Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center Rehabilitation Staff

Michael Belanger, PT, SCS, ATC, CMP
Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Clinical Specialist
Coordinator of Wellness and Athletic Training Services
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Certified Mulligan Practitioner

Michael Belanger received his Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1997 and his Master of Science in physical therapy in 1999 from Sacred Heart University. While at Sacred Heart University he completed the Internship Program in Athletic Training as part of his undergraduate degree to qualify for certification as an athletic trainer. He has been a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association since 1998. He holds board certification as a sports clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a certified manual therapist with The Mulligan Concept and is credentialed as a clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association. Michael joined the rehabilitation staff at the BW/MG Health Care Center in Foxboro in 2011. His clinical interests include sports related injuries, orthopedics, biomechanics and manual therapy. He also coordinates the Wellness Program as well as the Athletic Training outreach program that serves Foxboro High School and King Philip High School. He served as the Athletic Trainer for Walpole High School from 2003-2014. Prior to joining Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011, he worked at Norwood Hospital from 2003 through 2011 as physical therapist/athletic trainer. From 2001 through 2003 he was a senior physical therapist and clinical specialist for athletic training services at New England Baptist Hospital, where he also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for Newbury College.

Adam Bennett, ATC 
Athletic Trainer
Adam Bennett is a certified athletic trainer. He is a graduate from the Bridgewater State University Athletic Training Program. Adam began his career as an assistant track and field coach at King Philip High School. When the athletic trainer position at King Philip High School contracted through Mass General Hospital opened in the Summer of 2015, Adam was hired to fill the role. In summer of 2016, the contract to provide an athletic trainer to King Philip was picked up by Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Adam to remain in the position. Over his career Adam has also volunteered to provide his athletic training skills at many events such as the Buzzard’s Bay Sprint Triathlon, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, and the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50.

Martin J. Boehm, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Martin Boehm received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Villanova University in 1991, a Master of Science in physical therapy from Boston University in 1993 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2007. He holds board certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Boehm is certified as a manual physical therapist through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Marty joined Brigham and Women's/Mass General Rehabilitation Services in Foxborough as a senior physical therapist upon the opening of the health care center in 2009. Marty’s prior experience includes two years as a staff physical therapist with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA and 12 years as a member of the PGA Tour Sports Medicine Team, providing rehabilitation and conditioning services to the professionals competing on the PGA and Champions Tours. Prior to joining Rehabilitation Services of Foxborough, Marty spent one year at MGH Physical Therapy Services as a staff physical therapist in Boston. Marty is a member of the Orthopedic and Sports sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His clinical interests are in shoulder, knee and spine rehabilitation and in the development of sports performance enhancement programs.

Jennifer Botsford, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Certified Hand Therapist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Jennifer Botsford received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Tufts University in 1985 and has been a certified hand therapist since 1999. She was a hand therapist for the Mass General Hand and Upper Extremity Service from 1997 to 2004, after which time she moved to Denver, Colo.  Jennifer also became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Norton School in August of 2012.  In addition to treating complex upper extremity patients, she mentored staff therapists and was involved in the development of the Mass General Hand Fellowship Program with Tufts University. Jen joined the Rehabilitation Services in Foxborough to coordinate the hand therapy services after working for four years at the Center for Hand Rehabilitation in Denver. She has been fortunate to work closely with many renowned hand surgeons in San Francisco, Denver and Boston. Jen is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and has been working with the hands and upper extremities for 20 years, treating patients with acute traumatic injuries, repetitive strain injuries and arthritis. She enjoys community outreach and the infinite creative opportunities being a hand therapist provides.

Stephanie Boudreau, PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist

Stephanie Boudreau received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Biochemistry in 1994 then completed her entry level doctorate of physical therapy degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2002. Since graduating she has worked in private practice and currently is a Senior Physical Therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Foxboro, MA. She has worked on both the inpatient and outpatient services at BWH, and her work is focused on collaborative program development initiatives with the Shoulder & Sports Medicine Service of the Department of Orthopedics at BWH regarding the management of patients with shoulder dysfunction. She is currently in her second term as Chair of the APTA of MA Shoulder Special Interest Group. She was the lead author on a sentinel manuscript entitled "Rehabilitation Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty" published in JOSPT (2007, 37(12): 735-744).

Gisele Bousquet, MSN, RN
Program Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Together with Lauren Mellett, PT, DPT, CCS Gisele designed and developed the American Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) accredited Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Foxborough in 2010.  Prior to that time, Gisele held a staff nurse position at Newton Wellesley Hospital (NWH) for 14 years in the Cardiovascular Health Center, working in both the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Congestive Heart Failure Programs. She also developed and coordinated a formal Anticoagulation Education Program. While at NWH, Gisele also worked in the Department of Nursing Education.  Her role in the department included coordination and participation in Central Orientation, Preceptor Program, Stroke Education, Telemetry Educational Series, Co-coordinating school of nursing clinical placements and the implementation of an electronic medication administration record. Before focusing her interests in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Gisele was a clinical instructor for 15 years working in several academic and tertiary care settings including Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Gisele graduated Magna cum laude from Boston College School of Nursing and received a Master of Science degree in Nursing, cum laude from Boston University. She is certified as an ACLS provider. Gisele completed the Benson-Henry Clinical Training Program in Mind /Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) and has been a  guest lecturer for the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) and AACVPR.

