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.

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Our Team

David Potucek MSPT, CFMT, Owner/Founder of Manual Therapy Specialists, Certified Functional Manual Therapist With Honors

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. He is one of only 254 Certified Functional Manual Therapists in the United States and he passed with honors.  There are only 8 CFMTs in Connecticut and Dave was a mentor to 4 of them when they were residents.

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.

Caitlyn Hauswirth, PT, DPT, CFMT, CF-L1, Certified Functional Manual Physical Therapist

Caitlyn Hauswirth, PT, DPT, CFMT, CF-L1

Certified Functional Manual Physical Therapist

Cait Hauswirth grew up on Long Island and now lives in Stratford, CT. After completing her certification in Functional Manual Therapy in 2018, she has taken many classes on treating pelvic floor dysfunctions so now she can truly treat the whole body. She takes a holistic approach to patient care – looking from head to toe for a potential driver to an issue.

Cait has personal experience recovering from injury and returning to high level athletics: she has torn both ACLs and had reconstruction surgery, both times returning to her prior activity level. Cait spent her high school and college years running track and field and enjoys working with all types of runners (jumpers and throwers too!). Fitness wise, Cait now plays ultimate frisbee, and participates in CrossFit at her local gym. In her down time, she likes to spend time with her boyfriend, two dogs, and her cat.

  • 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)
  • 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!