Spine Health

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The spine team at Performance Optimal Health is focused on collaboration to create and consistently update best-in-class physical therapy protocols based on the most advanced evidence and progressions in the field.

Multidisciplinary approach

Our treatment approach includes expert manual therapy skills to address joint mobility and soft tissue deficits and corrective exercises strategies that lead to sustainable results and address the root causation that must be targeted, along with constant communication with the physician. Spine care is multi-disciplinary at Performance, where we approach spine health and longevity through education and assistance from our Pilates, personal training and massage therapy experts to help us achieve the best results.

Non-Operative Care

Management of non-operative spine conditions require an individualized exercise prescription using an integrated approach including physical therapy, massage therapy, personal training, and Pilates, unique to the patient. The plan focuses on decreasing risk of re-injury while promoting healthy lifestyle changes over time. Consistent communication with both the patient and physician combined with accountability support, yields superior outcomes.

Non-operative Care

Post Operative Care

Post-Operative Care

The spine specialists provide expert-level, evidence- based, post-operative management with a focus around communication, adherence to post-operative restrictions, and stepwise progressions over time. Our team of experts provide post-operative care for various spinal procedures and stay on top of the most novel procedures, advancements and rehab protocols.

Scoliosis Care

Scoliosis care and management across the life span incorporates scoliosis-specific exercises, postural re-education and breathing techniques facilitated by Schroth Certified Therapists and certified Pilates instructors. Each patient approach is individualized and accounts for age, degree of curvature in the spine, and severity.

Scoliosis Management

Meet The Team

Ashley Moriarty
Physical Therapist
New Canaan Site Lead


Britt Gunsser
Physical Therapist


Jonathon Mendola
Physical Therapist


Larry Piretra
Physical Therapist
Naples Site Lead


Robert Mahlman
Physical Therapist


Shane Foley
Physical Therapist
Greenwich Site Lead


Stash Rutkowski
Physical Therapist


How can we help?

For more information, give us a call at 877-379-4911, or fill out the form fill below and one of our client success coordinators will reach out as soon as possible.

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