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Meet Our Team

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    Melissa Morse, PT, MSPT, DPT

    Site Manager/Physical Therapist
    Education: Clemson University, Bachelor of Science in Health Science, 1999; MGH Institute of Health Professions, Master of
    Science in Physical Therapy, 2001 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2003.
    Clinical Interests: Leadership, Marketing, Service Excellence, Strategic Planning, Post-operative rehabilitation, Balance and
    gait training

  • David Birner, PT, DPT

    David Birner, PT, DPT

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: Duquesne University, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Biology, 2014; Duquesne University, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2017.
    Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Manual Therapy, Sports Related Injuries, Post-operative Hip and Knee Rehabilitation.

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    Celia Brunette, PT, WCS

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: University of New England, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, 1985
    Special Training/Certification: Certified Women’s Health Specialist, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher
    Clinical Interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Lumbosacral Spine dysfunction, Adaptive Yoga

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    Christine Caiati, MS, OTR/L

    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
    EDUCATION: Tufts University, Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1993
    LICENSES: Occupational Therapist, MA
    SPECIAL TRAINING/CERTIFICATION: LSVT BIG Certified (for Parkinson’s treatment), Associate Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher
    CLINICAL INTERESTS: Hand and upper extremity specialty, Orthotics/Splint fabrication, Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, Complex Neurological Disorders, Developmental Disabilities

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    Sharon Checksfield, PT

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, 1988
    Clinical Interests: Neurologic Rehabilitation, Gait and Balance Training, Wheelchair Evaluations, Vestibular Rehabilitation,
    Geriatric Rehabilitation

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    Simon Benchimol-Cohen

    MEDICAL INTERPRETER, SPANISH

  • Melanie Collins

    Melanie Collins

    PATIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

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    Stephanie Corrigan-Saraceni, MS, OTRL/L, CHT

    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
    Education: University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1988; Tufts University,
    Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1993
    Special Training/Certification: Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), Advanced Certification in Hand Rehabilitation, Active
    member of the American Society of Hand Therapists
    Clinical Interests: Upper extremity rehabilitation, Hand therapy, Custom orthotic/splint fabrication, Neurological
    Rehabilitation, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

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    Nola Connor

    Medical Service Associate

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    Michael Crafts

    ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AIDE

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    Julia Encarnacion

    REHAB AIDE

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    David Evangelista, PT, MSPT

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: Northeastern University, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, 2003
    Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Manual Therapy, Complex disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine,
    Lower Extremity amputations and prosthetic training, Adaptive Sports

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    Erin Foley, DPT

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, 2009; University of Massachusetts
    Lowell, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2012
    Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Lower Extremity
    amputations and prosthetic training, Adaptive Sports

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    Gina Gallo, MS/CCC-SLP

    SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
    Education: University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, 1996; University of Rhode Island,
    Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, 1998.
    Specialty Training/Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American
    Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
    Clinical Interests: Communication and swallowing disorders associated with neurological diagnoses or head/neck cancer,
    Evaluation and treatment of individuals with voice disorders, Cognitive Rehabilitation.

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    Emily Hinckley, MS/CCC-SLP

    SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
    Education: University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts in Art History, 2003; Boston University, Master of Science in Speech-
    Language Pathology, 2011
    Specialty Training/Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American
    Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
    Clinical Interests: Communication and swallowing disorders associated with neurological diagnoses (including stroke,
    Traumatic Brain Injury, and Parkinson’s Disease), Life participation approach to aphasia, Videofluoroscopic studies,
    Tracheostomy management and weaning

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    LaDonna Jancsy, MS/CCC-SLP

    SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
    Education: University of Colorado, Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, 1982; Masters of Science in Speech,
    Language and Swallowing Disorders at Colorado State University,1985
    Special Training: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language
    Hearing Association (ASHA), ASHA member, leader of Support Group for Head and Neck Cancer (SPONC), Member of Stroke
    Steering Committee for NSMC
    Clinical interests: Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders in all populations, Modified Barium Swallow Studies,
    Swallowing rehabilitation following head and/or neck cancer

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    Heather Karlin, MS/CCC-SLP

    SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
    Education: Boston University, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, 1995
    Specialty Training/Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American
    Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
    Clinical Interests: Dyspagia, Aphasia, Memory Disorders, Cognitive Dysfunction, Communication Impairments

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    Nancy Lindsay

    ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

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    Cindy Martis

    PATIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

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    Jennifer Packard, OTRL/L

    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
    Education: Springfield Technical College, Associates of Science, 1994; Associates of Occupational Therapy Assisting, 1997;
    Salem State, Bachelor of Science, 2003
    Specialty Training/Certification: Certified Adaptive Paddling and Archery Instructor
    Clinical Interests: Hand Therapy, Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Custom Orthotic/Splint Fabrication, Post-operative upper
    extremity rehabilitation, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Driving Evaluations, Adaptive Sports

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    Joseph P. Pepe, PT, DPT

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: College of the Holy Cross, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, 2011; MGH Institute of Health Professions, Doctor of
    Physical Therapy, 2017
    Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, manual therapy, joint manipulation, non-surgical shoulder rehabilitation

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    Kathleen Comfort Salas, PT, MHA

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: Ithaca College, Bachelor of Science, 1987; Suffolk University, Masters of Health Administration, 2002. Completed
    a LEND Fellowship (Leaders of Education of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) at Waltham’s Shriver Center
    Specialty Training/Certification: Regional Coordinator for Adaptive Sports for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network North
    Region
    Clinical Interests: Neurologic Rehabilitation, Balance and Gait Training, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Lower Extremity amputations and prosthetic training, Adaptive Sports

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    Dena Roberts

    PATIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

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    Christina Ruggeri PT, DPT

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: Boston University, Bachelor of Science Health Science/Human Physiology, 2009; MGH Institute of Health Professions, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2018
    Clinical Interests: Neurologic Rehabilitation, Oncology Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Manual Therapy, Orthopedics, Adaptive Sports

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    Scott Sheehan, PT, DPT

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: Sacred Heart University, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, 2014; Sacred Heart University, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2018.
    Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Teaching, Joint Mobilization and Manipulation of the Spine and Extremities, Sports Medicine.

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    Eliza Stuart, PT, DPT

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST
    Education: Gordon College, Bachelor of Fine Art, 1995; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Theology,
    2006; MGH Institute of Health Professions, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2014.
    Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Manual Therapy, Sports Medicine, Post-operative rehabilitation

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    Richard Zaniewski, DO

    PHYSIATRIST
    Education: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy;
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical Center, Residency; Union Hospital, Residency
    Specialty Training/Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certified
    Clinical Interests: Orthotics and prosthetics, Osteopathic manipulation, Post-polio syndrome, Musculoskeletal/orthopedic
    rehabilitation, exercise therapy for restoration of function.