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Linda Velazco

Linda Velazco

Linda Velazco

Practice Administration Lead

Linda Velazco

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Linda Velazco is the practice administration lead for Performance Optimal Health, bridging the gap between efficient healthcare operations and exceptional client experiences. Her expertise in healthcare administration and resource management ensures the seamless day-to-day functioning of the facility. Linda fosters a collaborative environment, motivating the team to deliver their best care while maintaining compliance with industry regulations and optimizing the facility's performance.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, visiting new places and spending time outdoors.

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    Todd Wilkowski

    Todd Wilkowski

    Todd Wilkowski

    Todd Wilkowski

    Founder/CEO

    • General Management Program, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    • BS in Physical Therapy, Ithaca College

    • Board Certified Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
    • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional — Level 3 (TPI-MP3)
    • Hospital for Special Surgery Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician
    Todd Wilkowski

    "I empower people to live better by living by our core values. As an educator, I teach people what they need to know to take accountability for their own health and achieve a balanced life."

    Todd Wilkowski, PT, SCS, has a life-long commitment to helping his clients live better lives in pursuit of Optimal Health. He founded Performance in 2002 and has expanded it from one office in Manhattan to a network of facilities throughout Connecticut and most recently in southwest Florida. His visionary perspective on the healthcare marketplace, as well as his tenacious approach to service innovation, continues to expand the boundaries of what is possible with Performance.

    Todd took the burgeoning physical therapy practice and transformed it into a company rooted in a holistic approach to health and founded on his own core values. He expanded Performance’s mission from its original focus on recovery to one of finding balance in all aspects of one’s health: sleep, exercise, recovery and nutrition. Each are equally important and necessary to maintain Optimal Health. In an ever-evolving world, Todd strives to keep Performance one step ahead, anticipating people’s needs and challenges and empowering them to live better.

    Todd is a board-certified sports clinical specialist, and has served as an adjunct professor at New York University, and sits on several advisory boards: Greenwich Youth Lacrosse Medical Advisory Board and the Ithaca College Athletic Advisory Council, of which he is the chairman. He previously was a member of the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network Advisory Board, and is a past president of Burning Tree Country Club.

    When he is off the clock, you can find Todd playing golf, training and spending time with his family. He especially enjoys watching his four daughters participate in athletics themselves (three are rowers, one a soccer player) and teaching them lessons about life through sports.

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      Shane Foley

      Shane Foley

      Shane Foley

      Shane Foley

      Clinical Operations Lead

      • BS in Biology, Sacred Heart University
      • DPT, Sacred Heart University

      • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
      • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
      • Certified in Dry Needling
      • BSPTS Certified Schroth Therapist
      Shane Foley

      Greenwich Site Lead

       

      "I empower people to live better by building relationships, collaboratively establishing a plan to help people accomplish their goals and leading people to optimize their performance."

      Shane Foley, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, is the clinical operations lead as well as an orthopedic specialist who is certified in strength and conditioning, dry needling, and the Schroth Method. He has a deep passion for building relationships, helping people accomplish their goals and leading people to optimize their performance. Shane combines his advanced research, knowledge and skills as an orthopedic specialist along with his background as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to provide the optimal analysis for his patients: he analyzes and helps people across the full spectrum of health care, from injury to improved performance.

      As a former DI lacrosse player, Shane is passionate about helping his patients return to sport following an injury, using a criterion-based series of tests to ensure that when an athlete is ready to resume play, they have a little risk of re-injury as possible with optimal performance.

      When not in the clinic, you can find Shane in nature either hiking or seeking out good wind to kiteboard, fresh powder to snowboard or calm tides to paddle board.

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        Michael Beecher

        Michael Beecher

        Michael Beecher

        Michael Beecher

        Transformation/Integration Lead

        • BS in Physical Therapy and Exercise Science, Sacred Heart University
        • DPT, Sacred Heart University

        • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
        • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
        • Certified in Dry Needling
        • Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional (TPI-MP)
        • Hospital for Special Surgery Advanced Hip Clinician
        Michael Beecher

        Greenwich

         

        "I empower people to live better by practicing what I preach."

