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About Our Physical Therapy Staff

 The ProEx Physical Therapy staff of physical therapists in boston massachusetts specializing in back painThe ProEx Physical Therapy  team is a group of very special people who understand the unique concept of treating the person first, not the injury. All our clinicians practice this model of pain treatment by getting to know you first as a person and then as a patient. This is how we are able to make the greatest impact on not only your healing process, but your lifestyle going forward. You'll quickly see why the physical therapy experience is different at ProEx Physical Therapy when you work with any one of our dedicated staff members.


We are dedicated to educating our staff in multiple areas for professional growth.  Each clinician goes through an extensive training program to improve  skills related to the patient-to-clinician and clinician-to-physician communication, Manual Therapy (MT), and Medical Exercise Therapy (MET).  In addition, all of our clinicians are certified in First Aide and CPR. Our physical therapists are also certified by Workwell Systems on Work Rehabilitation, Work Conditioning and Functional Capacity Evaluations.

ProEx Physical Therapy is extremely proud of the people who make up our company. We always strive to ensure that every member of our staff continually has a healthy balance of life with family, work and play.

 

 

 

 

Please, take a moment to meet our ProEx family and staff 

Jess Barsotti, ATC, DPT
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Jess received his Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from Boston University in 2006 and went on to receive a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University 2008. During his post graduate clinical rotations he had the opportunity to work with the Indiana Pacers, the BU Terrier Ice Hockey Team, and the MIT Engineer Football Team. Jess also assisted as a medical volunteer for the Boston Athletic Association's 2005 and 2006 Boston Marathons. Jess joined the ProEx team in August 2008, and initially served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Arlington High School for 2008-2009 school year. Jess became clinic manager of the Financial District clinic in 2014. Jess actively continues his professional training in the area of manual therapy and Medical Exercise Therapy through multiple professional courses including the ProEducation Series. Jess completed the Boston University Institute of Manual Therapy Fellowship in 2016 and is now a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Jess has treated a wide range of sports and orthopedic conditions, and has worked at developing new treatment techniques for plantar fasciitis and sciatica. A member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Jess presented his research on plantar fasciitis to the APTA of Massachusetts in 2015. Jess is dedicated to improving the standard of care in physical therapy and is an active clinical instructor, regularly accepting clinical students from Boston University, Northeastern University, and MGH’s Institute of Health Professions to help educate future physical therapists. 

Kelsey Bernardin
Physical Therapist

Kelsey will work at ProEx while she pursues her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. Kelsey is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science; prior to joining ProEx, she was a physical therapy aide with Faulkner Hospital in Boston. Kelsey’s volunteer activities include participation in a health promotion program for Boston youths at the Boston YMCA and leading an exercise program for residents of the Symphony Plaza East Assisted Living Facility in Boston. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys running, water skiing, cooking and watching movies.

Laura Berube, MPT
Clinic Manager/Regional Clinical Director/Physical Therapist

Laura Berube is the founder and former owner of Legacy Physical Therapy in Amesbury MA. 

Laura has 14 years experience as a Licensed Physical Therapist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Orthopedic injuries, dysfunction, and post-surgical rehabilitation.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology  in 1997 and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000, both from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. 
 
Laura has had extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy, primarily through courses offered by North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy(NAIOMT).  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Private Practice Section and the Orthopedic Chapter.  She has been a clinical instructor mentoring Physical Therapy students from area colleges. 
 
Laura believes in providing holistic care to promote health and wellness.  In addition to skilled manual therapy techniques, she incorporates medical exercise therapy principles with therapeutic yoga and pilates techniques to enhance recovery.

Outside of the clinic, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, or attending yoga and pilates classes.  In the winter she tries to keep up with the family on the ski slopes!
 
 

Nate Blake
Physical Therapist

Nate works as a staff Physical Therapist in the Springfield location. He received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from American International College. Natie lives in his home town of Ludlow and enjoys sports, fishing and the outdoors in his spare time

Wayne Bonkowski
Physical Therapist

Wayne joins ProEx from Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation, a two-location practice recently acquired by ProEx Physical Therapy. Wayne received a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Fitchburg State College and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary's College.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Originally from Onsted, Michigan, he now lives in Lynn where in his spare time enjoys playing ice hockey, working out, hiking and travel.

