Our Story

A walk in the woods. An idea, a vision.

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

Matt
Anthony

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.

The Team

Matt Calendrillo PT O&P
Anthony Calendrillo MBA
Sara Bronner Grenier

Sara Bronner Grenier

Physical Therapist

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.

Shellane Shattuck

Shellane Shattuck

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 Veres

Amy Veres

Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Certified Specialist

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 Lauder

Katie Lauder

Physical Therapist

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.

Olivia Pare

Olivia Pare

Physical Therapist

Olivia joined the Team in the summer of 2016, graduating as a classmate of Mary Monahan PT, as well as a Doctoral Intern of LIVE EVERY DAY in 2016. Olivia shares a unique blend of confidence and enthusiasm second to none. Her excitement for Physical Therapy, life-long learning, and helping others is truly contagious. She was immediately a magnet to LIVE EVERY DAY as her approach to people & patients is personal and sincere. We look forward to Olivia’s success in all patient populations, from her skill set in orthopedics, to sports medicine, as well as chronic illness.

David Chessen

David Chessen

Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Certified Specialist

David marks the fifth member of the LIVE EVERY DAY clinical team with a certified specialty.  He joins our team to manage the newest LIVE EVERY DAY location at Westminster High School in Simsbury.  David’s excitement and skill set for this patient population will quickly return student athlete’s back to the sports field.  His passion for functional movement and minimizing injury risks makes him an instant asset.  Housed within the on-campus Health Center, the LIVE EVERY DAY @Westminster clinic is a mere arms’ length from a full pool and state of the art medical and gym spaces.

Veronica Anatone

Veronica Anatone

Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Certified Specialist

Veronica has made quantum leaps in the field of Physical Therapy. Being the first of many to follow at LIVE EVERY DAY, Veronica finished her Orthopedic Residency in 2018 and hasn’t looked back. Successfully sitting for her board specialist examination – Veronica takes her passion for life long learning into each patient she manages through evidence based care. 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!

Stephanie Gardner

Stephanie Gardner

Physical Therapist

Stephanie joined the Team in the spring of 2015 to assist our expanding Pediatric population. Being a seasoned clinician with professional experience at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and a lead role in school based settings, she’s a perfect addition to the Pediatric program.  Her background and passion make her excel with children of all ages and she wonderfully balances those cases that span adolescence into young adults.  Specific care, diligence and education is required for this unique type of Physical Therapy and Stephanie rises to the challenge in normal LIVE EVERY DAY fashion.  We’re ecstatic she’s here and a wonderful addition to the team.

Abby Mulligan PT

Abby Mulligan PT

Physical Therapist, 1-year Orthopedic Resident

Abby is the 2018-19 LIVE EVERY DAY Orthopedic Resident. Abby has been selected from a large pool of her peers to expand her 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. Abby has chosen a path post graduation to expand her clinical skill set and reasoning through an intensive 1-year appointment focused across 5 modules of orthopedic education. She’ll spend her 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. She’s already fantastic, imagine a year from now!

Andrew Weiler

Andrew Weiler

Exercise Physiologist, Lead Physical Therapy Aide

Andrew serves as the go to person for all care related to exercise and movement. His training and uncanny way of connecting with all types of people brings his skill set across all offices including Westminster High school. As he professional grows we utilize his ‘go-get ’em’ mentality to expand the mission of LIVE EVERY DAY. Upcoming, formal strength training and aquatic therapy!

Melissa Doan

Melissa Doan

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.

Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown

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.

Annie Wallack

Annie Wallack

Front Office Liaisons

Annie joins us as a front office assistant. She is intimately involved in all things LIVE EVERY DAY and all things patients. She is a wonderful interface for patients, physicians, and the community to LIVE EVERY DAY. As a local Simsbury resident, there’s few who enter the office and aren’t connected to Annie in one way or another. She truly lives life the LIVE EVERY DAY way and we’re excited to have her professionalism and spirited enthusiasm.

Valerie Marsella

Valerie Marsella

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.

Becca Zaugg

Becca Zaugg

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.

Anna Walker

Anna Walker

Front Office Liaisons

Anna joins us as a front office liaison in both our Suffield & Simsbury offices. She is intimately involved in all things LIVE EVERY DAY and all things patients. Anna has a compassionate approach which made her an obvious LIVE EVERY DAY’er. We’re sure you’ll be greeted with her genuine smile and friendly voice anytime you’re by the office.

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.

Julie Coombs
Alyssa Mirando
Alyse Pilch

Our Office

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.