Michael Dow, MSPT, TPI certified
Michael Dow, MSPT is a licensed physical therapist and founder of Amity Physical Therapy. He has extensive training in orthopedics, pediatrics, sports consultation, manual therapy, vestibular dysfunction, and golf performance training. Michael graduated from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT with a Master's in Physical Therapy.
In 2000, he was recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC for the development of his functional exercise class designed for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to being the clinical director of Amity Physical Therapy, Michael continues to work with local high school and college athletes to reach their sports goals.
Michael is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute as a medical professional. This certification allows him to use the same distinguished evaluation and screening techniques that PGA players use to enhance performance and prevent golf related injury. Golfers of all ages and skill levels benefit from his Golf performance program. He has also received certificate of completion from the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatment in Dry Needling.
Kyle Branday, MSPT, CAP
Kyle is a licensed Physical Therapist and a partner at Amity Physical Therapy and is also a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he earned his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. In addition, Kyle has also received certificate of completion as a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner from National University of Health Sciences and certificate of completion from the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatment in Dry Needling. Kyle heads our Acupuncture and Dry Needling Division and enjoys treating patients with a wide range of orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Kyle has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic orthopedic and sports injuries, neurological rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports specific training, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and works with patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Kyle is an avid sports fan and works with our patients in our Sports Performance Programs.
Joel Paul, MSPT, CAP, CEAS
Joel is a licensed physical therapist and graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He is an active member of the APTA, as well as meeting the requirements to be a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. Joel has received his certificate of completion as a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner from National University of Health Sciences. Joel has extensive experience in manual techniques and developing multilevel back school programs. He has special interests in Parkinsonism, as well as a desire to establish strength and conditioning programs for local high school and college teams.
Michael Demetriades, DPT
Michael is a licensed physical therapist and certified personal trainer. He received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. In addition, he has also received certificate of completion as a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner from National University of Health Sciences.
Michael is dedicated to helping his patients get back to their previous activities, managing their pain, and function at their optimal level. He is experienced in evaluating and treating all orthopedic and neuromuscular injuries and diseases. His interests are in treating athletes as well as rehabilitating orthopedic injuries. Michael's experience also includes treating spinal conditions, fall prevention for the geriatric population, as well as rehabilitating the weekend warrior. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and dog. He currently lives in Branford where he grew up playing ice hockey, golf and baseball.
Peter Geloso, DPT
Pete is a Connecticut licensed physical therapist. In 2006 he graduated from Elon University in North Carolina with his Bachelors in Exercise and Sport Science, and in 2009 graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is an active member of the APTA. He has extensive experience working with various orthopedic populations and conditions. Pete has received advanced training in treatment of vestibular and neurological dysfunction. He is a local resident of Bethany and on his free time enjoys going to the gym, mountain biking, and skiing.
Lindsay Richard, DPT
Lindsay Richard, DPT is a 2007 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University where she served as the Secretary of the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Student Special Interest Group. She was awarded the Victor Vaughan Legislative Service Award for Political Action. Lindsay has also received certificate of completion as a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner from National University of Health Sciences.
Lindsay has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting since graduating in 2010. She has special interests and training in concussion management, pediatric orthopedics, women's health, and female athletic rehabilitation. Lindsay also gained valuable experience while completing clinical rotations at Madison House in Madison, the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Bridgeport Hospital Burn Unit, and Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, as well as exercising and cooking.
Justin Maurizio DPT
Justin graduated from the University of Hartford in 2012 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Science in Physical Therapy. He then completed his Doctorate in Physical therapy at University of Hartford with a focus on orthopedics in 2015. Justin continues to be very active in sports and exercise, which helps to keep assessment and treatment current as well as evidence based for the most accurate and comprehensive care provided. He is a dedicated physical therapist who above all is invested in the betterment of his patients and believes in the importance of individualized care. When not working Justin enjoys engaging in physical fitness activities, hiking and watching soccer or baseball.
Warren Rodrick, DPT
Warren is a DPT originally from New Bedford, MA, where he developed an early passion for athletics and science. He attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, and later the University of Hartford, earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. Clinically, Warren has a particular interest in the treatment of orthopedic and athletic injuries, as well as post-surgical rehabilitation. Recent educational pursuits include certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and training in vestibular evaluation/rehab. An avid sports and boxing fan, Warren is currently a resident of New Haven.
Robert Presta, DPT
Rob is a licensed physical therapist who graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 from Quinnipiac University. He has worked with clients of various diagnoses and demographics, with a focus on the outpatient orthopedic setting. Besides working as a physical therapist, he has a particular interest in physical performance, strength, and conditioning. His research on biceps brachii torque curve analysis was showcased at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual meeting to help further biceps strengthening protocols. Rob is current looking at furthering his knowledge base with continued education in areas such as the Selective Functional Movement Assessment that will help expand his skillset.
Nathan Lindsley, PTA
Nate is a 2015 graduate of the Mercyhurst University PTA program in Erie, Pennsylvania. He previously graduated from Mount Aloysius College (Cresson, Pa) in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science where he was a member of the men's baseball team and male scholar athlete of the year. He has special interests in orthopedics and sports performance. Nate prides himself on utilizing a varied skill set of manual therapy techniques, neuromuscular reeducation, and therapeutic exercise in order to individualize his treatment for his patients. A native of Narragansett, RI Nate is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and dog.
Shannon Webb, PTA
Shannon is a graduate from the Naugatuck Valley Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program. She has worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting since 2011. While in the PTA program, Shannon was involved in the Association on Women's Health as a student representative. Since graduation, Shannon has become the PTA Affairs Liaison for the CT chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Shannon is SFMA certified and enjoys working with patients of all ages and ability levels with particular interest in orthopedics, post-surgical rehab, and neurological and balance disorders. She has continued her advanced education to receive certification in treatment of Lymphedema. In her free time, Shannon enjoys outdoor activities and fitness.
Joshua Hayes, PTA
Josh is a graduate from the Naugatuck Valley Community College PTA program. While at NVCC he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the President's Circle. As a cancer survivor, he has an interest in the after care for patients who have gone through chemotherapy and radiation. Josh enjoys working with patients from all age groups and backgrounds and enjoys the challenge that the outpatient orthopedic setting brings so he can use a varied skill set to be able to give his patients the best treatment possible.
DJ Corriveau, PTA
DJ is a graduate from the Norwalk PTA program in CT. He has several years' experience working in the rehabilitation setting and thrives off of helping each and every patient return to their previous level of activity. DJ has a special interest in sports performance, neurological dysfunction, and orthopedics. DJ consistently provides a professional individualized treatment for the betterment of all his patients. He is devoted to enhancing his treatment skillset through continuing education certifications to remain current with evidenced based practice. He has been an avid sports fan and player for all of his life, currently remaining active in golf and softball in his hometown of Wallingford.