Edward B. Farrell, MS, PT, OCS, CSCS is a founding partner of Physical Solutions Physical Therapy and Fitness. He attended Long Island University, receiving his Bachelor of Science cum laude and in 1995, his Master of Science, with Honors, in Physical Therapy. He is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He is also recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Specializing in the care of orthopedic and sports patient populations, Edward has over two decades of experience working with many professional and recreational athletes. He has developed an appreciation of functional mechanics and the demands of activity and how those factors relate to the management of injury and illness. Edward is able to apply these principles to various populations allowing improved quality of life.
Always a mind for the community, Edward has worked extensively with local groups to promote wellness and education. He helped implement and manage a wellness program at Cablevision Systems Corporation. He also has headed programs at condominium complexes, adult living facilities and local schools. Edward was the strength and conditioning coach for Garden City High School athletics from 1996 through 2001, and continues to work with many youth sports organizations to achieve greater sports performance.
Edward and his family reside Nassau County, New York. His two sons both active lacrosse and football players, when not in the office he is usually juggling their schedules with his wife deciding who will be at which game.
Christopher R. Lopez, MS, PT, OCS, CSCS, is a founding partner of Physical Solutions Physical Therapy and Fitness. Following completion of his undergraduate studies at Adelphi University, Christopher received his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College in 1998. Since graduating, Christopher has maintained a strong commitment to continued professional development through participation in continuing education courses and the pursuit and acquisition of several postgraduate certifications. He is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Additionally, he is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, by Cincinnati Sports Medicine as a Sportsmetrics practitioner, and is FMSC certified by Functional Movement Systems. Christopher has worked with his professional associations at both the state and national level to promote and advance causes important to his profession. He recently served as co-chair for the Alliance for Independent Physical Therapists (AiPT), a special interest group of the New York Physical Therapy Association that serves the needs of private practice physical therapists within New York State.
As a clinician, Christopher has nearly two decades of experience working in an outpatient physical therapy setting with patients suffering general orthopedic injuries, work related injuries, injuries related to automobile accidents, and injuries from competitive and recreational sports. He has also participated in the rehabilitation of patients suffering impaired function related to acquired or genetic illness. Christopher utilizes the evidenced-based science of physical therapy when evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients. He takes an integrated, whole body approach, to ensure that the underlying, root cause of pain or dysfunction is discovered and addressed. He also recognizes that many physical problems are the result of poor health generally and strives to minimize the risks of such avoidable problems through the promotion of wellness, where the goal is not only to manage and/or eliminate pain and loss of function associated with injury or illness when it occurs, but to also work towards preventing these problems in the first place through the promotion of better health.
Christopher and his family reside in Suffolk County, New York. When not treating, he enjoys spending time with his kids, trail running, hiking, weight training, and photography. He is a member and former president of the Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club, a local charity which has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to causes that help the blind and/or those who run the risk of becoming blind.
Elena Caruso is a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Marist College in 2009 and went on to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2012. Since graduation she has been working in an outpatient physical therapy practice treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and post-surgical cases.
Elena has experience in sports and orthopedic physical therapy, and has rehabilitated athletes on the high school and collegiate level.
Dustin Passigli is a certified Physical Therapist and National Academy of Sports Medicine certified Corrective Exercise Specialist/Performance Enhancement Specialist. Dustin received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from The George Washington University in 2009. Dustin went on to receive a Masters of Arts in Motor Learning and Control from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2011 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from LIU-Brooklyn in 2015.
Dustin has various experiences treating post-surgical, general musculoskeletal, chronic pain, pediatric, neurological, and sports injury patients. Dustin has also had the pleasure to rehabilitate high school and Division I college athletes.
Ben Busketta is a recent graduate of the Doctoral Physical Therapy program at Stony Brook University. Before attending Stony Brook, he earned his bachelor of science in Exercise Science from Manhattan College in 2013. Ben completed his senior clinical internship at Physical Solutions Physical Therapy where he gained extensive experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting treating various orthopedic and post-surgical patients. Ben has a background in competitive weightlifting and became a professionally ranked power-lifter in 2015.
Kristiana Pelizzoli is a Certified Athletic Trainer. She started out at Pace University where she played DII Soccer, before transferring to Hofstra where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2016. While at Hofstra, she worked as a student athletic trainer for Kellenberg High School, Hofstra Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, and Nassau Community College Men’s Lacrosse. She also worked for Adelphi Men’s and Women’s soccer teams; who won NE10 championships, as well as a Regional Championship.
She is currently our Athletic Training representative at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Syosset, and works in our Bethpage office.
Nicole received her Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and later received her Master’s of Teaching degree in Physical Education in 2007. She was certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist in 2001. Following graduation, Nicole accepted a position at Physical Solutions as a personal trainer. Nicole works closely with clients to develop personalized health and fitness plans. She provides clients with advice on nutrition as well as engaging clients about fitness needs, giving them feedback and keeping track of their development. Her career as a physical trainer has enabled her to assist athletes to improve their athletic performance. She has also had the opportunity to work with clients confronting health issues such as obesity and diabetes. Programs for this population include cardiovascular, weight training and nutritional evaluations and guidance. In addition to training, Nicole has coached the Junior Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team at Garden City High School since 2007. As a result of the positive impact that physical activity and fitness has had on her life, Nicole remains passionate about the opportunities that she has as a personal trainer to educate and bring health and fitness into the lives of many.
To get more information on rates/set up a personal training session with Nicole call our office at (516) 746-6350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
He is trained in Chinese herbal medicine and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition. He sees patients with a variety of health conditions and delivers a holistic and comprehensive approach to treatment. Michel also serves on the board of directors at the Acupuncture Society of New York where he is the continuing education coordinator.