Performance Physical Therapists

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

Practice founder and owner with over 30 year experience. Specialty board certified in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, a certified hand therapist and ImPACT certified in concussion PT.  He primarily see clients in both offices.  Chris was a division 3 college hockey player, and a high school varsity hockey, lacrosse, wrestling and football athlete.  

James A. Ferland, PT

Practice co-owner with over 25 years experience. Formerly the outpatient supervisor at Gaylord Hospital.  Specialty-trained in balance disorders, is ImPACT certified in Concuccsion PT and has extensive experience in orthopedics and neurology.  He works with clients in the Colchester office.   Jim spent 4 years as on his high school varsity basketball team including 2 state championships.  

Christine Bergeron, PT

A therapist since her 1993 graduation from McGill University she has extensive post-graduate training in osteopathy from the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Montreal and orthopedics from Quinnipiac University. She works with clients in the Hebron office.  Christine has trained as a competitive figure skater and is trained in ballet and Pilates.   

Rebecca C. Paquette, DPT, OCS, MTC, CLT-LANA

A 2004 graduated of the UCONN PT program.  Specialty board certified in orthopedic physical therapy, a certified manual therapist, certified in lymphedema treatment and ImPACT certified in Concussion PT.  She works with clients in our Colchester office.  Becky was a Division I college athlete and after UCONN an active triathlete.  

Mark R. Skinner, DPT, MTC, CEAS

A therapist since his 2000 graduation from the UCONN program he is a certified manual therapist and ergonomic assessment specialist. He sees clients in our Colchester office.  In high school Mark was a 3 sport varsity athlete.  

 

 

Brittany Weiss, ATC

A 2012 graduate of the University of Connecticut Athletic Training program, Brittany has extensive experience in high school and college settings.  She was a Division I college athlete (crew) and also competed as a Level 9 gymnast.  Ms. Weiss is the Director of Athletic Training for our organization and provides athletic training services in our Sports Medicine Program.      

Katherine Myers, DPT, Cert. MDT

Dr. Myers attended graduate school at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She has a Bachelor of Arts emphasizing Ballet and Contemporary Dance from Point Park University.  Katie has concentrated her practice in orthopedics, sports medicine, and vestibular rehabilitation.   

Zuzana Kudernatschova, DPT

Dr. Kudernatschova graduated from the University of Hartford Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  She is a native of the Czech Republic where she was a member of the Junior National Softball team and was a pitcher on the Hartford NCAA Division I team.  Zuzana is ImPACT certified in Concussion PT.     

Olivia Rich, ATC

Olivia is a graduate of the Springfield College Athletic Training program.  She has extensive experience working with high school and college athletes.  Olivia is a lifelong resident of Bolton that decided to become an Athletic Trainer after a career ending soccer injury her senior year at Bolton High School.  Olivia is an ImPact Certified Athletic trainer.  At PPTSM Olivia will be the primary athletic trainer in our sports medicine program including youth sports leagues and camps, middle and high school athletic programs, and college athletic programs. 

Katie Petersen, DPT

Katie is a 2015 graduate of the Quinnipiac University Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  She grew up playing soccer and continued to play through high school.  She has ridden horses most of her life, competing in local youth competitions.  Although she hung up her cleats, horseback riding continues to be a big part of her life.  Katie is certified in concussion rehab by ImPACT and completed an IAMT dry needling certification.  Her practice is focused on orthopedics, sports medicine, and dry needling.  

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