Meet Our Staff
Peter S. Zielinski, PT, MTC
Mr. Zielinski is a 1990 graduate of the University of Connecticut. He has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years. Peter had a dream of creating a physical therapy practice that combined effective listening and evaluation skills with highly skilled treatment techniques. He envisioned patients that would improve faster, and learn how to keep themselves better longer. In January of 2000 this practice opened its doors and has maintained an outstanding reputation for 15 years. Mr.Zielinski obtained a Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine. He is a lifelong learner and has attended continuing education courses every year of his P.T. career. He truly enjoys helping others reach their maximal level of function through manual physical therapy and exercise. Peter enjoys playing tennis, and spending time with his wife and their 4 children.
Andrew Sullivan, MPT
Andrew received his Master's in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Rutgers University. Andrew enjoys treating all orthopedic problems, but has extensive coursework in spine, shoulder, and knee disorders. He lives with his wife and 2 sons in Fairfield, and enjoys skiing, hiking and biking in his spare time.
Tammy Metz, PT
Tammy Metz, MSPT received her bachelor degree in biology from University of Rochester in 1990 and graduated from Columbia University with a Master's of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1992.
Over the past 24 years, she has developed her manual skills and specialized in helping patients who are experiencing chronic pain and other complex issues. She has developed a distinct approach to assist the body in its recovery. She is here to serve, educate, and guide her clients to their fullest potential.
Additionally, Tammy became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) in October 2014 through Canine Rehabilitation Institute to utilize her skills and help our canine friends when they are injured too.
In addition to her work, which she loves, she also enjoys driving her car on regional racetracks and frozen lakes with her husband, Roger, and is an active member and driving instructor with the Northeast Quattro Audi Club.
Ryan Partridge, PT, DPT
Ryan Partridge, DPT completed his undergraduate study at Central Connecticut State University receiving a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science. He then attended The University of Hartford where he graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Ryan has a great interest in sports rehabilitation and orthopedics, with a strong interest in manual therapy techniques. Ryan enjoys playing golf, basketball and rock climbing in his spare time. He lives in Sandy Hook with his wife Alison.
Dr. Katy Firisin graduated from Springfield College with her master's degree in 1999. Afteralmost 10 years in practice, four of which were at Zielinski Physical Therapy, she left CT and completed her four-year medical doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. When she recently returned after living in Arizona for 8 years the idea of coming back to work for Zielinski Physical Therapy was the easiest decision she can remember. Katy couldn't be happier to work here again; she came "home".
With 18 years of experience, Katy maintains a passion for physical therapy and the relationships she makes with her patients. She has developed a breadth of skills in the area of orthopedics, manual therapy, and functional movement. She addresses the whole person, maximizing function to optimize the patient's quality of life.
Roberta Spray, Office Manager
Roberta has spent over 20 years working in the therapy related field. She handles all issues from scheduling to insurance verification to billing. She finds her work environment rewarding because she shares a genuine concern for each and every patient that comes to our facility. Roberta realizes that patients can be confused when it comes to their insurance benefits. She looks to inform all patients about their policies as they relate to outpatient physical therapy. Roberta enjoys working in a facility with such a strong reputation in the community as they relate to outpatient physical therapy.
Donna Zurzola, Receptionist
Donna was born in Brooklyn, NY, and then grew up in Stamford, CT, graduating from JM Wright Technical School. She has raised her family in Ridgefield, CT where she enjoys gardening, biking, hikes and golf in her free time. Donna has over 13 years of experience working in the medical field. She continues to progress her passion by facilitating patients to receive the quality of care provided at Zielinski Physical Therapy.
Janice Ludwig, Receptionist
Janice is our part time receptionist and our go to girl! Janice has strong interpersonal skills combined with an accounting background. She provides the versatility to our practice, which allows for a smooth patient experience. Janice adds more warmth and welcome to our team. She is a wonderful mother to her 2 daughters, and happily resides in Trumbull, CT.