The 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.
Nawal is a Physical Therapist, practicing from our Arlington and Woburn locations. She received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Nawal also has completed level 1 certification through the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (IOMT). Nawal resides in her hometown of Sharon; in her spare time she enjoys cooking, hiking and volleyball.
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 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 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!
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 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 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 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.
Coleton is an exercise technician and front desk specialist in the Middleton location. In this dual role, Coleton assists staff physical therapists with patient programs and also greets patients, obtains authorizations and referrals and oversees patient scheduling. Graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover with a degree in Exercise Science. Cole was a personal trainer for faculty at his college for two semesters. Coleton Lives in Methuen, and enjoys spending his free time surfing, rock climbing and enjoys photography.
Keith attended Wheaton College where he was a 4 year member of the baseball team and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He later earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. Keith, who previously worked as a personal trainer, joined ProEx in 2014 as a clinical student in the Stratham, New Hampshire location before becoming a full time therapist. Originally from Swampscott, Ma and a gradate of the Pingree school, 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, running, and watching the Bruins, Patriots, and Red Sox.
Eileen has practiced her entire career on Cape Cod. Eileen initially received a degree in Biology from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 1984. She returned to school to study physical therapy and in 1989 graduated from Daemen College. She joined Michael at Yarmouth Physical Therapy at that time. In 2008 Eileen and her husband Michael opened their Physical Therapy In Motion Centerville clinic, where Eileen took the lead to manage this location. Eileen continues to treat patients and run the Centerville clinic now under ProEx Physical Therapy. Aside from many orthopedic seminars, Eileen has also taken many manual therapy and advanced orthopedic courses from MGH Institute of Health Professions and the University of St. Augustine. With a strong background in orthopedic physical therapy, her treatment focus is on manual therapy and functional exercise. She is known to create and foster a fun, encouraging, and supportive environment for her patients and staff. She been told countless times that she has “eyes in the back of her head” as patients are continually watched for correct form. Outside of her professional responsibilities Eileen enjoys fitness, golf, and family time.
Michael received his degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac College in 1983. He then earned an Advanced Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 1994 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2002 from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Michael was involved in several research projects while at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, especially that of the treatment of “frozen shoulder”. Michael became recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 1993 as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and renewed his Board Certification in 2013. Michael was a District Assembly Representative of the American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts from 1995 – 1998 and was the Southeastern District Chief Assembly Representative in 1998. He also served on the APTA of MA Executive Board of Directors. Michael was adjunct faculty at Northeastern University School of Physical Therapy from 1992-1993 where he taught Advanced Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment. He has been a speaker at numerous local groups and organizations during his years of clinical practice. Michael and his wife Eileen Cullen Weber, PT opened Physical Therapy In Motion (PTIM) from 2008-2017. Outside of his professional responsibilities Michael enjoys playing ice hockey and golf, as well as attending college and professional sporting events. Michael and Eileen enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
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 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.
April Drolette is an Exercise Technician working out of our North Andover location. April is originally from Woburn, Ma and is studying Exercise Science at Merrimack College. When April is not at ProEx she enjoys working out, going to the beach, listening to music and hanging out with friends. In ten years April sees herself becoming a Physical Therapist or somewhere in the medical field. April’s biggest accomplishment is being named on the Dean’s list for the fall of 2015 and 2016 and also in the spring of 2016.
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 â€œHardcore Trainingâ€ a combination of military training and aerobic conditioning.
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.
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 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 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 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 â€œCurrent Trends in Functional Trainingâ€ and â€œMET for the Lumbar Patient.â€
Paul Heaps is a Physical Therapist and Director of the Exeter clinic. Paul received his BS degree from the University of New Hampshire and Physical Therapy degree from New York University. Paul was past Director of Rehab at Exeter Hospital from 1979-1981 and Owner and Director of Exeter Hampton Physical Therapy for the past 35 years. Paul has received advanced training in orthopedic and manual therapy. He has worked closely with area physicians providing post-operative and post injury rehabilitation for orthopedic, spine and sports related injuries. Paul is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.
