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Griffin Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabiliation

Our Outpatient Rehabilitation Team

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Benedetto DPT, CCS Courtney

Courtney received her degrees in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University (MPT) and Temple Univeristy (DPT).

Areas of interest:  Balance and fall prevention, geriatrics, acute care, orthopaedic/joint replacement, Wiihab

Other:  APTA Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist, Certified senior strength trainer, STAR certified

Title:  Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Bondoc OT CHT, Salvador

Sal received his degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of the Philippines (BS) and Creighton University (Doctorate).

Areas of interest:  Upper extremity injuries, work-related injuries, neuromotor and functional cognitive rehab, stroke rehab

Other:  Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University, Certified Hand Therapist, Board Certified in Physical Rehabilitation, American Occupational Therapy Association member, Connecticut Occupation Therapy Association member

Title:  Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services
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Corvigno MSPT PRPC, Nancy

Nancy received her masters degree in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College.  She is also a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC).

Areas of interest:  Women's Health, pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema management, scar tissue and fascial restrictions, post-surgical breast cancer issues

Other:  American Physical Therapy Association - Women's Health Section, Connecticut State Regional Representative, STAR certified

Title:  Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Crowe PTA, John Michael

Mike received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Area of interest:  Orthopedic rehab

Other:  STAR certified

Title:  Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant
Department:  Rehabilitation Services
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Desjardins PTA, MBA, Michael

Mike received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Housatonic Community College, his Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration in 2016.

Areas of interest: Sports medicine, orthopaedics, joint replacement, acute care.

Other: Continuing education focusing on manual therapy techniques, STAR certified

Title:  Supervisor
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

DiMauro, Jan

Title:  Receptionist/Front Desk
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Eddy, Nola

Nola received her Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University.

Areas of interest:  Geriatric and orthopedic rehab, Neuromuscular disorders

Other:  National Board Certification - LANA

Title:  Occupational Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Emerita, Danielle

Title:  Support Staff Supervisor
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Fabozzi Jr PTA, Louis

Lou received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College and his Associates in Business Management from Mattatuck Community College.

Areas of interest:  Geriatrics, orthopedics, aquatic therapy

Title:  Physical Therapist Assistant
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Fleming PT, Heather

Heather received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Hartford

Areas of interest: Cardiopulmonary rehab, vestibular rehab

Other: STAR certified

Title:  Per Diem Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Harmeyer OT, Fran

Fran received her Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University.

Areas of interest: Arthritis of the hands, geriatrics, rehabilitation of musicians

Other:  Low Vision Trained Therapist, Certified in Manual Lymph Drainage, STAR certified

Title:  Per Diem Occupational Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Knips, Katherine

Katherine received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York Institute of Technology.

Areas of interest: Outpatient rehab, acute care, geriatric rehab, oncology rehab

Other:  Lymphedema certified

Title:  Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services
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Koreiwo PT, Linda

Linda received her bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University.

Areas of interest:  Orthopaedics, neck and back injuries

Other:  STAR certified

Title:  Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Matosian DPT, Chrissy

Chrissy received her Masters of Science degree from Fairfield University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Sacred Heart University.

Areas of interest: Acute care, vestibular rehab, aquatic therapy, geriatric and neurological rehab

Title:  Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Mcallister OT, Heather

Title:  Occupational Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Odenwaelder DPT, Myra

Myra received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University. 

Areas of interest: oncology, neurology, balance and fall prevention, and work related injury prevention. 

Other:  Dare to Care Facilitator, Planetree Committee Co-Chair, STAR certified

Title:  Director, Rehabilitation Services Department
Department:  Rehabilitation Services
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Passoni DPT, Jennifer

Jennifer received her Physical Therapy degrees from Sacred Heart University (MSPT) and Temple University (DPT).

Areas of interest:  Acute care, geriatric rehab, balance and fall prevention, vestibular rehab, women's health and pelvic floor rehab

Other:  Adjuct Faculty at Sacred Heart University, CCCE, Dare to Care Facilitator, STAR certified

Title:  Supervisor
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Pezzo DPT, Lindsey

Lindsey received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University.

Areas of interest: Parkinson's disease, LSVT (Lee Silverman's Voice Treatment) BIG, Geriatric rehab, Acute Care

Title:  Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Prescott OT, Leslie

Leslie received a BA in Psychology from Niagara University, a BS in Science from Mercy College and has an MS in Occupational Therapy.  She is currently enrolled in the Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Areas of interest: Low vision rehab, Acute care

Other:  Currently pursuing AOTA specialty certification in Low Vision

Title:  Occupational Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Rawan DPT, Sara

Sara received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University.

Areas of interest: Neurological Rehab - Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke; Orthopedic Rehab - Post-surgical, Return to Sport

Other: LSVT Big Training, currently pursuing McKenzie certification

Title:  Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Rohrer DPT, Nicole

Nicole received her Bachelor of Science from the Univeristy of Tampa and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University.

Areas of interest:  Acute care, pediatrics

 

Title:  Physical Therapist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Syombathy, Katy

Specializing in:  Swallowing disorders (dysphagia),  speech and language disorders

 

Title:  Speech and Language Pathologist
Department:  Rehabilitation Services
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Tiano, Donna

Title:  Physical Therapy Aide
Department:  Rehabilitation Services

Timoteo PTA, Elizabeth

Liz received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College and her Bachelor of Science in sports/leisure management from Eastern Connecticut State University.

Areas of interest: Orthopedic rehab, aquatics, sports medicine,

Other: SFMA certified. McKenzie trained, athletic training background

Title:  Physical Therapist Assistant
Department:  Rehabilitation Services
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