Why So Many People Trust Us To Help Them Get Moving Again
At Manual Therapy Specialists, we’re committed to helping our patients restore their bodies and improve their quality of life. Armed with the latest physical therapy treatments, we’ll help you get back to doing what you love. Meet our team of highly qualified physical therapy professionals.
David Potucek MSPT, CFMT
Owner/Founder of Manual Therapy Specialists
Certified Functional Manual Therapist With Honors
David Potucek is a leading Sports Physical Therapist in Fairfield County helping people to get back to the training they love. Dave completed his Certified Functional Manual Therapists in the United States and he passed with honors. There are only 11 CFMTs in Connecticut and Dave was a mentor to 4 of them when they were residents. Less that 1% of physical therapists achieve this rigorous certification.
Dave is a former collegiate athlete and Division 1 gymnast, rock climber, pole vaulter, sprinter, hurdler, trail runner, fitness model, olympic lifter, power lifter and all around athlete. He specializes in treating patients with acute (recent), chronic (old and nagging) and complex (nobody else can fix) injuries. Fitness, sports and spine are specialty areas. In his free time David enjoys working out, outdoor activities, rock climbing and spending time with his wife and dog.
Dave offers you 15+ years of experience to help you get back to doing the things you love to do in life faster with longer lasting results. During each session we provide one on one, hour long, hands-on treatments in private rooms. We won’t just give you a hot pack and push you off to an aide to do some exercises. We will find the root cause of your pain and teach you how to fix your injury and stop it from coming back.
Dr. Caitlyn Hauswirth, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, CF-L1
Pelvic Health Specialist, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Certified Functional Manual Therapist with Honors
Cait completed her Certification in Functional Manual Therapy with honors in 2018, making her one of less than 1% of PTs in the nation to hold this title. Since then has done mentorship and taken extensive course work in pelvic health physical therapy, as well as earning her board certification in orthopedics. She has experience working with a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions and has completed specific coursework for continuing and returning to exercise for pregnant and postpartum individuals. She also has extensive experience working with patients with hypermobility spectrum disorders. As a prior D1 varsity athlete and current professional athlete, Cait has experience with training and dealing with injuries that many athletes might unfortunately encounter through their careers. She truly takes a holistic approach to patient care – looking from head to toe for a potential driver to an issue.
Cait grew up on Long Island and now resides in Stratford, CT with her fiance Brian, their cat, and two Mini Australian Shepherds. Cait has personal experience recovering from injury and returning to high level athletics: she has torn both ACLs and had reconstruction surgery (the last in 2016). She currently plays professional Ultimate with the NY Gridlock, and since 2017 she has played with NY XIST – the number 1 mixed ultimate team in the north east, number 3 in the nation. Cait was a varsity high school athlete in both tennis and track and field, where she competed in almost every field event as well as track events 800m and down. In college she specialized in pole vault – where her varsity D1 record still stands. After taking the CrossFit coaching certification “for fun,” she found herself coaching classes at her local gym. Cait has experience and passion for working with more complex cases – hypermobility spectrum disorders, pelvic floor issues, as well as anyone who might say “I’ve tried everything and nothing worked.”EDUCATION
- Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of Hartford
- B.S. in Health Sciences – University of Hartford
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Women’s and Men’s Health
- Running Injuries and Performance
- CrossFit Injuries
- Field Sports Injuries and Performance (ultimate, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, etc)
- Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
- American Physical Therapy Association Certification in Functional Manual Therapy, with Honors
- Institute of Physical Art
- American Physical Therapy Association
What our patients say about Manual Therapy Specialists
We provide physical therapy services to help our neighbors in Fairfield, CT get moving again.
We’re here to help you get more out of life.
Don’t wait to feel better in your body!