Kyle Brown
Physical Therapist

Kyle received both his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Exercise Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. Prior to his appointment as Physical Therapist, he was an Exercise Technician with ProEx. Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Kyle now lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where in his spare time he enjoys playing hockey, skiing and hiking with his dog.

Nicole C. McManus, MSPT, OMT
Physical Therapist

Nicole graduated from Northeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2006. She then completed a 2 year residency program in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2009. Nicole has worked at ProEx since 2001 and firmly believes in the philosophy of treatment here that encompasses manual and exercise therapy as well as a holistic approach to betterment of the whole body through overall wellness techniques. Nicole enjoys teaching and mentoring both students of physical therapy and colleagues in the areas of spine treatment and graded exercise therapy. She is the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) for the organization which allows her to supervise and organize all collegiate students that intern here at ProEx. She is also a teaching assistant and mentor for ProEx’s Advanced Clinical Education Program. Nicole has been certified by WorkWell systems to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations and has extensive experience in work injury management. She continues her education through the ProEducation Series as well as outside courses throughout the year. Nicole is a member of the APTA.

Colleen Calvanese, MSPT
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Colleen received her Bachelor of Sports Medicine from Westfield State College and her Master of Physical Therapy from AIC in Springfield, MA. She belongs to the APTA, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American College of Sports Medicine and New England College of Sports Medicine. Colleen is a firm believer in patient advocacy, community involvement, and public speaking on the prevention of illness and injury across the lifespan. She plans to join the DPT program at Temple University in September 2010. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys all that New England has to offer: hiking, camping, canoeing, horseback riding and snowshoeing to list a few. She also enjoys traveling, theater, music and spending time with family and friends.

Gino Compagnone, DPT
Clinic Manager/Regional Clinical Director/Director of Operations/Physical Therapist

Gino received his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2002 and went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2005. After joining the ProEx Physical Therapy in 2007, Gino has served as the clinic manager of the Epping, NH office since 2008. He has since completed a one-year post-graduate residency program focusing on advanced orthopedic manual skills in 2008. He has been certified by Workwell Systems, Inc. to conduct functional capacity evaluations and implement work conditioning programs for injured workers. Gino is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and was invited to present his research at their annual conference in 2005. He continues to actively progress his professional training through continuing education courses, including the ProEducation Series.

Keith Cooper, DPT
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Keith graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. Keith, who has worked as a personal trainer, joined ProEx in 2014 as an Exercise Technician in the Stratham, New Hampshire location while studying for his Physical Therapy exams. Originally from Swampscott, Ma, Keith now lives in Marblehead, Ma with his wife Courtney, their two daughters, Haley and Ellie, and their Golden Retriever, Miles. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outside with his family and playing competitive hockey and baseball.

Joe Dattilo, PT
Regional Clinical Director -S. NH/Physical Therapist

Joe, Co-owner and Regional Clinical Director for ProEx Physical Therapy, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1995 and completed a one year residency program in orthopedic manual therapy. In 2008, Joe became certified by Workwell Occupational Health Systems to focus on the rehabilitation of the industrial work setting through functional capacity evaluations. He specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injuries and treatment of the spine. Joe has over 14 years of experience working with Olympic, Collegiate and High school athletes in the field of physical therapy, and designing customized fitness programs. Joe completed formal training to become a Certified Pedorthist, specializing in foot and ankle injuries and the utilization of shoe modifications and orthotic management. Joe is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Private Practice, and the Orthopedic Chapters of the APTA. Joe's dedication to the field of physical therapy is exhibited everyday in the knowledge and training he provides to his staff and the personal attention and care he conveys to his patients.

Melanie DeVeikas
Physical Therapist

Melanie works as a staff Physical Therapist and as an Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (IOMT) Liaison and Wellness Coach in the Woburn location. Prior to joining ProEx, she was a Physical Therapist with Orthopedics Plus and previously a Site Manager and Physical Therapist with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Melanie received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont and a Masters in Health Care Administration from Simmons College. Originally from Barnstable, she now lives in Watertown with her husband and their two children. Melanie is an active volunteer with First Church in Belmont as a Religious Education Teacher and as a Women’s Wellness Educator. She is also involved with the Belmont Food Pantry. 

