During a long hike in the Adirondacks, the idea of LIVE EVERY DAY was born. On the way up the mountain our discussion was on work, family, and helping others. By the time we made our way back down, we had essentially outlined the practice’s business plan, based on our expertise, for a medical practice specializing in Physical Therapy, Orthotic bracing, and Prosthetics. Our plan was to link the three in a way not done by others: center it on sound clinical experience while creating an atmosphere and culture of life improvement for our patients and employees alike.
From that day forward we haven’t stopped moving – and don’t ever plan to. In September 2012, we opened the doors to our second facility. This new facility in Simsbury, CT is our Flagship location and embodies all we have sought for the company to be. From an inspiring interior to the finest clinical equipment, our abilities are second to none. Fast forward, now 2019 five-practice locations strong, the first of its kind Orthopedic Residency program, a clinical site on Springfield College’s campus and group of the most empathetic clinically sound providers.
Come join us on this journey.
Two brothers on a mission.
More than a medical practice a way of life
Meet the Founders
Matt & Anthony Calendrillo
I am a Physical Therapist a Board Certified Orthotist, as well a Board Certified Prosthetist. There’s not many of us out there, but LIVE EVERY DAY, allows me to be something else…Matt. This company was born of 2-like minded, and similarly looking brothers, who truly value each individual’s needs. LIVE EVERY DAY is the platform to provide the best care possible. There’s no boss looking over the shoulder, or red tape. We have one line that embodies our day to day focus, it simply reads, Two brothers on a mission. More than a medical practice a way of life.
Springfield College laid a wonderful foundation in rehabilitative services, and a spring board to my Master’s in Physical Therapy. From Springfield, I was accepted into a post graduate program at The University of Connecticut in the advanced studies of Orthotics & Prosthetics, and served as the class valedictorian. Having a unique knowledge base and a love for learning, I returned to post graduate work and received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy to both advance my clinical knowledge as well as re-enter the classroom in a Faculty role. Currently I share a mixture of experiences with the graduate Physical Therapy students, from didactic lecture to integrated clinical education. It keeps LIVE EVERY DAY on it’s toes and continues to bode wildly successful for patients. Welcome, and we look forward to getting you back to whatever you’re passionate about!
No amount of education or work experience could have properly prepared me for the excitement that is LIVE EVERY DAY.
I am the business guy here. I earned a Finance degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia. After putting a few years of experience under my belt, I attended Quinnipiac University for an MBA. Starting as early as my second year of college I have worked at large corporations – Johnson & Johnson and later a large (unnamed) defense contractor. Both experiences taught me how business works and having management roles allowed me to hone my leadership skills.
Matt and I launched LIVE EVERY DAY in our minds many many years ago. The experience of starting the company and growing it to what it is today has taught me more than I ever learned in school. From developing the day to day activities to the long term plans, the process of creating this company has been a business person’s dream. I’ve enjoyed every second so far and can’t wait for what is in store for the future. Oh, and working side by side with my brother is pretty great too!
At home, I have a wonderful wife Kate and three fantastic (my humble opinion) kids. They are the biggest LIVE EVERY DAY fans I know.
Sara Bronner Grenier
Sara joined the Team in the fall of 2014. Sara brings an enthusiastic approach to outpatient therapy and has truly treated the full spectrum of orthopedic & neurologic impairments. Sara carries a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Springfield College, from which she was the first graduating class. Her approach, understanding of the medical model and independence treating under direct access for Physical Therapy makes her an incredible asset to LIVE EVERY DAY. Sara finds strong reward helping individuals with vestibular dysfunction which spans the range from acute vertigo to hypovestibular dysfunction including fall prevention, balance re-training, and neuro-reeducation.
Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Residency Director
Shellane has been a member of the LIVE EVERY DAY community for years, and recently donned her red Birkenstock clogs in the late fall of 2016. Shellane is LIVE EVERY DAY’s second PT with advanced credentialing in Orthopedics; of which only a handful exist in Hartford County. Shellane shares a passion for clinical education and serves as the main liaison for the growing LIVE EVERY DAY Orthopedic Residency program. You’ll find her professionalism and focus to patient excellence like no other. She is an incredible asset to the team, and has already hit the ground running.
Amy joined the Team in spring 2015, while having been a close colleague for years. Amy is passionate about evidence based practice to provide consistent effective patient focused care. Her training has led her to an Advanced Certification in Orthopedics, of which only a handful exist in Hartford County; and recently achieved her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy. Amy’s clinical distinction is second to none and has been awarded for her clinical care, her clinical education, and her faculty leadership. You’ll find her smile and energetic nature infectious as she transitions her incredible skill set to our Suffield practice location.
Katie has been a part of the team since 2015, first in a per diem role, and now in a full-time capacity. Katie has a clinical skill set that covers the lion share of patients LIVE EVERY DAY works with. From young (pediatrics!) to elder; head to toe – Katie has experience and passion for all. Her experience in all arenas of practice including outpatient, inpatient, home and acute care settings make her talents an excellent addition to the team. Katie is yet another Springfield College alum which laid a foundation to better understand pathology & impairment using a ‘big picture’ approach. Katie is here to connect one’s mind, body, and spirit in helping overcome obstacles.
