ECRC Physical Therapy provides the highest degree of professional physical therapy assessment and care to improve movement and function for our patients-clients. The focus of our dedicated staff is to deliver effective and efficient evaluation, education, and treatment to those in need of restoring health of the neurological, muscular and skeletal systems of the body after surgery, injury or illness.
Each of our clinical locations and all of our staff are committed to providing compassionate, professional and ethical models of care for all of its patient-clients. We emphasize the importance of the patients’ right to choose their physical therapy service based on the convenience to work or home, and the delivery of the most effective care.
ECRC Physical Therapy has been the chose of physicians, insurance companies, local businesses and industries as well as local communities for over 35 years.
Education:B.S. Physical Therapy (cum laude) from The University of Connecticut, School of Allied Health, Storrs, CT, 1977
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Sports medicine, Conservative management of orthopedic injury, conservative management of spinal pain, manual therapies, work injury management, FCE, ergonomics, orthotic therapy for foot and ankle, kinesiology taping techniques.
Membership:APTA (Private Practice, Sports Sections), CPTA chair Public Policy/Government Relations
“After all my years as a PT, I am still fascinated by the capacities of the human body and its adaptability. I am passionate about evaluating, understanding and treating movement disorders at all levels. Everything I do is aimed at giving each person the highest level of physical therapy care from my extensive education and training. I will provide the knowledge and application the my skills to restore a patient’s mobility and physical well-being.”
Christina LaCoe, PT
Education:M.S. Physical Therapy, College Misericordia, 1999
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Evaluation of Pelvic floor related to men’s/women’s health issues and pediatric incontinence, including pregnancy/post-partum care, pain conditions such as dyspareunia, vulvodynia, and interstitial cystitis, and weakness conditions such as incontinence and prolapse; conservative management of orthopedic conditions, hand/wrist conditions, manual therapy including muscle/visceral fascia release techniques.
“I take pride in performing a thorough evaluation and individualizing my treatment, educating my patients about their condition so they can understand and effectively manage their symptoms. I believe that knowledge is power! I treat orthopedic conditions, and have been practicing pelvic floor physical therapy since 2004. It is totally gratifying to help patients with these specific conditions that many suffer with in silence due to their intimate nature. I strive to make patients comfortable to understand and improve their condition to restore the best function in their daily lives.”
Jessica Hartz, PTA
Education:Health Management Certificate, QVCC 2012, PTA graduate from New England Institute of Technology, 2014
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Mulligan Upper Quarter, Kinesiology Taping, Therapeutic Exercise Programming
“I enjoy providing individualized patient care with combined treatment techniques of manual therapy, neuro-muscular rehabilitation, and therapeutic exercise. I believe in viewing each patient holistically to tailor their treatments to help them attain their goals. I work closely with the physical therapists to ensure the best coordination of patient care.”
Anne Millovitsch, Med, ATC, LAT
Education:B.S. Athletic Training (cum laude) from The University of Connecticut, School of Kinesiology, Storrs, CT, 2000; Masters of Education (cum laude) in Secondary School Education, General Science and Biology, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT 2001
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Integrative Manual Therapy, ImPACT concussion testing, Injury Prevention in the work place, injury management in the workplace including OSHA
Membership:NATA, CATA, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, ImPACT Concussion Training
“Through my training in Sports Medicine, I strive to keep athletes and physically active people performing at their peak by providing proven techniques for injury prevention and current treatments for those injuries that do occur. My knowledge and experience allow me to help individuals reach their health and fitness potential safely.”
Allison Gilbert, ATC, LAT
Education:B.S. Athletic Training, Endicott College (Magna Cum Laude), 2006
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Mulligan, kinesiology taping, specialty tapings, heat illness prevention, orthopedic injury evaluation, hands on techniques
“Growing up I always loved playing sports and was interested in going into the medical field. I worked often with my high school Athletic Trainer and realized the profession was something that fit my personality. I enjoy working with my athletes on anything acute or chronic to help them reach their athletic potential, and stay safe. I maintain lines of communication between athletes, coaches, doctors and parents; so that all can work together for the best outcomes.”
Kerry L. Methot, LMT
Education:Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, 1991
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Specialized in manual treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Travell Trigger Point Therapy and On Site Chair Massage. In the last 26 years of MT practice, over 1,000 hours of continuing education, primarily in orthopedic study with James Waslaski, Whitney Lowe, and Tom Meyers. Advanced practice skills working with professional athletes in hockey, basketball, distance running and figure skating.
Membership:Active member of the AMTA
“I am fascinated and constantly humbled to be able to help assist people who are in pain, not sleeping well or are restricted in performing normal daily activities. With many years of training in the area of orthopedics, my practice has been enhanced in the application of any massage modality that I use during a treatment session. I am passionate about my profession and love the ability to literally touch people’s lives in a positive way every day.”