Thomas Duxbury Jr., DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Tom is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Health and Fitness from Springfield College and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University. In Tom's 11 years as a Strength and Conditioning Trainer, he has developed programs for the US Naval Academy, Phillip Exeter Academy and Pinkerton Academy. Tom has had great success in his personally developed program of “Hardcore Training” a combination of military training and aerobic conditioning.

Kristen Fiola, DPT
Physical Therapist

Kristen, who is licensed to practice in CT and MA, has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 2008.  She received both her Physical Therapy degree and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Boston University. In September 2011, Kristen presented “Wheelchair Seating and Mobility to Optimize Function for People with Spinal Cord Injuries” to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at a conference held in Orlando, FL. Kristen lives in her hometown of Hampden, MA.  She volunteers with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in East Longmeadow, MA as co-leader of a high school youth group and in her spare time enjoys running, working out, dancing and dining out.

Tyler Flowers
Physical Therapy Assistant

Tyler works as a physical therapist assistant in the Haverhill. In this role, he provides therapeutic treatments and home exercise programs for patients. Tyler’s experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant spans more than eight years; prior to joining ProEx he held the post at Physical Therapy of Woburn and previously with North South Physical Therapy. He holds an Associate’s degree from North Shore Community College and is certified in Strength and Conditioning. Tyler resides in Salem where in his spare time he enjoys all outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, kayaking, golfing and softball.

Molly Forman
Physical Therapist

Prior to joining ProEx, Molly, who received both her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University, was a Physical Therapist with Peak Performance Physical Therapy. Molly lives in her hometown of Beverly and enjoys running, yoga, going to the beach and activities with friends.  She is a member of the Greater Beverly YMCA and an active volunteer with the Pete Frates #3 Fund/Strike Out ALS.

Kathleen Goode
Physical Therapist

Kathleen joins ProEx from Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation, a two-location practice recently acquired by ProEx Physical Therapy. Kathleen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Temple University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. Originally from Beaumont, Pennsylvania, she now lives in Beverly. In her spare time she enjoys running, photography, sports and exploring new destinations.

Mouna Goyette, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Mouna works as a staff Physical Therapist, practicing from our Back Bay Boston location. Mouna is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Prior to joining ProEx, she was a Staff Physical Therapist with Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, New Hampshire. In 2011, she created a Pro-Bono physical therapy project known as PT for SMA and traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan to deliver therapy and equipment to three young adults with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  In her spare time she enjoys mountain sports, reading and activities with family.

Brian Graney, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Brian Received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an Associates Degree for Physical Therapy Assistant from North Shore Community College. He has over ten years experience as a personal trainer working with various athletic populations and over eight years in Medical Exercise Therapy focused clinics as a PTA. Brian continues to increase his knowledge in the area of Medical Exercise Therapy by being an active participant in the ProEducation Series, attending lectures such as “Current Trends in Functional Training” and “MET for the Lumbar Patient.”

Ryan Higgins
Physical Therapist

Ryan joins ProEx with ten years of experience as a Physical Therapist; previously he was a Physical Therapist and Center Manager for Saco Bay Physical Therapy. Ryan graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Masters in Physical Therapy and is a certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist. Originally from Chico, California, Ryan makes his home in York, Maine with his wife and child.  In his spare time he enjoys running and playing hockey.

Nawal Hourani
Physical Therapist

Nawal is a staff Physical Therapist, practicing from our Back Bay Boston and Woburn locations. She received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Nawal resides in her hometown of Sharon; in her spare time she enjoys cooking, hiking and volleyball.

