Meet Our Team
Dr. Parsa Karimi PT, DPT
Dr. Karimi has been specializing in outpatient orthopedic, sports and home physical therapy since graduating in 2003. Dr. Karimi graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a Bachelors’ degree in Health Sciences and Masters’ degree in Physical Therapy. He earned his doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2011. Along with his physical therapy degrees, Dr. Karimi has nearly twenty years of weight training experience. Recently, Dr. Karimi wrote the first of his many books to come, How to Choose the Right Physical Therapist – PKL’s Guide to Help You Save Time & Money. His book highlights key characteristics of an effective and true orthopedic & sports physical therapist. It guides people all over the country to avoid ineffective “care” and find the best physical therapist to get results… period! Dr. Karimi is an active member of the Amityville Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce in Amityville as well as a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Along with being the co-founder & president of PKL Physical Therapy & Wellness PC, Dr. Karimi has been the clinical instructor of numerous doctors of physical therapy. He takes great pride in teaching effective physical therapy treatment methods that have helped PKL rise above the rest. He developed an exercise video to help people of all ages build strength, avoid injury and stay fit! (see our PK Fitness webpage for more details) Dr.Karimi plans to teach physical therapy in the near future specializing in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation methods. He is active contributor of articles for Advance Magazine for the Physical Therapist. Dr.Karimi prides himself in helping patients avoid unnecessary surgery and continuous pain medication usage with their unique physical therapy philosophy.
Meet PKL’s talented staff– All PKL therapists follow a “one philosophy under one roof” approach. This helps to maximize the consistency of your treatments and get you results now.
Dr. Diana Field, PT
Diana is a NYS licensed Physical Therapist. She graduated from New York Institute of Technology with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007. She has been working in the physical therapy field for over 15 years, first as an aide through high school and college and has been a physical therapist at PKL for the past 9 years. Diana continues to expand her knowledge of physical therapy through continuing education courses specializing in the orthopedic population.
Dr. Edward Stellato, PT
Eddie did his undergraduate studies at Hofstra University where he earned a bachelors degree in exercise science in 2009. In 2014 Eddie graduated from Stony Brook University with his doctorate in physical therapy. Since graduating Eddie has spent most of his time working in orthopedics/sports physical therapy settings as well as nursing and rehabilitation centers. Currently Eddie is working towards his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Philip Bruno, PT
Phil has been a practicing licensed physical therapist for over 17 years, specializing in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. He graduated Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He worked part-time at Island Orthopedics in Massapequa, NY and full-time at Performance Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Levittown, NY for 11 years. Phil brings with him a vast amount of clinical experience and superb bedside manner. He continues to pursue continuing education classes specializing in orthopedic manual techniques such as the Maitland and Mulligan concepts. Phil is also currently studying for his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist exam given by the American Physical Therapy Board of Specialists.
Anthony Morelli, PTA
Anthony Morelli PTA graduated deans list Nassau Community College 2016 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. He joined our team in 2016 and he has become a great addition to our clinical team.
Thomas Mastandrea, PTA
I’ve been working as a aide at PKL physical therapy for the last 5 years. I attended Suffolk community college and just graduated from the physical therapy assistants program as of this January. I plan on continuing my career at PKL as a PTA to fulfill the goals of all the patients that attend.
Wilfred, Physical Therapist Aide
Meet Wilfred, a physical therapist aide at PKL Physical Therapy. Wilfred graduated from Stony Brook University May 2016 with a degree in Health Science with a concentration in disability studies and human development. He is on the path to becoming a physical therapist and will be applying to DPT programs. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, lifting, and video games.
Tyler, Physical Therapist Aide
Tyler graduated from Binghamton University in 2015 with a BS in chemistry. He has been working at PKL for a year and a half. In his free time he enjoys playing rugby.
Matt, Physical Therapist Aide
Matt is a physical therapist aide working at PKL. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary College with a bachelor’s in psychology and is currently attending SCCC working towards a physical therapist assistant degree. He hopes to become a physical therapist assistant in the near future and is working to advance his knowledge in weight training and fitness/personal training. Matt’s hobbies include staying active and listening to a variety of music.
