Meet The Performax Team
The therapists at Performax are experienced in addressing a wide range of sports and rehabilitation issues as well as creating individualized plans of care that promote healing, health and well being. The highly skilled and trained staff at Performax is dedicated to getting our patients strong and healthy through personalized treatment plans based on each person’s unique needs. The Performax team is focused on doing whatever is necessary to help each patient, build strong ties within the community, and ultimately improve the wellness of each individual who walks through their door. Performax specializes in. Sports Rehabilitation , Concussion Management , Post Op Rehab among many other things.
Founded in May of 2013, Performax Physical Therapy and Wellness is owned and operated by brother and sister duo Armand Diesso and Jessica M. Torres. Both therapists are graduates of Daemen College and have a combined 31 years of experience in physical therapy.
If you’re looking for a friendly, caring, relaxed environment with an attentive, knowledgeable staff, then Performax is the place for you.
Armand Diesso has been practicing physical therapy on Long Island for 20 years. Throughout the years, Armand has treated a wide variety of injuries and has become well versed in various forms of rehabilitation. Armand continues to further his education and learns new techniques by attending workshops and seminars each year. His passion for strength training and healthy living is expressed through his work. Not only is this therapist dedicated to getting his patients stronger and healthier by treating their existing injuries, but his goal is to ultimately provide every patient with the knowledge to prevent further injuries.
JESSICA M. TORRES
Jessica M. Torres has had her doctorate in physical therapy for over 15 years. As well as Armand, Jessica is a certified specialist in sports nutrition. Jessica is well experienced in treating orthopedic patients as well as geriatric rehabilitation. Jessica believes in offering individualized care for each of her patients and teaching them proper stretching and strengthening techniques which will ultimately make future injuries less likely to occur.
DAVID J. SOLDANO
David Soldano has his doctorate in physical therapy and has been practicing for 9 years. David’s highly experienced in treating orthopedic patients including the weekend warrior to the professional basketball player. David believes in individualized programs to help optimize and maximize his patients’ rehab. He is caring and dedicated to his patients and works tirelessly to treat their current condition and to prevent future injuries.
Jonathan is a graduate of Nassau community college and has been a physical therapist assistant for 21 years in outpatient setting. Jonathan has been trained in many aspects of outpatient rehabilitation such as post-surgical, sports training, and vestibular rehabilitation. Jonathan has had the privilege of working with some of the most talented surgeons and physical therapist in our field which has strengthened his skills needed to help his patients to return to their activities of daily living.
Mike is one of our physical therapists and director of our Farmingville location. Mike graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a minor in exercise science. After receiving his degree from Cortland, Mike went on to Stony Brook University to pursue his dream as a PT. Mike graduated in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).
In 2018, on Mike’s final clinical rotation, he joined the Performax team. Since then, he stayed with Performax as a full time Physical Therapist. Mike treats a wide variety of injuries and age demographics. The areas he has interest in include post-surgical knee procedures, the shoulder girdle, and non-specific low back pain.
Along with working at Performax, Mike is also a Teaching Assistant in the Stony Brook University DPT program. He teaches Biophysical Agents and Orthopedic II where he aides and assists students with their lab work along with administering lab practicals. Mike also likes to do a lot of continuing ed seminars and guest lecturing at local schools and community centers.
Anthony has earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Stony Brook university and has been practicing for 4 years now with Performax. With his undergraduate degree in exercise science, he has a strong basis of therapeutic exercise that is tailored to the individuals’ goals. He believes that every patient has the potential to overcome any obstacle in front of them. He has treated a wide variety of cases over the years and is always eager to help you move in the right direction! He believes every patient should be treated for their individual impairments not with regular cookie cutter treatment!
Vinny is a licensed physical therapist who has completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook university along with a Bachelors in Health Science. Vinny has a strong focus on manual therapy for orthopedic conditions consisting of post operative rehabilitation, preventative treatments. He has completed spine courses with a focus on spinal mobilization and manipulations. Vinny also has an interest in creating a return to sport exercise regimen for end stage rehabilitation athletes looking to confidently return to sport. He focuses on creating exercise programs tailored to the individual. Vinny has a strong interest in sports as he spent many years as a soccer and tennis player.
Vinny has successfully completed clinical affiliations across a variety of orthopedic clinics as well as the inpatient setting providing him with up-to-date techniques to treat a broad scope of patients. Vinny has observed surgeries during his inpatient affiliation which has created an affinity for understanding immediate post operative recovery.
Danny Stevens obtained his Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from SUNY Cortland in 2013. He had a variety of clinical experiences at Cortland including a summer internship with the NY Jets football team. Stevens then attended East Stroudsburg University for his Masters where he accepted a double Graduate Assistant Position. During this time he helped Professors teach students at the college and worked at a local high school in the afternoon.
Danny has been working in the high school setting since 2013 and is a chairperson for the Suffolk County Athletic Trainers Association. Stevens also has a background in personal and golf fitness helping patients succeed their physical demands for sport. If you can’t find Danny at Performax he is most likely at Deer Park High School servicing student-athletes as their Athletic Trainer and mentor. He always enjoys helping Performax with different sponsored Run-Events where individuals receive free stretching and education on injury’s.&
Open Floor Plan
Accepting Many Insurance Plans
No Wait Time
Top Of The Line Equipment
Accepting All Major Credit Cards
Individualized Treatment Plans
Affordable Self-Pay Rates
Clean, New Facility
Handicap accessible ramp
Friendly, Attentive Staff