Rob Kaulbach - DPT, OMT, FAAOMPT
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Rob received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union College in 1991. He then earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2000 followed by his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from MGH Institute of Health Professionals in 2005. Rob completed an additional 2 years of manual therapy training and earned his certification as an Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (OMT) and is also a full fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). He has been working in the North Shore in outpatient private practice since 2002. Rob's clinical specialties include orthopedics and the spine. Originally from Marblehead, MA, Rob currently resides in Hamilton, MA with his wife and two children. In his free time Rob enjoys mountain biking, hiking, water sports, skiing and working on projects around his house.

Lindsey Kelly
Athletic Trainer

Lindsey is an Athletic Trainer, operating from the Salem location. In this role, she will represent ProEx Physical Therapy at Bishop Fenwick High School as the school’s on-site Athletic Trainer. She works in conjunction with the facility’s sports program staff to formulate an injury prevention program and provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation in the event of injury. As an athletic trainer she is a “first responder” when sports-related injuries occur. Lindsey received a degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Quinnipiac University and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.  In her senior year of college, she spent time in Haiti with Restavec Freedom Alliance. Lindsey lives in her home town of Arlington; in her spare time she enjoys going to the movies and activities with family.

Sarah Keyser, MSPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Sarah received her Bachelors degree and Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Springfield College in 2005 and 2006 respectively. While at Springfield, she competed as a sprinter/jumper/hurdler on the track and field team. She was also a recipient of the Margaret Kleinfeld Physical Therapy Award. She attained her Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the NSCA in 2007. Sarah has worked at Proex since 2010. During her time with this company, she has graduated from the ACE I Level of the Institute of Medical Exercise Therapy and is currently pursuing ACE II. She also became a certified clinical instructor in 2013. Sarah attended the Female Athlete Conference in June 2013. Topics discussed included treatment and prevention of ACL injuries, nutrition, running biomechanics, hip and pelvic disorders specific to female athletes and patellofemoral syndrome. The highlight of the conference focused on the Female Athlete Triad- a continuum of three intertwined health issues: energy availability/caloric intake, menstrual function and bone health. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travel, hiking, paddleboarding, surfing and sprint distance triathlons. She has two basset hounds and one crazy rescue kitty. Originally from Mt. Washington Valley, she currently lives in Hampton, NH with her family.

Eric Kopp, PT, OMT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT
Co-Director of Clinical Education/Physical Therapist

In addition to treating patients and serving as the Regional Clinical Director of the CT/Western MA region, Eric also serves as the Co-Director of Clinical Education for ProEx. Eric's teaching experience includes an adjunct faculty position at Quinnipiac University teaching in the Advanced Masters program and he maintains an active clinical teaching regimen in topics related to orthopedic manual therapy. Eric's years of clinical and teaching experience makes him a valuable member to the clinical education program.

Nicole Lawson
Physical Therapist

Nicole works as a staff Physical Therapist, working from our Woburn location. Prior to joining ProEx, she was an Advanced Physical Therapist with Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Framingham. Nicole received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College.  She is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and an APTA certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. In her spare time Nicole enjoys boating and spending time on Martha’s Vineyard.

Jacob Loughman
Athletic Trainer/Exercise Tech

Jacob works as a full-time Athletic Trainer, working at Wilmington High School. As an athletic trainer Jacob is a “first responder” when sports-related injuries occur. He also performs Exercise Technician duties in ProEx’s Woburn location. Jacob is a Certified Athletic Trainer and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Salem State University. He is an active volunteer with “Help Give Life to Deb” in Beverly, Massachusetts, assisting with the coordination of fundraising events. Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, Jacob lives in Beverly and enjoys participating in triathlons and a variety of recreational sports.

Matthew Malinn
Physical Therapist

Matthew received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Prior to joining ProEx, Mathew was a Carpenter Steward/Foreman with Local 40 Carpenters Union, where he remains as a member. Originally from Norwood, Massachusetts, Matthew now lives in Boston where in his spare time he is a drummer in a rock band, enjoys carpentry/woodworking, hiking and running.

Ryan Maloney, DPT
Physical Therapist

Ryan, who received both his Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science degree and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University is not new to the ProEx family; he started with the practice several years ago as a coop in the Farmington clinic and subsequently as an Exercise Technician in the Boston location while attending Northeastern. Ryan lives in his hometown of West Hartford. In his spare time he enjoys golf, hiking, basketball, working out and traveling.

