Dr. Philip Denema, PT, DPT, ATC
FAAOMPT, Osteopractor, Cert SMT, Cert DN, Cert. VRS
Physical Therapist and Owner
Phil is passionate about helping you get better, which is at the core of what led him to become a physical therapist, and to open Spine and Sports Physical Therapy in August of 2016. With over 11 years of experience to build upon, Phil has developed his own treatment approaches while incorporating a wide range of post-graduate continuing education. He is continuously learning and applying that learning in order to deliver the best, most effective treatments for his patients.
He is one of roughly 1200 fellowship trained manual orthopedic physical therapists (FAAOMPT) in the country and 1 of only 14 in the state of CT. Considering there are over 200,000 physical therapists in the country, Phil belongs to quite a select group. He received his Fellowship training through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy from 2014-2015, as well as his certifications in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT) in 2014 and Dry needling (Cert. DN) in 2015. During this time, he also earned his Diploma in Osteopractic, of which he is 1 of the original 70 Osteopractors to receive the credential worldwide.
Phil received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from Sacred Heart University in 2007. Prior to this he completed his undergraduate at Sacred Heart University, receiving a B.S in Athletic Training in 2004. During that time he worked with division 1 student athletes in football, basketball, cross country/track, lacrosse, wrestling, softball and volleyball.
Dr. Christopher Genn, PT, DPT
CSCS, SFMA-1, FMS-1, Cert. DN
Chris’ interest in human movement and performance began from a very young age. In high school he suffered a knee injury during soccer, exposing him for the first time to physical therapy. This experience sparked his interest, starting his journey to learning and understanding the human body and movement. He started as a physical therapy aide for 2 ½ years while studying to become a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2010. At that point, he coached athletes from 5-50 years old in strength and conditioning as well as speed training. For the next 2 ½ years he transitioned into personal training during his graduate studies in physical therapy.
He was led to become a physical therapist from his desire to assist people in regaining their movement and freedom. He has continued to feed his passion for learning, pursuing certifications in the Functional Movement System.
Chris received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY in 2015. Prior to this, he completed a B.S. in Health Science also from Mercy College, after completing two years of liberal art studies at Christendom College in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Dr. Keith Sayball, PT, DPT
Keith is originally from Milford, CT where he was involved in athletics from a young age and thus understood the benefits of physical rehabilitation. For the past four years, Keith has lived and worked in Portland, Maine, treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions with particular interests in spinal disorders, post-operative rehab, and overuse related injuries to the extremities. He utilizes a multi-faceted approach; tying in a variety of techniques he has learned from continuing education courses to deliver the highest quality of care.
Keith earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2011 from William Paterson University, and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2014 from the University of New England. During his studies, Keith completed clinical affiliations at Saco Bay Physical Therapy in Bridgton, ME, Central States Orthopedics in Bixby, OK, and Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, ME.
Keith and his soon-to-be wife have moved back to the area and enjoy spending time outside with their dog, hiking, cooking and golfing.