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Our Mission

Athletic Recovery Solutions provides a personalized approach to evaluating, treating, and training athletes of all ages and skill levels to perform their best, safely.

Mike distefano, ma, atc, cscs


Mike DiStefano

Athletic Trainer

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Mike DiStefano has over 20 years of experience evaluating, treating, and training athletes. His expertise is addressing chronic musculoskeletal pain to restore normal function, and helping athletes return to sport following injury. Mike has successfully treated hundreds of distance runners, professional triathletes, and Division I athletes. Mike has also authored the National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement on the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome, as well as several other research publications related to musculoskeletal injury prevention.


Mike was the athletic trainer for several intercollegiate sports teams at UNC-Chapel Hill and at E.O. Smith High School. During his work as a private clinician, Mike has successfully helped over 100 athletes return to high school or college sport participation after ACL reconstructions.

Mike also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Professional Athletic Training Program and the undergraduate Exercise Science program at the University of Connecticut.


  • B.S., Athletic Training: Lenoir-Rhyne College

  • M.A., Exercise & Sport Science: UNC-Chapel Hill


Board Certified Athletic Trainer

Licensed Athletic Trainer (CT)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)

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Hours of operation 

Flexible appointment times are available. Please email or call Mike to schedule.

contact us

60 Village Place

Glastonbury, CT

Tel: 919-265-4077

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