Chris Dukarski, PT
Chris Dukarski,PT is the owner of both OrthoWell Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy and WalkWellFoot Orthotics in Beverly,MA. He has over 30 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 is certified in the Graston Technique and Dry Needling. Chris is full-body certified in ART (Active Release Technique) for the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Spine. He is also certified in an effective hands-on pain management technique called Pain Reflex Release Technique and certified as a Champion Performance Training specialist. Chris has performed several independent and comprehensive reviews of the literature on the conservative treatment of plantar heel pain which led to the publication of his treatment guide for Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciits and his DVD on the self treatment of plantar fasciitis. He has also published treatment guides for Low Back Pain & Sciatica, Shoulder Pain and The Formula for PainFree Running. His treatment guides and links to previous workshops on these subjects can be found on the homepage of his website. 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 has been a staff physical therapist at OrthoWell Physical Therapy since 2017. He 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. Other clinical interests including post-concussion syndrome, headaches/migraines, vestibular rehab, and post-stroke. He has completed a 6 month Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) Certification with advanced clinical competency in evaluation and treatment of chronic pain. He also has clinical competency in spinal manipulation and full body dry needling. 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.
Selected Coursework/Continuing Education
2016 Explain Pain with Lorimer Moseley 24 hours
2017 IASTM Technique 2.0 with Mike Reinold 6 hours
2018 Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) Certification 6 months
2019 Cognitive Behavioural Skills to Treat Back Pain: The Back Skills Training (BeST) Programme through Oxford University 20 hours
2020 Champion Performance Training Certification Program 20 hours
2020 DN-1: Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic & Upper Extremity Conditions: An Evidence-Based Approach 24 hours
2021 DN-2: Dry Needling for Lumbopelvic and Lower Extremity Conditions: an Evidence-Based Approach 24 hours
Graduated from Salem State University with a bachelors in Exercise Science. Cam has aspirations to become a Physical Therapist and is currently working towards getting into a PT Program. Cam takes pride in his fitness experience, which contributes to the satisfaction he gets when sharing this knowledge to others. When he isn’t working, Cam likes to spend time with his family and dogs, as well as going to the beach. Overall, Cam is excited about working as an aide for Orthowell Physical Therapy is dedicated to improve the lives of every patient through hard work and consistency.
Graduated from Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She was also a four year starter for the Fighting Scots Softball Program, where she collected two all-conference awards. During her time at Gordon, Laura discovered a passion for physical therapy as an athlete who had the opportunity to experience a more personal side of the occupation and truly fell in love with the field. She believes exercise is the best medicine for your body. Laura Is looking to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in the coming years. She enjoys participating in various sports in her free time as well as strength training, coaching and expanding her education on nutrition.