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Marcus Bacon is originally from Orange, Massachusetts and now resides in Berlin, CT. He graduated from Springfield College in 2002 with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy. With specialization in advanced orthopedic injuries, Marcus decided to fulfill his dream of opening his own physical therapy clinic. His vision is focused on quality of care and improving functional needs.
Steve DeFrancesco is a Berlin native. He grew up in town and attended Berlin High School. Steve attended the University of Hartford, and upon graduation in 1997, he returned to his hometown for permanent residence. Steve has spent the last 25 years developing his physical therapy skills in a number of different capacities. He has his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from UHart along with his MBA from Troy University. His dream was to one day own his own practice. In 2008 that dream came true. Steve specializes in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, and pilates based rehabilitation. His focused dedication to his craft separates him from the competition.
Kari Callahan currently resides in Wallingford . She has focused on orthopedics in her last 10 years of practice. Kari's undergraduate work was in Athletic Training with a degree from Castleton State College in 1999. She earned her Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2005. Her sports background coupled with her proximity to a ski resort for 8 years has allowed her to excel in the treatment of various sports related injuries. Kari has also taken post-graduate courses in Postural Restoration (a whole body approach to the assessment of muscle chain imbalances that cause functional pattern limitations), along with Dr. Ma's Integrative Dry Needling Foundation Training course (an approach that considers the systemic neurological relationship of pain and tissue dysfunction as well as sensory nerve modulation and physiology)
David Reindl is a Berlin native who graduated from Berlin High School in 2005. He went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education in 2010. Following college, he spent several years working locally as a manager at Roger’s Marketplace before deciding to change career paths. Dave completed prerequisite courses at Tunxis Community College and then continued his education at the University of Hartford. In 2019, Dave graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dave joined the Focus team in June 2019 and has since become certified in dry needling and is a provider of cupping and Graston techniques. He is well versed in treating patients of all ages and conditions. In his spare time, he enjoys strength training. He is the Connecticut state record holder for the United States Powerlifting Association with a deadlift of 611 lbs and total lift of 1485 lbs!
Dallas Peery is a Massachusetts native and currently resides in Chicopee, MA. He graduated from Chicopee High School in 2013. Dallas attended Springfield College and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science (2017) and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2019). Dallas had the opportunity to complete his outpatient sport and orthopedic clinical rotation in Birmingham, Alabama. While there he worked with athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Dallas joined the Focus team in the Fall of 2019. He is certified in dry needling and is a provider of cupping techniques. He specializes in orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehab, sports medicine, and return-to-sport rehabilitation. When not at work, he enjoys playing soccer, golfing, snowboarding, and hiking, among other outdoor activities.
Kelly Colegrove is a Bristol native, graduating from Bristol Central High School in 2011. She then attended Springfield College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science (2015) and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2017). Kelly specializes in neurological disorders, vestibular disorders, and the geriatric population, as well as post-surgical and orthopedic conditions. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs.
Olivia Tubis is from Durham. She graduated from Coginchaug Regional High School in 2015. Olivia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Central Connecticut Statue University in 2019. She then attended University of Hartford and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2022. Olivia has a strong interest in treating all orthopedic conditions and post-surgical cases, she also enjoys working with her patients to get them back to the activities they love. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the outpatient setting and earning various certifications to enhance her skill set. Outside of the clinic, Olivia enjoys traveling, cooking, reading a good book, and loves spending time with her family, friends and her dog Cooper.
Diana Smead is a Berlin native. She graduated from Berlin High School in 2006. She earned a Bachelors degree in Communication from Central Connecticut State University in 2010. Upon her graduation from CCSU she first began her career with Focus in 2011 as our front office receptionist. She held this position for 1.5 years before pursuing her dream of driving cross country to move to California. Nearly five years later, she returned to Connecticut and Focus to become the Billing Supervisor and eventual Office Manager.
Karen Arnold is a Long Island native but has been a Newington resident for the past 20 years. Karen’s work in the customer service field for over 15 years has given her the opportunity to meet many great people. Karen joined our Focus team in October 2020 and is very excited to be working at the front desk interacting with patients. Her smile will greet you at each appointment; she can assist with verifying and explaining your insurance benefits, scheduling initial and subsequent appointments, and answering any questions that may arise. She loves spending her free time with her 2 children, 2 dogs and visiting with her family and friends on Long Island.
Melinda Melendez is from Connecticut. She is bilingual (Spanish), and has more than 15 years of experience in the customer service industry. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog.
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