Our Team

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Sheryl Masella, PT, Cert MDT

Sheryl is a licensed Physical Therapist with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Hunter College School of Health Sciences. With over 21 years of experience, Sheryl’s clinical focus lies in vestibular and balance disorders as well as orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. She is certified in the McKenzie Method for the diagnosis and treatment of spinal dysfunctions and is a certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist. Sheryl has also been a fall prevention speaker at senior centers and assisted living facilities and was a keynote speaker at the continuing education seminar for Physical and Occupational Therapists, “Act on Balance.”  She is also the co-author of “Finding the Right Balance” which appeared in Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation.


Christina Kamme, DPT, Supervisor

Christina is a licensed Physical Therapist Supervisor with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. With over 11 years experience, Christina’s clinical focus lies in orthopaedics. Christina is a National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA CPT) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Salvatore DiMatteo, PT, Supervisor

Sal is a licensed Physical Therapist with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from New York University. With over 21 years of experience, Sal’s clinical focus lies in sports medicine and joint replacement rehabilitation. He utilizes manual therapy and progressive functional related exercises in order to achieve maximum therapeutic benefits. Sal is the Clinical Education Coordinator for STARS – overseeing the student program for PT and PTA’s.


Valentin Dajdea, MSPT, DPT

Val is a Physical Therapist with his Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the New York Institute of Technology. With over 12 years of experience ,Val’s clinical focus is in the areas of orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation. He has served as a clinical instructor for Touro College and New York Institute of Technology.


Frank Moreno, PT, MPT

Frank is a Physical Therapist with his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees from Quinnipiac University. With over 10 years of experience, Frank’s clinical focus is in the areas of orthopaedics, sports rehabilitation and facial nerve paralysis


Elizabeth Speed, MPT

Elizabeth is a Physical Therapist with her Master’s Degree from Quinnipiac University. With over 12 years of experience, Elizabeth’s clinical focus is in the areas of orthopaedics and manual therapy. She is also experienced in work station ergonomics, posture re-education and body mechanics training.