Therapists at Performance Physical Therapy
What makes Performance Physical Therapy and Fitness Center special is the people! We treat everyone in our practice with the care and respect that a family member would deserve. This personalized, hands on care has allowed us to have the reputation as the premiere rehabilitation center in the area. Over 100 area doctors send their patients and families to us for treatment.
We get results from listening to our patients and tailoring a plan specifically for them.
Patients in our practice become an expert in the management of their condition by the time of discharge. We pride ourselves in our ability to educate as well as treat.
Patients respond well to our attentive, safe, and positive environment.
Our Principal Physical Therapists And Their Qualifications:
Stephen Rapposelli, PT, OCSDelaware Native, Salesianum Graduate, Beaver College Graduate, Practicing Since 1987, Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics.
John Bradley, PTJohn is a native of New Castle, Delaware. He attended Salesianum High School in Wilmington and then Boston University for his Physical Therapy degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1987. His areas of special interest include physical therapy of the spine as well as ergonomics and work injury prevention. He is a regular consultant to regional and international manufacturing companies for his work in ergonomics and prevention of work related injuries.
Sean Treharne, DPTSean is a native of New Jersey who graduated from Rutgers University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. His favorite hobbies include hiking, playing sports, and cooking but he is even more interested in learning about the things his patients love to do. With that in mind, he is dedicated to helping each patient achieve their goals and return to the activities they enjoy. In his opinion, there is no better place to feel better than Performance Physical Therapy!
Julianne Wood, DPTJulianne recently relocated from Virginia, but is originally from Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in Ecology from University of Colorado at Boulder and went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. While she experienced multiple episodes of PTas a competitive gymnast, acrobat, and dance, she became more interested in pursuing Physical Therapy as a career when her father was diagnosed with MS. She has special interest in working with dancers as well as concussion management. Her hobbies include dance, lyra, gardening, and hiking.
Amanda Vito, PT, DPTAmanda was born and raised in Delaware County, PA right outside the city of Philadelphia. She graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Kinesiology and went on to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She currently has a special interest in post-op orthopedic patient care and geriatrics. Outside of physical therapy, Amanda loves to play ice hockey, go running, travel, and spend time with family and friends. Her favorite part of being a physical therapist is communicating with patients and learning about their interests and past experiences. Amanda states "I am extremely excited to begin my career at Performance PT with a team that truly cares about their patients." We are so happy to welcome her on board!
Sean Ruane, DPT
Sean is our newest Physical Therapist to join the practice! He's a Pennsylvania native, and attended Lock Haven University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Widener University in May of 2016. He's an Eagles and Penn State fan, and became interested in physical therapy because "It gives me the ability to help patients return to the activities that are most important to them and at the highest level possible."
He's become an MVP on our team, and we're confident you'll love his enthusiasm and dedication!
Lynne Sturgill PT, DPT, OCS
Lynne is a native Delawarean and a graduate of the University of Delaware. She obtained her clinical doctorate from Widener University and is a board certified specialist in orthopedics. She has lots of experience in treating patients with various orthopedic issues and is recently certified in Dry Needling. She is active in the Delaware Physical Therapy Association and currently serves as Delegate. In addition, she volunteers at a pro-bono physical therapy clinic. In her free time Lynne enjoys biking, hiking and travelling with her family.
Physical Therapy AssistantHeena moved from India in 2009 and since then lives in DE. She is a recent graduate of Phi Theta Kappa honor society from the physical therapist assistant program at Delaware Technical Community College. She has found great interest working with the geriatric population by helping them to feel confident, gain strength, mobility and enjoy an enhanced quality of life. Her hobbies are to spend time with friends & family and work on DIY projects.
Diptee "Dee" Pathak PTA, CPT
Diptee is certified through American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM). She graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. Diptee is a Physical Therapist Assistant who also enjoys her time working in an orthopedic outpatient clinic. Her passion for health fitness developed in her college years when she lost 20lbs on her own and completely changed her life. She realized how important a healthy lifestyle really was and her goal was to inspire friends, family and others interested in improving their health and overall wellness.
With over 4 years of experience as a Personal Trainer and now a clinician, Diptee understands the importance of injury prevention. She makes sure her exercise plans are safe and effective for all types of clients with different fitness abilities and desires. In her programs, she also incorporates specific exercises for functional limitations. Diptee has worked with several clients who have participated with skilled Physical Therapy or Chiropractic services. Her goal is to promote optimal function long-term to clients who have reached their therapeutic goals with utilizing Personal Training services.
Diptee has successfully helped many clients reach their goals such as losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle. Past clients have expressed how they saw increased strength, decreased body fat, increased flexibility, and improved mood and energy. Her program incorporates core, strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance training. She also gives great tips on how to overcome the roadblocks that come between a busy lifestyle and healthy living. Diptee helps clients achieve their goals by motivating them to work hard, educating them about nutrition, and demonstrating safe and effective exercise forms throughout sessions. Diptee's bubbly fun personality makes working out fun and she loves teaching clients how to be an overall happier and healthier individual!