tissue injures. She is also trained in biomechanical foot assessment and orthotic management. Some of her clinical interests include treatment of running and sports-related injuries, and balance and vestibular rehabilitation. Most recently, Kristina became a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist in June 2016. She possesses a strong focus on providing optimal care to her patients.
Fun Facts: An avid runner, Kristina enjoys running in full and half marathons, and Ragnar Relays. She is also a huge Boston Red Sox fan and loves spending time with her family, including her two daughters.
Education: Lindsey graduated with both her BA in Psychology and BS in Clinical Health Studies from Ithaca College in 2010. She then continued on at Ithaca to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2012.
Clinical Interests: Lindsey’s main clinical interests revolve around general orthopedics. She also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2011.
Fun Facts: She loves to travel, read and kayak. Lindsey studied abroad in China for a few weeks while attending Ithaca College where she was able to learn some Eastern medicine techniques, including acupuncture, Chinese massage, moxibustion and Tai Chi.
Education: Jenna graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She is also an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
Clinical Interests: Jenna loves working with her athletes in Watertown. She’s passionate about being part of the orthopedic assessment and rehab process for those managing injuries.