        Michael Beecher, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, is the transformation and integration lead for Performance, overseeing the growth of the company. He is also a Titleist Performance Institute medical professional, a Hospital for Special Surgery credentialed advanced hip clinician and a certified dry needling specialist. He enjoys working with patients to close the loop of injury and recovery, helping them on their journey to rehabilitation from start to finish.

        After graduating Sacred Heart University where he played Division I soccer, Michael underwent an intensive sports residency program with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic, then returned to Sacred Heart as an adjunct professor. He has published his research on physical therapy in numerous publications and seeks to serve as an educator both in and out of the Performance clinic, where he serves as the Chief Operating Officer. He is currently a member of the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network Advisory Board.

        Michael used to play Division I soccer for Sacred Heart, and continues to stay active and play recreational sports. In his downtime, Michael spends time with his family and friends and likes to go hiking and paddle boarding.

        Publications:
        Journal of Orthopaedic & Physical Sports Therapy

        SportsHealth: A Multi-disciplinary Approach

        Journal of Athletic Training

        Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation

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          Meghan Dietz

          Meghan Dietz

          Meghan Dietz

          Meghan Dietz

          Chief Operations Officer

          • BS in Biology, Villanova University
          • DPT, New York Medical College
          Meghan Dietz

          “I love being part of the process that helps people return to activity and achieve performance goals – it’s an ongoing joy and privilege to be part of that process with my patients.”

          Meghan Dietz, DPT, is a physical therapist, women's health specialist, and chief operating officer at Performance Optimal Health. Having started practicing in 2008, she has years of experience both as a physical therapist at several major hospitals and an operations director, making her the perfect fit for Performance. Meghan was excited to join the operations team, seeing a great opportunity to work in another multidisciplinary group that works to empower patients and provide holistic care.

          As a physical therapist, Meghan enjoys working with all kinds of clients and cases, but she specializes in running performance and injury rehab (with an emphasis on distance running), as well as women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapy.

          Meghan has always been interested in health care as a profession, and found that physical therapy was a great combination of scientific processes, educating people, and empowerment of patients on an individual level. Meghan had always enjoyed playing sports and being active as a young kid, and physical therapy was a natural career path for her to stay active. Being a therapist enabled Meghan to work with many people with diverse interests in activity and movement, and it brings her joy to see people be active and empowered to do what they love.

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            Meghan Dietz

            Meghan Dietz

            Meghan Dietz

            Meghan Dietz

            Chief Operations Officer

            • BS in Biology, Villanova University
            • DPT, New York Medical College
            Meghan Dietz

            “I love being part of the process that helps people return to activity and achieve performance goals – it’s an ongoing joy and privilege to be part of that process with my patients.”

            Meghan Dietz, DPT, is a physical therapist, women's health specialist, and chief operating officer at Performance Optimal Health. Having started practicing in 2008, she has years of experience both as a physical therapist at several major hospitals and an operations director, making her the perfect fit for Performance. Meghan was excited to join the operations team, seeing a great opportunity to work in another multidisciplinary group that works to empower patients and provide holistic care.

            As a physical therapist, Meghan enjoys working with all kinds of clients and cases, but she specializes in running performance and injury rehab (with an emphasis on distance running), as well as women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapy.

            Meghan has always been interested in health care as a profession, and found that physical therapy was a great combination of scientific processes, educating people, and empowerment of patients on an individual level. Meghan had always enjoyed playing sports and being active as a young kid, and physical therapy was a natural career path for her to stay active. Being a therapist enabled Meghan to work with many people with diverse interests in activity and movement, and it brings her joy to see people be active and empowered to do what they love.

