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About Me

Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, Ph.D., OCS
Founder and Owner

Dr. Duane Scotti is a physical therapist, educator, researcher and founder of Spark Physical Therapy. He is considered a leader in the fields of rehab, sports medicine, performing arts medicine, and human performance optimization. With years of experience as a physical therapist, runner, and dance instructor in combination with his strength and conditioning background, Duane has been working with many patients to improve all aspects of human performance.

Duane is currently the founder of Spark Physical Therapy, providing prehab, rehab, and performance optimization services either onsite or in the comfort of your home within the Cheshire/Wallingford CT region. He also is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University responsible for coordinating and teaching musculoskeletal examination, intervention, and advanced manual therapy within the orthopedic curriculum.

Duane received his Bachelor of Health Science degree and Master of Physical Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in 2001 and 2003. He then went on to receive a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2017. Duane is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Mulligan Practitioner, certified in dry needling and has advanced training in spinal manipulation, dance medicine, gymnastics medicine, and rehabilitation for runners.

Duane has been in clinical practice working with orthopedic, sports, and performing arts populations since 2003. He has strong clinical and research agendas in screening, injury prevention, and rehabilitation for runners, dancers, and gymnasts. Duane uses an integrative model of manual therapy including manipulation, mobilization, and soft tissue treatment including dry needling and the Graston technique for the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Duane is a physical therapy advocate and is actively engaged with the American Physical Therapy Association and serves as Vice President of the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association.

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How Can You Help Me?

Find the real cause of your pain and fix those problem areas so you can stay at peak performance
Runners
  • Get back to hitting the pavement and improving your health
  • Comprehensive running assessment
  • Running specific treatment plan
  • Return to running program to prevent reinjury
  • Conquer that personal best on your next race
Dancers
  • Get back in the classroom and competing at the highest level
  • Comprehensive dance specific assessment
  • Dance specific treatment plan
  • Return to dance safely to prevent reinjury
  • Improve your technique (making the choreography easier)
Gymnasts
  • Get back to training and competing at the highest level
  • Comprehensive gymnastics assessment
  • Gymnastics specific treatment plan
  • Return to gymnastics safely to prevent reinjury
  • Improve your gymnastics (making it easier to do your skills)
Active Adults
  • Relieve pain
  • Fix the root cause of the problem
  • Teach you how to keep it from coming back

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