Marcus Bacon is originally from Orange, Massachusetts and now resides in Berlin, CT.  He graduated from Springfield College in 2002 with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy.  After graduation, he joined a large outpatient corporation and held several positions, including center manager, over his 6-year employment.  With specialization in advanced orthopedic injuries, Marcus decided to leave the corporate world and fulfill his dream of opening his own physical therapy clinic.  His vision is focused on quality of care and improving functional needs.

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Steve DeFrancesco is a Berlin native.  He grew up in town and attended Berlin High School.  Steve attended the University of Hartford, and upon graduation in 1997, he returned to his hometown for permanent residence.  Steve has spent the last 18 years developing his physical therapy skills in a number of different capacities.  He has his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from UHart along with his MBA from Troy University.  His dream was to one day own his own practice.  In 2008 that dream came true.  Steve specializes in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, and pilates based rehabilitation.  His focused dedication to his craft separates him from the competition.

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Michael Johnson is also a Berlin native.  He graduated from Berlin High School in 2005.  He earned a Bachelors in Health Science Degree (2009) and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2012) from the University of Hartford.  Michael is also credentialed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He specializes in sports medicine as well as concussion rehabilitation.  He is a provider of the Graston technique and has also spent time performing injury assessments and is trained to perform on-site ergonomic evaluations.  Michael joined the Focus team in January 2015 and will be a valued asset in the company's future endeavors. 

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Meet Our Team

Focus was founded in 2008 by 2 local residents of Berlin who have numerous years of experience in the outpatient therapy setting.  Founders Marcus Bacon and Steve DeFrancesco both have their Degrees in Physical Therapy and are active members of the American Physical Therapy Association.  They began their careers in a large corporate setting.  It was there that they gained experience and clinical knowledge that they now bring to a patient focused clinic where one-on-one care and attention to their clients can be provided.  Focus not only provides sports medicine to athletes, but provides a wide variety of services from orthopedic care, pediatrics, orthotic fitting and prescription, women's health and geriatric care.

Kari Callahan currently resides in Wallingford . She has focused on orthopedics in her last 10 years of practice.  Kari's undergraduate work was in Athletic Training with a degree from Castleton State College in 1999.  She earned her Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2005. Her sports background coupled with her proximity to a ski resort for 8 years has allowed her to excel in the treatment of various sports related injuries.  Kari has also taken post-graduate courses in Postural Restoration (a whole body approach to the assessment of muscle chain imbalances that cause functional pattern limitations), along with Dr. Ma's Integrative Dry Needling Foundation Training course (an approach that considers the systemic neurological relationship of pain and tissue dysfunction as well as sensory nerve modulation and physiology)

Anthony is originally from Sunderland, Massachusetts but currently resides in Berlin.  In 2013, he graduated from Springfield College with his degree in Athletic Training.  He took an ATC position at Springfield College working primarily with the varsity baseball team.  Anthony decided to further his education.  He enrolled at American International College to pursue a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.  While in school, he became increasingly interested in the science of Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) techniques and has completed 4 courses. For his final clinical rotation he traveled to Portland, ME to a clinic that specialized in PRI to gain clinical knowledge and experience in this full body treatment approach.  Shortly after graduating in May of 2017, he accepted a position at Focus Physical Therapy.   Anthony looks forward to working with patients of all backgrounds and is focused on providing the best possible care for members of the community. 

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