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Performance Physical 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 as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Sports Clinical Specialist (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) with training completed with Breakthrough Manual Therapy.  

 

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 and a currently active as high school and college lacrosse referee.  

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James A. 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 trained in concussion rehabilitation by ImPACT Applications.  Jim is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) with training completed with 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.

Krista Clarke, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Clarke completed her Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2007 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010, both at Clarkson University. She has advanced her training with a number of certifications, including: the McKenzie Method (for back pain), the Maitland Approach, and Trigger Point Dry Needling (levels 1 and 2). She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), and is specialty board certified in as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities.  

Krista also spent 7 years as an active-duty physical therapist with the US Army, expanding her skills as a clinician, leader, and wellness coach.  She grew up in the mountains of Maine and enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors.  

Dr. Clarke will be directing our conservative care program and will be based in the Colchester office.  

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Samantha Huebner, DPT

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 advanced 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 will be seeing patients primarily in our Hebron office. 

Malia Farrar, DPT

Dr. Farrar completed her BS in Clinical Health Studies in 2021 at Ithaca college, where she stayed and graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2023.  While at Ithaca College she competed on the varsity diving team and worked as a lifeguard supervisor.  In graduate school she stayed connected to athletics and became the assistant coach for the Ithaca Swim and Dive team.  

 

In graduate school Malia was the co-president of the Ithaca College Wellness club, promoting mental, emotional and physical well-being to her fellow students. She continues to promote this idea of holistic wellness through her physical therapy practice. 

Malia now spends her free time hanging out with friends and family, staying active with strength training, yoga, and hiking.  She also enjoys being home with her cat Shakira.

Dr. Farrar will be seeing patients fulltime in our Hebron office

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Michael Bordonaro, DPT

Dr. Bordonaro received his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University.  He continued graduate school at Sacred Heart and completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2021.  Prior to joining us, Dr. Bordonaro practiced in central Connecticut with a group that specialized in orthopedics, sports medicine, and balance disorders.  

 

Mike initially planned on following his father with a career in pharmacy.  A high school sports injury introduced him to physical therapy.  He fell in love with the field after care from an amazing physical therapist and works to provide his patients with the same experience.  

Outside the office Mike spends his time with his extended family, and is an avid baseball, football, and golf fan.  He loves hiking and the beach.  

Dr. Bordonaro will be seeing patients fulltime in our Hebron office

Zachary 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 (COMPT) with training completed through Breakthrough 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 his 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.

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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) having completed training 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.   

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Mark R. Skinner, DPT, MTC, CEAS

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) having completed training 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.  

Dr. Skinner sees patients part-time in our Colchester office.  

 

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Brittany Mordarski, DPT, OCS

Dr. Mordarski graduated in 2013 from Springfield College's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She has worked in outpatient orthopedics since. In June of 2017 she became a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, awarded from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Brittany was a level 9 Junior Olympic gymnast in high school, as well as an equestrian, and she competed in both track & field and equestrian on the collegiate level. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young sons, watching football, camping, hiking and reading.

After practicing full-time in our office for a year, Dr. Mordarski is switching her focus to pediatrics.  She will continue to see patients on a per-diem basis in our offices.  

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