• Michael

    Michael Conlon

    Owner, Physical Therapist, Coach

    Michael founded Finish Line Physical Therapy in 2006 to provide the highest quality of care, service and personal attention in a comfortable, supportive and friendly atmosphere. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Hogeschool Enschede in the Netherlands and has been a New York State licensed physical therapist since 1997. Michael is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.

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  • Andrew Fenack

    Clinical Director, Physical Therapist

    Andy earned an undergraduate degree in theatre from the University of Texas at Austin and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. He previously worked as Finish Line’s first PT aide in 2010 after the clinic moved to the current facility in Chelsea, left to go to PT school and returned as a full-time physical therapist in 2014. He is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.

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  • Brynn

    Brynn Fessette O’Neill

    Physical Therapist

    Brynn graduated from Ithaca College with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and has been with Finish Line PT since 2010. She received Cum Laude honors in both her graduate and doctorate years. She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. She was a member of the Ithaca varsity women’s basketball team throughout college.

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  • Alison

    Alison McGinnis

    Physical Therapist

    Alison graduated from Northwestern University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and has been with Finish Line PT since 2011. She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. She attended the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill for her undergraduate work and competed as a pole vaulter on the varsity track and field team for all four years.

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  • Jason Lakritz

    Physical Therapist

    Jason graduated from Florida State University where he was a member of the cross country and track team that won three NCAA National Championships. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Long Island University, completing his capstone project on the differences between barefoot and shoe running, and is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. He has been with Finish Line PT since 2012.

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  • Caroline Varriale

    Physical Therapist

    Caroline attended Boston University for her undergraduate studies and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University. She has been with Finish Line PT since 2013. She earned certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.

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  • Mike Riccardi

    Physical Therapist

    Mike earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Springfield College. He is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. He joined the Finish Line PT staff in 2014.

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  • Raechel Bugner

    Physical Therapist

    Raechel earned both her undergrad and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees from Daemen College. She joined the Finish Line PT staff in 2014 and is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.

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  • Alicia Ferriere

    Physical Therapist

    Alicia completed her undergraduate education at the University of Delaware and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University. She has been with Finish Line PT since 2015. She is currently working towards a certification from the Postural Restoration Institute, which seeks to understand the primary contributors of postural kinetic and kinematic movement dysfunction. She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.

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  • Carly Graham

    Physical Therapist

    Carly earned both her undergrad and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees from Ithaca College where she also ran track & cross country and played volleyball. She joined the Finish Line PT staff in 2016 and has completed a Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) from the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.

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  • Lily Mercer

    Physical Therapist

    Lily attended Villanova University for her undergraduate studies and graduated with honors with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University. She also earned a master’s in Human Nutrition from Columbia in order to better understand the influence of nutrition on musculoskeletal healing. She has been with Finish Line PT since 2016.

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  • Emmi Aguillard

    Physical Therapist

    Emmi graduated from Tulane University where she competed all four years for the Women’s NCAA DI Track and Field and Cross Country programs and served as Team Captain senior year. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Emmi joined the Finish Line PT staff in 2016.

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  • Sara

    Sara Hunninghake

    Massage Therapist & Community Manager

    Sara is the gal behind the scenes, handling all of the marketing and communications initiatives, events, newsletter and patient outreach. She graduated from the massage therapy program at the Swedish Institute and also works as a licensed massage therapist at Finish Line. She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. She has been with Finish Line since 2011.

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  • Amanda Kerpius

    Massage Therapist & Yoga Therapy

    Amanda graduated from the massage therapy program at the Swedish Institute in 2017 and has worked at Finish Line since then as a massage therapist providing a combination of yoga, targeted sports massage and relaxation massage for active individuals, recovering athletes and individuals experiencing high levels of stress. After a 14-year career in sales and fundraising—and inspired by the physical therapy she received as a patient at Finish Line—Amanda switched gears and transitioned to a career in wellness.

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  • Cat Nadeau

    Patient Outreach & Marketing

    Cat works with the team on all marketing initiatives and community events. She serves as the bridge between patients and the rest of the Finish Line staff, ensuring that each and every person who comes to our clinic receives five-star service and the best treatment possible. She joined the Finish Line staff in 2014 after graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of Rochester.

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  • Andre

    Andre Fries

    Operations & Billing Manager

    Andre keeps all of the office operations running smoothly and is responsible for all billing inquiries. He was one of the first Finish Line PT employees, having worked with the company since 2007.

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  • Megan DiNicola

    Insurance Coordinator

    Megan is the point person for all insurance inquiries, working with patients to streamline the insurance process by proactively checking benefits and determining coverage. Megan joined the Finish Line staff in 2013 but has been part of the running community since joining Team in Training in 2009.

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  • Steve Mitchell

    Patient Representative, Administration

    Steve works as part of the front desk team, assisting patients with scheduling, insurance inquiries and billing (Ruthie is his trusty assistant, hanging out under the desk and providing moral support). Since 2007, he has been an assistant coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, and in 2016, he became a coach for the New York Flyers’ Fall Marathon Training Program.

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  • Sarah Warnes

    Patient Representative, Administration

    Sarah is the friendly voice on the phone and one of the first smiling faces you see when you walk in the door at Finish Line. She keeps the front desk running smoothly, assisting patients with scheduling, insurance inquiries and billing. She joined the Finish Line staff in 2016.

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  • Shanna McRae

    Patient Representative, Administration

    Shanna is one of the happy faces greeting you at the front desk where she assists patients with scheduling, insurance inquiries and billing. She joined the Finish Line staff in 2017.

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  • Miles

    Miles

    CEO, Official Mascot

    Finish Line said goodbye to Miles, our CEO and everyone’s favorite four-legged friend, in February 2016. Miles was always the most popular employee at Finish Line, greeting everyone with a smile and hello. He made people feel comfortable, ensuring their visit to Finish Line was a memorable one (usually by shedding or drooling on their clothes). His hobbies included running, swimming and playing fetch in Central Park.

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