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.

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 - Office Manager
Jessica Thomas - Clinical Receptionist
Elena Jones (not pictured) - Receptionist 
All of our staff are here to help you. Please contact us during business hours, or leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 
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