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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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.
Jason Pendergast is a 2015 graduate of Bridgewater State University, where he received his BS in physical education with a concentration in exercise science. He has worked at several facilities as a PT aide, a personal trainer and as a physical education instructor. His sports background is that of a collegiate wrestler. 7 years of middle school, high school and collegiate wrestling is what drew him to exercise science and when injuries occurred, his own positive PT experience drew him to the world of physical therapy. He uses his own experiences as an athlete and as a patient to relate his knowledge learned in school and various exercise settings to each patient (young and old) he encounters. He currently enjoys the spoils of nature while hiking, camping, and rock climbing.