Heather Martyn, MSPT
Physical Therapist

Heather graduated from Holy Cross in 1997 with a Bachelors degree in Pre-Med & Psychology and went on to Boston University to obtain her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000. Prior to coming to ProEx Physical Therapy four years ago, she worked in Emerson Hospital's outpatient rehab department as their primary orthopedic therapist. She is currently working towards obtaining a certification in orthopedic manual therapy with Maitland Australian-Physiotherapy. She specializes in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine and is a member of the orthopedic and sports medicine groups of the American Physical Therapy Association. Heather has been a clinical instructor mentoring students from Boston University and often lectures prospective college students on the physical therapy careers. Heather was an accomplished, nationally ranked synchronized figure skater and enjoys treating patients in all aspects of the performing arts. She currently resides in Newburyport, MA with her husband and son.

Phil Mastro
Athletic Trainer/Exercise Tech

Phil is a full-time Athletic Trainer, working at Arlington Catholic High School. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Exercises Specialist and a Performance Enhancement Specialist; he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater State University. Prior to joining ProEx, Phil was a Minor League Athletic Trainer with the Pittsburgh Pirates; previously he was an Athletic Trainer with the Oakland Athletics and interned as an Athletic Trainer with the Boston Red Sox.  In 2014, he was honored as Professional Baseball Athletic Society Athletic Trainer of the Year. Phil is fluent in Spanish and Greek and has volunteered with the Pro-Am Golf Tournament, an event that benefits the Francis Ouimet Fund. Originally from Needham, Massachusetts he now lives in Norwood where in his spare time he enjoys golfing, coaching and wrestling.

Tina McDonald, MSPT
Clinic Manager/Regional Clinical Director/Physical Therapist

Tina McDonald, MS, PT received her masters degree in Physical Therapy from American International College in Springfield, MA in 2003. Tina is licensed in the state of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Tina is currently a member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association with primary interests in Sports and Orthopedic injuries and injury prevention. She is in the process of pursuing a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Tina believes that patient education is vital to recovery and gives patients the tools to prevent future injury. While offering her expertise in exercise prescription and manual therapy, she maintains a fun and relaxing environment.

Dave McGinty
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Dave worked as an Exercise Technician/Coop with ProEx while completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University; he realized his desire to make physical therapy his career when he was in high school and a patient on three separate occasions at ProEx. Prior to joining ProEx, Dave was a Physical Therapist with Hallmark Health Systems. Dave lives in his hometown of Reading and enjoys playing and teaching tennis, running half marathons and watching Boston sports teams in his spare time.  He is a past volunteer with Special Olympics Massachusetts.

Jessica McManus
Physical Therapist

Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2000, then went on to complete a one-year post graduate residency training in advanced manual therapy and exercise techniques in 2003. Jess has over 12 years of experience working in the field of physical therapy with multiple populations. She specializes in orthopedics, spine, sports medicine and has extensive experience in the rehabilitation and management of torticollis in children. Jess is also certified in pre and post natal fitness for women which she illustrated favorably as Co-Director of Pre and Post Natal Fitness Program for Baystate Wellness Center from 2002-2005. During that time Jess also served as a physical therapist for Baystate Sport Training. She actively continues her education in manual therapy, Medical Exercise Therapy and women's health through the ProEducation Series and other professional courses. When not treating patients, Jess practices a healthy lifestyle at home with her family. An avid runner, Jessica has completed three Boston Marathons.

Jessica McManus, PT
Physical Therapist

Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2000, then went on to complete a one-year post graduate residency training in advanced manual therapy and exercise techniques in 2003. Jess has over 12 years of experience working in the field of physical therapy with multiple populations. She specializes in orthopedics, spine, sports medicine and has extensive experience in the rehabilitation and management of torticollis in children. Jess is also certified in pre and post natal fitness for women which she illustrated favorably as Co-Director of Pre and Post Natal Fitness Program for Baystate Wellness Center from 2002-2005. During that time Jess also served as a physical therapist for Baystate Sport Training. She actively continues her education in manual therapy, Medical Exercise Therapy and women's health through the ProEducation Series and other professional courses. When not treating patients, Jess practices a healthy lifestyle at home with her family. An avid runner, Jessica has completed three Boston Marathons.

