Staff

 

   Our Experienced Staff

  

Our professional team of physical  therapists brings together many years of clinical experience in the outpatient, acute and subacute care fields. Our advanced clinical background is based on the best available medical research.

Every VANTAGE team member is driven to excel in patient care and establish best possible practice. We always strive to improve our skills with new techniques and developments so you can get the best possible outcomes from your therapy.


 

dmitry_voloshinovDr. Dmitry Voloshinov, MPT, DPT, STS

is the lead Physical Therapist of Vantage Sports and Rehab. He is a graduate of American International College in 2003 with a Masters in Physical Therapy and Temple University, PA in 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

He specializes in manual therapy, sports medicine, orthopedics and vestibular rehabilitation. He is also a certified Strength Training Specialist with the International Weightlifting Association (IWA). He is a proud father to Sofia and enjoys hiking and snow shoeing with his wife Kristie and their yellow lab, Liza.

Dmitry is committed to providing high quality therapy services while promoting stronger health and wellness in the community.


kristie_voloshinovDr. Kristie Voloshinov, MPT, DPT, STS

graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT in 2002 with a Masters in Physical Therapy and from Temple University, PA with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011.

Her background is in manual therapy, orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation and acute care. She is also a certified Strength Training Specialist with the International Weightlifting Association (IWA). She is credentialed as an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor for physical therapy college students since 2005. She also has done some lecturing for the physical therapy program at AIC.

She is enjoying being a new mom to daughter, Sofia, as well as traveling, cooking, and gardening with her husband, Dmitry.


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Denise has worked in several settings over the past 30+ years including inpatient, outpatient and home care. She is a Certified Senior Strength Trainer and Certified Specialist in Exercise using the “Meeks Method” for Osteoporosis. Denise has created and implemented an acute care protocol for compression fractures. She has lectured on the national level with Sara Meeks Seminars. Denise has attended many continuing education courses including Osteoporosis, MRF, Muscle Energy, and shoulder pelvic and knee courses. Denise is passionate about bone health. She has created wellness bone health & posture programs. Denise enjoys cooking, gardening, training her Australian Shepard, Tori and horseback riding. She loves spending time with her husband Marc & family and friends.


Dr. Lauren B. King, DPTCynthia McCarey, PTA

graduated from Springfield Technical Community College, Alpha Nu Omega in 1991. She has over 24 years of experience in a wide variety of settings including Hospital, Acute, Subacute, Skilled Nursing and Out Patient facilities. She takes great pride in helping people with her hands and teaching them techniques or exercises that help them feel better and stronger.

Cyndy enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys hiking, gardening, the Red Sox and Patriots.


Cynthia McCarey, PTADr. Lauren King, DPT

Graduated from Hunter College in NYC in 2011 with her doctorate in physical therapy. Lauren has attended many continuing education seminars in manual therapy techniques, including multiple craniosacral therapy courses.

Lauren enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors and with her family.


BOB Bob Crawford, PT.

I graduated in 1984 from UMASS/Lowell with Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. I have worked for 31 years now, all in the greater Springfield area. Although I have worked in acute hospital care and Home health, the majority of my career and interest has been in the area of outpatient orthopedic therapy.

I am currently a member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. I have taken a multitude of continuing education courses over the years, to improve my craft. I am certified in the Graston Technique and use many manual therapy techniques and also kinesiology taping in my treatments. I work solely in the Westfield clinic for Vantage.

The great thing about working at Vantage is that I get to treat people one on one. We don’t “double book” or have 2 patients going at the same time. This definitely provides more effective treatments and outcomes. I treat each patient as I would want my family members to be treated. Physical Therapy is a great field because the learning is continuous.The people I meet are great. I do learn something new every day and get to work with ‘Tweeners to Seniors.

I would love to be able to help you get better. If you have an issue that you think physical therapy could help, please don’t hesitate to call us. Life is short. Take action!
Come to Vantage in Westfield, where your healing matters.


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Paul Warner, MPT, CAFS

Paul graduated from American International College in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. For over 20 years he has been studying the human body and experience. During each session he draws from his own experience as a massage therapist, mindfulness and yoga practitioner, and physical therapist to help you move and function better. His interest and studies include Applied Functional Science, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, Anusara and Iyengar Yoga, TRX, Yoga Tune Up, and Mobility Wod.

Originally from California, Paul moved to Western Massachusetts in 1995. He and his family live in Westfield.


Dr. Steven Vien, DPT

Graduated from UMass Amherst with a B.S in Kinesiology in 2012 and American International College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015.

Steve enjoys working with a diverse patient population using different techniques to assist in yielding the best possible results. Steve hopes to continuing learning and expanding his knowledge each day. Steve is also an avid New England sports fan especially the Celtics and Revolutions.


Jennifer PickingJennifer Picking, PTA 

Graduated from BayState College in Boston in 2009 with her associates. Jenny has over 7 years of experience in the outpatient setting and has continued her education by taking multiple seminars and courses in manual therapy and vestibular rehab.  Jenny enjoys long distance running, the beach and traveling.


 

AnnasmAnna T. Mineo Office Manager.

 Anna is a graduate from Bay Path College and has experience in multiple facets of management ranging from overseeing a large apartment complex to operating Travel and Health Care offices. She has over 15 years of accounting and management experience in the heath care field. She speaks fluent Italian and German. She has been married to her husband, Joseph Mineo, for 33 years. She has two sons, Carmino and Luca, and a daughter, Joanna. Anna is an active member of the Agawam Women’s club, enjoys gardening, cooking, and taking local trips.


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