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Meet the Physical Therapists

As owner and director of Preneta Physical Therapy, Richard Preneta is extremely proud of his highly experienced physical therapy staff.

Working as a caring, energetic team, each Preneta PT physical therapist comes with years of knowledge and the passion to get patients back to their life’s activities!

Richard Preneta, PT, Physical Therapist and Clinic Director

Richard Preneta, PT, Owner Richard Preneta is the owner and director of Preneta Physical Therapy. A graduate of Quinnipiac University, Richard has been treating patients in Fairfield and the surrounding area for 25 years. Through the years he has successfully directed staff physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise specialists and has personally treated thousands of patients at the 2119 Post Road address since the clinic doors opened in 1996.

Richard's continued education course work includes a number of manual therapy courses; muscle energy, myofacial release, and plyometric and core stabilization techniques as well as balance and vestibular rehabilitation. He specializes in hands on treatment, sports medicine and geriatric care. Recent coursework includes training with the Hospital for Special Surgery for Conservative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis and coursework specific to the shoulder where he furthered his joint mobilization and manual therapy techniques.

Richard lives in Milford with his wife, Shay, and twin children, Kevin and Bella. He enjoys a variety of hobbies including wine making, gardening, and bee keeping.

Cynthia Sweeney, PT, Physical Therapist

Cynthia Sweeny, PT A graduate of the School of Allied Health in Physical Therapy and the University of Connecticut, Cynthia had extensive experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy prior to joining Preneta Physical Therapy in 2008. In addition to her more than 20 years of patient experience, her progressive approach to physical therapy includes both traditional and manual therapy techniques.

Utilizing the McKenzie approach, closed chain exercises, core stabilization, muscle energy techniques, fascial release techniques, and tri-planer functional exercise programs, Cynthia has always been on the cutting edge of advances in the field of physical therapy. Recent coursework includes a North American Seminar on the cervical spine where she focused on treatment approaches for cervical disorders.

Cynthia enjoys kayaking, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, gardening, and rug hooking.

Andrea Krollman, PT, Physical Therapist

Andrea Krollman, PT Andrea Krollman attended the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT and graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1995. Andrea has provided physical therapy services to a wide range of orthopedic and neurological diagnosis. She is also proficient with McConnell taping techniques, manual treatments including myofascial release, muscle energy, craniosacral, yoga therapies, massage and energy work. Andrea provides high quality and compassionate care while helping patients to maximize their functional potential.

In addition, Andrea's continued education course work includes Integrated Structural Therapy courses, Lumbar Function and Cervical Thorasic Stabilization training and Restorative Yoga to name a few.

Andrea lives in Fairfield, CT with her husband and two sons, Aidan and Cole. She enjoys yoga, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family.

Ashley Austin Feehan, DPT, Physical Therapist

Ashley Austin Feehan, DPT, Physical TherapistAshley graduated with a B.S. from Syracuse University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Ashley has worked in both inpatient and outpatient Physical Therapy settings where she has managed caseloads of complex neurologic and orthopedic patients. Working in North Carolina until a recent move to Connecticut, Ashley works closely with each patient and doctor to offer interdisciplinary care for the best possible patient care outcomes.

Ashley is committed to health and wellness for herself and patients and is a health and wellness blogger on her personal blog, "Practically Fit". She is also a Girls On The Run (GOTR) coach and involved in the GOTR organization. Ashley is currently working toward her Registered Yoga Teacher degree and will be certified as a RYT after the two hundred hour training is complete.

Marilyn McQuade, PT, Physical Therapist

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Marilyn McQuade, BS, PT, is a manually based Orthopedic Physical Therapist who specializes in movement therapy with 25+ years of experience. She has a BS in Dance Therapy and worked as a Kinesiotherapist in the VA and as a PTA for seven years before getting her PT degree from NYU in 1997. She is interested in all forms of bodywork and has been working for the past 19 years in outpatient orthopedics in the Fairfield area. Her most recent coursework includes Kinesio taping which is often used as a therapy in relieving pain of muscles and helps to overcome skeletal injuries.

Marilyn lives with her family in Fairfield and enjoys Yoga, Biking, Skiing and Gardening as well as all outdoor activities.

Preneta Physical Therapy

2119 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203-259-7177
Fax: 203-256-9217

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