Matt McManus, PT
Clinic Manager/Regional Clinical Director/Physical Therapist

Matt, Co-owner and Regional Clinical Director for ProEx Physical Therapy, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1997 and completed a two-year residency program in manual therapy. He is currently a candidate for full-fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. In 2008, Matt became certified by Workwell Occupational Health Systems to focus on the rehabilitation of the industrial work setting through functional capacity evaluations. He specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injuries and treatment of the spine. Matt has over 10 years of experience working with Professional, Collegiate and High school athletes in the field of physical therapy, and designing customized fitness programs, which he successfully demonstrated as Program Director of Baystate Sports Training, 2001-2005. While earning his degree, Matt pitched on the Husky baseball team, helping to lead the program to the NCAA Division I Regional baseball tournament his senior year. He then went on to compete professionally for a year in Holland. Matt plays an active role in the community, speaking on topics related to physical therapy and sports conditioning with local business groups and athletic organizations, as well as appearing as a regular guest lecturer at Northeastern University. In addition to his local appearances, Matt is currently a Teaching Assistant for the ProEducation Series at ProEx Physical Therapy, focusing on topics related to Medical Exercise Therapy and Spinal Conditions. Matt is a past member of the Woburn Rotary Club and holds current membership in the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and the Massachusetts Private Practice Special Interest Group of the APTA, of which he sits on the group's Executive Committee. He was also recently appointed co-Chair of the Payment Policy and Practice Committee of the MA APTA. Matt's dedication to the field of physical therapy is exhibited everyday in the knowledge and training he provides to his staff and the personal attention and care he conveys to his patients.

David Melchiorri, DPT
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Dave graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Health Science degree and recently received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) also from Boston University. Dave lives in his hometown of Waltham, MA.  For the past four years he has volunteered with the Boston Marathon as a member of the elite runner security team.  In his spare time, Dave enjoys athletics, horse shoes, wine making, and days spent at the beach.

Lisa Menendez, DPT
Physical Therapist

Lisa is a Staff Physical therapist here in Boston's Financial District location. Lisa received both her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University.  She is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Massachusetts Chapter. Originally from West Boylston, Lisa now lives in Brighton and enjoys yoga, running, photography, traveling and cheering on Boston sports teams.  For the past six years she has volunteered at the Boston Marathon as a volunteer member of the Boston Athletic Association.

Karen Murphy, MSPT, FAAOMPT
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Karen earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester in 2003 where she was also a member of the Golden Flyers women's field hockey team. Karen has completed a two year fellowship program for orthopedic therapy. She specializes in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Karen received her certification by Workwell Occupational Health Systems to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations in 2008. As the Quality Assurance Coordinator for all of the ProEx clinics, Karen sets the expectation of excellence company wide. Karen has provided her physical therapy skills to residents of Peru through the Global Health Ministry, a program that sends health care teams to developing countries around the world.

Stephanie Novello, DPT
Physical Therapist

Stephanie received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehab Science and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. Prior to joining ProEx, Stephanie was a physical therapist with a private practice where she specialized in orthopedics. She has volunteered with For His Children, a physical therapy project performed in Quito, Ecuador . There she provided physical therapy related education to caregivers at an orphanage for children with special needs. Originally from Foxboro, MA, Stephanie now lives in Walpole where, in her spare time, she enjoys attending sports events, in particular Celtics and New England Patriots games.

Sean O'Shaugnessy
Physical Therapist

Sean work as a physical therapist at the Woburn location. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from University College in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to joining ProEx, Sean was a lifeguard and swim instructor with Russell Mill Swim and Tennis. In his spare time, he enjoys hockey and lacrosse.

Pam Quezada
Physical Therapist

Pam works as a staff Physical Therapist in the Woburn location. She joins ProEx following her graduation from Boston University where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies from BU.  In February of this year, she made a presentation on the topic of identifying women at risk for upper extremity dysfunction at the Combined Sections meeting in Anaheim, California. Born in Costa Rica, Pam is fluent in Spanish.  She makes her home in Somerville and in her spare time enjoys exercising, hiking, drawing and painting.

