Centereach Office

141 Mark Tree Road
Centereach, NY 11720
Phone: 631-467-4235
Fax: 631-467-2655

Mastic Office

1636 Montauk Hwy,
Mastic, NY 11950
Phone: 631-399-0007
Fax: 631-399-2992

Centereach Team

141 Mark Tree Rd., Centereach, NY, 11720

All our Therapists are New York State licensed.

Meet the Centereach Team

Robert Spagnoli

PT, MS, MTC, CFMT

Robert Spagnoli graduated from Upstate Medical Center Physical Therapy Program in Syracuse, NY with high honors and completed his Masters Degree in Health, Management and Technology in 2001 at Stony Brook University. He also received his Baccalaureate Degree from Albany University prior to this while majoring in biology and chemistry. Robert has completed extensive continuing education in the area of orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports injuries. He has earned two specialty certifications including Manual Therapy Certification in 1990 through the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences and Certified Functional Manual Therapist in 1997 through the Institute of Physical Art. He has also been a primary instructor since 1990 for two orthopedic spinal courses- Cervical Thoracic Integration and Lumbo-Pelvic Integration. These are advanced courses taught to physical therapists on the national level for continuing education credit. Robert has also been an Adjunct Professor in the Stony Brook University Physical Therapy program teaching spinal orthopedics. In his years of experience he has developed a treatment approach that is eclectic and includes manual therapy, muscle re-education, functional retraining, exercise, and patient education. His goals of treatment are to restore movement to the injured region, educate the patient to mange their injury and prevent future injury. This philosophy of treatment is consistent throughout both of his physical therapy offices and has provided a formula for success. He is owner of Spagnoli Physical Therapy with locations in Centereach and Mastic. Robert is active in the community and enjoys lecturing on various topics regarding injury and injury prevention to local organizations and sports teams. He enjoys the outdoors and has many hobbies including golf, cycling, hiking, skiing, and mountaineering.

Susan Spagnoli

PT, MS, DPT, CFMT

Susan received her Baccalaureate degree with Honors in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University after earning her first Baccalaureate degree at Albany University while majoring in Biology and Chemistry. She continued on with her education to receive her Masters of Science in Health Care Technology and Management at Stony Brook University and then a post-professional Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy at SUNY Stony Brook in 2005. Susan’s interest in manual therapy led her to her coursework with the Institute of Physical Art and passing the Certified Functional Manual Therapist (C.F.M.T.) exam with Honors in 2002. She has taken an extensive amount of continuing education with particular interest in manual therapy, the spine, orthopedics and sports.  She has continued her education in pelvic health through the APTA and the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Susan treats her patients looking at the “whole person” while pulling on her vast experience incorporating an array of treatment strategies including manual therapy, correcting muscle imbalances and postural alignment, back education and training, muscle energy and mobilization techniques, dynamic functional retraining, prescriptive exercises and yoga. Susan has over 20 years experience working in an outpatient setting successfully treating patients with orthopedic and post-surgical conditions, TMJ, spinal and pelvic dysfunction. She was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stony Brook University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program teaching Advanced Therapeutic Exercise from 2006 -2016. To further expand her approach to wellness, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Instructor Certification in May 2015 through Yoga Alliance. For recreation, Susan enjoys yoga and tennis throughout the year and participating in outdoor activities including cycling and hiking.

Jessica Spagnoli

PT, DPT, CFMT

Jessica graduated from State University of New York at Geneseo in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She then pursued her passion for Physical Therapy and graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2012 with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Jessica has been a full time therapist at our Centereach location since graduating and has taken on a supervisory role. She has a firm belief in the holistic approach and looks at the whole body when approaching her patients. Jessica has taken extensive coursework advancing her manual therapy skills through the Institute of Physical Art and became a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) in 2017. Jessica gained an interest in treating pelvic floor physical therapy through her experiences with patients, noting the connection between the pelvic floor and musculoskeletal orthopedic conditions. She has continued her education in pelvic health through the APTA and the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Jessica finds teaching new therapists to be rewarding and leads the mentorship program at Spagnoli Physical Therapy. She  also serves as the Clinical Supervisor for student therapists during their Clinical Affiliations at Spagnoli PT.  Jessica was also a Lab Instructor in the Physical Therapy program at Stony Brook University for several years as well as with continuing education courses offered by  the Institute of Physical Art.  Jessica is active in the community  participating in fundraisers and local events and is a member of the Mount Sinai-Miller Place Chamber of Commerce. She has been a member of the APTA since 2009 and is also a member of the Pelvic Health Section. She enjoys outdoor activities with her growing family of four, which regularly includes Cedar Beach recreation, hiking, and Fire Island relaxation.

