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the blue iron experience 

our mission is to provide a unique, high quality physical therapy and wellness experience that helps our clients build sustainable health practices throughout their life

Blue Iron Physio was created with the vision to provide a physical therapy experience that addresses all aspects of health needed to truly recover from an injury. Our unique approach to physical therapy includes a detailed physical assessment, guidance on nutrition to facilitate healing, tips for improving sleep habits, strategies for decreasing stress, and more. We believe in empowering our clients with the knowledge and tools they need to heal their physical ailments, improve their overall health and wellness, and get back to doing the activities they love. 

our providers

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Dr. David Schwartz, PT, DPT, CSCS

Owner, Physical Therapist

Dr. David earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in College Park. Following his undergraduate studies, David moved to Boston where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions. During David’s final year in graduate school, he had the privilege to work with Harvard University's Football and Track and Field teams. At Harvard, David gained first hand experience working with athletes from the immediate onset of their injury through their full return back to the field. Since earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, David has taken a specific interest in working with an active client population. David draws upon his background in strength and conditioning and biomechanics to help his clients progress back to their optimal level of function. David’s treatment philosophy strongly emphasizes patient education, exercise, and general health and wellness to allow clients to become independent in the management of their condition. Outside of Blue Iron Physio, David enjoys spending time with his family and playing a wide variety of recreational sports.

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Dr. Kat completed her Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Kat is also a certified NASM Personal Trainer. Kat is very passionate about working with runners, as she is a runner herself. She is a RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Certified Coach. Kat is dedicated to continuing education in running, manual therapy, and strength and conditioning. 


Kat believes in a comprehensive, individualized, one-on-one approach to care to help you achieve your goals. In her free time, Kat enjoys training for races and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Katherine Campbell, DPT, CPT

Physical Therapist
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Dr. Michela Papaccio, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Michela earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Seton Hall University in 2016. She has experience treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions and is most passionate about working with athletes and the active population who are as dedicated to their fitness as she is. Michela believes in the importance of providing individualized, one-on-one care with an emphasis on manual therapy, strength training, patient education and addressing all components of recovery including sleep, nutrition and stress to help you achieve your goals and get back to living an active lifestyle pain-free. 


Michela is dedicated to continued learning and expanding her skillset to provide the most effective, evidence based treatments for her patients. She is SFMA and Dry Needling Level-1 certified and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Outside of Blue Iron Physio, you can either find her in the gym working towards her own fitness goals or spending time with her family and friends.

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