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Our Team

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) - Manhasset

 
Harry Dietrich, PT, Cert MDT, Manager
Harry has 20 years experience as a licensed Physical Therapist.  Earning his degree from Daemen College his clinical focus is in the areas of neurologic, orthopaedic rehabilitation and spine care. Harry is certified in the McKenzie Method for the diagnosis and treatment of spinal dysfunctions and trained in the Bioness L300 lower extremity stimulator.
   

 

 

Christine Thompson, PT, MS
Christine is a licensed Physical Therapist, certified in vestibular rehabilitation with over 19 years experience.  She earned her Bachelors Degree from the University at Buffalo and her masters from SUNY Stony Brook. Christine’s expertise focuses in BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) unilateral and bilateral vestibular loss, central vestibular dysfunction, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Christine is trained in the Bioness L300 lower extremity stimulator.

   

 

 

Christine Lauke, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Christine has over 13 years experience as a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Touro College and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Temple University. Christine is a certified full body provider of the Active Release Technique (ART).  ART is used to restore motion and function of soft tissue and to treat problems that develop with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Christine is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Her clinical focus also lies in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation.  Christine is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).She is trained in the Bioness L300 lower extremity stimulator.

   

Aileen Roginski, PT, DPT
Aileen has over 9 years of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist.  She graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, a Masters in Physical Therapy, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Aileen’s clinical focus is in balance and vestibular rehabilitation, manual therapy, neck and back pain and performing arts therapy.  Aileen is trained in the Bioness L300 Lower extremity stimulator.

   
Russell Bergen, MPT, OCS
Russell has over 5 years experience as a licensed Physical Therapist. He earned his Masters in Physical Therapy from Hunter College. Russell’s clinical focus lies in joint replacements, orthopaedics, osteoarthritis and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and stroke. He is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Russell is trained in the Bioness L300 Lower extremity stimulator.
   

 

 

Maria Johnides, DPT
Maria has over 6 years experience as a Physical Therapist and has been treating at our STARS Manhasset location since 2006. She received dual degrees: a Bachelors in Health Sciences and a Clinical Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College. Maria’s clinical focus is with patients suffering from orthopaedic and neuro-muscular disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. Maria is trained in the Bioness L300 Lower extremity stimulator. 

   

Yan Kharkover, DPT
Yan is a licensed Physical Therapist with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.  Yan’s clinical focus is in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation. Yan is also fluent in Russian.  Yan is trained in the Bioness L300 Lower extremity stimulator.

   

 

Soledad Tomasino, DPT
Soledad is a licensed Physical Therapist who graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College. With over 9 years experience, her clinical focus lies in orthopaedic rehabilitation.   Soledad is trained in the Bioness L300 Lower extremity stimulator.

   

Jessica Finley, PT, DPT, CLT-UE
Jessica is a licensed Physical Therapist who graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Masters in Clinical Science from Ithaca College. Her clinical focus lies in orthopaedic rehabilitation.  Jessica is a certified lymphedema therapist in upper extremity treatment (CLT-UE). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): Oncology section member.

   
 

John Comeau, DPT
John has over 10 years experience as a licensed Physical Therapist. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. His clinical focus lies in orthopaedic rehabilitation and pediatrics.  John is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist.

   

Jennifer Kortz, DPT
Jennifer has over 2 years experience as a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Her clinical focus lies in orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports therapy and geriatric rehabilitation. Jennifer is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists.

   
 

Gregory Reardon, DPT, CSCS
Greg is a licensed Physical Therapist who graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College. He also received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science from the State University of New York at Cortland. Greg is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His clinical focus lies in orthopaedic rehabilitation, and sports therapy. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.