We believe that you should accept nothing less than moving with ease, being free of pain, and feeling good about yourself every single day.
Sometimes the best ideas come out of necessity. As athletes and therapists we wanted to create an environment for:
-People like us to train, get stronger and heal if we were injured.
-Dedicated, motivated athletes of all ages to train, improve and be the best version of themselves.
-People facing, or rehabbing from an injury or surgery to heal and maintain their active lifestyles.
Since 2004 Elite Health Services has evolved from that original vision with your needs in mind.
PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS, CAFS
r. Eric Keene joined Elite Health Services in 2014 and is one of 10 Certified Functional Manual Therapists in the State of Connecticut. A former collegiate athlete and strength and conditioning specialist, Eric attracts and treats a varied population of high-level athletes and weekend warriors from our Old Greenwich location. Having competed on the U.S. Men’s Roller Hockey team at the 2009 and 2010 World Games, Eric specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sport related injuries in hockey and soccer players, rowers and figure skaters. He holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from West Chester University, and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus. Outside of work you’ll find Eric strength training, playing ice hockey, or diligently practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
PT, DPT, CFMT
Dr. Caitlyn Hauswirth comes to Elite Health Services after having worked in an outpatient clinic on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she treated patients ranging in age from 12-100, and gained valuable experience working with countless orthopedic and sports related injuries. Caitlyn earned both her Bachelors in Health Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Hartford. An athlete herself, Caitlyn has endured multiple sidelining injuries throughout her pole vaulting and ultimate frisbee career. She understands both the physical and emotional challenges of not being able participate in any given sport and/or be able to complete the activities that are required for everyday life. While mostly retired from pole vaulting, Caitlyn fills her time away from work by participating in ultimate Frisbee tournaments, hiking, continuing educations courses – and every once in a while – a quiet day spent with her boyfriend and cat.
PT, DPT, CFMT
Dr. Jeffrey Walsh comes to Elite Health Services after working in Midtown Manhattan. He began his academic career at Rutgers University where he received a Bachelors of Science in exercise science. Jeff then went on to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Long Island University. Jeff’s particular clinical interests lie in manual therapy and rehabilitative exercises that allow a patient to return to pain-free optimal function. Jeffrey has had a lifelong involvement in sports and continues to play soccer and basketball. He has also competed in numerous races and has completed the NYC marathon for Memorial Sloan Kettering Center as part of Fred’s Team. Jeff also enjoys strength training and has experience in Crossfit. Being involved in sports has led him to emphasize giving his patients the tools they need to continue an active and healthy lifestyle after they’ve recovered in physical therapy.
PT, DPT, CMFT, CSCS
Dr. Liz Arnold joins Elite Health Services after moving on up from the East Side (of Manhattan). She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy program at NYU and has had the fortune of working with a vast spectrum of patients: from traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation to orthopedic injuries and sports performance. As a former collegiate athlete herself, Liz has experienced multiple sports related injuries and concussions, although she would refer to this as “gaining empathy”. She brings with her a personal understanding of the complexities of pain and injury, and thrives on assisting others restore and achieve their optimal level of performance. She specializes in post-concussion rehabilitation as well as orthopedic and sports injuries. While she may have been sidelined a few times, Liz still finds a way to play any sport that will have her, most recently rekindling her love for volleyball.
PT, DPT, CFMT, Certified Pilates Instructor
Tara Gibson has been with Elite since 2012. Tara is specialist in Men’s and Women’s Health issues. She addresses pelvic floor conditions including incontinence, vaginal or penile / scrotal pain, pain with intercourse, symptoms associated with interstitial cystitis (IC), coccyx pain, and any musculoskeletal issues surrounding this including low back, SI joint, and hip pain. She also specializes in treating pregnant and post-partum women to address issues including recovery from labor and delivery, diastasis recti, preparing for VBAC, soft tissue mobilization of C-section or perineal scar, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In addition to her role as a PT, Tara is also Managing Partner and Director of Elite Pilates at the same location. Combining her rehabilitative knowledge and Pilates background, she develops therapeutic and performance based applications of the Pilates exercise system to address the needs of clients ranging from complex pain patients to high-level athletes.
PT, DPT, CFMT, FAAOMPT, FFMT, CSCS
Dr. Brad Gilden has been practicing orthopedic and sports physical therapy since graduating from New York Medical College in 2000. In 2004, he completed a clinical doctorate in upper quarter & hand therapy from Drexel University. He joined Elite Health Services as a managing partner and rehabilitation coordinator in 2005 and co-founded IPA MANHATTAN Physical Therapy in 2011. Dr. Gilden follows the approach of a Functional Manual Physical Therapist treating movement dysfunction and postural awareness. He enjoys working with all diagnoses and has extensive experience treating patients with neck pain, headaches, airway/breathing difficulties, tinnitus and other related issues. In 2010, he completed an intensive certification in functional manual therapy through the Institute of Physical Art passing with honors. In 2014 he completed a three year long fellowship in functional manual therapy through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.