Our trained staff of Therapists and Masseuses will have the answers to your questions and the knowledge to give you the best treatments available for your issue. Learn more about our staff below:
Physical Therapy Staff
Jennifer Stawarz, M.S.P.T
Jennifer Warner-Stawarz, MSPT graduated from the University of Hartford with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2004. Her expertise is in orthopedics and sports medicine injuries, with special interests in foot alignment and shoe wear, headaches and core strengthening. Jen has an advanced certification in the cyriax technique and completed a 10 month manual therapy course emphasizing spine injuries and interventions. Her treatment theory uses a hands-on approach combined with medical exercise training, emphasizing at home techniques. She believes in educating her patients and promoting self awareness to their rehabilitation experience.
Karen Rokosa DeVille, PT
Karen graduated with honors from the University of CT Allied Health Physical Therapy Program and has also volunteered and maintains a certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in Connecticut. Karen has researched movement and recovery patterns on the hemiplegic/neurologic shoulder and developed a functional movement evaluation to guide clinical decision-making in its management. She has lectured on this topic as well on protocols using Electrical Muscle Stimulation as an orthotic substitute for the sequelae of shoulder subluxation at the New England Regional Conference.
Karen has advanced osteopathic /manual therapy skills (craniosacral specialty et. al) and extensive education and clinical rehabilitation experience in the treatment of complex orthopedic, neurologic, chronic pain, post surgical, pulmonary and progressive neurologic conditions as well as in pediatric/developmental disability.
Her evaluations and treatments comprehensively take into consideration the presenting symptoms/ limitations and relevant primary, secondary and tertiary anatomical dysfunctions/physiologic manifestations in the context of the individual's historical injuries/ traumas and illnesses.
Bob Pecora, PTA / LMT
Graduated from Miami Dade College in 1978 with a Physical Therapy Assistant Degree.
Worked in numerous medical centers, hospitals, outpatient orthopedic clinics, sports medicine clinics, nursing care, and physician office settings.
Therapies provided: Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Outpatient Acute and Chronic Care, Wound Care, Manual Therapy, Medical Massage, Hydrotherapy/Burns, Geriatric, Hand, and Stroke Rehabilitation.
Bob is a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Physical Therapy Department at St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, FL. He is also the Massage Therapy Coordinator at New Britain General Hospital. Bob Started a massage program for hospital employees, affiliated hospitals and nursing home facilities and he contracted with Bradley International Airport and Hartford Stage to provide medical massage.
Bob is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist.
Leonard Pare, RPT
After 20 plus years of hospital, private practice, and convalescent work using standard physical therapy modalities and the usual active and passive exercises, it was my decision to use a more gentle but profound approach to physical therapy care, craniosacral therapy. Years of education seminars and deep study has led me to practice manual physical therapy and sports medicine utilizing the works of Dr. James Cyriax and Dr. John Upledger. Dr. Cyriax is a consultant in orthopedic medicine and Dr. Upledger is a master of manual osteopathic medicine.
Many people can benefit from Craniosacral Therapy. It can enhance well-being, increase calm, improve sleep, and deepen relaxation. Craniosacral Therapy can positively affect many health issues including anxiety, arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, hypertension, insomnia, pain, stress and stress-related symptoms.
Deanna DiChello, P.T., MMSc
Deanna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1984. She proceeded to receive a Masters of Medical Science in both Orthopedic and Maternal and Child Healthcare.
She has focused her career in both of these fields, but mainly in outpatient offices. Her specialty is in manual therapy, including pre and post orthopedic surgery, soft tissue care, and mobilization. She also specializes in manual treatment of post-surgical mastectomies and upper extremity lymphedema.
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