Abby has successfully completed her LIVE EVERY DAY Orthopedic Residency in 2018-19. She is of a select few nation wide that have completed a formal accredited Orthopaedic Residency program post graduation from Physical Therapy school. This allows Abby to sit for her specialty board examination next year and join a handful of Therapists that can claim, Orthopedic Specialist. This drive in conjunction with a great compassion for patient care creates a truly exceptional clinician. Abby excels with all patient populations, ages and diagnoses. Her willingness to always go the extra mile sets her leaps and bounds apart from all others.
Abby has been an integral member of the LIVE EVERY DAY team well before graduation from Springfield College’s PT Program. She had served as a Student Advisor to the LIVE EVERY DAY Quarterly Journal Review as well as a full-time intern in 2018. Abby has shined in her ability to relate to patients of all walks of life as well as having a strong capacity to educate her peers. As such, in addition to starting her career, she will be concurrently starting a clinical educator role at LIVE EVERY DAY. Intern, turned PT, turned Clinical Instructor. She’s on a wonderful clinical path and her passion for patient relationships is second to none.
Physical Therapist, Neurology Certified Specialist, Residency Director
Maggie joins LIVE EVERY DAY in two very large ways. First, she brings with her a clinical skill set of Neurology, and is truly one of a handful of Neuro Specialists in Connecticut. She has a history of working with individuals post stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and progressive neurological disorders. Maggie will bring this skill set to LIVE EVERY DAY. Raise our bar and help lead our care for those suffering with long term neurologic disorders in outpatient care. Secondly, Maggie will serve as our Neurology Residency Director as we create the curriculum, grow this program from the ground up and begin to enhance the education of students in the field of neurology especially as it relates to outpatient and community dwelling patients.
Bri has made quantum leaps in the field of Physical Therapy. Successfully completing the Orthopedic Residency program, Bri will be sitting for her board specialist examination in 2022. Layered on top, Bri is pursuing an innovative Pain Science program at LIVE EVERY DAY to bring current evidence and education to patients to maximize short and long term outcomes. Her willingness to go the extra mile is palpable in everything she does and we’re ecstatic such an incredible young professional is part of LIVE EVERY DAY!
Andrew (Drew) Hanks
Fletcher and Drew are co-Orthopedic Residents for the 2021-22 LIVE EVERY DAY Orthopedic Residency Program. They have been selected from a large pool of peers to expand their knowledge through purposeful mentorship and continued learning. LIVE EVERY DAY is the first residency of its kind in Connecticut and is a distinction of excellence from our national association of board certification. Choosing such a path post graduation is meant to expand their clinical skill set and reasoning through an intensive 1-year appointment focused across 5 modules of orthopedic education. They will spend their time both here in the clinical setting, mentoring care 1:1, teaching in the collegiate classroom, observing surgery, prepping for Journal Reviews, and clinically following local experts physicians.
Carey Leckie OT, CHT
Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
Carey is a full-time assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy department at Springfield College. In this role she serves as a fieldwork coordinator for Students as they enter their practical learning. Clinically, Carey is a certified hand therapist and is skilled in the assessment and treatment of a variety of challenging and complex disorders revolving around the wrist, hand, and upper extremity.
Patient Care Coordinator
Help us welcome Melissa to the practice. She will serve an essential role at LIVE EVERY DAY bridging the clinical gap between providers and your front office needs. Melissa’s personality, excitement, and prompt action keeps the proverbial ball always rolling. Melissa’s the complete opposite of a squeaky wheel! She’s here to serve patients in any & every capacity.
Front Office Liaisons
Shannon serves as a front office assistant. Shannon has been connected to LIVE EVERY DAY Simsbury since the beginning as a friend to now a team-member. We’re excited for her role in the practice, as she brings a knack for balancing organization, decision making, and humorous wit.
Front Office Liaison
Welcome Val. With a growing need, she serves as the first interface to LIVE EVERY DAY, in a front office role. Val connected day one to LIVE EVERY DAY, and everything it embraces, Val embodies. She’s dynamic, smiles all the time, and will continue to bring LIVE EVERY DAY patient care & experience in Simsbury and beyond to new levels.
Front Office Liaison
Becca is a leader, a smiler, and has been a LIVE EVERY DAY’er well before we met her! She always smiles, like always, is delighted to help others and serves to aide our growing practice in our Suffield & Springfield locations.
Front Office Liaisons
Kara brings enthusiasm to everything she touches. She embodies the LIVE EVERY DAY mission and smiles the entire time. You’ll cross with her at many of our offices and encourage you to ask her for any help you may need!
Physical Therapy Assistant
Front office liaison
Front office liaison
Front office liaison
Front office liaison
Whistle while you work. Our staff isn’t asked to do so – they just do so because they’re that fantastic. Their role is critical here. From a smiling face welcoming you in, to preparing a spot for you, to keeping count for you during an exercise, our aides are here for you. And face it; it is hard to not feel better when surrounded by happy, helpful people.
Welcoming to all that enter our doors. We’re committed to creating healthier Bodies + Lives + Communities. These are our promises – to ourselves and to you. Resilient bodies working together promoting contagious positive experiences. We are all connected. In ways big and small. Let’s join forces and conquer together.
A full complement of private outpatient services with clinical excellence in orthopedics & neuromuscular re-education throughout the entire age spectrum. Our care is uncompromised. Our results surround a patient-first model: always one-to-one treatments with personalized goals, and a full systematic approach.
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