Meet The Team
The staff at Peak Performance Physical Therapy includes board certified specialists in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS), McKenzie certified specialists which is a specialty of the spine (cert MDT), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), Academic instructors at local universities, and authors of medically published work in trade journals.
Joseph Sullivan, PT, OCS, CSCS
Joe is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. This certification, which is held by less than 10% of physical therapists, entails advanced academic and clinical skills in the field.
Joe is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is recognized as a Hospital for Special Surgery Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician. Joe practices out of our Lynbrook office.
Glenn Granzin, MS, PT, Cert MDT, CSCS
Glenn is a certified McKenzie therapist. This advanced spinal assessment and rehabilitation certification allows Peak Performance to offer the most effective care in addressing patients with spinal disorders. Glenn is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specailist. Glenn practices in our Wantagh office on Monday and Wednesday evening and our Island Park office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
John M. Finneran, PT, DPT
John holds a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College. John has worked extensively with athletes at the college and professional level. John was the Physical Therapist for the NHL New York islanders from 1999-2007 and worked with the athletes from Hofstra University from 2000-2014. John is presently treating patients at our Island Park facility.
Donald K. Reed II, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, OCS
Throughout his career, Don has taken care of a wide variety of orthopedic patients ranging from post surgical to geriatric to high school and college athletes. He earned his certification in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy of spinal syndromes from the McKenzie Institute U.S.A. (Cert MDT). As of 2014, he earned the title of Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. (OCS). Most recently, he became a trained Graston clinician. Currently, he is Clinical Director of Peak Performance’s Lynbrook Facility.
Education: DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) Stony Brook University.
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy) New York Institute of Technology.
B.A. Biology (Bachelor of Arts) Dominican College.
Brian DeVeaux, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, USAW, FMS Cert.
Brian received his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College. In addition to his professional license, Brian holds a Bachelor Degree in Health Science, is Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy, a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach through the Olympic training center and certified in the Functional Movement Screen and the Y Balance Test. Brian enjoys working with various sports and orthopedic conditions. He runs the sports out-reach program at Peak Performance’s Lynbrook location as well as conducts sport-specific conditioning, injury prevention clinics and presentations for athletes.
Robin Evans, DPT, Vestibular Certified Physical Therapist
Robin received her vestibular certification in 2007 from Emory college, she was honored with an excellence award in her treatment of vestibular patients in her 11 years at RUSK NYU Vestibular Rehabilitation Center. We are excited to add Vestibular Therapy to our practice, you can see Robin in our Lynbrook office. Click here to view Robin’s Profile on vestibular.org
Giovanni Maturo, P.T., D.P.T.
Giovanni received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from N.Y.I.T, he is also in the process of completing the McKenzie technique certification. Gio practices in our Wantagh office.
Christopher Thomas, MS, PT, Cert. MDT, CSCS
In addition to his professional license and Masters Degree in Physical Therapy Christopher holds a Bachelors degree in Clinical Science. Chris is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a McKenzie Certified spinal specialist. Chris practices in our New Hyde Park office.
Daniel A. Craine, MS, PT, OCS, Cert.MDT
In addition to his professional license and Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, Dan holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Science. He has also been a Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) for the past 9 years and recently acquired a spine specialization certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cert. MDT). Dan, practices in our Island Park office.
John Panaro, MS, PT, Cert. MDT, Cert. OCS
John Panaro has over 16 years of experience in physical therapy. He graduated Touro College in 1998 and has been paving the road to recovery since. Additionally, John possesses two Bachelor’s Degrees; one in Health Science and a second in Physical Education from Long Island University. His most recent accomplishment is the completion of the Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at Touro College. John works out of the Spine Center in our Lynbrook office.
Mitchell Henig, MS, PT
Mitch received his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Clinical Science with a Minor in Gerontology from Ithaca College. He received his Vestibular Certification from Emory University. Mitch has over fifteen years of experience specializing in the treatment of balance disorders, fall prevention, dizziness and vertigo. He brings his passion for vestibular and balance therapy to the Wantagh office.
George Adamides, PT, DPT
George received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University graduating with honors. In addition, George received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Health and Wellness from SUNY Buffalo. George attained a Competency Certificate of Achievement from Emory University in Vestibular Rehabilitation making him an expert in the field. George is also in the process of completing a spine specialization in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cert. MDT). George currently practices out of Lynbrook and serves as the Regional Program Leader of Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation.
