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Therapists

Christopher DiPasquale, PhD, PT, OCS, SCS, CHT, COMT

Chris graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. In 1998, he earned a Master of Science in Allied Health and, in 2007, a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut. He is specialty board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.  Chris is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT).  

 

Chris supervises our Hebron office and is the Administrator of our Medicare Rehabilitation Agency.  He also supervises our Sports Medicine Program and is certified in concussion rehabilitation by ImPACT Applications as an ImPACT Trained PT.  

At Deer Park High School in New York, Chris played varsity football, lacrosse, wrestling and club hockey. At Quinnipiac University, he was a member of the hockey team his freshman year then left the team for residential life staff positions to pay for school. After Quinnipiac, Chris rode for a competitive club cycling team and competed in run-bike-run biathlons.  He was a founder of the local Colchester and Hebron-based youth lacrosse programs. He is a former high school soccer referee currently active as a high school and college lacrosse referee.  

James Ferland, BS, PT, COMT

A 1989 graduate of the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Physical Therapy, Mr. Ferland has an extensive background in neurology, orthotics and prosthetics, general rehabilitation as well as orthopedics. Mr. Ferland is trained in vestibular rehabilitation and is our specialist in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV.  He is also completed concussion rehabilitation training with ImPACT Applications.  Jim is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) with training completed through Breakthrough Manual Therapy. 

 

He brings extensive supervisory experience to the practice including his role in the outpatient physical therapy department at Gaylord Hospital. He supervises operations at our Colchester office and also serves as the Associate Administrator for our Medicare Rehabilitation Agency.

 

He served as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford and is currently our coordinator of clinical education working with physical therapy students during their clinical internships.

 

At St. Thomas Aquinas high school, he was a member of the varsity basketball team all 4 years including two state championships. He was also a member of the cross country team. After high school. he competed in marathons and continues to stay active cycling.

Samantha Huebner, DPT, CLT, COMT

Dr. Huebner earned a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2015.

 

Her initial practice in a Women’s Health clinic focused on treating people after breast cancer surgery and those affected by lymphedema.  She also has advance training in corrective exercise during pregnancy and post-partum periods, as well as the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders.  In addition, she has completed training in IASTM – Graston technique, and as a Pilates Instructor incorporates Pilates based exercises into treatment. 

Samantha enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and two golden retrievers.  She grew up as an equestrian, participated in triathlons, and now stays active cycling, strength training, and as a Certified Pilates Instructor.  Dr. Huebner is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT).

Dr. Huebner will be seeing patients primarily in our Hebron office. 

John Grimes, DPT

Dr. Grimes graduated from Liberty University in Virginia in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science.  He enjoyed playing basketball while at Liberty, competing in both intramurals and a part of the practice basketball squad to train their women's team.  He then attended and graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a Doctor of Physical degree in May of 2024.  

John was drawn to the physical therapy field after a running injury in high school, where he received physical therapy and was able to return to his cross country season during his senior year.  He loves the idea of being able to help people return to pain-free living and improving others' quality of life.  

John is a Connecticut native, growing up in Litchfield County.  He loves basketball and football, going to the beach, bird watching, and is currently learning to play the piano.  

Dr. Grimes will be seeing patients in our Colchester office.

Zach Turini, BS, PTA, COMT

Zach is a 2018 graduate of the NEIT where he obtained an Associates in Science in the Physical Therapist assistant program.  He is also a 2013 graduated of ECSU with a Bachelor of Science in Exercises Science & Sports Physiology.  Prior to joining us Zach practiced in an orthopedic private practice in northeastern Connecticut and a Covid-19 recovery skilled nursing facility.  Zach is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) with training completed through Breakthough Manual Therapy.

 

Zach is a 2009 graduate of Woodstock Academy where he was a member of the lacrosse team.  After graduating from ECSU he returned to the Woodstock Academy as a lacrosse coach.  He now spends he free time fishing, downhill skiing, and exploring every sport possible.

Zach will be seeing patients in our Colchester office, primarily team treating with Jim Ferland.

Eric Mola, BS, PTA, COMT

Eric completed as Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Sacred Heart University in 1999 and entered the business world.  Eric elected to purse his interest in physical therapy and returned to school in 2012 and received his Associates in Science Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College.  Eric is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) with training completed through Breakthrough Manual Therapy.  

 

Eric has diverse physical therapy experience helping people recover in both outpatient offices, and sub-acute inpatient settings.  Eric will be team treating patients with our physical therapists in the Hebron office.

 

Outside of work Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys.  He keeps active golfing, hiking, and camping.   time with his wife and two young boys.  He keeps active golfing, hiking, and camping.   

Mark Skinner, DPT, MTC, CEAS, COMT

A 2000 Master of Science graduate of the University of Connecticut Physical Therapy Program, Dr. Skinner completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine in 2007. He has a Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine and is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) by the Back School of Atlanta.  Mark is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) with training completed through Breakthrough Manual Therapy.  

 

Dr. Skinner has an extensive background in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He practiced full time with PPTSM from 2000 through 2003 where he had primary responsibility for the Hebron office and affiliated student athlete programs. He currently practices part time in our organization while also supervising and practicing full time in an occupational health physical therapy service.

 

At East Hampton, high school Mark played varsity soccer, basketball and baseball. He is now active coaching his children in youth soccer. 

Kelly Smith, BS, PT

Mrs. Smith is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.  She continued on to the University of Connecticut where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1992.  Kelly has extensive experience treating patients in outpatient orthopedic settings, outpatient rehab settings, as well as inpatient rehab settings.  

Kelly will be seeing patients in our Colchester office.

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