Physical Therapists

Jamie L. Rockwin, PT, DPT

Jamie L. Rockwin, PT, DPT, Pn1

"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. Dr. Rockwin has been awarded by the County Legislator in 2008 with the "Trailblazer of the New Millenium" and in 2017 for "The Woman of Distinction of the Year". Her experience as a Physical Therapist ranges from home and acute care, in-patient rehabilitation to outpatient services. She continued her post-graduate education, achieving her certification in orthopedic excellence of the spine, and is also a Certified Master Applied Movement Practitioner.

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, an Adjunct Professor for Hofstra University, also guest lectures for physical therapy students at The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). She prides her company as a clinical facility where she educates students from high school experience programs to Hofstra University’s Health Science Program, University at Stony Brook, Dominican and Utica College, and NYIT’s Physical Therapy programs.

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 for the residents of New York State.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • 1993 awarded case study award from the Long Island Chief Physical Therapist's Forum for her case study of cold laser therapy
  • 2008 Trailblazer of the New Millenium
  • 2017 The Woman of Distinction of the Year
  • 2008 Merrick's Professional of the Year
  • 2018 Merrick's Woman of the Year"
  • Education

    • 1986-1990 SUNY at Stony Brook
    • 1990-1993 Touro College MS, PT (Magna Cum laude)
    • 2009-2010 Rocky Mountain University t-DPT


    • Orthopedic Excellence of the Spine
    • Precision Nutrition 1
    • Applied Movement Neurology (pending)
    • Craniosacral Therapy (pending)

    Community and Teaching Services

    • Clinical Instructor for Calhoun, Mepham, and Kennedy High Schools for Senior Experience
    • Adjunct Professor Hofstra University Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Fundraiser at The Annual Merrick Fall Fest for charities including but not limited to the Long Island Crisis Center, American Cancer Society,The Alzheimers Foundation, The Feal Good Foundation, Safe Haven, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and Sensory Beans (for special needs children)


    President, Director and Lead Physical Therapist of THERAPEUTIC SOLUTIONS PHYSICAL THERAPY established in May of 2002 and expanded her company three times since its inception. She provides current evidence-based physical therapy with passion and "magic."She has a special place in her heart for the community as she lives here and knows the needs and wants of its residents. Dr. Rockwin is intricately networked and well-established in the community and is referred to by many doctors, particularly for the needs of complicated cases.

    President and Director of The Annex Wellness and Fitness Center - March 2011. Dr. Rockwin established this company to help her patients achieve full optimal health. The Wellness Center encompasses Massage Therapy for relaxation and medical massage, personal training by Exercise Specialists who have college degrees in Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Positive Psychology for a positive, healthy outlook in life. The Annex is a medical gym that people with injuries can join to achieve optimal health and decrease the likelihood of injuring themselves.


    • "no pain, NO PAIN!"
    • "We know how NOT to hurt you or your pocketbook!"

    Dr. Rockwin feels that treatment should be holistic and not just focused on one body part. Humans are bioelectric complex organisms and are to be treated as such. Dr. Rockwin and her team provide physical therapy at a higher level to the community of North Merrick and its surrounding towns. We only staff our clinic with providers that hold a minimum of 4-year college degrees in a science-based program. Our clinical staff is well-educated, experienced mostly over 20 years, and participate as a team in our community services annually.


    • Member of The Merrick Chamber of Commerce
    • Merrick of The Merrick Kiwanis Club
    • American Physical Therapy Association - Private Practice Section and New York State Chapter

David Marcello, PT

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 strength are soccer, football and baseball. Dave is also trained in using 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.

Karey Galanoudis, PT

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.

Michelle Troiano

Michelle Troiano, PT, DPT

Limber Care Navigator

Michelle has over 10 years of experience treating patients in a variety of settings. Her first job after graduating from the Medical College of Georgia (currently Augusta University) was at Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, and has since treated cast, crew, and musicians in more than 25 Broadway and Touring shows. She has also gained clinical experience providing Physical Therapy in outpatient clinics, corporate settings, and telehealth with an emphasis on injury prevention, wellness, and ergonomics. Michelle's focus and passion is to help patients achieve their goals and return to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Why did you decide to become a Physical Therapist?

My interest in Physical Therapy began at a young age while attending multiple therapy sessions with my younger brother and seeing the positive impact his physical therapists were making. I decided this career path at seven years of age and never looked back.

What do you hope patients gain/accomplish from your time together?

Confidence to perform exercises independently and feel empowered to ask more questions and take control of their health journey.

What do you want your patients to be able to tell you so you can help them be successful?

Preferred learning style, goals, and activities they enjoy in their free time. To be able to combine all three can help make the rehab experience more enjoyable.

What is the one thing you believe people can do to improve their health?

Move! Movement is medicine, and prevention is key. Early access to care and preventing issues from escalating can improve a patient's health and well-being.

Susanna Scully

Susanna Scully, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sue graduated from Nassau Community College in 2006 with her Associates in Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant. She enjoys treating a variety of diagnoses in the Outpatient Orthopedic setting and is an integral part of our rehabilitation team. She brings an upbeat personality that allows patients to feel at ease even in the more trying phases of therapy. Prior to starting her career in physical therapy she served in the US Air Force at Lackland AFB in San Antonio Texas.

Ricardo Lobo

Ricardo Lobo

Head Physical Therapy Aide

Kimberly Pastuizaca

Kimberly Pastuizaca

Physical Therapy Aide