Joshua Robison
Physical Therapist

Josh is a physical therapist in Haverhill, Massachusetts with a focus on manual therapy and medical exercise therapy, integrating all elements of rehabilitation into a seamless package to provide the highest quality of patient care. Josh received both his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Originally from Cumberland, Rhode Island, Josh now lives in Nashua, New Hampshire where in his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar, running, soccer, hockey and surfing.  In past years he has volunteered at the Boston Marathon’s finish line medical tent and at home games of the New England Revolution as a member of the operations and stretcher crew.

Jon Rogers
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Jon works as the Clinic Manager and as a staff Physical Therapist in Somersworth. Prior to joining ProEx, Jon was a Physical Therapist and Clinical Manager with Achieve Physical Therapy. He received a Bachelor of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University.  Jon is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist. Originally from Farmington, New Hampshire, Jon now lives in Epping with his wife Monica.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, biking and camping.

Dan Sieczkiewicz, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dan earned his Bachelors of Health Science Degree in 2007, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 from Boston University. An avid runner, Dan was a competitive varsity track and cross country athlete at Boston University and recently completed his first Boston Marathon. Prior to working at ProEx he was a valued member of the Cambridge Health Alliance Rehabilitation Services, concentrating on sports medicine and general orthopedic conditions. Dan devoted much of his expertise as the leader of the Spine Special Interest Group, focusing primarily with neurological and spinal conditions. Dan recently completed level one in the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, a post-graduate fellowship program, where he expanded his knowledge in clinical biomechanics , spinal evaluation and manual therapy. In addition to patient care, Dan is currently acting as a teaching assistant in the Physical Therapy program at Boston University. In his spare time, Dan enjoys hiking in the White Mountains and playing basketball.

Matthew Smith
Physical Therapist

Matt works as a staff Physical Therapist, working from both the Amesbury and Haverhill locations. Matt received a Bachelor of Science degree from Merrimack College and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). A resident of Methuen, Matt enjoys hockey, snowboarding, exercise, softball and listening to music in his spare time.

Roger St. Onge
Physical Therapist

Roger works as a staff Physical Therapist in the Springfield location. He joined ProEx earlier this year as an Exercise Technician while working toward his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from American International College. Roger is also currently a Strength and Conditioning Coach with CrossFit Iron Will and was a Sergeant with the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011, assigned at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Allison Stringer, MSPT
Clinic Manager/Regional Clinical Director/Physical Therapist

Originally from Woburn, Allison is well-known throughout the region. A former professional figure skater, she has worked with figure skaters and hockey players on and off the ice for more than 20 years.

She is the former team Physical Therapist for the National and International Champions Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams. Allison, who graduated from Woburn High School and then went to Simmons College and earned a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.She is a member of the Sports Medicine Society of the USFSA and the Professional Skaters Association and also belongs to the Colonial Figure Skating Club in Boxborough and North Shore Skating Club in Reading.

Allison has written articles on Sports Medicine for Skating Magazine and Professional Skaters Magazine; she has been a guest lecturer on Strength Training and Injury Prevention at Professional Skaters Association seminars and US Figure Skating Regional Training Camps.

In her spare time (when she is not running around after her 4 children), Allison loves to teach proper skating techniques to hockey players, coaching between 2 and 4 hours per week.

Sean Sullivan
Physical Therapist

Sean works as a staff Physical Therapist in the Arlington location. Prior to joining ProEx, Sean was a Physical Therapist with Cambridge Health Alliance and previously an Athletic Trainer at MIT Sports Medicine and Mystic River Rugby Club. He received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Originally from Marlboro, New Jersey, Sean now lives in Brookline. He was a volunteer at this year’s Boston Marathon, working in the medical tent.  In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, golf, hiking, music, snowboarding and spike ball.

