About Us

Craig W. Zettergren

Craig W. Zettergren, PT, Dip. MDT, Owner

Proudly Sharing His Philosophy

Craig opened up the Physical Therapy Center of Bristol, LLC in Bristol Connecticut in 2003 after being the Director of Rehab Services for Bristol Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Department from 1997-2002.  Craig possesses a very clear vision and philosophy for treating patient: he believes in giving each patient one on one direct patient care throughout the entire treatment session, along with very individualized treatment programs.  He feels quality of treatment and patient satisfaction come first and foremost.  Craig is known for his gentle touch and caring personality that are truly valued by his patients.

A Commitment to the Profession

Craig has a very diverse background in physical therapy since graduating from University of Connecticut, Program in Physical therapy in 1988.  He went on to receive a Master Degree from Quinnipiac University in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1995 and completed the Diploma program with the McKenzie Institute International in 2011.  He is one of 350 Diplomats in the McKenzie society.  Craig has perfected his skills with spine, sports injuries, vestibular rehabilitation and post -surgical rehabilitation.  Craig is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Local Chambers of Commerce’s, BNI Networking and Bristol and Southington Rotary groups.

Caring, Healing, Trusting

Today, Craig thoroughly enjoys treating all areas of Physical Therapy with a special interest in manual physical therapy and spinal patients. When Craig is not providing patient care or running his clinic he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Jessica and Julia, riding his bike, and playing guitar.

 

Keith SobkowiakKeith Sobkowiak, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Clinical Director Bristol

Educational Background

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Sacred Heart University, 2009

Bachelors of Science, Athletic Training
Sacred Heart University, 2006

Experience and Specialties

Spine utilizing Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, MDT
Sports Rehabilitation
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

On a Personal Note

Keith had been with PTC since September 2009. Currently, Keith is our clinical director at our Bristol location. Keith has had the opportunity to work with many athletes in his career, including the San Francisco Giants, which is one of his favorite types of patients. He also enjoys treating athletes, shoulder injuries, as well as spine and knee injuries. Keith is continuing his education by taking McKenzie courses to further his knowledge in treating neck, low back, and extremity injuries; in order to help his patients return to functional as quickly as possible as well as make them able to prevent and maintain their healthy status. In his free time, Keith enjoys playing softball and hiking with his wife, Melissa, and dog, Penny.

Kaitlyn HamelKaitlyn Hamel, DPT

Educational Background

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
University of Hartford, 2013

Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy
University of Hartford, 2010

Experience & Specialties

Spine utilizing Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, MDT
Sports Rehabilitation
Post- Surgical Rehabilitation

 On a Personal Note

Originally from New Hampshire, Kaitlyn travelled to Connecticut for school and never left.  She loves to do yoga, kayak and relax on the beach in her free time.  She enjoys watching New England Sports, born and raised a RED SOX fan!

Jennifer RudzinskiJennifer Rudzinski, DPT

Educational Background

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
University of Hartford, 2013

Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy
University of Hartford, 2010

Experience and Specialties

Spine utilizing Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, MDT
Sports Rehabilitation
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

On a Personal Note

Jennifer grew up in Bristol, CT and has worked with our company for several years on her journey to becoming a physical therapist. She had an amazing opportunity to study abroad in Australia during her undergraduate career and is determined to make it back there one day! Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys hiking with her dog, traveling, shopping and anything that lets her enjoy the outdoors.

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