Meet Our Staff
Jamie L. Rockwin, PT, DPT
“2008 Merrick’s Professional of the Year”
THERAPEUTIC SOLUTIONS PHYSICAL THERAPY is owned and directed by Jamie L. Rockwin, PT, DPT. Jamie established her company in May of 2002 and has expanded three times since its inception. Dr. Rockwin has been exposed to the dynamics of healthcare since 1986, when she started out as a Physical Therapist’s aide. She worked her way through college, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College in 1993. Her undergraduate studies were performed at Stony Brook University, where she was decorated on the Dean’s List. Dr. Rockwin has also been recognized by the Long Island Chief Physical Therapist’s Forum for her case study of cold laser therapy. Her experience as a Physical Therapist ranges from home and acute care, in-patient rehabilitation to outpatient services. Dr. Rockwin holds a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy after completing the Executive Program in Private Practice Management in 2010. With the added knowledge and experience Dr. Rockwin has gained from completing EIM’s EPPPM/Doctorate Program, Dr. Rockwin can now provide physical therapy at a higher level to the community of North Merrick and its surrounding towns. Dr. Rockwin is active in the community through her membership in the Merrick Chamber of Commerce as well as the Merrick Kiwanis Club. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, private practice section and is a patient advocate in Albany through healthcare of the residents of New York State.
David Marcello, PT
Dave graduated in 1992 from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. He concurrently holds the position of Director of Therapy Services for Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Physical Therapist at Therapeutic Solutions Physical Therapy. Dave also held the position of Director of Rehabilitation for Schneider Children’s Hospital.
Dave specializes in the treatment of sports related injuries from pre-teen to adults. Areas of particular strengths are soccer, football and baseball. Dave is also trained in the use of muscle energy techniques in the treatment of pelvic / sacroiliac dysfunction.
Dave is well known in the community for coaching travel soccer, baseball and softball teams.
Emmanuel Jonnakuti, PT, DPT
Emmanuel graduated from Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore, India. He also holds an advanced Master’s degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Touro College of Health Sciences in Bayshore, NY and he obtained his Doctorate degree from Touro College in 2013. Emmanuel has experience in outpatient, orthopedics and inpatient rehabilitation experience. He concurrently holds the position of Physical Therapist at Nassau University Medical Center.
Emmanuel possesses outstanding manual therapy skills. He specializes in treating musculoskeletal disorders emanating from the spine. He also has experience with total hip, knee, and shoulder replacements.
Karey Galanoudis, PT
Karey graduated from the University of Scranton in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1996. Her experiences include multiple orthopedic settings with an interest in lumbar/sacroiliac and shoulder conditions. She has had recent success in treating a variety of vestibular patients as well.
Brendan Rocco, PTA, Exercise Specialist
Brendan obtained his degree in Applied Science as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Nassau Community College in 2013. He has continued his education at Hofstra University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Brendan was introduced to us through his internship at our sister company, The Annex Wellness and Fitness Center, where he gained valuable knowledge of applying Exercise Science to our patients who are discharged from physical therapy. His knowledge as a Physical Therapy Assistant in conjunction with his Exercise Science background makes Brendan a valuable asset to our company and our patients. Brendan also has experience in subacute and outpatient orthopedic clinics. Brendan’s specialty is in total knee and hip replacements.
Exercise Specialist, Physical Therapy Aide
Exercise Specialist, Physical Therapy Aide
Managed Care Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator
Social Media Marketing Manager
Riley, Therapeutic Solution’s AKC therapy dog, hails from a long line of purebred Weimaraners, Fritz and Kapri. Linda Caplan, Riley’s breeder, helped hand pick Riley (ne “Ziggy”) for our Therapeutic family. He was a perfect match for us. Riley, had early neurodevelopment training, making him a great addition to our staff. Riley enjoys putting his handkerchief on to come to work. He especially loves when he places next to the patients and lets them pet him! He continues his “Therapy” training with Frank Bonomo, owner of Best Friend’s Training, so that he will be able to assist our patients with their therapeutic interventions. Riley is not at work everyday and when he is not, the patients ask for him!