Needham Strength and Conditioning Center
200 First Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Tel: (781) 444-5141 Fax: (781) 400-5948
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Peter Givens, BS,PTA, CSCS
Peter Givens received his BA from Northeastern University where he was a division 1 athlete, as well an intern for the Boston Bruins. Peter went on to earn his Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) degree. He has helped implement the strength and conditioning program for the Boston Skate Club, and workouts for the Dover/Sherborn middle and high schools.
As an NCSA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Peter continues to expand his exercise knowledge to help clients reach their goals and stay healthy. He divides his time between working with patients in Wellesley and working with his personal training clients at our new Needham training facility. In his free time, Peter enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
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Joseph Pirrone BS, PTA, CSCS
Joe has been a Physical Therapy Assistant ( PTA) and personal trainer for over 7 years. He graduated with a BS from Lasell College and earned his Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification. Joe enjoys helping patients safely get back in to the gym after rehabilitation as well as working with patients who have been hesitant to return to their sport or exercise after a surgery or injury. Joe is very active and enjoys running, skiing, tennis, and golf. If you are looking to get back to the activities you enjoy doing or would like to progress in current workout, Joe is your ideal Personal Trainer.
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Stefanie Rousselle, PT, DPT, BS, CSCSStefanie graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. After graduation, she moved to the Boston area and began working at SPTA Wellesley as a full-time Physical Therapy Aide. After working in this position for months, she discovered her love and true passion for Physical Therapy. Shortly after, she was accepted at Northeastern University for the Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. After four more years of school, Stefanie graduated from Northeastern University with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in May 2012.
Stefanie brings an intimate knowledge of health & fitness to her treatment style, with her years of Personal Training experience. Stefanie has grown to love running after completing the 2011 & 2013 Boston Marathons, with many more races scheduled including the Chicago & Disney Marathons. Stefanie's passion for running and first-hand knowledge allows her to specialize in rehabilitation of running injuries, as well as other orthopedic and sports-related injuries. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients, but her clinical interests include evidence-based treatment approaches, hands-on manual therapy, emphasis on posture, and ergonomics. Stefanie ensures to develop an individualized exercise program that incorporates each patient’s individualized needs and personal goals.
Stefanie also excels in educating her patients since she has teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant in Gross Anatomy at Northeastern University and Introduction to Exercise Science at UMass Amherst. Growing up, Stefanie was involved in competitive gymnastics and all-star cheerleading. Currently, in her spare time she enjoys running, zumba, yoga, cooking, home decorating, and living a happy & healthy lifestyle.
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Joe Caligiuri, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Joe brings a passion for Injury Prevention to his Personal Training style and takes pride in the results yielded by his philosophies and techniques. Ability is nothing without Durability and Joe will make sure you achieve that!
Most recently, Joe worked as Director of Rehabilitation for the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club of the NHL. Joe built his career in New England as part of the Sports Medicine staff with the New England Patriots and Boston College Eagles. Currently, Joe has worked with over 100 Boston Metrowest athletes with Collegiate aspirations.
Joe holds a BS in Sports Medicine from Castleton State College and a Masters of Science in Administrative Studies from Boston College. Joe currently resides in Norwood, MA.
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Mark Pollock, PTA, CSCS
Mark is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. He is also a Physical Therapist Assistant at our Wellesley Clinic. Mark has a passion for treating and personal training clients of all ages. Whether you are a sports athlete looking to gain a competitive edge or an executive athlete looking to get back in shape, Mark can help you reach your goals.