Meet The Capital Area Physical Therapy & Wellness Team

Andrew J Gaetano, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS, MTC, CSCS

Mechanicville native Dr. Andrew Gaetano, co-owner of Capital Area Physical Therapy & Wellness, is a graduate of Ithaca College where he earned a doctorate in physical therapy. Along with being Manual Therapy Certified (MTC), he is one of the only therapists in the country who is nationally accredited as a board certified clinical specialist in both orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and neurologic physical therapy (NCS), and is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). In addition to being a clinical educator, he is an Assistant Professor at Sage Graduate School in Troy NY, where he teaches Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience. Because of Andrew’s extensive background in orthopedics/manual therapy including education in a wide array of techniques and theories, he specializes in patients with all types of pain including chronic pain, and his unique certifications make him especially qualified to assess and treat back and neck pain including nerve related pain. His specialties also include patients who have not improved with other therapy or treatment. He has taken several continuing education courses which allow him to use a well-rounded treatment approach, focusing on manual therapy including joint/spinal manipulation, specific individualized exercise prescription, and self-care education. Andrew’s main interest is educating patients on how to care for themselves, and teaching them everything they need to know to maximize their function. . He is also interested in assessing running mechanics and function in relation to running and sports related injuries, as well as problems with the jaw (TMJ). Outside of the clinic, Andrew enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and sports of all kinds, as well as spending time with his wife Melissa, son Joel, daughters Ava and Lila, and his dog, Val.

Evan J Marsh, PT, DPT

Evan Marsh, Co-Owner of Capital Area Physical Therapy & Wellness, was raised in nearby Bethlehem, NY, and earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Ithaca College. Evan brings a strong focus on orthopedic and manual skills and has taken numerous continued education courses from some of the top professionals in the field of osteopathic care and physical therapy. Using his extensive background and knowledge, Evan focuses on individualizing his care to optimize and restore function. Evan is actively involved in the community and has participated in coaching club and high school sports, and hosts several running clinics locally. Evan brings a strong focus to treating athletes across all spectrum and works closely with local coaches to decrease incidence of injury. Outside of the clinic, Evan enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and playing sports.

Lisa Bodratti, PT, DPT

Dr. Lisa Bodratti graduated in 2017 with her doctorate of physical therapy from Sage Graduate School. Lisa is a Capital District native, growing up in Valatie, NY. Her interest in physical therapy stemmed from multiple experiences with PT due to sports-related injuries, as well as running track and field from adolescence through college at SUNY Cortland. Lisa has training in The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and strong interests in orthopedics, manual therapy, and pain science. Lisa is involved in the community, coaching sprinters and hurdlers at the high school level. Outside of the clinic, Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors with family, her boyfriend, Kyle, and their dog, Ajax.

James Breese, PT, DPT

Dr. James Breese graduated with his doctorate of physical therapy degree from Sage Graduate School in 2019. He is
originally from Wappingers Falls, NY where he obtained his associates degree in exercise, science and
wellness from Dutchess Community College and bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Mount Saint
Mary College. During this time, James became a certified National Council of Strength and Fitness
personal trainer which led him to pursue a career as a physical therapist. He has a strong interest in
orthopedics and manual therapy. In his free time, James enjoys watching sports, especially the New York
Giants and New York Yankees. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Jennifer Missenis, PT, DPT

Jennifer Missenis is from Buffalo NY, where she graduated in 2015 from the University at Buffalo’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Her interest in exercise and physical therapy grew out of her experience as a figure skater and skating coach. Jennifer moved to Clifton Park upon graduation and has since gained valuable experience working with pediatric and neurologic populations in a variety of settings. Jennifer also has experience in adult neurologic and vestibular rehabilitation and is interested in orthopedics and sports rehab. She finds patient education and a well-rounded treatment approach to be very important, and is excited to be a part of the CAPT team. Outside of the clinic, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and their friends and family. She enjoys kayaking, biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Amanda Cocozzo, PT

As a locally born and raised physical therapist, Amanda brings a strong orthopedic background in addition to experience in caring for patients with surgical and traumatic injuries, neurological, cardiac, pulmonary, oncology and renal diagnoses. Amanda has also had extensive continuing education in osteopathic based manual techniques including cranial sacral therapy and spinal treatment utilizing muscle energy techniques. She has diverse experience in developing and implementing treatment plans for pediatric through geriatric-aged clientele. She thrives on patient interaction and the various challenges associated with different conditions. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy with a minor in biology from Daemen College, Amherst, NY.

