Our Team

Michael W. Acocella, BS, PT, BS, PE

Director & Owner of AMFIT Physical Therapy


As owner of AMFIT Physical Therapy since 1999, Mr. Acocella is a graduate of Lowell University physical therapy program. Mr. Acocella sits on the Advisory Board of the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network.

His past experiences include Clinical Director of the Outpatient Physical Therapy Department at Hospital for Special Surgery in NY and head of their Back Treatment and Learning Center. Mr. Acocella has an extensive and specialized background in acute and non-acute orthopedic and sports-related injuries, post operative rehabilitation, spinal disorders and arthritis.

His clientele includes numerous high-profile athletes and he has conducted educational seminars and given lectures on back care, sports injuries and fall prevention.

Laraine Caplan, PT, MPT

Physical Therapist


A graduate of University of Cape Town, South Africa, Mrs. Caplan had her own private practice in orthopedics for 10 years. Mrs. Caplan graduated with her master’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac College. She has been working at AMFIT since its inception in 1982, specializing in neck, back and TMJ injuries. She also as extensive experience in geriatric rehabilitation, and treating back pain in prenatal women. Mrs. Caplan is also a certified yoga instructor.

Jamie Wallace, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy


A graduate of Sacred Heart University, Dr. Wallace holds her doctorate in physical therapy, as well as bachelors in exercise science and physiology. Dr. Wallace has clinical experience in acute care, out-patient orthopedic rehabilitation, and vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Wallace also has coaching experience with children ages 3-17 in gymnastics and cheerleading.