Penny Allyn, PT
Education:B.S. Physical Therapy, Boston Bouve’ College at Northeastern University, 1987
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Aquatic Physical Therapy, Functional Retraining of both Orthopedic and Neurological clients, Pediatric Orthopedics, Lymphedema management, kinesiology taping
“My patients can expect individualized care, including a thorough evaluation, sharing my information about what findings I have discovered and educating about the ways that can help restore your health. A personalized treatment will address the lifestyle and the goals we establish to resolve and/or improve your condition. All questions will be answered as I help guide my patients to be involved in their own recovery.”
Audrey Traylor, PT
Education:B.S. Physical Therapy, Southwestern Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 1995
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Both conservative and post-operative management of orthopedic conditions, Sports injury management, Manual Therapy, LVGT BIG program for Parkinson’s Disease
I value my opportunity as a physical therapist to teach each patient about their body and work with them to restore their health. With every patient, I strive to treat them as I would like to be treated, and to explain the injury fully. I explain and discuss my treatment approach and establish goals with the patient for improved health and function.”
Robyn Tarinelli, PT
Education:B.S. Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Dept. at the University of Vermont, 1998
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Orthopedics, Static Hand Splinting, Post-operative Rehabilitation, ergonomics, manual therapy, kinesiology taping, gait analysis, orthotic prescription, geriatric fall prevention
“My goal is to create a personalized plan of care that empowers my patients to achieve their functional goals and restore an enhanced and optimized quality of life. I look forward to working with my patients each day to help them resolve their movement problems.”
Kimberly Lebron, PT
Education:B.S. Physical Therapy, The University of Connecticut, 1997; M.S. with Orthopedic Specialization, Quinnipiac University, 2004
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Conservative management of cervical spine dysfunction, foot/ankle biomechanics and gait analysis, and sports injury management
“I enjoy helping my clients get better and to improve/restore their abilities after injury or surgery. I like applying my knowledge about the human body to help someone recover from aliments that prevent them from functioning at a level that allows them to be independent. I try to get to know my patients as people, and not just a broken body part or diagnosis. I will listen and work with my patients to help them reach their personal restorative goals.”
Barbara Love, PT
Education:B.S. Physical Therapy, The University of Connecticut Scholl of Allied health, 1975
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Orthopedic rehab both conservative management and post-surgical cases, vestibular rehab, and manual therapy
“I believe that every person is an individual and not simply categorized into just body impairments. I strive to help my patients achieve their maximum potential as a whole person in a safe environment. Education of the patient’s condition and an individual plan of care are essential components in the treatment of my patient’s. I treat the total person to improve their health and function.”
Fred Phelps, PT, AT, MA
Education:B.S. Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 1979, M.A. in Physical Therapy , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1985
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Sports injury treatment, lower extremity performance and strengthening, low back disorders, fitness program for golf enthusiasts.
“My goal is to help individuals with physical problems lead a more normal, pain-free life. My patients will get individual attention that they deserve to help speed recovery. I will work with my patients to help them realize that, with my guidance, ultimately, they will need to be involved in their success in restoring their health.”
Kirsti Stennett, PT
Education:B.S. Physical Therapy from The University of Connecticut, School of Allied health, Storrs, CT 1976
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Over 1500 hours of advanced study in integrated manual therapy, including the addressing dysfunction of the lymphatic system, congestion therapy, men’s and women’s health issues including pelvic pain and incontinence, capsular dysfunctional patterns of the foot and ankle.
“My grandparents needed physical therapy when I was in high school and as I watched their treatment, I decided I would like to pursue physical therapy as a profession. I enjoy getting to know my patients. Based on my advanced and specialized training, I do a very thorough evaluation that includes medical history analysis, walking and movement patterns and compensatory dysfunction. The treatment plan is designed to alleviate protective muscle spasms, biomechanical problems, fascial tightness, as well as weakness and imbalances. My goal is to get my patients to a point where they can continue to heal and restore their health on their own.”
Sherry Ringuette, PT
Education:B.S. University of New England, 1991
Continuing Education/Specialization/Advanced Training:Manual Therapy techniques for spinal conditions and general orthopedic conditions
“I have been practicing Physical Therapy for the past 26 years and can’t imagine doing anything else. The most satisfying thing about being a Physical Therapist is helping people get better and achieve their goals, whether it is returning to independence around the patient’s home, returning to gardening or returning to play a sport. All my patients, no matter what their issues or diagnosis, deserve good quality care and treatment. Our clinic provides that with one –on-one care designed specifically for the patient’s needs.”