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. 

Casey Diaz, PT
Casey graduated from UConn with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2022. She received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, with a minor in Disability Studies, from the University of Delaware. She has also taken the Herman & Wallace levels 1 & 2 courses and therefore is able to treat female patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. She is excited to start her career at Diversified PT and brings a strong passion for wanting her patients, of all genders/ages/conditions, to feel like the best version of themselves. A New York native, Casey now resides in East Hampton, CT and loves to be active during her free time with activities like hiking, skiing, traveling, and exploring new restaurants/breweries. 
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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.