Rocco Urso has nearly 20 years of experience in the management and application of integrated physical therapy. His career experience ranges from orthopedics to pediatrics and from corporations to private practices. He held several positions prior to joining Apple Rehab Sport & Spa – most recently he served as Director of Clinical Operations for The Talcott Center for Child Development in Farmington, where he worked with occupational therapists and speech pathologists in a transdisciplinary environment. Rocco is breaking new ground, integrating clinical therapies with overall wellness for patients of all ages. He holds a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Physical Education, with a concentration in Athletic Training, and a B.S. in Science Allied Health.
Please help me welcome Tammy Mayo to Apple Rehab Sport & Spa as a registered physical therapist. Tammy graduated from Quinnipiac College with a Bachelors of Health Science in 2000, and from Quinnipiac University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2002. She became certified as an athletic trainer in 2001. Recently, she has earned her certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). Since graduation, Tammy spent four and a half years working in outpatient physical therapy. During this time, she attended multiple continuing education courses on all aspects of orthopedic rehabilitation and became certified in the Cyriax method. She went on to work in occupational medicine for three years where she fine-tuned her skills treating spine injuries, bringing patients from day one of injury to return to work status. She returned to her true love of outpatient orthopedics two years ago, and is excited to continue doing the same at Apple Rehab Sport & Spa. Should you have a history or recent injury of your spine, Tammy would be happy to provide you with a spinal assessment at Apple Rehab Sport & Spa.
Leslie Weissman has nearly 30 years of experience in the application, program development, and management aspects of occupational therapy programs. Her extensive career experience ranges from neurotrauma to orthopedics, across all age ranges, in hospitals and outpatient settings. Leslie’s specialties include upper-extremity and hand rehabilitation (including treatment of hand injuries associated with burn trauma), repetitive strain disorders, work hardening, myofascial release, and neural mobilization. Leslie lectures domestically and internationally on unique solutions to hand trauma recovery. She holds a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University and has trained in London, England.
Tamara’s goal is to restore function by liberating the body from common imbalances due to repetitive motion, chronic pain, and traumatic experiences. A few areas of specialty are injury rehabilitation, deep tissue release, energy balancing, visualizations and prenatal massage.Tamara graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2001 and is a Myoskeletal Therapist. She completed her level one certification in the clinical application of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques at the Freedom From Pain Institute. She believes her past experience as a personal trainer and classical dancer also has broadened her perspective and understanding of the human body.
Fun Fact: Tamara danced with the Hartford Ballet for five years.