Robert Fay, PT, MHSc, OCS, STC, CSCS, Owner of Armonk Physical Therapy and Sports Training is a licensed Physical Therapist, Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, NASMI Certified in Sports Physical Therapy, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ACSM Certified Fitness Instructor and certified as an Advanced Hip Clinician with The Hospital for Special Surgery. Rob is also a Titleist Performance Certified Fitness Professional.
He is a graduate of Northeastern University’s Physical Therapy program with a Masters degree in Health Science from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Rob has over 20 years of clinical experience in orthopedics and sports medicine including working with college and professional athletes. He wrote an exercise column for a local magazine and has lectured at the high school level. Rob is also a former NCAA college football player with an avid interest in golf and skiing.
John Connolly, PT, DPT, CSCS, Partner at Armonk Physical Therapy and Sports Training is a licensed Physical Therapist with a Board Certification as an Orthopedic Specialist in Physical Therapy.
His passion for Sports Medicine and exercise led him to pursue advanced certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USA Weightlifting). At Armonk Physical Therapy and Sports Training, he has dedicated work towards injury prevention, especially ACL injuries amongst young athletes. John is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Science degree in Allied Health and holds a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College.
Throughout the Doctoral program at New York Medical College, John participated in various clinical experiences including an internship for the United States Navy in which he treated Marines and other Armed Forces members for Orthopedic / Musculoskeletal conditions. John is an enthusiastic sports fan and has spent his whole life playing soccer and basketball including four years as a member of the UConn Men’s Club Soccer Team.
Kristen Briody is a NYS licensed Physical Therapist and a Comprehensive Pilates Instructor trained through Balanced Body University. She earned her BA in Psychology from Binghamton University in 1988. She went on to study at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons program in Physical Therapy where she earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1991. Kristen’s background includes work in pediatric and orthopedic settings. After a neck injury, she worked with a Pilates instructor and realized what an incredibly powerful tool it would be to merge the benefits of Pilates into her P.T. practice at Armonk P.T. & Sports Training. Kristen has recently completed West Side Dance PT’s Dance Medicine Practicum Modules III and IV (Hip, Pelvis, Spine and Shoulder Girdle) and has worked to develop Pilates programming for young dancers in the Westchester area. Individual Pilates sessions on Balanced Body’s Clinical Reformer / Tower are also available to address post rehab fitness goals, sport specific training, and postural reeducation.
Denise Maloney is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a comprehensively trained Pilates Instructor through Balanced Body. Denise has been practicing massage for over 10 years and Pilates for over 4 years at various fitness clubs, spas, yoga centers, and rehabilitation facilities.
Denise has a Fascial Therapy certification (myofascial massage) achieving over 240 hours through Taylor Techniques, learning protocols for fascial chains, osseous, and basic visceral. These myofascial techniques are very useful in management of pain due to over-use injuries, poor posture, stress/anxiety, or just general relaxation/promotion of well-being.
Denise has always practiced Pilates on the mat, and during her mat instructor training, she fell in love with the apparatus, and its therapeutic effects on her own body. This discovery lead her to her full apparatus Pilates training, learning how to strengthen people out of their habitual postures/physical manifestation of emotional collapse. Her lessons and manual therapy sessions complement each other and both relax and energize as much as they strengthen, uplift & restore appropriate tone.
Patrick Williams, PT, DPT, CSCS is a New York state licensed physical therapist, and is the newest member of the Armonk Physical Therapy and Sports Training team. His education includes a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College and a degree in kinesiology from UMass Amherst. Patrick is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Throughout his professional and clinical experience, Patrick has both worked with a wide range of individuals, ranging from pediatrics to division one athletes, weekend warriors to the geriatric population.
Focusing on the individual person and their specific goals, Patrick not only helps to rehabilitate injury and ailments, but emphasizes optimizing human performance and maximal function, with a special interest in wellness and preventative care. Patrick recently developed and will be implementing a Fall Prevention and Balance Training Program. Stemming from his days as a high school wrestler, Patrick enjoys staying physically active and has competed both in powerlifting and various Tough Mudder events and road races. When not in the clinic or gym, Patrick enjoys playing chess, card games, and cooking, and avidly supporting all New England sports teams!