Tori M. Torrisi, PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Tori Torrisi is a Clifton Park native who began her college career at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. While there she won a Division II NCAA Championship in rowing, finished her undergraduate degree with honors, completed a research thesis and became a board certified athletic trainer. She went on to attain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Boston University. During this time she helped manage a research lab, create a website to help promote exercise in the community and participated in several orthopedic, neurological and acute care affiliations. Tori’s main interests inside the clinic are orthopedics, vestibular therapy and working with an aging population to help people reach their unique goals. She believes in a multifaceted approach to physical therapy and promotes a healthy and well balanced lifestyle to all her patients in order to optimize health. Outside of the clinic Tori loves to hike in the Adirondacks, bake lots of different goodies(requests are welcome!), travel, and spend time with her friends and family.

Drew Bishop, PT, DPT

Dr. Drew Bishop is a Saratoga Springs native who graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 2018. He has extensive training in the osteopathic joint, soft tissue and neuromuscular techniques that aim to restore the mobility health of his patients. He uses a balanced approach of hands on care and exercise to promote optimal movement and pain relief. Drew enjoys working with a wide variety of patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. As a former multi-sport athlete, he shows special interest in working with athletes across all fields and takes pride in helping them return to their pre-injury levels. In his free time, Drew enjoys participating in outdoor activities such as golf, hiking, and more golf!

Nick Kossor, PT, DPT

Nick Kossor moved to upstate New York in 2003 to pursue a professional judo career. Some of his career highlights include winning 2 National Championships, competing in the 2008 Olympic Trials, and representing Team USA on the international circuit for nearly a decade. After retiring from competitive judo in 2015, Nick went back to school and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sage Gradate School. His motivation to be a physical therapist stemmed from injuries he sustained during his competitive judo career. Nick is actively involved in the community as a musician in various original and cover bands, and is a judo coach at various locations including “Camp Abilities Saratoga” for the visually impaired. He has strong interests in orthopedics and manual therapy and is thrilled to be a part of the CAPT Team.

Michael Berkal, MS, LMT

Licensed as a massage therapist in 2001, Mike started advanced training in orthopedic massage that same year. Using specific protocols to assess for certain soft tissue pathologies in the muscle tendon unit, he works with the client’s level of comfort to address short, tight muscle groups, fascial and joint capsule restrictions, muscle belly (myofascial) trigger points, and minor muscle strains/ligament sprains. Mike provides Clinical Massage Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions, Pain management, and Injury Recovery.

Mike offers full hour and half hour massage sessions.


Joan Toyama – Office/Billing Specialist

Joan has a strong administrative background and has worked as an office receptionist for other physical therapy clinics in the past. She brings 14 years of office experience to CAPT. Not only does Joan excel at assisting patients with office tasks, she also enjoys interacting with patients and watching their demeanor change as they begin to feel better as they achieve their goals. Outside the clinic Joan can be found cheering on her favorite hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks, as well as playing pickleball.

Katie Wisniewski, Office Manager

Day- to- day, you will find Katie tending to the office operations and assisting where needed in the office or behind the scenes. She thrives on ensuring that our patients and their families receive outstanding service throughout their plan of care. Although being in a physical therapy office is new for her, healthcare is not. Before becoming a member of our team, she was the operations manager for a fast-paced orthodontic office. Outside of the clinic, Katie loves spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

Carrie Tworek, Administrative Staff

Hannah Griswold, Administrative Staff


Val – Office / Therapy Dog

Val is Capital Area PT’s therapy dog. She’s a mixed breed rescue from Tennessee and is about 10 years old. You can find her in the clinic on Fridays and she will probably come greet you at the door when you enter. She’s very gentle and loves to sit with patients while they receive treatment.