Kerry Saladino

MSPT, CSCS, NKT

Kerry earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at Touro College in 1999. She is trained in manual therapy from the Institute of Physical Art. She is dedicated in taking continuing education to advance her manual therapy skills and patient assessments with her recent work in Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).

Justin Rizzo

PT, DPT

Justin graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with specialization in Neuroscience, continuing on to achieve a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has gained experience in a multitude of unique environments, including skilled nursing facilities, pre­school pediatrics, and outpatient orthopedic offices. Justin has interest in orthopedic conditions, sport­specific rehabilitation, and injury prevention programs.

Nicole Vitale

PT, DPT

Nicole graduated from Stony Brook University in 2016 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her doctoral training, Nicole completed clinical internships in sub-acute rehab, acute rehab, outpatient pediatric and outpatient orthopedic clinics. Nicole completed her orthopedic clinic at the Centereach location under Jessica’s supervision and has been a full time employee since graduating. Nicole has been working to further her manual skills through courses by the Institute of Physical Arts and plans to one day become a Certified Functional Manual Therapist. In addition to working full time as a Physical therapist, Nicole also works as a soccer trainer, which has allowed her to carry over sport specific exercises from the field to the clinic. Her love for soccer and own experiences with injury has led to her strong interest in injury prevention and recovery from ACL reconstruction.

Patrick Keller

PTA

Patrick earned an Associates of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Suffolk County Community College in 2004 and has been practicing for Spagnoli Physical Therapy ever since. Patrick has completed extensive continuing education courses in orthopedics and osteopathic manual therapy through the Institute of Physical Art, IMTS Global, and NES. As a Clinical Instructor of the Centereach location Patrick is actively involved in student education.

Tom Gerrity

PTA

Tom received his B.S. in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University in 2015. During his 4 years, he competed on the Division I Men’s Fencing Team. After graduating, he began his career in outpatient sports orthopedics working with a population of high-level youth and adult athletes. He returned to Suffolk County Community College receiving his Physical Therapist Assistant license and was President of the PTA program. He completed clinical rotations in sub-acute rehab and neuro rehab. Tom completed his outpatient orthopedic affiliation at the Centereach location under Patrick Keller’s supervision and has been a full time employee since graduating. Outside of physical therapy, Tom is a fencing coach; coaching competitive athletes across all age groups on a national level. He is also active in the community as a First Responder-Firefighter/EMT with the Setauket Fire Department.

Ashley Browne

DPT

Ashley graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012. She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2016. During her doctoral training, Ashley completed clinical internships in the subacute, outpatient neuro, and outpatient orthopedic environments including her clinical at Spagnoli PT under the supervision of Jessica Spagnoli where she gained experience in manual therapy skills.  Outside of work, Ashley is an avid runner and is passionate about fitness, health, and nutrition.

Melanie Bernocco

DPT

Melanie received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the State University of New York at Brockport in 2018. Growing up, and continuing through college, Melanie was a competitive gymnast and gymnastics coach, which inspired her to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Melanie graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2021. During her time at Stony Brook, Melanie completed clinical rotations in acute care, cardiac rehab, and outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics. Outside of physical therapy, Melanie enjoys being outdoors and staying active.

Erin McGiff

DPT

Erin completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science at the State University of New York at Cortland then graduated from the State University of New York Stony Brook in 2021 with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. During her doctoral training, Erin completed clinical internships in sub-acute rehab, outpatient pediatric and outpatient orthopedic.  Erin completed her orthopedic clinical at the Centereach location under Nicole Vitale’s supervision with training in manual therapy skills and has been full time with the Spagnoli PT team since graduating. In addition to working full time as a Physical Therapist, Erin enjoys running and is interesting in running mechanics and rehabilitation. Erin is continuing her education under the Institute of Physical Arts  for advanced manual therapy skills in addition to courses focusing on sport specific injury prevention.

Cindy Scudero

Office Manager

Cindy has been with Spagnoli Physical Therapy since December of 1996. She began her career as a secretary/billing processor and was promoted to the Office Manager position in 2002. She is responsible for the efficiency of the front office and will try to make your experience as smooth as possible. Cindy is extremely knowledgeable in the changes that are occurring in the insurance industry and is always available for any questions you may have. In her free time, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family who are actively involved in twirling and baseball.

Meet the Office Staff

Cindy, Kelly, Michele, Nicole

The Office Staff at Spagnoli Physical Therapy is committed to providing a quality experience for you as your receive your physical therapy care. This includes scheduling appointments that are convenient for you, verifying and processing your insurance information and answering any other clerical questions that may arise. Our goal is to provide a smooth process as you progress with the rehabilitation of your injury.