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Matt O'Neil

Matthew G. O'Neil, PT

Location: MALTA Office

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, 1989

Clinical Experience:

25 years Orthopedic / Sports Medicine Rehabilitation (SPTA)
21 years treating Orthopedic/ Neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. US Army Reserves, Medical Specialist Corp, Physical Therapist.

Activated February 2004 - April 2005. US Army Hospital, Wurzburg , Germany . In-patient and out-patient care of active duty military personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Special Clinical Interests:

Matt has a specific clinical interest in the patho/mechanics and rehabilitation of shoulder and knee injuries. He has attended numerous seminars and continuing education focusing on the most advanced treatment techniques for safe and effective rehabilitation. Matt stresses patient education with all of his patients and believes their full understanding of the process of injury and rehabilitation is essential for a productive and positive outcome.





Tony Dematteo

Anthony DeMatteo, PT

Location: SARATOGA Office

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Daemen College, 1978

Work Experience:

Owner/member of Saratoga Physical Therapy Associates, PLLC (January 1980-present)

Developed a comprehensive private practice with a special interest in orthopedics, sports medicine and industrial rehabilitation.
Developed and implemented rehabilitation programs for injured athletes in professional, collegiate division I, II, and III, high school, adolescence and youth populations.
Developed a local referral base of more than 100 physicians.
Expanded clinic to include Nautilus weight training, athletic enhancement and wellness programs.
Founding member of Athleticare, LLC.
Developed protocols used for sports muscular-skeletal screening.
Developed program to provide certified athletic trainers to Saratoga Springs High School .

Saratoga Society of Sports Medicine (current since 2001)

Founding member.
Coordinated sport related lectures for health care providers.
Lectured on sport nutrition.
Lectured on pre-season preparation for sports.


Athletic Performance Enhancement (APE), dba Saratoga Peak Performance and Athletic Training Center , LLC (2005-present)

Founding Member


Albany Medical Center Hospital (1978-1981)

Staff Physical Therapist
Initiated a Sports participation screening clinic in conjunction with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.


Professional Organizations:

American Physical Therapy Association (since 1978)
Orthopedic and Sports Section of the APTA (1991-2002)
Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA (since 2002)
United States Speed Skating Medical Team (since 1997)
National Strength and Conditioning Association, NSCA (since 2004)
Athleticare (1985-present)
Council of Licensed Physiotherapists of NY (1981-1995)


Awards/Recognitions:

“Who's Who Among Human Service Professionals”
“Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.”
Recognized for overseeing injured athletes return to Saratoga Senior High School Varsity Sports, including tennis, soccer, football, baseball, basketball and lacrosse.
Recognized for injury prevention and rehabilitation of premier soccer players from the Empire State Alleycats, The Clifton Park Premier Soccer Club, and Saratoga Youth Soccer Club coaches. 1998 - 2002





Michael Cudahy

Experience:

1982-Present

General Partner, Private Practice Physical Therapy Office

Specializing in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Industrial Rehabilitation and Conditioning.

Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of a full caseload of patients, supervision of ancillary health care professionals and management of office procedure. 

Education:

1975-1977

A.A. Humanities and Social Science Auburn Community College, Auburn N.Y.

1977-1981

B.S. Physical Therapy, Daemen College, Amherst N.Y.

Continuing Education:

1983 – McKenzie Approach to Spinal Disorders

1984- EMG & Radiographic Analysis of Spinal Disorders

1987- Sports Medicine Symposium – East Rutherford N.J.

1989- Orthopedic Seminar – Overview, White Plains N.Y.

1993- McConnel Taping (Knee)

1995 – Muscle Energy Technique Toronto Canada

1997- Sports Medicine Symposium Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse N.Y.

2001- Lake Placid Sports Medicine, Lake Placid N.Y.

