Having been exposed to Physical Therapy for most of her life, Therese chose to continue in the family legacy of helping people live more comfortably and to help eliminate the pain people experienced when injured or after surgery. In 2013, Therese graduated from Stony Brook University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In 2010, Therese graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Arts concentrating on interdisciplinary perspectives of health and wellness.
Therese gained experience and training in a variety of settings during her clinical internships which included working in acute care/rehabilitation, early intervention/preschool and school age settings as well as outpatient rehabilitation and women’s health.
Therese loves to treat runners, utilizing biomechanical running analysis, to help retrain their bodies to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. She incorporates sport specific injury prevention and rehab when working with athletes of all ages and stages. Her hands on approach combined with dynamic speed and agility training utilizing state of the art technology located at all three of the Panetta PT locations helps patients get the treatment they need and the desired results they are looking for.
Outside of work, Therese continues to volunteer as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Community Ambulance Company located in Sayville, NY, and volunteers her time as a teacher with Yes We Can for Progress, going on trips to Haiti throughout the year.
Therese lives in Oakdale, NY with her husband TJ; and her two daughters Marielle and Charlotte.
Therese likes to hike and has once even climbed Machu Picchu.
If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.