Meet Our Team

Michelle Thibeault, PT
In 1999, Michelle opened Diversified Physical Therapy. She graduated from the University of Hartford in 1998 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. Michelle specializes in treating pelvic floor dysfunction, although she treats many other orthopedic diagnoses. In 2012, she graduated from the Sex Therapy Postgraduate Institute of New York as a Sex Counselor. She also is an Energy Medicine Practitioner using various modalities of healing including visceral mobilization, W.I.S.E. method, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Consegrity. Michelle teaches the Monday night core class and runs the monthly meditations at DPT. She is a member of Meriden Kiwanis and volunteers with many of her kids' activities. 
Farren Balzer, DPT


Farren Balzer joined Diversified Physical Therapy in 2014. She graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut. She graduated with an emphasis in pelvic floor rehabilitation and works with patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions as well. Farren is a skilled manual therapist with in-depth knowledge of myofascial and trigger point techniques. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, she was a massage therapist in Arizona. When not helping patients, Farren enjoys playing with her children, being active in the great outdoors, and cooking delicious food.

Laura Shaban, DPT
Laura joined Diversified Physical Therapy in 2015. Along with orthopedic physical therapy, she specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy and women’s health. She is certified in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health. Laura received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University in 2012. She is an NSCA-certified personal trainer as well as a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. She has worked in post-rehabilitation, personal training, and has experience teaching Pilates, yoga, Silver Sneakers, and injury prevention. She received her B.F.A. degree in Dance from Fordham University/The Ailey School and continues to enjoy working with athletes and dancers.
Vicky Vensel - Office Manager
Jessica Thomas - Clinical Receptionist
Elena Jones (not pictured) - Receptionist 
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