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Deborah Faulkner Crowell, PT, C-MLD, Physical Therapist  


Deborah Faulkner Crowell has over 32 years of experience as a physical therapist. She treats both adults and children with a specialty in manual therapy.


Deborah has a passion for helping others and values the power of physical therapy to improve quality of life.  Her treatment approach is one to one individualized care, ensuring the well being of her client and adjusting to their specific needs.  Deborah utilizes manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, craniosacral therapy, visceral mobilization and muscle energy techniques to address the body’s imbalances. She uses a holistic approach to the whole body, understanding the mind body connection.  Addressing these issues allows the whole body to function properly. 

Deborah has extensive experience working with individuals with autism, neurological dysfunction, learning disabilities, headaches and facial pain, joint hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and chronic pain issues and dysfunctions, as well as experience working with infants with torticollis and plagiocephaly with issues related to latching and feeding, including tongue and lip ties. Deb also has extensive experience with constipation, incontinence, digestive issues (including the dysmotility associated with EDS and other connective tissue disorders) and women’s health, and issues associated with breast cancer and lymphedema. 

Deb graduated from Boston University in 1990 with a BS in Physical Therapy.


Deb has extensive education in numerous manual therapy techniques including  lymphatic work, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release and visceral mobilization. Deb has a private practice with locations in Fairfield and Stamford.


Kathleen Gannon, PT, Physical Therapist  

Kathy has been a dedicated and treating physical therapist for 46 years, with focus on manual therapy for the treatment of pain and disability. Kathy’s manual skills include craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, visceral mobilization and muscle energy techniques that facilitate tissue repair and modeling. Kathy has certification in Upledger and Barnes craniosacral therapy. Her manual therapy approaches include Cyriax, Kaltenborn, Maitland, McKenzie and Mulligan techniques. She is a certified orthopedic therapist with a concentration in spine and chronic pain. She has additional certification and expertise in vestibular and lymphatic treatment. She is an aquatic therapist. Kathy is a certified case manager in the State of Connecticut and has extensive experience in workers compensation, functional capacity testing , job analysis and has acted as an expert witness for worker compensation.

Kathy graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1977 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She has been a licensed provider in New Jersey, California and Connecticut. Kathy is an adjunct teacher for UCONN and NVCC and she is an APTA Clinical Instructor. She has been owner/ administrator since 1983 and recently joined Faulkner Crowell Physical Therapy.

“When people experience trauma or life stressors, it is not uncommon for daily life to be interrupted. My great passion has aways been to bring support and healing to those in need with hopes for a speedy return to their previous level of function and their best quality of life. So many of my smiles are because of my patients and I am so grateful to be sharing my world with you.”


Nicole Helfgott, DPT

Nicole has over 7 years experience as a physical therapist. She is passionate about her work and helping others. She believes in a personalized and holistic approach to treatment. She has a special appreciation for the benefits of manual therapy techniques from her grandmother, who was a massage therapist for many years.

 Nicole has experience in different settings including: outpatient orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, acute care, and home health care. Nicole has a variety of specialty training including Upledger craniosacral therapy, vestibular therapy, as well as many different manual therapy methods. Nicole has experience working with children and adults with a wide variety of diagnoses including infants with tongue tie, children with cerebral palsy, as well as individuals with chronic pain and more. 

Nicole graduated from Sacred Heart University  with her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2017. 

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