Max Effort Team


Dr. Jonathan Belmonte

Dr. Jonathan Belmonte DPT, is a Sports Certified Specialist and has been practicing outpatient PT since graduating from Quinnipiac University in 2007. He opened Max Effort in 2013 with a desire to put patients first.  His treating motto is “stronger every visit” with a focus on helping clients reach their physical potential.

In 2009, Jonathan continued his education and received his doctorate from North Eastern University.  Staying current on the field of sports PT, Jonathan expanded his skills by providing sideline coverage at various athletic venues and passing the sports specialty PT boards.  He proudly is one of the only sports specialists on the east end of Long Island.

While working sideline coverage at athletic venues, Jonathan first handedly experienced the importance of concussion protocols.  He is now IMPACT concussion certified and has designed a return to sport treatment program for all athletes affected by concussions.

Jonathan personally relates to his young athletes with his extensive athletic background. As a child he was involved in multiple sports whether it be playing lacrosse locally with town teams or at Sachem High school where he participated on the wrestling team.  He continued his love for lacrosse throughout college playing on a division I team at Quinnipiac University.  While receiving his master’s degree he also played club rugby.  In his spare time, Jonathan currently enjoys playing club lacrosse and competes in crossfit competitions.

Jonathan continues to expand his knowledge and better his practice by staying up to date with all medical findings through continuing education, certifications, and orthopedic sports journals.  You can always find Jonathan at Max Effort Sports Physical Therapy from Monday-Friday and coaching travel lacrosse with any down time or providing movement seminars to athletes and medical professionals.


Kristy – PTA

Kristy Brinkmann is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Prior to joining the Max Effort PT staff in 2015, she worked at Northeast Spine and Rehab and the Osteo Relief Institute. She earned an associate degree in applied science from Suffolk Community College graduating in 2011 from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program with a 4.0 GPA. She is passionate about health and fitness with a strong career focus on the athletic and orthopedic population. Kristy continues to improve her knowledge of the athletic population by attending continuing education seminars in Olympic and Power Lifting.


Tara – Office Manager

As the Office Manager, Tara plays a key role in the day to day at Max Effort Sports PT. Whether it be scheduling appointments, verifying insurance and it’s benefits, answering questions, or just making sure the daily operations go smoothly. Regardless of what she is doing, her number one priority is helping our current and prospective clients.

Tara also recently graduated from SCCC’s Physical Therapy Assistant program in the fall of 2016.