Chris Dukarski, PT is the owner of both OrthoWell Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy and WalkWell Foot Orthotics in Beverly,MA. He has over 25 years of experience treating all spinal and extremity orthopedic and sports conditions with an emphasis in comprehensive bio-mechanical evaluation and the fabrication of custom foot orthotics. He graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State University in 1990. He completed a one year residency program in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1996 with emphasis in the mobilization and manipulation of the spine and extremities. He trained directly with David Graston in his Indiana clinic. He has also become advanced certified in the Graston Technique. Chris is full-body certified in ART (Active Release Technique) for the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Spine. He has also become certified in an effective hands-on pain management technique called Pain Reflex Release Technique and has been trained in Total Motion Release. Chris performed an independent and comprehensive review of the literature on the conservative treatment of heel pain with intention to perform clinical research to validate his physical therapy treatment protocol for plantar fasciitis. He has attended dozens of the nation’s premier orthopedic, sports, and foot orthotic seminars and he continues to investigate orthotic, biomechanical, and treatment challenges through self-study and continuing education. His passion for sharing his insights and educating his patients is evident in his blog postings and website at www.orthowellpt.com. His enthusiasm and expert knowledge has enabled Chris to create a team of therapists that will maximize your results in minimum time.
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Dave Grams, DPT graduated from MCPHS University, Boston campus in 2014 with his BS in Pre-Medical and Health Studies, then graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MCPHS University, Worcester campus in 2016. Dave has a wide variety of clinical experience ranging from the skilled nursing setting to working with elite college and professional athletes. His clinical interests are in sport injury prevention, sport performance, as well as in manual therapies. Dave is passionate about using the latest evidence as well as unique treatment approaches to help his patients return to their daily activity without concern of pain. In his spare time, Dave is an MIAA umpire and has experience working Little League games, up to and including collegiate baseball. He is excited about his role on the OrthoWell team.
Ivan Velev,DPT graduated from Boston University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 and currently lives in Everett, MA. Ivan has wide experience in treating individuals across the lifespan with a variety of orthopedic injuries, but his passion lies with treating those with chronic pain. Also, Ivan’s interest and passion for sport and exercise stands out in his patient and sport specific treatments. In his spare time, Ivan loves spending time with his family as well as playing the ukulele. Above all, Ivan is excited about helping people get back to what they enjoy doing through compassionate and evidence based care. He is looking forward to developing his skills as a Physical Therapist at OrthoWell PT.
Christian Fabrizio is a 2014 graduate from Salem State University where he received a bachelors degree in Sport and Movement Science with a concentration in Exercise Science. He is also a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Before joining the OrthoWell staff Christian gained three years experience working as an Exercise Specialist in multiple physical therapy practices as well as being a part time personal trainer for over five years. Christian applies his knowledge and experience from working in a physical therapy setting to help all his personal training clients live healthy and pain free lives. His clients range anywhere from athletes trying to get ready for a season to an older population trying to get stronger after a joint replacement. Trying to stay active himself, he is currently playing baseball for the Beverly Indians in the Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League.
Wendy Lombardi is a certified personal trainer through The National Council of Strength and Fitness. She has lived in Ipswich for fourteen years and is the mother of three young women. She has been managing and training at Anytime Fitness clubs on the North Shore for eight years. She has a bachelor of science degree from Northeastern University. She has successfully completed HIIT and TRX training. She has extensive experience teaching small group fitness classes as well as ten years providing one-one-one training to clients of all levels, ages and gender. Her skills, knowledge and motivation have helped clients successfully reach their personal fitness goals. She is excited to be part of the OrthoWell team and to continue her personal training with OrthoWell patients.