Chris Dukarski, PT

 is the owner of both OrthoWell Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy and WalkWellFoot 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.

Kathy Garbick

Kathy has been a health coach/ personal trainer for over 15 years.  She is a certified personal trainer, behavior change specialist and senior fitness specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Her background as a competitive track and field athlete and competitive body builder has become the building blocks to her career in the health and wellness industry.  After graduating from Boston College she pursued her goals as a competitive body builder and fitness competitor. Kathy has been recognized as a fitness expert by Northshore Magazine and has helped hundreds of clients achieve their fitness goals.

Through her wellness programs she has coached, guided and inspired her clients to achieve their fitness goals by making sustainable lifestyle changes.  She specializes in coaching clients on habit-based change including weight loss and maintenance, stress management, short and long term goal setting and exercise guidance and adherence. As a specialty she works with seniors to help them maintain their strength, balance and flexibility to sustain a healthy and independent lifestyle.

Her firm understanding of anatomy and physiology and her knowledge as one of our PT aides will help our patients get tailored workouts from Kathy that focus on joint stability, flexibility and balance.

Kathy is passionate about helping her clients achieve a healthy, happy and balanced life!