2002 Annual Convention Private Practice Section APTA, Vancouver British Columbia





Melissa Fronhofer
Melissa Fronhofer, PT

Location: Malta Office

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH 2004
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA 2006

Melissa has worked in several outpatient orthopedic clinics in Virginia and upstate New York before returning home to the Saratoga area. She has experience working with patients of all ages and activity levels but especially enjoys treating the young athlete. Melissa has also attended many continuing education courses to further her knowledge in manual therapy of various joints and recently has focused on rehabilitating dancers of all skill levels. She places emphasis on returning patients to their prior level of function and encourages well-being through an active lifestyle.




Julia Manz

Julia Manz, PT

Location: Saratoga Office

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Science, Ithaca College, 2003
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (Certified 2003)
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, 2004
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, 2005

Clinical Experience:

Julia has over 10 years of clinical experience working in the outpatient orthopedic setting with patients of all ages and skill levels. She has gained strong knowledge in treating post-surgical patients, including complicated cases. She enjoys using her additional knowledge in strength and conditioning to treat athletes of all ages and help patients adapt their independent strength and conditioning programs created in the physical therapy gym to their individual gyms. Julia has attended continuing education courses ranging from manual therapy techniques to rehabilitation of the athlete to the latest trends in surgical care. Her objective is to educate each patient with a complete understanding of his or her injury and/or diagnosis. Julia likes to work with her patients to create comfortable, effective, and individualized treatment programs and home exercise programs with the goal of returning all patients to their highest level of function.





Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee, PTA

Location: Malta Office

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Concentration in Exercise Science, University of Rhode Island (2010)
Associates in Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant SUNY Herkimer, Herkimer, NY (2014)

Clinical Experience:

Jessica is the newest addition to the SPTA team. Having recently graduated from SUNY Herkimer with honors, she is thrilled to be part of this talented group of professionals. Prior to joining SPTA, Jessica received her Bachelors in Science in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island. She worked at John Ward Physical Therapy in Charlestown, RI as a Physical Therapy Aide and has had experience as an intern alongside the head athletic trainer at the University of Rhode Island using acute injury techniques. Jessica enjoys working with all types of orthopedic rehabilitation, especially post-operative procedures. She values the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and emphasizes this with all patients through instruction and home exercise programs.





Tom Connally

Tom Connally, PTA

Location: MALTA Office

Education:
Associates in Science, SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY (1993)
Associates in Applied Science Physical Therapy Assistant
Maria College, Albany, NY (2000)

Prior to joining Saratoga Physical Therapy Associates in 2011, Tom has 10 years of clinical experience in a large outpatient orthopedic facility in Albany. He has worked extensively with a variety of patients suffering orthopedic injuries, including younger and older athletes. Tom has many years of experience with assisting patients through post-operative protocols and prides himself with consistent positive and effective outcomes. Tom maintains a focus on the development of functional therapeutic home exercise programs that promote recovery and prevention of future injuries. Tom understands the importance of exercise and fitness and encourages his patients to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.





Matt Raco
Matthew Raco, PTA

Location: SARATOGA Office

Education:
Associates in Applied Science Physical Therapy Assistant, Maria College, Albany, NY (2000)

Matt has been with Saratoga Physical Therapy Associates since the September, 2000. He has over 10 years of clinical experience working with orthopedic post-operative patients and focuses on sports rehab / therapy. He has extensive continuing education training in sports rehabilitation and functional training. Matt stresses a focus on the development of functional therapeutic home exercise programs that promote recovery and prevention of injuries. Matt understands the importance of exercise and fitness and encourages his patients to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.





Kim Weaver

Kim Weaver, PTA

Location: SARATOGA Office

Kim's bio is being updated.





Gary Zimmerman
Gary Zimmerman, ATC

Location: SARATOGA Office

Education:
A.S. in Sports Medicine from Herkimer County Community College
B.S. in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Castleton State College
M.S. in Sports Medicine from California University of Pennsylvania

Work Experience:
1991-1992 Union college, ATC
1993-1995 ColonHigSchool, ATC
1995-current Saratoga Springs HighSchool, ATC

Clinical Expertise:

Gary has nearly 20 years of clinical and on field experience dealing with sport related orthopedic injuries. His interest in injury prevention at the high school level through exercise relates with the physical therapy setting well. New this year is work with a concussion program that helps evaluate athletes (Impact Program).
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