Our physical therapists are advanced clinicians who zero in on the very core of your condition.
Our certified fitness professionals tailor workout programs to meet every client's goals and health needs.
Our highly trained nutrition specialists will customize your diet to maximize overall results.
Alex Shafiro PT, OCS, CSCS is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Functional Dry Needling Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Alex is the director of the Westport location and oversees the wellness programs at all Performance locations. He graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelors of science in clinical science and was named two time All American. Alex went on to earn his doctorate in Physical Therapy at Ithaca College and graduated in 2007.
Kevin Cota PT, SCS, ART is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, certified in Active Release Therapy and a Certified Dry Needling Specialist. Kevin earned a bachelors in allied health sciences from University of Connecticut and was accepted in to their doctorate in Physical Therapy program. Kevin has been apart of the Performance team since 2012 and has recently been promoted to Director of our Darien location.
Michael Beecher PT, OCS, SCS is a Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist, a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, a Hospital for Special Surgery Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician and a functional dry needling specialist. Michael is the director of the Greenwich location. He graduated from Sacred Heart University with a bachelors degree in science and honors as a Collegiate Division I soccer player. He continued his education at Sacred Heart and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Mike has published numerous articles for the American Journal of Physical Therapy, and serves as an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University in the Physical Therapy program.
Stash Rutkowski PT, SCS is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and is certified in Active Release Therapy. Stash is a senior therapist in our Westport location with 18+ years of clinical experience. He graduated from the College of Charleston and went on to earn his Physical Therapy degree from New York University. Stash has extensive training in hip pathology, and has trained with some of the top hip surgeons in the country.
Tim King PT, OCS, SCS is a Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist, is certified in Active Release Therapy and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Tim is also a certified functional dry needling specialist. Tim joined our team in 2010 and is the director of the Hamden location. Tim graduated from University of New Hampshire with a bachelors in Nutrition Sciences and went on to earn a Masters in Exercise Science from Southern Connecticut State University. Tim enrolled at Sacred Heart University and earned his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2010.
Todd Wilkowski PT, OCS, SCS is a Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist, a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, and a Hospital for Special Surgery Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician. Todd is an adjunct Professor at NYU and is one of thirteen key influencers nominated to sit on the Ithaca Athletics Advisory Council. During his 20 years of experience, Todd also served as a rehabilitation consultation for the New York Rangers. Todd graduated from Ithaca College as an All-American Division III Quarterback and went on to earn his Masters in Physical Therapy at Ithaca College.
"The reason for my quick recovery from life threatening surgery was because I was in such great physical shape, thanks to my trainers and therapists at Performance. Without them, I don't know where I would be."
"Jason showed a personal interest in my daughters recovery and takes personal pride in the successful outcomes of his patients. When I walked into Performance and met with the therapists, I was certain she was in great hands."Rory O
"I went to Performance because I was desperate with debilitating neck pain. The care I received was exceptional; the professionalism and expertise of the staff was impressive. It’s the only time I've felt completely comfortable with a medical provider."-Patricia M. 64 years old
"I know when I walk in to Performance, regardless of the difficulties and challenges I may bring, that I will be treated with the utmost respect and encouragement. The therapists believed in me when I was ready to give up. My recovery is 100% because of the dedication of the Performance team. Their devotion to each and every patient is bar none."Sarah R. 37 years old
"When I come to Performance, every provider I see from my physical therapist, to personal trainer to massage therapist, is up to date on my current condition. Even when I've told other places about my medical history, no on can handle it like Performance can."Jennifer W. 46 years old
My therapist, Alex Shafiro of Westport, had the answer for every question I asked and was the best support system. I can’t imagine a more positive experience.Ferne L