OUR TEAM

About the Director

Scott H. Gelbs PT, DPT, OCS, PCC

Greenwich Physical Therapy Center was founded in 1987 by Dr. Scott H. Gelbs, a nationally known physical therapist, educator and consultant.

Dr. Gelbs received his BS in Physical Therapy from the University at Buffalo in 1981. He received a Master’s degree in Pathokinesiology from New York University in 1985 and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2004.

He is board certified as an orthopedic specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and is Primary Care certified.

Dr. Gelbs has held faculty positions at major universities and regularly lectures on topics related to orthopedic and sports injury management. He has also served as physical therapy consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team and regularly consults with athletes, regardless of their level of competition, as to orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Dr. Gelbs has been featured in The New York Times, The Greenwich Time, The Stamford Advocate, The Journal News and numerous other publications.

Joseph R. Kearns PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Kearns has been a member of the Greenwich Physical Therapy Center staff since 2000. He received a BS/MS in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in 1998. He earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in 2008. He is board certified as an orthopedic specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Eve J. daRosa PT, MS, OCS

Ms. daRosa has been a member of the Greenwich Physical Therapy Center staff since 2003. She received a BS in Allied Health from Quinnipiac University in 2001. She earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in January 2003. She is board certified as an orthopedic specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Shannon C. DeFilippo PT, DPT

Dr. DeFilippo received a BS in Biology in 2007 from Saint Vincent College. She earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marymount University in 2013.

Thomas J. Bentley MS, ATC

Mr. Bentley has been a member of the Greenwich Physical Therapy Center / Optimal Fitness staff since 1998. He received a BA in Biology from Hartwick College in 1989. He earned an MS in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy in 1991. He is a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Michael J. Brown BS, CSCS

Mr. Brown received a BS in Applied Exercise Science and Physical Education from Springfield College in 1980. He is certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA).

Jeff Alexis BA, NASM-CPT

Mr. Alexis received a BA in Psychology/Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook in 2005. He is certified as a personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Andrew Wintergerst BS, CSCS

Mr. Wintergerst received a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Scranton in 2007. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Ginger Smillie

Ms. Smillie is an Administrative Assistant.  She has been part of the Greenwich Physical Therapy Center team since 1998.
Mary F. Balog

Ms. Balog is an Administrative Assistant.  She has been part of Greenwich Physical Therapy Center team since 2002.