Meet the Team

Sarah Lang-Rodean BS, CSCS

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science with a Specialization in Sports Performance from Springfield College. Sarah is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); certified in AED, CPR (adult, child, infant) and Standard First Aid by the American Heart Association.

Sarah currently holds the position of Strength & Conditioning Coach. In this capacity, Sarah works with both athletes and non-athletes at Manchester Memorial Hospital, as well as at several out patient therapy locations.

Her experience includes the development and implementation of strength, speed, agility, conditioning, and flexibility programs for a variety of sports. Sarah also worked as a Fitness Instructor designing exercise programs to help her clients enhance their cardiovascular fitness, total body strength, as well as abdominal and core strength. She has taught one-on-one as well as group exercise training sessions, developing personalized exercise programs as well as leading client’s through each program, performing fitness and body assessments, and educating clients about proper exercise technique to ensure injury prevention.

Sarah successfully completed an internship in the University of Connecticut’s Strength and Conditioning Program; the #1 rated program of its kind in the Nation. While at Springfield College, Sarah was a scholar-athlete being named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Honorable Mention All-American, New England Men’s and Women’s Conference (NEWMAC) Player of The Year, and AVCA All-New England Region First Team all in 2011. Sarah was also named by the New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) to the All-New England Second Team in 2011.


Troy.JPGTroy McDonough, MSPT, CSCS

Troy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. He is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Troy has also designed and implemented speed and athletic development programs for high school, collegiate and professional track athletes and football players. He has also coached track and field at the University of Montana and currently coaches the pole vault and javelin at the University of Connecticut. Troy is on staff at the ECHN Rehabilitation Services Clinic in Evergreen Walk Medical Building I in South Windsor.


Mike_Evergreen-Walk.JPGMichael Rahl, PT, DPT, CSCS

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with minors in Chemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut. He also earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Connecticut. Michael has been published in peer reviewed journals including the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has experience working with athletes at a variety of levels ranging from high school to professional, including the Washington Capitals. Michael is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and is certified in AED and CPR (adult, child, infant) by the American Heart Association. Michael is on staff at the ECHN Rehabilitation Services Clinic in Evergreen Walk Medical Building I in South
Windsor.


Mary-Prankus.JPGMary Pranckus, PTA, NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET

Mary earned her Associates of Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from Springfield Technical Community College. She is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT). Mary is also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine/American Cancer Society as a certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (ACSM/ACS-CET) one of only six in the state of Connecticut. She has over 25 years of experience as a PTA with a focus on manual therapy and exercise for orthopedic injuries. Mary is certified in AED and CPR (adult, child, infant) by the American Heart Association. Mary currently is on staff at Manchester Memorial Hospital in the Rehabilitation Services Department.


Fred-Bailey.JPGFrederick E. Bailey III, MA, CSCS, PTA
Exercise Physiologist

Fred earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training and his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Connecticut. He then earned his Associate of Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Fred is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and is certified in AED and CPR (adult, child, infant) by the American Heart Association. Fred has been published in peer reviewed journals including Gerinotes, a publication by the American Physical Therapy Association, and his Masters’ Thesis was presented at an annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM). Fred has lectured at local Universities on nutrition as well as core conditioning and stabilization. Currently, Fred holds the position of the Director of Rehabilitation Services for ECHN.


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