Rick Stebbins,PT, CSCS, USAW has received his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 1988. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 1988. He has achieved a coaching certification through the United States Weightlifting Association for teaching Olympic-style lifting techniques. He has received additional training from the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado in administering their rehabilitation protocols. From 2003-2005, he served as the head Physical Therapist, Trainer and Strength Coach for the U.S. Men’s Indoor Field Hockey Team through the United States Olympic Committee. He has worked with many athletes at all levels and competes in Olympic Weightlifting himself.
Rick has owned a Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy practice since 1993, and in 2010 started Rick Stebbins Performance Therapy (RSPT), a sports performance and fitness facility in Greenwich CT, dedicated to enhancing athletic development and human performance with a fully-equipped Olympic weightlifting center. Rick has developed a new method of training called “Performance Therapy” which combines his Physical Therapy, Strength and Conditioning and Olympic Weightlifting experiences to create a unique approach to optimizing human performance.
In 2011, Rick started an education company providing Olympic Weightlifting, Mobility/Stability, and Strength seminars to Trainers and Healthcare Professionals. He has created a seminar and certification series called “The Vertical Method” for Olympic Weightlifting assessment and technique.
Other accomplishments include:
- Runs the “Elite Performance Club” group sport specific training enhancing athletic performance
- Coach for “Team RS Perfomance” Olympic weightlifting club
- Placed 3rd at the Masters National and Pan American Championships in 2013
- Working with Ben Bergeron at CFNE for Olympic Weightlifting technique for his team athletes.
Jimmy Olayos, PT, DPT, CSCS graduated from the Franklin Pierce University DPT program in 2014. Jimmy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has been trained through the Selective Functional Movement Assessment program. Jimmy has a special interest in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. He is currently seeing clients in our Orthopedic Longevity Center and is training small group sports teams for our “ Elite Performance Club.”
Ellen Morello, PT, DPT graduated from UConn in 2009 with B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology and from New York Medical College in 2013 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Ellen recieved a full scholarship to physical therapy school through the New York City Department of Education, where she currently works treating children with autism and multiple disabilities. Ellen is also a fitness enthusiast and has several years experience treating individuals and athlethes with orthopedic conditions. Ellen is eager to share her passion and experience at Rick Stebbins Performance Therapy.