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.
Ann Italia is a Physical Therapy Assistant based out of our Exeter Hampton location. Ann is a graduate of Plymouth State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training. She has a Master’s in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, AL, and an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from the NH School of Technology. When Ann is not working at ProEx she enjoys organic gardening, tai chi, hunting, fishing and reading
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 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 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.
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 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.
Jeff grew up in Waltham, MA, graduating from Waltham High School in 2006 where he played golf and baseball. Jeff continued on to the University of Massachusetts - Lowell graduating in 2010 with a BS in Exercise Physiology and a Minor in Nutrition while playing on the golf team there for three years. Jeff worked as a strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer for three years prior to starting graduate school. He graduated from University of St. Augustine in San Diego receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in April of 2015. Jeff worked in California as a physical therapist for just over a year and made the move back to Boston to continue his career. He has experience treating a variety of orthopedic conditions. While at the University of St. Augustine, Jeff completed all courses in the Manual Therapy Certification to specialize in assessment and treatment of various spine and extremity conditions. He also has completed courses through Institute of Physical Art and Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. In his free time, Jeff enjoys golfing, hiking, surfing and hockey, while cheering on local Boston sports teams.
Maureen joins ProEx from Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation, a two-location practice recently acquired by ProEx Physical Therapy. In addition to her responsibilities overseeing the daily operation of the Salem clinic, Maureen will also serve in the capacity of Physical Therapist Assistant, a certification she has held for the past nine years. She graduated from Salem State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Originally from Salem, Maureen now lives in Lynn with her husband. She has participated in the "Avon Walk for Breast Cancer" for the past four years. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking and time spent with family."We're delighted to welcome Maureen to the ProEx family as manager of the Salem clinic," said Ben Barron, Director of Business Development at ProEx. "She has a long history of servicing the greater Salem community and her leadership skills make her the perfect person to fill this vital role within our organization."
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.
Danica is a Physical Therapist at the Financial District location. Prior to joining the ProEx team she attended and graduated from Providence College with a degree in Health Policy & Management then went on to pursue her doctorate in Physical therapy graduating in 2017! In her spare time Danica enjoys running, the beach and spending time with her family.
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, Matt gained experience in a several areas of rehabilitation at the West Roxbury VA Hospital, including spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cardiopulmonary, and post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation. Matt also performed a clinical affiliation at the renowned Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation, a clinic specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Before changing careers to become a physical therapist, Matt was a carpenter steward and foreman with Local 40 Carpenters Union in Cambridge, where he still remains member. In addition to working as a full time physical therapist, he is currently enrolled in a post-doctoral program for advanced orthopedic training at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Originally from Norwood, Matt has been a Boston resident for over 15 years where in his spare time he is a drummer in a rock band, enjoys carpentry projects, hiking, and running.
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 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 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, 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 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 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, 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.
Dave obtained a Bachelor of Health Science in 2011, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 from Boston University. His final project to obtain his DPT consisted of a case study and evidence based treatment progression for a multi-structure knee injury in a college lacrosse player. Dave completed Level one and Level two of the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy which is an intensive 2 year post doctorate fellowship program focusing on bio-mechanics and evaluation and treatment of spine and orthopedic pathology. He also completed the Boston University Orthopedic Manual Therapy program, and obtained the status of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT). In addition to patient care, Dave is currently a teaching assistant in the Boston University Physical Therapy Program Spine course, and also teaches an annual seminar for 3rd year doctorate students on Evidence Based Thoracic Manual Therapy and it's implications with back pain, neck pain, and overhead throwing athletes.
