The People of Livefit

Bruce Worley, PT, M.Ed. – President

After receiving his degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and a Masters of Education from Springfield College in 1971, Mr. Worley has continued with extensive post-graduate education and experience in the fields of athletic training, orthopedic manual therapy, and orthotic training.

As past president of Hartford County Physical Therapy and New Frontiers Medical Associates, he has demonstrated his ability to be an innovator in the field of physical therapy, in both private practice and in industrial settings.

Stephen Worley, B.A. – CFO/Vice-President 

The former Chief Executive Officer of a large manufacturing firm, he entered physical therapy in 1986 as the Vice President of New Frontiers Medical Associates, a company engaged in providing physical therapy to various industries in a region stretching from Connecticut to Florida. In 1990, he became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Greater Hartford Physical Therapy.

At Greater Hartford Physical Therapy, Mr. Worley utilizes his proven ability as an administrator and financial advisor to ensure that the patient is given the highest quality care.

Kirsten Jones – Financial Manager

Mrs. Jones has been employed with GHPT since 1989.  She began her employment in an entry-level position in the business office and in 1994 was appointed General Office Manager of GHPT.  Throughout her employment, she has developed expertise in medical management software and accounts receivable management.  Her knowledge in these areas, as well as her leadership skills led to her appointment in 2004 as Financial Manager of GHPT.

Donald Roser – PTA

Worked at Livefit since 2006
Education: BS degree in Health Physical Education
PTA degree 2011
LMT since 2006

Special interests: Post-op shoulder and knee conditions, Lumbar and thoracic spine pathologies.

Paul Knecht – PT

Paul Knecht graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1979. He has over 35 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of clinical settings.  He has been with Livefit for over 20 years. Paul brings a unique blend of traditional physical therapy and manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release, cranio-sacral therapy, muscle energy techniques to optimize patient outcomes. Paul’s special area of interest is in the treatment of cervicogenic headaches.

Amy Collins – DC

Dr. Amy Collins graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2001 and specializes in back, neck, and sports injuries.  She takes a team approach with her patients encouraging their active participation to achieve their treatment goals. She has worked for GHPT/Livefit-Select Orthopaedics since 2008.

Francesco Worley – PT, DPT, EMR 

Worked at Livefit since 2015


  • Bachelors of Exercise Science from Elon University
  • Doctorate of Physical therapy from Elon University


  • Emergency Medical Responder (Red Cross Certification)


  • Sports Rehab
  • Concussion Management
  • Geriatrics
  • Custom Foot Orthotic Fabrication

Kylee Violette – PTA

Worked at Livefit since 2010

  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Livefit since February 2010
  • Earned a Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science (2008) and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2009) from Northeastern University
  • Specialties  – Women’s Health, Vestibular Rehab, Kinesiotaping

Richard Chavez – PTA, LMT

Bachelor of Science from Springfield College in Rehabilitation Counseling and Services Program with a Concentration in Medical-Therapeutic
Rehabilitation – 1996
Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant from Springfield Technical Community College 2011
Certification to practice Massage Therapy from Stillpoint Center for Massage Therapy 1997
Began working for GHPT October, 2006
Office Manager Hartford South End Office
Knowledge in Conversational Spanish
Trained in Muscle Energy Techniques and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Director of Student Placement Services


Chris Blake – MA, LATC, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since , Licensed Athletic Trainer, and Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach with experience working with World Class Professional Soccer Athletes(UCONN, MLS), Professional Baseball Athletes (Boston Red Sox), Professional Arena Football Athletes (NE Seawolves), and numerous youth, high school, and collegiate athletes/organizations within the last 21 years.

Has worked at Livefit since 2009


BS in Athletic Traing: Keene State in 1995
Associates’s degree as a PTA from Kent State in 2013
Masters Degree in Sports Biomechanics from UConn in 1998


  • Presenter, Author, and Coach of youth, high school, and collegiate athletes.
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
  • Golf Specific Strength and Conditioning/Injury Management and Treatment/Rehabilitation