Kirsten, Physical Therapist Aide
Kirsten is currently studying Exercise Science at Hofstra University. After her undergraduate work, she plans on attending PT school to become a physical therapist. Kirsten enjoys working as an aid with the wonderful PKL staff, and looks forward to continuing her education. She has been a long-time athlete, playing both soccer and beach volleyball, and she spends her free time outdoors. In the warm months, she enjoys kayaking and hiking.
Damon, Physical Therapist Aide
Damon is a physical therapy aid at PKL. He is currently studying Health Sciences at Stony Brook University. Once he graduates he hopes to enroll in a Physical Therapy program and receive his doctorate degree. Although he is new to PKL, he has a passion for helping people and is excited about the experiences ahead of him. In his spare time he enjoys camping, reading, and going to the beach.
Ashley, Physical Therapist Aide
Ashley enjoys creating a welcoming environment for patients and being able to see patients get better after every session. Ashley a graduate from Farmingdale State College plans on using her experience at PKL to pursue a Physical Therapy program in the near future.
Diana, Physical Therapist Aide
Diana is a physical therapy aide at PKL Amityville. She is a recent graduate from SUNY Binghamton, where she studied both mathematics and biology. She is continuing her education to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In her free time, Diana enjoys doing puzzles, playing softball, listening to music, and going out with friends.
Kim, Physical Therapist Aide
Kimberly is a recent graduate from Stony Brook University, where she earned a BS in Health Science with a concentration in Emergency and Critical Care. She is pursing a nursing career and is currently applying to nursing school. Kimberly enjoys lifting weights, arts and crafts, baking, playing the piano, and hiking.
Natalina, Physical Therapist Aide
Natalina is an aide at PKL physical therapy who is just finishing up her undergraduate at Adelphi University. She is studying exercise science and is also a member of the field hockey team at Adelphi. She is pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy at New York institute of technology starting in May of 2017.
Kelly Hinshaw, Physical Therapist Aide
Kelly is one of our physical therapist aides, coming to us from another neighboring practice facility. She comes to PKL Physical Therapy & Wellness with six years of experience as a physical therapist aide. Kelly is attending SUNY Old Westbury and working towards her degree in education to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. In addition to working with our patients at our practice locations, Kelly also works in a yoga studio as an administrative role and is also a level 1 certified Anti-gravity Fitness Instructor. Along with our other physical therapist aides, Kelly will help maintain a safe treatment atmosphere, assist in setting exercises and helping the physical therapist with implementing therapeutic exercises.
Joan, Office Manager Amityville
Joan is the office manager of PKL Amityville. She has over 12 years of experience in worker’s comp and no fault billing. She has her AAS in Business Administration. She enjoys going to the beach, cooking and scrapbooking.
Christina, Office Manager Bethpage
Christina has been with PKL for 7 years. She started out as a receptionist in the Amityville office. When the Bethpage location opened, she became office manager at that location. She has over 5 years experience in physical therapy billing.
A graduate from CW Post with a Bachelor of Science, Laura has worked at PKL Physical Therapy for 7 years. Laura is an administrative assistant in the billing department, specializing in collections and workman’s compensation. She is a life long resident of Long Island and the mother of two teenage children. In her spare time enjoys making crafts, baking, and fishing with her family.
Shannon has been working as a receptionist at PKL Physical Therapy for over two years. She is currently working toward a degree in clinical art therapy at LIU Post and an NSCA certification for personal training. As a nationally ranked powerlifter, she spends most of her free time training for upcoming competitions.
Susan, Receptionist Amityville
A new member of the PKL family, Susan has joined us in September as a receptionist in the Amityville Office. She studied Business in college and enjoys getting to know and work with the patients here at PKL. Susan has two grown sons and enjoys spending time with friends baking, painting and going to listen to disco music. She is looking forward to working here with such great people.
Erin, Receptionist Amityville
Erin has been a receptionist in the Amityville office since January 2017. She is studying Administrative Business Technology at Nassau Community College. In her free time Erin enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with friends.
Vita, Receptionist Bethpage
Vita is currently going to college with the hopes of becoming a licensed registered nurse. Vita works as a receptionist at our Bethpage location and is here to answer your questions. She has a passion for helping others which drives her to pursue her goals of becoming a healthcare professional. When Vita is not working with us here at PKL Physical Therapy or studying for school, she enjoys spending time with her friends and playing sports.