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 15 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. Brandon Learned, PT, DPT
FDN – 1
Brandon grew up in Agawam, MA, where he developed a passion for sports and exercise from a young age. After several sports-related injuries, he became interested in the field of health care as a profession. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He then attended American International College in Springfield, MA to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Upon graduating in 2018, he began working at an outpatient orthopedic facility in Enfield, CT, where he saw a wide array of orthopedic and neuromuscular-based patients. He became certified in Functional Dry Needling in December 2018, which he utilizes to supplement his patient care. Brandon is passionate in helping his patients achieve their goals and feel better, using evidence-based treatment practices.
Outside of work, he enjoys staying active by working out, running, hiking, and playing sports.
Dr. Andrew DelCarmine, PT, DPT
Andrew was born in Stamford CT and raised in Greenwich CT where his passion to help others started. Initially, he was a leader on the football team that pushed his teammates on and off the field. Eventually, he created a health and fitness club to guide and motivate individuals outside of the football team. As his passion grew, he decided to study at the University of Rhode Island where he received his Bachelors in Kinesiology. During his time at URI, he joined the powerlifting club to improve his lifting form and compete in regional tournaments. In addition, he created a diet and exercise plan that helped him achieve his goal of losing 90lbs. Towards the end his time at URI, he found out his grandfather and father both had an admiration for the field of physical therapy which led him to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Sacred Heart University. Which he earned in May of 2022
During his clinical rotations, he spent 10 weeks here with us learning our treatment approach and philosophy. He joined our team in June and is eager to help patients achieve their goals and get back to doing the things they love without pain.
He continues to perform powerlifting and has recently incorporated running into his weekly routine. In addition, Andrew spent time in Colorado working at Breckenridge as a ski technician where he was able to enjoy skiing every day. His other hobbies include fishing, cooking, and playing guitar.