About Us

Feel Better. Move Better. Perform Better.

PEAK Staff

Michael Staropoli PT, DPT, OCS

Founder, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Samantha Lopez LMT

Licenced Massage Therapist

At PEAK, we come to work every day because we believe you deserve the best experience possible.

We saw that many patients were dissatisfied with the traditional physical therapy experience where therapists treated 3-4 patients at a time and many exercises programs are completed with an assistant. As doctors of physical therapy, we felt this structure made it impossible for us to effectively treat every person as they deserved. There had to be a change.

Dr. Michael Staropoli sought to completely change the physical therapy experience by offering 1 on 1 treatment with the entire focus on you, your pain, and your goals. By employing state-of-the-art treatment tools, facilities, and evidence – as well as years of experience as one of the most sought-after physical therapists in Fairfield County – PEAK strives to help you feel better, move better, and perform better faster.

At Peak, we believe that being injured does not mean you have to be on the sideline. As a client in physical therapy, you will receive a treatment approach that is exactly what you need in order to continue to do the activities you wish!

The Peak Performance treatment approach consists of helping you decrease your pain at the cause, improving your mobility impairments and improving your strength and conditioning, making sure you are ready to take on your ambitions without the fear of pain. This is all done in the highest quality and standard, producing results each session, getting you BETTER, FASTER.

We work together with surgeons, trainers and coaches encouraging them to visit during your sessions so you can become pain-free as quick and efficient as possible with a seamless treatment plan that meets your needs.

At the end of the day, your results are our top priority.

Dr. Michael Staropoli PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Michael Staropoli PT, DPT, OCS

Founder, Owner, Physical Therapist

Michael has always had a deep passion for building relationships, problem solving and helping others accomplish their goals. As someone who is an eternal optimist, he never feels there is a goal to large or small that doesn’t require the highest level of attention and devotion.

Michael graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy as well as Bachelors in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University. He then went on to become a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, demonstrating advanced skills, knowledge and clinical experience as an expert in his field. Finding true enjoyment and love for growing his skillset and doing everything he can to help his clients feel better, faster, Michael also has advanced training in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), is a Functional Dry Needling specialist and specializes in Kinesiotaping. He has also has extensive experience working with elite level soccer players and has his FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine.

Quickly excelling in his profession, Michael quickly began making a name for himself in Fairfield County because of his skillset, high service standard and results produced within the community. He has always believed in giving each client a high quality and customized experience because no one is the same as the next and should not be treated that way! Michael makes your ultimate goal his own. This is why he developed the Peak Performance treatment experience.

When Michael isn’t treating, he spends his time as an adjunct faculty member in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Sacred Heart University, playing soccer, training and racing his road bike as a catagory 2 cyclist, and spending time with his family.