Our Team

William J. Schwarz, PT, DPT

bill@longislandphysicaltherapy.com

Dr. William J. Schwarz graduated Cum Laude from Villanova University in 1993 and went on to graduate with honors from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy with the University of St. Augustine. Since then, he has focused on Sports Injury and Post-Operative Rehabilitation. He has written numerous publications and articles on sports injury. Bill is currently the Head of Massapequa Sports Medicine for Massapequa Schools and the team Physical Therapist for Molloy College, LIU Post, Farmingdale State College as well as the Plainedge, Farmingdale & Amityville school districts.

Christine Dougherty, PT, DPT, CSCS

cdougherty@longislandphysicaltherapy.com

Dr. Christine Dougherty graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2009. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 from New York University. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Christine has a great interest in sports injury and orthopedic rehabilitation. Christine is currently the team Physical Therapist at SUNY Old Westbury.

Marie Young, PT, DPT

myoung@longislandphysicaltherapy.com

Dr. Marie Young graduated Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued her graduate studies at Sacred Heart and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. Marie has a focused interest in neurological, balance, gait and geriatric diagnoses as well as orthopedic rehabilitation.

Phil Fandale, ATC

pfandale@longislandphysicaltherapy.com

Phil graduated from C.W. Post College in 1994 with his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He has concentrated his career on Sports Injury with a sub-specialty in Sports Enhancement Training. He was an All-American Lacrosse Player in College and is currently the Head of the Farmingdale High School Sports Medicine Department.

Richard S. Mallon, PT, DPT, ATC

rmallon@longislandphysicaltherapy.com

Dr. Richard Mallon graduated from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Athletic Training and a B.S. in Clinical Health Sciences in 2012. He continued his graduate studies at Ithaca College and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. During his time at Ithaca, Rich gained experience on the football field as an offensive lineman and on the sidelines of various other collegiate sports teams as an Athletic Trainer. Rich has since worked in the orthopedic outpatient setting, treating individuals with strains and sprains as well as those requiring pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation. Rich is just as passionate about assisting people in returning to their everyday activities as he is about helping athletes return to the field, court, and track.

Peter Lipinski, PT, DPT

plipinski@longislandphysicaltherapy.com

Dr. Peter Lipinski graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. He attended Sacred Heart University and graduated with honors in 2012 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After his clinical affiliation with the San Francisco Giants, he chose to specialize in orthopedics and sports injury.

Kristin Tusa, PT, DPT, CSCS

ktusa@longislandphysicaltherapy.com

Dr. Kristin Tusa graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2014. She later attended Stony Brook University to complete her dream of becoming a Physical Therapist. Kristin graduated Stony Brook with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 and was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society for the Allied Health Professions. Kristin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has a strong interest in orthopedics and sports medicine, grew up playing sports and spent 3 of her 4 clinical rotations in the orthopedic and sports realms perfecting what she loves.

Krista Fazio, PT, DPT, ATC

kfazio@longislandphysicaltherapy.com

Dr. Krista Fazio graduated from Merrimack College where she was a four-year member of the soccer team. Krista graduated in 2013 with a BS in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. She has since worked on the sidelines with a variety of high school and college athletes as an Athletic Trainer. She graduated with honors in 2016 from NYIT with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Krista loves working with athletes and orthopedics and enjoys developing post-op rehab programs to return patients to their prior level of activity.

Erika Doyle, PT, DPT

edoyle@longislandphyicaltherapy.com

Dr. Erika Doyle graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2015 with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning, followed by her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. In her four years as an undergraduate Erika was a member of the rowing team and found a passion for sport injury prevention and rehabilitation. Throughout her DPT schooling, Erika led a RISE program to help collegiate athletes and young adults with disabilities come together and share their love for exercise and strength training. Erika enjoys working with all populations but has a passion for sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Taylor Goldson, ATC, CSCS

tgoldson@longislandphysicaltherapy.com 

As an athletic trainer Taylor has a passion for injury prevention and the correlation between sports medicine and sports performance. He has had the opportunity to work with semi-professional football (NEPA Miners) and the professional lacrosse team (New York Lizards). His passion for injury prevention has been geared towards functional biomechanics, analysis, and dynamic strength and conditioning training.  He was a DIII lacrosse player and 3-year captain in college.