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              Jennifer Hoogstra

              Jennifer Hoogstra

              Jennifer Hoogstra

              Jennifer Hoogstra

              Head of Wellness Operations

              • BS in Education, University of Alabama

              • CrossFit Level 1
              Jennifer Hoogstra

              Jennifer Hoogstra serves as the Head of Wellness Operations. In this role, she oversees the operational components of personal training, massage, Pilates, and recovery services. A former business owner, "sweating the small stuff" is what drives her to ensure the client experience is superior and the wellness service offerings are best in class.

              Health and fitness are personal passions for Jennifer and inspire her to continue to advance her skills as an equestrian, weightlifter, and competitive trail and road runner. As a lifelong learner, she thrives in an environment where she’s challenged and can continue to learn from health and fitness experts.

              Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys competing in athletic events, listening to podcasts about health and science, and spending time with her family. She approaches her job at Performance with the same philosophy as her mindset in the gym; no matter how hard you train, you’ve always got one more rep.

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                Michael Beecher

                Michael Beecher

                Michael Beecher

                Michael Beecher

                Clinical Operations Lead

                • BS in Physical Therapy and Exercise Science, Sacred Heart University
                • DPT, Sacred Heart University

                • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
                • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
                • Certified in Dry Needling
                • Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional (TPI-MP)
                • Hospital for Special Surgery Advanced Hip Clinician
                Michael Beecher

                Greenwich

                 

                "I empower people to live better by practicing what I preach."

                Michael Beecher, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, is a Titleist Performance Institute medical professional, a Hospital for Special Surgery credentialed advanced hip clinician and a certified dry needling specialist. He enjoys working with patients to close the loop of injury and recovery, helping them on their journey to rehabilitation from start to finish.

                After graduating Sacred Heart University where he played Division I soccer, Michael underwent an intensive sports residency program with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic, then returned to Sacred Heart as an adjunct professor. He has published his research on physical therapy in numerous publications and seeks to serve as an educator both in and out of the Performance clinic, where he serves as the Chief Operating Officer.

                Michael used to play Division I soccer for Sacred Heart, and continues to stay active and play recreational sports. In his downtime, Michael spends time with his family and friends and likes to go hiking and paddle boarding.

                Publications:
                Journal of Orthopaedic & Physical Sports Therapy

                SportsHealth: A Multi-disciplinary Approach

                Journal of Athletic Training

                Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation

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                  Todd Wilkowski

                  Todd Wilkowski

                  Todd Wilkowski

                  Todd Wilkowski

                  Founder/CEO

                  • Certificate, General Management Program, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
                  • BS in Physical Therapy, Ithaca College

                  • Board Certified Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
                  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional — Level 3 (TPI-MP3)
                  • Hospital for Special Surgery Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician
                  Todd Wilkowski

                  "I empower people to live better by living by our core values. As an educator, I teach people what they need to know to take accountability for their own health and achieve a balanced life."

                  Todd Wilkowski, PT, SCS, has a life-long commitment to helping his clients live better lives in pursuit of Optimal Health. He founded Performance in 2002 and has expanded it from one office in Manhattan to a network of facilities throughout Connecticut and most recently in southwest Florida. His visionary perspective on the healthcare marketplace, as well as his tenacious approach to service innovation, continues to expand the boundaries of what is possible with Performance.

                  Todd took the burgeoning physical therapy practice and transformed it into a company rooted in a holistic approach to health and founded on his own core values. He expanded Performance’s mission from its original focus on recovery to one of finding balance in all aspects of one’s health: sleep, exercise, recovery and nutrition. Each are equally important and necessary to maintain Optimal Health. In an ever-evolving world, Todd strives to keep Performance one step ahead, anticipating people’s needs and challenges and empowering them to live better.

                  Todd is a board-certified sports clinical specialist, and has served as an adjunct professor at New York University, and sits on several advisory boards: Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network Advisory Board, Greenwich Youth Lacrosse Medical Advisory Board and the Ithaca College Athletic Advisory Council, of which he is the chairman.

                  When he is off the clock, you can find Todd playing golf, training and spending time with his family. He especially enjoys watching his four daughters participate in athletics themselves (three are rowers, one a soccer player) and teaching them lessons about life through sports.

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