Henry Purslow, DPT Physical Therapist
DPT, Simmons College / B.S., Stony Brook University
Butch is the head physical therapist and president of Farmingdale Physical Therapy West. Before opening the Bethpage clinic, he had over thirty years of experience owning and operating a Farmingdale Physical Therapy Associates. He is an innovator in private practice and outpatient care. He received a BS in Physical Therapy from SUNY Stony Brook and a degree of doctor of Physical Therapy with distinction from Simmons College. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a member of the professional division of the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), for which he received an honorary award of Master of Fitness Science, and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
His hobbies include training and weightlifting, his favorite food is salmon, and his favorite TV show is CSI.
Scott Liptzin, DPT Physical Therapist
DPT, New York Institute of Technology / B.S., George Washington University
Scott received his Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University in Exercise Science in 2004. He went on to pursue his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy with distinction from the New York Institute of Technology 2007. Scott has received extensive training at New York Presbyterian Hospital, St. Charles Rehabilitation facility, and has spent countless hours working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinics. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Manual Therapy. Since 2014, Scott has been working in outpatient physical therapy settings with specialties in orthopedic, neurologic, pre and post-surgery care.
Scott enjoys eating sushi and lobster. He also enjoys spending his free time with his family and exercising.
Vincenzo Adduci, Jr., DPT Physical Therapist
DPT, Touro College / B.S., Stony Brook University
Vin graduated from Stony Brook University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with a concentration in disability studies. He then when on to graduate from Touro College in 2014 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. At his graduation ceremony, Vin was the recipient of one of the highest honors awarded – the Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award.
Prior to working at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, Vin worked as a student physical therapist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Albans where he helped veterans rehabilitate their injuries. He also spent several months at Nassau University Medical Center in the Acute Rehab department working with stroke patients.
Vin enjoys playing softball and exercising. He also likes to watch movies and spend time with friends and family.
Erica Allocca Physical Therapist
MSPT, Quinnipiac University / B.S., Quinnipiac University
Erica received both her Bachelor’s and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degrees from Quinnipiac University in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Prior to working at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, Erica spent the last decade treating patients in various clinical environments, including sports-rehab, outpatient orthopedics, and home care; providing her with an assortment of treatment techniques the can be applied to each patient depending on their needs and requirements.
If Erica is not treating patients, she is busy raising her young twins, running in 5K and 10K races, and playing kickball. She enjoys traveling with family and friends, and any dessert made with peanut butter.
Jillian Epifania, DPT Physical Therapist
DPT, New York Institute of Technology / B.S., SUNY Farmingdale
Jillian received her Bachelor’s Degree from Farmingdale State College in 2013. She then went on to receive her doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction from New York Institute of Technology in 2016. Prior to graduating, Jillian worked closely with Butch as a Physical Therapy aide for 8 years. During this time, she discovered her passion for the field and thirst for education. As a student physical therapist, Jillian worked in various clinical settings, such as a rehabilitation and nursing home, where she helped patients regain their functional independence. She also spent time in outpatient orthopedic clinics, treating post surgical cases, learning various manual therapy techniques and exercise programs to enhance plan of care.
Jillian also looks forward to becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.
Stephanie Ringbauer, DPT Physical Therapist
DPT, Stony Brook University / B.S., Sacred Heart University
Stephanie graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2013 with her bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She then went on to Stony Brook University and received her doctorate in physical therapy in 2016.
As a student physical therapist, Stephanie worked in various clinical environments. Her first affiliation was at a subacute skilled nursing facility, where she helped patients of the geriatric population return to their prior level of function. Stephanie also spent time in a pediatric outpatient facility as well as the local school district in Maine, where she worked with children of all ages. She helped them reach their maximum potential at home, at school, and in their community. Stephanie spent a summer in Colorado interning at an orthopedic facility, where she treated pre and post surgical cases, learned new therapeutic exercises, and manual therapy techniques. During Stephanie’s last internship at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, she realized this was the setting and facility where she wanted to work.
Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring the outdoors through hiking and camping. Her other interests include traveling, cooking, attending concerts and playing beach volleyball.
Betty Ann Massaro, PTA Physical Therapist Assistant
A.S., Nassau Community College
Betty Ann has been working for Farmingdale Physical Therapy West as a physical therapy assistant since May 2011. She assists the physical therapists by performing ultrasound, massage, stretching, and exercise. Betty Ann has worked for Butch since February 2006. Before beginning work with Butch, she worked at a sports medicine facility in Patchogue for twelve years. This has provided her with years of hands on experience in patient care.
Aside from working at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, Betty Ann is an avid tennis player who loves working out, as well as reading. Her favorite food is chocolate and her favorite TV show is Modern Family.