About Our Physical Therapist
Andrew J. Connolly PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CMTPT is the Owner of Connolly Physical Therapy has been providing physical therapy services in Racine and Kenosha for over 20 years. For the last 13 years Andrew has and is currently providing services in his clinics in Burlington and Union Grove Wisconsin. The practice philosophy of Andrew at Connolly Physical Therapy is private, one-on-one orthopaedic manual physical therapy treatment sessions of the highest quality with unparalleled customer service with respect to patients, patient’s family members, referral sources, employers, and insurance companies. Andrew is a 1996 graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. In June of 2007, Andrew tested for and received his Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In June of 2008, Andrew achieved Fellowship designation by completing a Residency and Fellowship program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through The Manual Therapy Institute (accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association) in Austin, Texas. “Fellow” status in the AAOMPT is both a membership classification and a professional credential. As a professional credential, a “Fellow” in AAOMPT is an international recognition of competence and expertise in the practice of orthopaedic manual physical therapy by a physical therapist licensed in the USA.
To achieve the Fellow credential, a physical therapist must complete a credentialed fellowship program, including a residency, in orthopaedic manual physical therapy. The “Fellow” is a physical therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on skills in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal (orthopaedic) disorders. Fellows serve their patients and the public by demonstrating excellence in clinical practice, education, and research. Future educational interests include advanced craniofacial and TMJ evaluation and treatments. Andrew’s educational and treatment focuses include manual therapy and myofascial trigger point dry needling for orthopedic dysfunctions of the spine and pelvis, the extremities, headaches, and TMJ disorders for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, at work, at home, and in sports.
For over 20 years, Andrew has had the pleasure of providing outpatient manual orthopedic and industrial physical therapy services for the communities of Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties for hospitals and large private practices.
Andrew has been married to his wife, Heather, an elementary school principal, for 20 years and has three sons Andrew, Patrick, and Thomas and a daughter, Aryanna. Andrew’s personal interests are spending time with family and friends, coaching and mentoring physical therapy students and Fellowship candidates, coaching sports, and being the lead singer and guitar player in the band, Weird Science!, working out, fishing, and hunting.