The Performance difference
We take an innovative approach to helping your patients achieve optimal health. Our providers take a unique approach through the Four Pillars of Optimal Health through exercise, recovery, nutrition and stress management, while coordinating with the patient's healthcare providers to ensure synergy across their care.
We are an extension of your team
At Performance Optimal Health, the success of our patients is rooted in the partnership between all healthcare providers involved. We partner with the current providers involved in the patient's care, as well as assembling additional experts, when necessary, that meet their specific needs. Our mission is to help you help your patients live their optimal life.
Education built around our partners
Teachers and Scholars is one of our core values, instrumental in delivering best-in-class care. We partner with healthcare providers to lecture on cutting-edge health topics such as the benefits of minimally invasive spinal procedures, coordinate skills labs for our providers (most recently on treatment approaches in pelvic health therapy) and host health seminars on topics such as nutrition for the high performing athlete.
The model of care delivered by our experts is both value and evidence-based. Each client is treated with an individualized approach, specific to their health goals, supported by credible research.
By leading with evidence based approaches, we achieve superior outcomes for our patients and partners.
Our team consists of sports and orthopedic board certified physical therapists, strength and conditioning experts, certified Schroth and Dry Needling therapists, as well as pelvic health and concussion management specialists.
As teachers and scholars, continuous education and clinical development is central to our mission, and our physical therapists are always pursuing additional knowledge and experience.
Manhattan Site Lead
Larry Piretra, DPT, TPI-M2, is a physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist who serves...Read more >>
Jessica Klecki, DPT, is a pelvic health specialist who works with female and male clients...Read more >>
Danielle Pasquale, DPT, is a physical therapist who is certified in women's pelvic health, dry...Read more >>
Hamden Site Lead
Marc Feda, DPT, OCS, SCS, TPI-MP2, is a concussion management specialist who is also certified...Read more >>
New Canaan Site Lead
Ashley Moriarty, DPT, OCS, ATC, is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and certified dry...Read more >>
Britt Gunsser, DPT, OCS, CSCS, is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and dry needling...Read more >>
Physical Therapy Lead
Robert Mahlman, DPT, PT, OCS, is a certified Schroth therapist who specializes in the treatment...Read more >>
Darien Site Lead
Kevin Cota, DPT, PT, SCS, ART, CDN, is a board-certified sports clinical specialist, certified in active...Read more >>
Greenwich Site Lead
Shane Foley, DPT, OCS, CSCS, is an orthopedic specialist who is certified in strength and...Read more >>
Choose one of six convenient locations across Fairfield County, New Haven County, and New York City, with more coming soon. Each are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
Performance is the best physical therapy group in the business. Everyone is super knowledgeable; they get to the root of problems and solve them. My family and I have been going for over ten years for our injuries and they are always the best to deal with. Additionally, they are connected with the best doctors and that's huge when needing to receive the best care. Can't recommend them enough.
Performance is the best PT place ever!! I'm a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and have been injured for many, many years. I have been to many PT places before, and I only found relief and real results when I started doing my PT with Performance, they really know what they are doing... They also have cryotherapy which is also amazing and really good for recovering. Thank you guys, I'm very happy and fortunate to be treating my injuries with you. I feel great for the first time in 8 years of pain!
I needed outpatient PT after my total knee replacement surgery, and I selected Performance Optimal Health based on location as it is easily accessible from US1 and I am happy to say it was a great choice. The facility is well-run, the staff is very friendly but most importantly, the vigorous therapy I'm receiving from the team is exactly what I need to help build back my strength and balance. I'm a senior and the team knows the right amount of the level of activity I need to support my age and endurance.