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 earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester NY in 2003. Karen has since completed a two-year post-graduate residency program through the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy focusing on advanced orthopedic manual skills and in 2009 became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAMOPT). In 2005 Karen joined ProEx and in 2010 became a Clinic Director. She has overseen the opening of four ProEx offices, most recently the new Billerica MA location which she now calls home. Karen utilizes a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education with each patient to get her patients moving in the right direction.
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.
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.
Lior received a bachelors of science in kinesiology and a minor in psychology and brain sciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to joining ProEx as an exercise technician and front desk specialist she was a fitness instructor at her universities gym, a teacher’s assistant in an upper level kinesiology course, and a member of one of the UMass dance teams. In her dual role, she assists staff with patient programs, obtains authorizations and referrals, and oversees the clinic schedule. Lior is presently pursing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her previous experiences include working with premature children in aquatic therapy and with out-patient sports injuries. In her spare time she is an active volunteer with the local Habitat for Humanity. Lior enjoys spending time at the beach, kickboxing, and with her family and friends.
Steve Shevory of Walpole, Massachusetts received both his Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Prior to joining ProEx, he was a Physical Therapist with Marathon Physical Therapy. Steve lives in his hometown of Walpole, where in his spare time he enjoys boating, fishing and woodworking.
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.
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 is a graduate of American International College's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and is currently furthering his knowledge through post-Doctoral studies at both the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and the Boston University Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship. From 2007-2011 Roger was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Sergeant. From there he became partial owner of CrossFit Iron Will, competeting in the North-East at the Regional level for three consecutive years, before transitioning to ProEx as a full time Pysical Therapist. His hobbies include weightlifting, hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, and all kinds of outdoor adventure.
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 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 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 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 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, 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.
David is the Assistant Clinical Director/Physical Therapist at our Arlington location. David attended Northeastern University where he received both his bachelor degree (Rehabilitation Science) and his doctorate (Physical Therapy). While at Northeastern David had the opportunity to work as a co-op student and exercise technician at ProEx. Watson also is a member of APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym, following all the New England sports teams, cooking, kayaking and basketball.
Brian Wentworth is a physical therapist who grew up in Methuen, MA and now he lives in Farmington, CT with his wife Kristen. Brian graduated from Methuen High School and then went to Northeastern where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is now finishing up at Boston University’s Fellowship of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. As of now Brian is splitting time between ProEx Farmington and ProEx Springfield. When Brian isn’t working his hobbies include spending time with his wife and family, running, golfing, hiking, going to the Cape, and watching sports. Brian’s biggest accomplishment will be finishing up his fellowship and shaping his life with his wife. One cool fact about Brian is he enjoys cooking and he has treated in nine ProEx clinics. Brian also does volunteer work for his best friend’s foundation, The Tyler Weymouth Memorial Foundation, where he tries to raise awareness about sunscreen and the dangers of Melanoma. Also Brian’s favorite part about working for ProEx is the family atmosphere with the staff and patients, as well as the constant drive to be the best and well educated therapist in the country. In ten years Brian sees himself teaching at a university or in a business management role of PT. Brian also loves that he gets to work with his wife, Kristen Wentworth.
Kristen Wentworth is a PT, DPT, and the Worker’s Compensation Coordinator. She grew up in Hampden, MA but now lives and works in Farmington, CT. Kristen went to Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham. She went on to Boston University for both her undergraduate and graduate school degrees receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from BU and also completed her Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy with BU. When Kristen isn’t at the clinic her hobbies include Running, Triathlons, Biking, Boating, going to the Cape, and spending time with family especially her two nephews. One fun fact about Kristen is that she is a certified scuba diver and has an Olde English Bulldog Molly. Kristen’s biggest accomplishment has been developing and training a marathon relay team for individuals with spinal cord injury who completed the Kentucky Derby Marathon in 2012 as part of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Neurorecovery Network. In the future, Kristen sees herself working on program development, progressing with education and teaching. Her favorite thing about working for ProEx is the team approach and the dedicated heart at the core of the company. She also can’t help but love that her husband also works for ProEx!