Dr. Jason Lennon DPT, CSCS, GTS
Dr. Jason Lennon uses a variety of treatment methods that he has studied over the years, to provide the best individualized treatment plans for all of his patients. Dr. Lennon received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University in 2003, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During his time at NYU, Dr. Lennon interned at some of NYC's finest hospitals including, Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Hospital for Joint Diseases. He also has a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), which he also received in 2003. Following graduation, he began working at New York's number one hospital, New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, gaining experience in a variety of areas including orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and neurological rehabilitation. In 2005, Dr. Lennon left New York-Presbyterian Hospital to pursue his goal of working in and owning his own orthopedic physical therapy practice. He began managing two orthopedic clinics on the east end of Long Island, one of which he became the owner of in 2009, Peconic Physical Therapy. Dr. Lennon regularly teaches anatomy as an adjunct professor at Touro College in NYC, as well as continuing his own education by studying different treatment methods such as the McKenzie Method for Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of spinal dysfunction, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Myofasical Trigger Point Release, the Maitland Technique, Intergrated Neuromuscualr Rehabilitation, Sports Rehabilitation, and Back Education and Training.
Dominick DeStefano, ATC
Dominick DeStefano is a graduate of SUNY Brockport and further advanced his credentials by completing his Athletic Training Internship at Stony Brook University. Credentialed through the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of certification in 1995, Dominick shortly thereafter started Athletic programs at both Hampton Bays High School and Pierson High School concurrently, splitting days between the two. After two years at both schools he eventually stayed with Hampton Bays he has been their Head Athletic Trainer ever since. As a Certified Athletic trainer, Dominick has provided Sports Medicine coverage for many events including the Empire State Games, Suffolk 100 Boys Basketball, NY Fever Soccer Club, Men’s 35 and over Grass Court Tennis Championships and the US Merchant marine Academy at Kings Point, as well as a multitude of sporting tournaments and camps for all ages. He has taken particular interests in the management of Concussion as well as prevention and treatment of ACL injuries in females. He also enjoys mentoring students as an Approved Clinical Instructor through Stony Brook University Athletic Training Education Program. He is currently a member of the National Athletics Trainers Association as well as the newly formed Suffolk County High School Athletics Trainers Association. His other experience has included working clinically in the Physical Therapy setting. Prior to his Athletic Training certification he was the fitness program coordinator at a privately owned Physical Therapy facility and once certified he progressed to treating orthopedic patients with musculoskeletal injuries. Eventually he became a partner in a group which was responsible for overseeing several Sports Medicine facilities which would provide Physical Therapy and Athletic Training services to the East End. Dominick joined Peconic Physical Therapy in September 2008.
Cara LoBianco, DPT
Cara spent 4 years at the University of Rhode Island, having graduated with two Bachelor’s Degrees: one in Kinesiology, and the other in Nutrition & Dietetics. Cara, then, continued her education at Stony Brook University in the pursuit of a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy. Upon graduating in 2018 with her doctorate, she has been working in outpatient orthopedics treating a variety of injuries. Cara’s interests in Physical Therapy include: foot and ankle mechanics, golf injuries, preventative therapy and behavioral change. Outside of the clinic, Cara enjoys learning about health and wellness, cooking, photography, reading, cycling, golfing and outdoor activities.
Melissa Mayer, DPT
Melissa Mayer graduated in 2006 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. Then went on to work at New York Presbyterian-Columbia for several years gaining clinical experience in acute care and cardiopulmonary rehab. Melissa then went on to work at Premier PT in New York City performing outpatient PT and then for Visiting Nurse Service of New York delivering home care PT. In 2009 she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Integral Yoga in NYC. In 2013 Melissa moved to Hampton Bays with her husband and two daughters and practices per diem physical therapy, sees private clients and publishing a book on her experience donating her kidney to her husband and subsequent recovery. Melissa also enjoys traveling has been to India, Africa, Sri Lanka and beyond.