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. 
Marie Nierenberg

Marie G. Nierenberg, PT DPT joined Diversified Physical Therapy in 2020. She has been practicing physical therapy for over 20 years. Marie received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac College in January 1999 and her transitional doctorate in physical therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2014. Marie has spent the last 15 years pursuing advanced certifications in orthopedic physical therapy. She is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner. Marie has completed the Level 1 Pelvic Health Course and is looking forward to completing her certification.

Marie lives in Northford with her husband and twin boys. Marie has two dogs and four chickens. In her free time Marie enjoys running, baking, reading and being with her family. 

Vicky Vensel
Vicky has been with Diversified Physical Therapy since 2014.  She came to us as an experienced administrative professional who is now our office manager specializing in billing and insurance matters.  She has always had extreme empathy and compassion for the patients we serve and, in particular, the elderly.  She feels that DPT has a very professional, friendly, and cozy environment at which to work much like a family.  She finds that what makes her position most rewarding is the wonderful patients that come to us for physical therapy.
Karen Clayborne


Karen joined DPT in 2020 and has been a valuable member of our team since. She is your first point of contact at DPT and is happy to answer questions or help make an appointment. 

Elena Jones
Elena has been our per diem front desk receptionist since 2018. She is fluent in Spanish. 
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