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Tara McGrath PTA
Tara was born and raised in East Setauket, and learned she had a compassion for
the health field at a young age. She started her work in the health field in 2007, and
in 2015, she graduated from Suffolk Community College with an Associate's degree
in Applied Science, as well as earning her license as a PTA. She has gained her clinical
experience in the Acute Care setting at John T. Mather Hospital, and has applied her
manual orthopedic skills at Optimal Care PT, working to eliminate patients' pain and
helping to restore previous level of function.
Jennifer Braun PT
Jen received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in
1998, after earning her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University. She
started her career at the University of Chicago Hospitals as a staff physical therapist in
both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has spent over ten years in orthopedic private
practice. As a member of the Optimal Care team, Jen takes a hands-on approach to
patient care through close communication and focuses on creating an individual plan to
eliminate pain and restore function. With experience treating a broad spectrum of patient
populations, Jen's approach focuses on manual therapy and her passion and positive
energy provide the best environment for recovery.