Meet Our Practitioners


D.Sci, DC, ND, PT, Ph.D., IMT-C, CCE

Dr. Thomas Giammatteo

PT, IMT-C

Dr. Nancy Ortolani

CHC

Olga Klein

LMT

Eva Nizielska

D.Sci, DC, ND, PT, Ph.D., IMT-C, CCE

Dr. Thomas Giammatteo

Director of IMT Wellness Center

Dean of the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy (CSIMT)

Co-developer of Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)

Co-founder of the Integrative Manual Therapy Association (IMTA)

President and major formulator of IMT Wellness – a Nutraceutical and Nutritional wellness company for functional medicine and nutrition

World renowned author and international lecturer

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy with Honors – 1987 National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL

Doctor of Chiropractic with Honors- 1992 – National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL

Certification in Acupuncture – 1992 – National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL

Certification in Traditional Chinese Medicine- 1992 – National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL

Fellowship in Manual Medicine & Cranialsacral Therapies -1996 – Upledger Institute, West Palm Beach, FL

Diploma – Integrative Manual Therapy- Certified – 2003 -Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy, Bloomfield, CT

Certification – Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) – 2001 -Institute for Functional Medicine, Federal Way, WA

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – 2006 – Westbrook University, Tijeras, NM

Diploma- Culinary Arts – 2014 – Lincoln Culinary Institute, Hartford, CT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Author of over l,700 medical manuals, books and professional publications. (provided by request)

Red Cross Instructor for CPR – 1982-1993

Team Chiropractor for Olympic Cycling Team- 1996

Shufat Refugee Camp by UNRWA, Israel -2009- Present

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award- 1982

PT, IMT-C

Dr. Nancy Ortolani

Clinical Director, IMT Wellness Center

Nancy has devoted her life’s work to using Integrative Manual Therapy to help people suffering with challenges.

In 1997, she moved to Connecticut to study and practice Integrative Manual Therapy with Sharon and Tom Giammatteo.

For the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy, she has taught IMT classes that specialized in helping the medically complex person improve their health.

She is the current president of the Integrative Manual Therapy Association and has been active with the organization since its beginnings in 2003. She has been part of the Publication Committee which has produced numerous journals.

She has attended the Institute of Functional Medicine core and advanced seminars for nutrition education.

Nancy became a physical therapist in order to help people. She attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Her earlier career included working in the critical care unit of the Shock Trauma unit at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. She worked in the ICU with critically injured patients and with a specialty in orthopedic trauma for acute and rehabilitative care. She developed protocols, lectured and participated in research on physical therapy for the multiply injured trauma patient. She was a contributing author for the article published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery titled Functional Evaluation of the Shoulder after Vascularized Transfer of the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle (Brumback RJ, McBride MS, Ortolani NC J Bone Joint Surg; March 1992 74-A; pp 377-382), which researched functional outcomes after latissimus dorsi muscle flaps surgery.

CHC

Olga Klein

Certified Health Coach, specializing in Digestive Healing and Detox

Education: Master’s Degree in Biology Science and Teaching (Moldova)
University of New York and IIN – Health Coaching Certification

With her European upbringing and then further education here in
America, Olga blends the best of the world’s natural programs to provide
you with a relaxing and rejuvenating experience that will bring you closer to the
personal wellness you seek. Olga’s early studies focused on the human
body and functions; and combined with her later education and experience
with natural healing methodologies, make her sessions unique, meaningful and helpful.

Sessions: Olga will take into consideration your current nutritional and environmental factors, how they are affecting you and what changes can be made towards positive lifestyle adjustments. Olga welcomes you to review and discuss your situation and be involved in developing a “New You” strategy.

Olga is an I-ACT Certified Colon Hydro Therapist with extensive knowledge and experience in this field.

Core values:  Wisdom, Honor, Joy, Integrity
My Goals: Skillful, Strategic, Seasoned, Steadfast, Superior Service

Please visit Olga’s website at http://www.greenshadewellness.com/

LMT

Eva Nizielska

Eva Nizielska is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated from her Massage Therapy Program in 2007 and has been working with the West Hartford community for over 12 years. She is the owner of Best Massage Eva and sees her clients here at IMT Wellness Center. She provides a range of massage healing modalities — including Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, and Prenatal Massage.

Eva provides a custom massage to fit every individual’s specific needs. By focusing on the client’s relaxation and comfort she can achieve deep tissue results with no discomfort or pain. Overall, Eva combines her extensive massage training and health knowledge to assist in bringing balance and connection to Body, Mind and Spirit.

Eva is also currently enrolled as a student in the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy. She is passionate about advancing her knowledge in her field and is committed to always evolving to the needs of each individual client. Eva loves helping people to feel their best!