Warwick Physical Therapy Institue Staff

Daniel Forlasto, DPT, Clinic Director

A new graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, Dan joined the team in June of 2012. He has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic settings in Rhode Island and Arizona, and he has also spent time working with patients in the acute inpatient stages of rehabilitation at Rhode Island Hospital. He has an interest in orthopedics and sports medicine with an affinity for shoulder related impairments. When he is not working in the clinic, Dan enjoys playing sports of all types, snowboarding and spending time with family and friends.

Anthony Marino, PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant

A recent graduate of Community College of Rhode Island’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Anthony joined our team in December of 2011. He previously worked at Fatima Hospital in acute care with orthopedic post operative patients and continues there, per diem on weekends. He has an interest in orthopedics and sports medicine and plans to pursue this avenue of physical therapy in his future career. In his spare time, Anthony can be found at the gym training for an upcoming Tough Mudder competition, snowboarding and playing with his boxer, Kenji.

Melissa Lanigan, Administrative Manager

With over ten years of experience in the health care industry, our administrative manager Melissa has worked in both physical therapy and surgical practices throughout Rhode Island. In 2004, Melissa earned her certification in therapeutic massage therapy from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. Melissa uses her extensive knowledge of billing and insurance here in our office at Warwick Physical Therapy Institute. A local Rhode Islander, Melissa enjoys going to the beach, walking her two pugs, and spending time with her husband.