James Campo, MS, PT
James graduated from Hunter College with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. He currently works for the NYC Dept of Education treating pediatrics ranging from 5 to 21 years of age and brings his pediatric experience to our Peak team in our New Hyde Park and Lynbrook offices.
Nicole Osmundsen, PT, DPT
Nicole received a Bachelor of Life Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the team at Peak Performance, Nicole gained clinical experience in both the subacute rehab and outpatient orthopedic setting. As part of Nicole’s doctoral program, she was involved in research that investigated if the substitution of shoulder internal rotation for external rotation during the upper limb neurodynamic test (ULNT3) evoked comparable ulnar nerve sensory responses in asymptomatic individuals. This research will be presented at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) annual conference and at the APTA’s annual Combined Sections Meeting. Nicole practices at our Lynbrook location.
Casey Rolla, DPT
Casey has received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. In addition to her professional license she has received her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotion from Coastal Carolina University. Casey practices in our Wantagh office.
Jennifer McNaughton, PT, DPT
Jennifer McNaughton recently graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Throughout her clinical experiences, Jen has worked with a variety of orthopedic populations, such as pediatrics (including children with limb loss), geriatrics (Veterans), and athletes. Jen currently practices in our New Hyde Park office.
Bob McCabe, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FMS, SFMA
For over 20 years, Bob has been practicing physical therapy with a strong background in orthopedics and sports medicine. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University, a Masters of Physical Therapy from Long Island University and a Masters in Biomechanics from New York University. He is certified as an orthopedic specialist (O.C.S.) by the American Physical Therapy Association, is a certified strength and conditioning coach (C.S.C.S) as well as certificated in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Bob is a provider of the Graston Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization technique.
Kristan Catanese, PT, DPT
Kristan Catanese is a recent Mercy College graduate where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to graduate school, she attended SUNY Oneonta where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a concentration in Physical Therapy. Peak Performance is proud to have Kristan as a part of the team.
Mary Alice Curney, PT, DPT
Mary Alice Curney received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. Prior to working at Peak Performance, she worked in both acute rehab and outpatient orthopedic settings with a variety of patient populations. Currently, she practices at our Lynbrook Office.
Jeremy Smuckler, DPT
Jeremy received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. Throughout his clinical experience he has worked in a variety of settings, treating orthopedic, neurological and pediatric populations. Jeremy currently practices in our New Hyde Park office.
Karen Hogan-Curran, PT, DPT
Karen received her Vestibular Competency in 2002 from Emory University and her Advanced Vestibular Competency from Duke University in 2014. She practiced at RUSK NYU medical Center for 6 years with 1 ½ years in Vestibular Rehabilitation. In addition, she was the Program Director of the Balance Center for Vestibular and Balance Rehab in Bayside, Queens for 14 years. Karen received her Bachelors in Physical Therapy from SUNY Stony Brook in 1996 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College in 2010. She teaches Vestibular and Balance Rehab for Summit Education and is faculty for the SUNY Stony Brook Physical Therapy program. You can see Karen at our New Hyde Park office.
Physical Therapist Assistants
Michael Foster, PTA
Regional Clinical Manager
Mike Foster obtained his Physical Therapist Assistant degree at Nassau Community College. Since 2002, he’s worked at Peak Performance, serving as our Senior Clinical Manager. Mike currently practices in our New Hyde Park and Wantagh locations.
Sue Scully, PTA
Sue Scully graduated from the PTA Program at Nassau Community College in 2006. She has been with Peak Performance since 2009 working in all four locations. Sue currently practices in our Wantagh office.
Director of Operations
Nicole Lefebvre is a passionate professional, deriving business metrics and spinning them into calculated strategies. She believes the best ideas result from a fusion of right and left brain thinking. A true collaborator, Nicole thrives in open environments where individual ideas are shared in the pursuit of successful tactics. Nicole has over ten years of professional experience, seven of them served in leadership roles ranging from Mid-Management to Director Level positions. Her career began in New Business Development and Marketing escalating into Operational Strategy and Business Operations; crossing boarders and industries—ranging from architecture and interior design to healthcare throughout the Northeast United States, Canada as well as South and Central America. Nicole is thrilled to be part of the Peak Performance Team and looks forward to supporting the continued rise of an industry-leader in Physical Therapy.