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
Kyle is a licensed Physical Therapist and a partner at Amity Physical Therapy. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he earned his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. In addition, Kyle has also received a certificate of completion from the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatment in Dry Needling. Kyle 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, 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 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. 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 and has a passion for food and cooking.
Michael is Titleist Performance Institute Certified. 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. In addition, Michael also has an active interest in the Parkinson’s population, where he is LSVT certified.
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 the treatment of orthopedic, vestibular, and neurological dysfunction. He has been certified in Dry Needling and Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy. He is a local resident of Bethany and in 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 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 Bachelor of 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.
Steven Rudewicz, DPT
Steven is a licensed Physical Therapist who graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019 from Simmons University in Boston. Steven previously graduated form Southern Connecticut State University in 2013 with a bachelors degree in Exercises Science: Human Performance. Steve has a passion for sports and all outdoor activities. He prides himself on using his manual skill set and out of the box thinking to tailor each treatment to personalize a person’s rehabilitation. In his free time, Steven enjoys working on cars, working out, and discovering new and exciting activities.
Julie Giordano, DPT
Julie is a 2017 magna cum laude graduate of the Quinnipiac University physical therapy program in Hamden, CT. She has spent the majority of her career working in an outpatient orthopedic setting and specializes in the treatment of vestibular conditions and post-operative care. Julie spent a year traveling and worked in various capacities as a PT in Orlando, FL, Washington D.C and Las Vegas, NV. Julie has experience in burn rehabilitation, wound care/scar management, PT and Pilates intervention, and concussion rehabilitation. She believes in the importance of listening and empathizing with her patients in order to create an individualized rehab program to help them reach their goals.
Julie is a Hamden, CT native and has taken many cross country road trips with her dog in the hopes of one day visiting all 50 states. When she is not working, Julie enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.
Tyler Difrancesco, DPT
Tyler is a licensed physical therapist who graduated from Nazareth College with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020, and previously in 2018 with his Bachelors in Health Science. Tyler is a big sports fan, playing hockey and lacrosse throughout his life. Tyler shares a passion equally with helping people across the lifespan return to their previous levels of activity using therapeutic exercise along with manual therapy techniques to tailor the treatment to the individual needs of each patient. Tyler’s interested in expanding his clinical expertise further in other manual therapy courses, as well as the selective functional movement assessment to continue to provide the best quality of care to his patients. In his free time, Tyler enjoys playing hockey, hiking and spending time with his dog.
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.
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.
Erin Maghery, PTA
Erin is a graduate of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program. She spent many years volunteering at Gaylord Hospital in her hometown of Wallingford and has worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting for 2 years. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in History/Education from Central Connecticut State University.
Erin has special interest in the treatment of orthopedic and athletic injuries. She is also interested in integrative health and healing. She is a member of the CT chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Erin has been a sports fan and player for her whole life. In her free time she enjoys CrossFit, running, and spending time with her friends, family, and cats, Harry and Tonto.
Zachary Zealor, PTA
Zach is a graduate from the Naugatuck Valley PTA program in CT. While attending he was given the Outstanding Clinical Performance award for his efforts and excellence both in the classroom and in his clinical internships. Zach has experience working in multiple rehab settings from hospitals, to nursing homes, and outpatient facilities, giving him a wide variety of experience and knowledge for his patients. Zach has special interests in sports medicine and athletic injuries, as well as orthopedics. He is always utilizing research and evidence-based treatment to provide his patients with the best and most personalized treatment plan for them. Zach is always trying to learn and improve his treatment skillset through continuing education, such as getting certified in myofascial cupping.
Zach is a big sports fan, specifically basketball and football, and played up until college where he then worked for the Men’s Basketball team at Quinnipiac University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science Studies from Quinnipiac and currently resides in Wallingford.