Hamden

Our 3,000 square foot facility is conveniently located on Whitney Avenue, just a half mile from Route 15. This spacious office has convenient hours to meet all your scheduling needs and offers a variety of services from our team of trained professionals who are experts in their field.

Our spaces are also equipped with needlepoint bio-ionization units that have proven to eliminate the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. We invite you to stop by, meet the staff and view our state-of-the art facilities and equipment!

MEET THE TEAM

Francine Blinten

Francine Blinten

Greenwich

Francine Blinten, MBA, MS, CCN, CNS, has worn many hats: she started out in the...

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Marc Feda

Marc Feda

Hamden Site Lead

Marc Feda, DPT, OCS, SCS, TPI-MP2, is a concussion management specialist who is also certified...

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David Gassner

David Gassner

Hamden, Westport

David Gassner, LMT, focuses on relieving pain and discomfort through massage, helping his clients keep...

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Jacqueline Ballou Erdos

Jacqueline Ballou Erdos

Greenwich

Jacqueline Ballou Erdos, MS, is passionate about helping clients foster a lifelong, healthy relationship with...

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David Penna

David Penna

Hamden

David Penna finds his niche in results-driven environments that are full of communication, support and...

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Rich Krueger

Rich Krueger

Hamden

Rich Krueger, ASPTA, CSCS, stepped into the world of physical therapy as a young child,...

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Renee Lascarides

Renee Lascarides

Hamden

Renee Lascarides, DPT, is a physical therapist in the Hamden office. As a youth athlete,...

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Jeanne-Marie Van Heerden

Jeanne-Marie Van Heerden

Hamden

Jeanne-Marie Van Heerden is a massage therapist based in Hamden. She is certified in kinesiology...

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ADDRESS

1952 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517

HOURS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1pm – 8pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 5:30am – 3pm
Saturday: By appointment

EXERCISE

Exercise is key to keeping your body fit and healthy at any age. From improving your immune and cardiovascular systems to releasing endorphins, movement contributes to overall Optimal Health. We offer a wide range of services designed to keep you healthy and fit, including physical therapy treatment, a musculoskeletal annual exam and personal training, among others.

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

Our licensed physical therapists provide elite musculoskeletal patient care, treatment plans, optimized results and successful rehabilitation through on-site and virtual physical therapy sessions. Direct access available.

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Personal Training
Personal Training

Our certified personal trainers create customized training programs suited to your individual goals. Enjoy group motivation with semi-private training or stay extra focused one-on-one.

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Small Group Fitness Classes
Small Group Fitness Classes

We offer a variety of small group fitness classes, including our Forever Fit class, specifically designed for older adults.

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Annual Exam
Annual Exam

This musculoskeletal exam complements the standard primary care annual exam. We start with a review of your medical history and current injuries, then a comprehensive movement analysis.

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RECOVERY

Our bodies are powerful machines, but even they need a break. From getting enough sleep to giving your muscles time to recover from an intense workout, we want to keep you and your body at Optimal Health and empower you to reach your potential. Recovery not only aids in the healing of injuries but is also critical for enhancing athletic performance and preventing future injuries.

Massage
Massage

Massage therapy is an effective, soft tissue technique that promotes healing, stress reduction, improved circulation and muscle release. Sport, wellness and medical massage therapies offered.

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NormaTec Compression Therapy
NormaTec Compression Therapy

NormaTec increases blood flow and circulation in the extremities and can lessen pain sensitivity, decrease muscle fatigue and increase range of motion.

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NUTRITION

Whether it's increasing energy, training for an event, losing weight, regulating blood pressure or decreasing inflammation, our registered dietician and nutritionist work to provide prescriptive advice within the context of your overall health and wellness goals. Available through telehealth only.

Nutrition Evaluation
Nutrition Evaluation

This evaluation includes an in-depth analysis of how nutrition is affecting your health as well as a comprehensive nutrition plan that establishes a healthy relationship with food. Package includes a 60-minute consultation and two follow-up appointments.

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Nutrition Coaching
Nutrition Coaching

Designed for clients who need simple recommendations and strategies. Whether you need guidance in a specific area or tools for accountability, our nutritionists will coach you toward successful eating habits in 30-minute sessions.

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