John O'Driscoll, DPT CDN    Physical Therapy Director 

John has been working as an orthopedic physical therapist since 2011. He graduated from American International College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 2013, John further pursued his passion of helping injured workers by becoming certified in performing Functional Capacity Evaluations and completing multiple advanced work injury intervention programs so he can better facilitate the recovery of patients injured at work. In 2015, John achieved his Certificate for Dry Needling (CDN) to accelerate the rehabilitation of athletic and numerous other injuries. John prides himself on his hands-on, manual therapy approach integrated with therapeutic exercise, patient education and movement modification. He specializes in treating orthopedic musculoskeletal injuries, most specifically work and sports injuries, vestibular disorders, and all areas of the human body. His injury prevention programs have significantly reduced workplace injuries and athletic injuries by improving work mechanics and athletic body kinematics for our clients.

In addition to working in the healthcare industry, John has always been active in fitness and exercise. He believes it is vital to "practice what you preach" as a leader in the healthcare community. He plays in numerous flag football and basketball leagues and exercises regularly. John also looks for fun challenges to complete with friends and the community such as running events, obstacle courses, and mud runs!

John resides in central Connecticut with his wife Danielle and his two young eccentric sons!


Please feel free to contact John at john.odriscoll@symmetryusa.net.

State of Connecticut license number 009193, physical therapy

 

 

Lisa McMahon, MSPT     On-site Physical Therapist

Lisa has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for the past 15 years.  She graduated from Springfield College in 2001 with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  Lisa graduated Cum Laude and began her career as an Orthopedic Physical Therapist, specializing in work related injuries.  Lisa continued this work for the next 7 years, treating all different types of injuries, including post-surgical.  During this time, she earned her Pilates Mat Certification and began incorporating these principles into her Physical Therapy treatments.  This has proven to be a highly beneficial adjunct when treating back and neck injuries, which plagues ~ 80% of the population.  In addition to orthopedics, Lisa has also been working for the last 7-8 years in a sub-acute rehabilitation setting, with emphasis on total joint replacements, stroke and cardiovascular disease.


Lisa's role at Symmetry is as an on-site physical therapist providing a variety of services for our occupational clients. From ergonomic risk assessments and workstation examinations to stretching programs and  injury prevention, Lisa's interventions create safer, more productive work environments for our clients.


In addition to practicing Physical Therapy, Lisa has been teaching Pilates mat classes at a local health club for the past 10 years and other fitness classes for the past 4 years as a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.  She has a passion for helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals.


Lisa resides in central Connecticut with her husband, Philip and their 3 sons, Bryce, Tyler and Dylan and their daughter, Layla. 


Please feel free to contact Lisa at lisa.mcmahon@symmetryusa.net.
State of Connecticut license number 006925, physical therapy.

 

About Us

Keith Arcari, MSPT     Practice Director 

Keith has been working in the healthcare industry since 1995, more specifically as an orthopedic physical therapist since 2000. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2000 with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy. While at UConn, Keith was the President of the Physical Therapy class as elected by his peers. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Leadership Award for his efforts. In 2005 Keith received his manual therapy certification from the Manual Therapy Institute, one of only seven APTA credentialed programs in the United States. Keith helps his patients recover from injury using a hands-on, manual therapy approach integrated with therapeutic exercise, patient education and movement modification. He specializes in treating orthopedic musculoskeletal injuries, most specifically work and sports injuries, neck and back pain but he is proficient in treating all areas of the human body. His injury prevention programs have significantly reduced workplace injuries and created safer, more productive work environments for our clients.


In addition to working in the healthcare industry, Keith has always been active in fitness and exercise. He has played in numerous hockey and basketball leagues throughout his life and exercises regularly. In 1999, he won the AAU Drug-Free Bodybuilding Competition for his class. In 2011 Keith competed in his first triathlon and continues to do so yearly! In 2012, he placed 89th overall in the Niantic Bay Triathlon and 2nd in the Clydesdale Division!


Keith resides in central Connecticut with his wife Candice and lovely daughters Olivia, Brooke, and Kaitlyn, and son Kyle!


Feel free to contact Keith at anytime via email if you have any questions or would like to inquire about the services offered by Symmetry, keith.arcari@symmetryusa.net
State of Connecticut license number 006717, physical therapy.