Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers - Guilford

ABOUT

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers Guilford is conveniently located right near the I-95 highway in Guilford, Connecticut. We are committed to providing the very best physical therapy care in Guilford and beyond. Please contact us directly with questions or to schedule an appointment – we have skilled clinicians offering a variety of hands-on services, along with flexible scheduling, and in most cases there’s no physician referral needed for PT!

Steve Platt

PT, DPT, OCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education Doctor of Physical Therapy, Evidence in Motion Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Hartford Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Ithaca College Certifications Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist Graston Technique® Trigger Point Dry Needling Clinical Specialties Post-surgical rehabilitation and sports medicine, as he’s worked with many athletes at professional, collegiate and high school levels. Organization Memberships American Physical Therapy Association Outside of the clinic… Steve loves spending time with his wife and their three children. He’s very active in coaching both youth basketball and soccer. Steve is Partner for both Guilford and Wallingford PTSMC clinics.

Sue Ginsburg

PT, MSPT

imgSue Ginsburg
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, Quinnipiac University Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1992, Ithaca College Certifications Graston Technique® Clinical Specialties Orthopedic injuries, sports medicine, and pre/post natal patients. Organization Memberships American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic section American Physical Therapy Association, Women’s Health section Outside of the clinic… Sue is a mother of three boys and spends her free time supporting their school and recreational activities. She loves the outdoors, and is happiest “playing in the dirt” in her garden.

Jacquie Ristow Birdsall

PT, DPT

imgJacquie Ristow Birdsall
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017, Sacred Heart University Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 2013, Quinnipiac University Clinical Interests Orthopedic and sports-related injuries Golf rehabilitation Organization memberships American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Outside of the clinic… Jacquie is a true athlete who played DI collegiate softball for Quinnipiac University and spent her clinical rotation in a facility that treats competitive CrossFit athletes. She also enjoys golfing in her spare time and playing with her new puppy.

John Galer

PT, DPT, CSCS

imgJohn Galer
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017, University of Connecticut Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2014, University of Connecticut Certifications Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Clinical Interests Pain science and chronic pain patients, exercise and sports-related injuries. Outside of the clinic… John enjoys salt-water fishing, grilling, woodworking, weight lifting and spending time with his family and friends at the beach. He is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Mike Gans

PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

imgMike Gans
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

PTSMC Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program Director PTSMC Director of Clinical Excellence Education Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006, University of Pittsburgh Manual Therapy Fellowship in 2013, Regis University Certifications Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS) Graston Technique® Trigger Point Dry Needling Clinical Specialties Musculoskeletal disorders, concussion and vestibular disorders, spine manipulation, and evidence-based orthopedic manual therapy for the lumbar spine, upper extremity and lower extremity. Organization Memberships American Physical Therapy Association Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, current President of the CTAPTA Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)

Melissa Lembo

PT, DPT, OCS, CMT

imgMelissa Lembo
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014, Clarkson University Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2010, Adelphi University Certifications Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist Certified Manual Therapist, Evidence in Motion Progressive Ballet Techniques Graston Technique® Trigger Point Dry Needling Clinical Interests Lymphedema treatment, geriatric and pediatric populations, and dancers. Outside of the clinic… Melissa enjoys dance, running, and spending time near the shoreline. In her free time, Melissa also teaches Progressive Ballet Technique with the Shoreline Ballet. She has also been able to fuse her passion for performing arts and physical therapy by working as a backstage PT for traveling musicals like Kinky Boots, Annie and Motown the Musical.

Zack Currie

PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

imgZack Currie
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University Bachelor of Science, Quinnipiac University Training & Certifications Graston Technique® for Soft Tissue Mobilization LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease Board Certified Athletic Trainer EXOS Performance Specialist Clinical Interests Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, as well as Sports Performance. Outside the clinic… When he’s not in the clinic, Zack enjoys spending time outdoors and being as active as possible, including golfing and hiking. He played hockey at the college and professional levels before returning to school to pursue physical therapy. Zack’s favorite sports teams are the Seattle Seahawks and the Vancouver Canucks.

Bailey McPherson

PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

imgBailey McPherson
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018, Quinnipiac University Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine in 2015, Quinnipiac University Certifications Graston Technique® for Soft Tissue Mobilization FMS Level 1 Certification Clinical Interests Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Manual Physical Therapy Outside the clinic… Bailey has a passion for anything outdoors; hiking, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing, etc. She grew up playing volleyball, competing in gymnastics and running track and occasionally revisits those sports in her free time. In addition to remaining active, Bailey enjoys drawing and catching up on the latest movies.

Becky Passante

PT

imgBecky Passante
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Education Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1994, University of Connecticut Certifications Cyriax System of Orthopaedic Medicine Clinical Specialties Low back and sciatica pain during pregnancy. She’s also taken Master’s courses in advanced orthopedics, and foot and ankle biomechanics.

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