Sports Rehab - Chelsea Piers CT
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We're here to help. If you have questions about our Sports Rehab services or need assistance, call 203.276.8592. We're located at 1 Blachley Road in Stamford.
Sports Rehab at Chelsea Piers Connecticut offers exceptional rehabilitative therapy for sports-related injuries and conditions. Conveniently located within the Chelsea Piers CT sports and recreational facility in Stamford, we are directly next door to the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Stamford Outpatient Center and just a short distance from the Stamford Health Orthopedic & Spine Institute.
This truly unique and collaborative program is managed by HSS, the internationally recognized expert in orthopedic care. Bringing the latest protocols and best practices in rehabilitative medicine to Fairfield County, HSS program leadership will ensure patients receive the most advanced treatment practices for the best possible outcomes.
The Quality You Expect
This Sports Rehab program combines access to the exceptional resources of our new Chelsea Piers CT facility with renowned orthopedists from both HSS and Stamford Hospital. Our Sports Rehab clinicians have ongoing communication with expert specialists for the highest quality of patient-centered care.
Together, the four clinicians on our Sports Rehab team represent 65+ years of experience in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Our staff has a variety of manual and sports-related certifications, including Orthopedic Certified Specialist and Certified Hand Therapist, among others. We treat active individuals of all ages, including young athletes, competitive athletes and recreational athletes, and offer non-surgical, pre-operative and post-operative care.
The equipment at Sports Rehab includes a SwimEx physical therapy pool for quick recovery and performance enhancement, as well as an AlterG® anti-gravity treadmill. This unique device allows for early gait and mobility training in the acute phases of recovery, as well as speed work and performance training in the later phases of rehabilitation.
Meet Our Clinicians
Justin Clark, PT, DPT — Site Manager
Justin received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2008. His experience stretches across all phases of rehab including inpatient, acute, and outpatient orthopedics. Justin has honed his focus on pre-operative, conservative, and post-operative rehabilitation for the active and athletic individual. His interest in sports rehab stems from his time as a Division 1 soccer player. Prior to working for HSS and Stamford Health, Justin was the Clinic Supervisor at Burke Rehabilitation’s Outpatient Clinic in Yonkers, NY.
Erin Kane, PT, DPT, OCS
In 2016, Dr. Kane earned distinction as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, joining an elite group of only 170 in Connecticut. She has several years of experience as an outpatient therapist working with orthopedic, sports and vestibular cases. Her areas of interest are the knee and shoulder, post-operative management of total joint replacements and cervical/lumbar-related pathologies. Dr. Kane is also a Clinical Instructor for DPT students in this office.
She is currently pursuing Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in the Maitland Approach and Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dr. Kane enjoys playing and watching soccer, spending time with her family, exercising and listening to music.
Christine Lynders, PT, OCS
Christine has spent the past 19 years treating complex diagnoses in athletes and active individuals alike in California, Connecticut and New York and has been a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist since 2006. As an injured high school and collegiate athlete, Christine was driven toward physical therapy not only to help herself but to help prevent others from suffering the same. She’s devoted the past 18 years to honing her expertise by acquiring her manual therapy certification, as well as a certification in Active Release Techniques. Currently, she is working on obtaining her sports certification to stay on the cutting-edge of the latest evidence-based practices. Christine has an added talent for running/biomechanical video gait analysis and training tips for multiple sports, as well as injury prevention strategies. She is a three-time Ironman and competitive beach volleyball player who is dedicated to preventing injury and keeping her clients in the game.
Chris Heymann, PT, OCS, DPT, FDN-1
Chris received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University after graduating Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science in Biology. Chris enjoys working in sports medicine, injury prevention, pre-operative, and post-operative care. He now holds a certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and a Level 1 certification in Functional Dry Needling (FDN-1). Currently, he is working on obtaining his board certification in orthopedics in order to remain up to date on the most current research. When he is not treating patients Chris enjoys traveling, fishing, and alpine climbing.
Lynne Roberts, PT, DPT, ATC, FDN-1
Lynne earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mercy College in NY. Prior to becoming a PT, she earned her BS in athletic training from Sacred Heart University and worked for two years covering the sports events for a high school in Westchester, NY. She enjoys working in sports medicine as she was a Division I volleyball player. She enjoys working with patients in all phases of the rehabilitative process including prevention, conservative management, post-operative, and return to sport. She has completed continuing education in kinesiotaping and is certified in functional dry needling (FDN) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
Andrew C. Shannon, PT, DPT, ATC, FDN-1
Andrew received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from The University of Connecticut in 2010. After suffering a season-ending knee injury as a high school football player, Andrew knows what it takes to get his patients back to function and performing the activities they enjoy. As an athletic trainer and physical therapist, Andrew has experience working with Division 1 and professional athletes, as well as weekend warriors. He holds a certification in Functional Dry Needling (FDN) from KinetiCore and enjoys treating orthopedic injuries and chronic pain. Prior to working for Stamford Health and HSS, Andrew was the Clinic Director at a private practice outpatient facility in Stamford, CT.
Sarah Schlosser Giacalone, OTR/L, CHT
Sarah studied Occupational Therapy at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 2001. She narrowed her focus to the hand while training in her home town at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Throughout her more than 15 years of experience, Sarah has worked alongside prestigious hand and orthopedic surgeons, as well as in a variety of hand clinic settings in New England and New York. In 2009, Sarah’s drive and dedication earned her the elite recognition as one of the few board-certified hand therapists in the profession.