Meet Our Riverhead Staff

John Micena, MSPT
John Micena, MSPT

John Micena is the owner as well as a participating therapist at the Riverhead location. John, a native Long Islander, received his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami, a highly ranked physical therapy school. He worked for six years in a Manhattan based practice before deciding to be closer to his wife and 3 young daughters, and open his own practice in N. Massapequa in 2004. John enjoys playing golf and football and competes regularly in triathlons. In 2009, John opened his second location in Riverhead, NY.

Joanne Shine
Joanne Shine, PT

Physical Therapist in Riverhead. She is a licensed physical therapist with 20+ years experience. She graduated from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with an entry-level Master’s degree. Affiliations completed in pediatrics acute care, adult rehabilitation, and orthopedics. She has experience in all areas of physical therapy including adult rehabilitation for 10+ years, orthopedics for 12+ years, geriatrics, pediatrics for 10+ years, early intervention, and acute care. Joanne Shine is also a Clinical Instructor for 18 years for students from various universities.

Cathy L.
Cathy L.

Cathy L. will greet you in the front office when you arrive in our Riverhead facility. Some of her duties include scheduling patient appointments and verifying insurance benefits. If you are a new patient, she will assist you in filling out the necessary paperwork, if you haven’t downloaded the forms off this website. Please don’t hesitate to ask her any questions you may have.

Meet Our Massapequa Staff

Steve Gazzo
Steve Gazzo

Steve Gazzo is the owner as well as a participating physical therapist in Massapequa. Steve received his Master of Arts degree from Touro College in 1989. His experience in the field includes hospitals, orthopedic practices and personal home care. His wealth of knowledge combined with this genuine care of each patient is what led Steve to own his own practice in Massapequa.

Steve lives in the area and is married with 3 daughters. He is active in the community, church and truly enjoys serving the people of Long Island.

Carrie Luongo
Carrie Luongo, MSPT

Carrie Luongo started at Total PT in January 2012. In 2002, she graduated from NYIT with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. She enjoys working with both adults and pediatric patients. Her hobbies include running, being outdoors, and spending “mommy time” with her 3 young children. “I look forward to getting you well at Total Physical Therapy” – Carrie.

Cathy G,
Cathy G.
N. Massapequa Receptionist

Cathy has been with Total PT since it’s inception. She has enjoyed watching the practice grow and the successful outcome of our patients. Her responsibilities are very diversified: scheduling appointments, helping patients with insurance questions and authorizations. She is always here to help and ready to greet you when you arrive.

Medical Billing

Katelyn has worked at Total PT for over 6
years and has her Bachelor’s degree in Business. She is responsible for all the medical billing for both offices and insurance collections. If you ever have any questions about your insurance coverage, don’t hesitate to contact her.