Jacki Bellissimo, PT (photo pending) received her BS in physical education from Manhattan College, where she served as a student athletic trainer and played Division 1 Softball. She earned her Masters of Science in physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1998. After 17 years in a hospital-based setting; serving as chief of physical therapy for 11 years, she now works part time in private practice with special interest in recovery from sports related injuries.
Katalin Kapoor is a European trained, NYS licensed physical therapist with over 15 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. Katalin now specializes in treatment of spinal problems such as scoliosis, kyphosis and other postural dysfunctions. In 2005, Katalin pursued specialized training in scoliosis treatment in Hungary. She later became a BSPTS (Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School) certified Schroth therapist in the US.
The Schroth method is a physical therapy technique for individuals with scoliosis and kyphosis. This method can be used to treat all ages with scoliosis and kyphosis and is a very individualized program determined by curve patterns, severity and patient’s age and level of function.
Having been deeply involved in Europe where the method was invented – her passion is bringing this great method to the US where it is less known. In her free time, Katalin enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures and spending time with her family.
John Fulton, PT received his Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University. Throughout his high school and college career, John excelled as an athlete, especially on the soccer field. These days, John’s passion for sports is evident in his patient care. He takes great pride in restoring an athlete’s optimum physical condition and getting them back in the game as soon as possible. John stays current with the latest research and developments in the field of Physical Therapy by taking part in continuing education courses and lectures. John has worked extensively with numerous collegiate and high school athletes directly through their athletic programs. John is an avid golfer and sport enthusiast, very happily married to his beautiful wife Becky, and the proud father of 3 wonderful sons, Ty, Wil and Seamus.
Matt Fedorchak, PT, DPT , CSCS
Matt is a New York State licensed Physical Therapist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. He earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from The University of Scranton. While there he worked with several athletic teams in the weight room, and completed a strength and conditioning internship with the football team at Lackawanna College. Matt attended New York Medical College where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). While pursuing his DPT, Matt completed 4 demanding clinicals in which he treated patients of all ages, and with a variety of injuries. He has a strong interest in rehabilitating orthopedic/musculoskeletal injuries and strives to help his patients return to a fulfilling and active life with no physical limitations. He has also been a personal trainer for 3 years and has experience with clients of all ages who may be with or without a co-existing injury. In his free time Matt enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking, listening to live music, and watching the Yankees.
Matt Kubel Certified Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist has been with Armonk Physical Therapy and Sports Training since January 2005. He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Queen’s College. Previously, Matt worked in an outpatient rehabilitation setting where he trained a diverse population with a variety of musculoskeletal issues. He also worked in an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation facility prescribing exercise programs for cardiac patients. He believes in applying various training modalities as an integral part of achieving clients goals. Matt is also a former NCAA Division 1 wrestler.
Jon Lichtman, Certified Personal Trainer is one of our personal trainers. With certifications from the National Academy Of Sports Medicine specializing in corrective exercise. Currently Jon is a student at Lehman college studying Exercise Physiology, working to obtain his Bachelors of Science Degree. Recovering from past injuries, Jon gains a sense of healing by helping others. Jon prides himself in working to find an solution to a problem. Jon has a past experience as a Certified Personal Trainer working in well known gyms throughout Westchester. Jon has served with AmeriCorp. Disaster Relief after hurricane Katrina and has traveled throughout Hawaii working with a organization called Workers Of Organic Farming.
Roxanne Perry OTR, CHT is a licensed Occupational Therapist and certified Hand Therapist. She has over 20 years of clinical experience treating injuries of the upper extremity. Roxanne graduated from the University of Buffalo with a bachelors of science in Occupational Therapy and began working immediately in her specialty field of othopedics. Roxanne has spent a majority of her career working in Manhattan and is fortunate to have worked with many of the top leading hand surgeons. She continues to love what she does and is very happy to be bringing her experience to Armonk Physical Therapy.