Steve Swasey, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Steve graduated from Denver Technical College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in 1995. His clinical experience includes Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in patient care on the orthopedic, neurosurgery and cardiac care unit and the Catholic Medical Center where he worked on the inpatient rehab medicine unit and also in their out patient orthopedic clinic. Steve gained extensive experience with patients suffereing from head and spinal cord injuries as well as stroke patients. He is currently progressing his professional growth with the ProEducation series and additional courses outside the company. Steve is blessed with two daughters who are very involved with sports including both playing soccer for Seacoast United Premiere a Nike sponsored club and currently playing at a national level.

Dan Thomas, PT, OMT, FAAOMPT
Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist

Dan earned his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1996 . He has over 12 years of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine experience in the seacoast area. He recently completed a 2 year post graduate fellowship program in orthopedic manual therapy and became a full-fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. Dan has attended numerous continuing education courses in manual therapy, golf swing mechanics, and medical exercise therapy. Dan is a member of American Physical Therapy Association and American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. When not working, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his boys' sports teams.

Lynn Trodden, PT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Lynn received her degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Her primary focus at ProEx is treating Women's Health issues and designing effective fitness programs for this population. Specifically, she has taken numerous postgraduate courses aimed at treating pregnant and postpartum women. Lynn has also been involved with the development and implementation of both our ProEx for Life and ProEx for Women products. A lifelong resident of Belmont, she currently resides there with her husband Ted and their two children.

Alex Trotsky
Physical Therapist

Alex is a Physical Therapist in the North Andover and Woburn locations. Alex received a Bachelor of Science in Rehab Sciences and his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University. Originally from Gloucester, Massachusetts, Alex now lives in Ipswich.  His past volunteer endeavors include providing physical therapy services to participants in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Montreal, Canada.  In his spare time he enjoys running, soccer, golf, tennis, hiking and watching sports.

Steve Vitale
Physical Therapist

Steve is a staff Physical Therapist working from the Middleton location. He received a Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University.  Steve presented at the Combined Sections Meeting in Anaheim, California and the Mass APTA Annual Conference in Norwood, Massachusetts earlier this year with the poster presentation “Are Repeat Lower Extremity Pathology a Common Occurrence in Out Patient Orthopedics?” Originally from Randolph, New Jersey, Steve now lives in Boston.  His volunteer endeavors include the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. In his spare time he enjoys coaching athletics, track and field and ultimate Frisbee.

Shannon Walton, MSPT
Physical Therapist

Shannon, a Physical Therapist for the past 17 years, joins ProEx after a 12-year tenure as owner of the Orthopedic Back and Sports Center in Dracut. Shannon received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and his Masters in Physical Therapy from UMass-Lowell; throughout his career as a Physical Therapist he has consistently taken continuing education courses and most recently received his M1 Upper certification. Shannon makes his home in Dracut, MA with his wife Tracey and their two children.  He volunteers as a coach and clinic coordinator with Dracut Basketball and Dracut Soccer and in his spare time enjoys mountain biking, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and hiking.

Brian Wentworth, DPT
Physical Therapist

Brian received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Brian started as a co-op with ProEx in 2011 and subsequently joined the practice as an Exercise Technician in the Boston location while attending Northeastern University. He lives in his hometown of Methuen and enjoys running, hiking, sports and European travels.

Abigail White, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Abigail White joined the Legacy Physical Therapy team in 2014.  Her approach emphasizes the identification of the severity of injury and/or disease process, individual functional limitations, and understanding the impact this has on one’s daily activities, work, recreation, and sport endeavors.    Abigail has treated diverse patients including: youth to high school gymnasts, athletes, weekend warriors, teachers, office workers, manual laborers, grandparents, and more.  Her clinical experiences include acute rehabilitation at University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center, long term acute care at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy.  Her personal experiences with her own injuries inform her of the difficulties on the road to recovery.

With a history of athletic pursuits in field hockey, track, softball, and recreational sport, Abigail is a fitness enthusiast.  When not in the clinic you may find her at the gym performing her own rehabilitation maintenance program.  She also enjoys yoga, running, biking and being outside in the summertime for as long as the New England weather allows.

Abigail received her DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy) from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and prior received a degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) from the University of New Hampshire.  She is a member of the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) since 2011.