Physical and Occupational Therapists

Paul Conte PT

Site Director

Paul has been with Orthopedic Associate Physical Therapy since 2009. He has been practicing physical therapy in the greater New Britain area since 1997.

He graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a BS degree in athletic training in 1990. He furthered his education with a BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Hartford in 1997.

He specializes in manual therapy, total shoulder/knee replacement, sports medicine, rotator cuff repairs and orthopedics.

Paul has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1995.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Hartford
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Central Connecticut State University

Special Interests: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Manual Therapy, Baseball and Golf.

 

Tracy Capinera MSPT

Physical Therapist

Tracy has been with Orthopedic Associates Physical Therapy since 2014. She graduated from the University of Hartford with a MS in physical therapy in 2009.

Her clinical interests include sports medicine and return to sport training, core rehabilitation, and post operative orthopedics. She is also a certified yoga teacher since 2015.

Education: Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Hartford

Special Interests: Sports medicine, Return to Sport training, Core Rehabilitation, and Post Operative Orthopedics, yoga

 

Sabrina Claudio MOTR/L, CLT

Occupational Therapist

Sabrina has been an occupational therapist with Orthopedic Associates since 2015. She earned her Masters degree from Quinnipiac University in 2013. She then became a certified lymphedema therapist in 2014.

Her clinical interests include hand therapy, pediatrics, and lymphedema treatment and management.

She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association

Education: Masters of Science from Quinnipiac University

Special Interests: Hand therapy, Pediatrics, and Lymphedema treatment and management

 

Laura Mayo MSPT

Physical Therapist

Education: Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Springfield College 1994; Bachelor of Science Biology, James Madison University 1987

Special Interests: Spine Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Injuries, Post Surgical Rehab.

 

Amanda Pereira PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Amanda has been with Orthopedic Associates Physical Therapy since 2016. She earned an Associate’s degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College in 2015.

Her clinical interests include Pilates, manual therapy, taping techniques, post-operative rehabilitation and core stabilization.

Education: Associates degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College

Special Interests: IASTM, Pilates rehabilitation and kinesio taping.

 

Sara Smith DPT

Physical Therapist

Sara has been with Orthopedic Associates Physical Therapy since 2018. She graduated from Simmons College with a Doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2014.

Her clinical interests include manual therapy, post-operative rehabilitation and sports medicine.

Education: Doctorate degree from Simmons College

Certification: Dry needling, Sportsmetrics and Kinesio taping.

 
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