Katonah-Lewisboro Physical Therapy

Clinical Staff

Debra Cipriani, MSEd., PT

DeborahDebbie, one of two founding partners, established the practice together with Jody Coluccini in 1990. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1975 from Downstate Medical Center, SUNY, and her Masters in Exercise Physiology and Education in 1988 from Queens College, CUNY. For thirteen years she worked at Burke Rehabilitation Center as a Senior Supervisor on the out-patient, stroke and neurological units. Debbie spent two years as Assistant Director at The PT Center at Club Fit prior to co-founding Lewisboro Physical Therapy. Debbie blends her neurodevelopmental background with orthopedics for an eclectic approach to rehabilitation. In addition to her excellent manual skills, she is trained in orthotic assessment and prescription.

Anna Mercer, PT

AnnaAnna holds a BA in biology, BS in physical education and a BS in physical therapy. She has a vast background in orthopedics, sports medicine and geriatric care through her work in acute care hospitals, home care services and various consulting and staff positions in private and outpatient facilities throughout Westchester and Rockland Counties. Anna resides in Katonah with her husband and four children and has been a part-time therapist at Lewisboro Physical Therapy for twelve years.

Lize Lubbe, PT

LizeLize holds a B.Sc in Physiotherapy from the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa and offers 25 years of clinical experience in both South Africa and the United States. She is trained in the Maitland approach to vertebral and peripheral mobilization. Most recently, Lize practiced physical therapy in the Carmel office of NYCONN before joining our practice in January 2008. Her skills and experience are a wonderful complement to our practice.

Kelley Lambert, MS, OTR-L

KelleyKelley holds a B.Sc. from Utica College of Syracuse University and a MS from Russell Sage College. She offers over twenty years of experience in the field of occupational and hand therapy. She obtained a broad background in orthopedics and sports medicine through her work in various consulting and managerial positions in private and outpatient facilities throughout Westchester, Rensselaer and Albany Counties. Her competence and skills provide a tremendous enrichment to our practice.

Dariusz Jarzabkowski, PT, CFMT

DariuszDariusz has been part of our team for the last four years. With several years of experience in the field, and a graduate of one of Warsaw, Poland’s Physical Therapy programs since 1996, Dariusz offers our patients a unique approach to treatment. He is also a certified functional manual therapist (CFMT), and specializes as a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Other than being passionate about physical therapy and rehabilitation, he also enjoys partaking in various sports, and spending time with his wife, two sons, and happy dog.

Christina Joerg, PT Aide

ChristinaChristina graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. While in undergrad, she had clinical rotations in cardiac rehab, corporate fitness, and an assisted living facility. While she is currently aiding patients throughout the day and assisting with their prescribed therapeutic exercises, Christina still plans on going back to school to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at a therapeutic riding center for children with special needs. She also enjoys hiking.

Samantha Dyke, PT Aide

SamanthaSamantha recently joined the Lewisboro team and has proven to be quite an asset! Bringing her experience from previous health offices, and knowledge from various physical health academics, Sam easily connects with her patients beyond their assigned exercises. While her desired occupation is still undecided, she knows she wants to be in an environment where she can continue engaging in patient care, and continue the path of helping people in any way possible.

Office Staff

Francine Filice, Office Administration

FrancineFrancine has been working at Lewisboro Physical Therapy since March of 2015, and quickly grown to be one of Katonah-Lewisboro’s most reliable medical receptionists. South Salem has been her family’s home for the last 20 years. When she is not in the office providing patients with a warm smile and the ultimate assistance, you can find her and her husband, Anthony, spending quality time with their two grown children and our dog Junior.

Maria Arena, Office Administration

MariaAs a resident of Lewisboro for the last 24 years, Maria has been able to instantly relate with local patients from around the area. She takes pride and joy in being an active parishioner at St. Mary Parish and nurturing a long lasting, family oriented, marriage with her husband, and two children. These values have allowed Maria to connect with our patients on a personal level as a medical receptionist, and provide the entire team with harmony. Outside the church and practice walls, you might find Maria passionately playing on the softball field, or traveling to her next beach destination.

Sheryl Schultze, Administrative Assistant

SherylSheryl is a Westchester native who has called North Salem home for the last 17 years. She joins Lewisboro Physical Therapy with experience in office administration ranging from corporate technology at IBM to education at Sarah Lawrence College, with stints as a floral designer and pharmacy technician in between. Sheryl is excited to bring her skills to LPT and its patients. In her spare time, Sheryl loves reading, travel, playing with her Golden Retriever, Bailey, relaxing with her husband, Doug, and exploring Brooklyn with her daughter, Brianna.