Our Therapists and Staff
Our Extraordinary Team
Here at Orange Pediatric Therapy, we are staffed with therapists and administrative personnel who strive to meet every individual’s needs that walks through our doors. We take great pride in what we do and find joy in the smiles of every child and family we treat. For more details on our staff, select the appropriate team tab below.
Craig attended Thomas Jefferson University and has been practicing since 1996. He opened Cheshire Fitness Zone on January 1, 2001. Craig is an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University, Department of Physical Therapy. In his spare, time Craig enjoys spending time with family, hiking, biking and skiing. Craig has also led a group of physical therapy and occupational therapy students to Guatemala to provide therapy services to people in need for the past two years and has participated in Skiers Unlimited for the past 20 years, a program that teaches children with special needs to snow ski. Want to know why Craig opened Cheshire Fitness Zone? Find out in his exclusive Employee Spotlight!
Kristen attended Quinnipiac University and has been with Cheshire Fitness Zone since 2005, starting as an aide before becoming a PT in 2007. If Kristen is not spending time with her husband and kids, she enjoys doing DIY home projects. Get a glimpse into Kristen’s day-to-day: check out her exclusive employee spotlight interview!
Jessica attended Eastern Connecticut State University and Naugatuck Valley. She has been a member of Cheshire Fitness Zone since 2008. Jessica really enjoys the problem solving involved in toe walking gait abnormalities. In her spare time Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hanging with their dogs, Bonnie, Clyde and their growing family of goats. She is a music lover and Zumba Fitness Class Teacher. Jessica also belongs to a book club and enjoys listening to educational podcasts. Want to learn more about Jessica? Check out her exclusive employee spotlight interview!
Caitlin attended the University of Connecticut’s Physical Therapy program for her graduate degree and Stonehill College for her undergraduate degree, majoring in Health Sciences. She has been practicing PT since 2016 and has been with Cheshire Fitness Zone since 2017. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys being with her family and friends, running and playing with her cat, Shera. To learn more about Caitlin and her role at Cheshire Fitness Zone, check out her exclusive employee spotlight interview!
Bianca attended Quinnipiac University and has been practicing since 2016. She did her clinical rotation at Cheshire Fitness Zone prior to moving to California and now is back in Connecticut, working at Cheshire Fitness Zone! In her spare time, Bianca likes to read, workout and spend time with her family. Her and her fiance also really enjoy traveling and hiking together with their two dogs. Watch what Bianca’s favorite part about her job is here in her employee spotlight video!
Katherine attended Norwalk Community College and has been practicing since 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, bike riding and running.
Stephanie attended The University of Hartford and has been with Cheshire Fitness Zone since becoming a Physical Therapist in 2015. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys hiking, running and spending time with her family.
Sabrina attended University of Hartford and has been practicing since 2010; she joined Cheshire Fitness Zone in 2013. Sabrina is an adjunct professor at University of Hartford in the physical therapy department. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, two dogs, hiking and traveling.
Amanda attended Quinnipiac University and has been with Cheshire Fitness Zone since 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, hiking, skiing, and watching basketball.
Kelly attended Norwalk Community College and Sacred Heart University. She has been practicing since 2014. Kelly is a certified Stroke Rehab Specialist. In her spare time, she likes to travel, spend time with her family, friends and her dog, Lexi.
Michelle attended UCONN and has been practicing for over 15 years. She has been with Cheshire Fitness Zone since 2007 and specializes in developmental delay, torticollis, CP; DOC Band Clinician. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, Chris, her children, Ella, Liam, and Colin, and their dog, Ally. She also loves reading a good book and going outdoors.
Liana attended Quinnipiac University and has been practicing since 2016. She specializes in neuromuscular disorders and fibromyalgia. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, spending time with family, and playing with her puppy!
Sharon received her DPT at George Washington University and has been practicing since 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, painting, dance, and playing with her son!
Ashlie attended Sacred Heart University for her graduate degree and Arcadia University for her undergraduate degree. She started practicing in 2017 and specializes in neurological conditions including strokes and Parkinson’s, as well as clincal instruction and education. In her spare time, Ashlie enjoys playing with her baby, Teddy and bowling.
What Clients Are Saying
Highly recommend. The warm, loving atmosphere sets the tone for these highly motivated therapists to do their thing. The office staff is top notch as well!!
As a physical therapist at Cheshire Fitness Zone, I have seen firsthand the positive impact therapy services have had on so many children and their families. We are very family-oriented at Cheshire Fitness Zone and are constantly working with our families to help reach their goals for their children. It is an extremely rewarding feeling to see a child learn mobility skills that they were unable to perform prior to starting therapy services. The staff at Cheshire Fitness Zone is dedicated to providing the best care possible for all the children that they work with.
I am privileged to work with amazing children, wonderful families, skilled therapists, and professional staff each day at Cheshire Fitness Zone. We are a team working toward the best possible outcome for each unique child. I am so thankful to be a part of such a special place.
I love it here. They make you feel like family; they work with your schedule. Everyone in the office is very friendly. I’m here with my son three times a week and I see the differences from when he first started and he’s been doing great. This place is just great with my son and with other kids I see around. I’m truly blessed to be around great people all the time.
I love working at Cheshire Fitness Zone because the therapy team is always willing to collaborate and share different treatment strategies and therapy techniques. You are never at a loss for ideas!
Cheshire Fitness Zone has been absolutely wonderful for my family. All of the staff and therapists treat the children with respect and truly care about their development. The therapists are always available to ask questions and are extremely knowledgeable. The front desk staff alway works to accommodate our schedule and are always friendly and kind. I always refer Cheshire Fitness Zone to other families who are looking for services for their children.