Peter graduated from Florida International University in 1982 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. He earned a Master's in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 1993. In 1985 he opened Manual and Sports Physical Therapy in Southampton and has since expanded the practice east to Sag Harbor and East Hampton. Peter is recognized as a Sports Certified Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. Athletics and competitive sports are a lifelong passion of his. He has successfully completed over a dozen Iron Man Competitions and continues to race all over the world.
Nicholas Daba, PTA, LMT
Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Massage Therapist Nick earned an Associate in Science degree as a Fitness Specialist and an Associates of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Suffolk Community College. Nick began his career with Manual and Sports Physical therapy in 1997. As the Clinical Instructor of the Sag Harbor location Nick is actively involved in student education. Nick has been a Licensed Massage Therapy since the 1990s after training at The New York College of Holistic Medicine.
Liliana Fazendeiro, PTA, LMT
Liliana earned her degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Suffolk County Community College in 2002 and began her career with Manual and Sports Physical Therapy in 2003. In 2006 she completed her course-work in Massage Therapy at New York College of Health Professions and became a licensed massage therapist. Liliana became an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer in 2008.
Dr. Suzanne "Leesie" O'Connell, DPT
Leesie joined our team in 2014 after graduating from Stony Brook University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed her Bachelors of Science in 2010 from Loyola University of Maryland in Biology-Psychology. Leesie has completed multiple continuing education courses with Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars with an emphasis on orthopedic manual therapy treatment of spinal and peripheral regions as well as stabilization training and functional rehabilitation.
Kyle Griffin, Aide
Kyle has been working as an aide since 2011. He makes sure that all our patients are as welcomed and comfortable as possible. Kyle's hobbies are playing drums in his band Clearwater Stills and watching movies. His goals are to become a certified personal trainer and PTA to continue helping people in this great field.
Dr. Mary (Mikki) Giffune, DPT
Mary performed modern dance and taught Pilates and yoga before attending physical therapy school. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University in New York. Since graduating, Mary has specialized in manual therapy, orthopedics and women’s health through post graduate continuing education courses. Mary has been working for the company since 2015.
Maria Torres, Aide
Maria joined our team in 2015. She works closely with the physical therapists and helps with patient flow through the clinic. Maria has always had a strong passion for helping people and enjoys interacting with patients, listening to their stories and seeing their progress from their first visit to their last. She will be graduating with her Liberal Arts degree and plans to further her education by pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
Carly Hannibal, Office Manager
Carly has been with us since 2011. She enjoys helping people and will answer all your questions about insurance coverage and billing. She will schedule your PT appointments, verify your insurance coverage and make sure every aspect of your visit runs smoothly.