Dolores Ciaccia
Managed Care Rehab Specialist

Dolores Ciaccia has been with Brigham and Women’s Rehab Services since its inception in 2009. She has 10 years experience in coordinating insurance referrals, authorizations and has an extensive knowledge of managed care products. Dolores is the recipient of an award for Excellence in Customer Service since working in Foxborough.

Jillian Cleveland, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Jill is a 2015 graduate from Northeastern University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 at the University of New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  Throughout her PT school career, Jill also worked as a personal trainer, which has advanced her therapeutic exercise knowledge and ability to create individual based treatment plans. Jill did an inpatient clinical rotation at Hebrew Rehab, which allowed her to work with patient populations including post-stroke, cardiac, post-transplant, and amputations. After graduating in 2015, Jill worked at an outpatient clinic and had experience with various manual therapy techniques including instrument assisted soft tissue massage, mulligan joint mobilizations, and taping techniques. Her clinical interests include sports orthopedics, vestibular rehab, the cervical spine and cardiac rehab. When she is not working as a physical therapist, Jill loves cooking, visiting family down the Cape and going for walks with her dog.

Ashley Cotter, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

Ashley H. Cotter received a Bachelor of Science from Springfield College in 2007, a Master of Science in physical therapy from Springfield College in 2008, and a transitional doctorate of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2011. She holds board certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Cotter is also certified as an orthopedic manual physical therapist through the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy (MAPS) and certified as an intramuscular trigger point dry needling therapist through Myopain Seminars. She is also credentialed as a clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association. Ashley began her physical therapy career at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2008 and transferred to the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Rehabilitation Services in Foxborough in 2016. Ashley is a member of the Orthopedic and Sports sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. Ashley’s clinical interests are in manual therapy of the orthopedic, athletic, and post-operative injuries, specifically of the shoulder, hip, and spine rehabilitation.

Melissa Crowley, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Melissa Crowley attended Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 2001. She then went on to MassBay Community College in Framingham, MA where she received her Associate of Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2003. She also graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Watertown, MA as a certified massage therapist. Melissa joined the Rehab Services at Health Care Center in Foxboro in 2010 as the first Physical Therapist Assistant and now serves as a Physical Therapist Assistant for the Rehab Services in Foxborough. Melissa’s prior experience includes working with primarily orthopedics at a private outpatient clinic for 3 years to the owner of the practice. She then worked for New England Baptist Hospital out of the Dedham Health and Athletic Complex for 3 years, also working with orthopedics, as well as neuromuscular conditions and in the aquatic environment. Currently at Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center, Melissa treats a variety of diagnoses including orthopedics, neuromuscular conditions, vestibular conditions and concussions in conjunction with the primary Physical Therapist.   

Kristina Dunlea, PT, DPT, NCS, CMTPT, ITPT
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy

Kristina Dunlea received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1993 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Simmons College in 2006. In 2014, she obtained an advanced board certification as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She holds certifications in Vestibular Rehabilitation, in the treatment of Cervicogenic Dizziness, and in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy. In addition, she has become credentialed in concussion management through ImPACT’s® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) Trained Physical Therapist Program.

Kristina joined the BWH/MGH Health Care Center in 2009, where she currently serves as a Neurologic PT Clinical Specialist. Her prior clinical experience includes provision of physical therapy in hospital, rehabilitation and home-care settings. In addition to working in the clinical setting, she is part of the Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University where she has been a lab instructor primarily in neurological based physical therapy courses, and has developed and implemented an Advanced Neurology Elective focused on Vestibular Rehabilitation. Kristina has also participated in several community lectures related to balance, falls, community mobility and equipment needs. She is a member of the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and is an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor. Kristina's clinical interests include vestibular rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation. Her current practice involves the rehabilitation of individuals with neurological diagnoses with a focus on vestibular rehabilitation including, but not limited to, post-concussion/mild traumatic brain injury from the young athlete to the older adult, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Vestibular Hypofunction, and Cervicogenic Dizziness, along with a multitude of other vestibular disorders.

Jillian Green, PT
Senior Physical Therapist

Jillian Green received her Bachelor of Science in health science from University of Hartford in 2004 and her Master of Science in physical therapy from University of Hartford in 2006. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2009. Jillian has also been credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a clinical instructor. Jillian worked at a privately owned Physical Therapy Practice in Greenwich, CT for 3 years focusing on orthopedics and sports medicine. She then joined the Rehabilitation Services at the Health Care Center in January 2009. Jillian’s clinical interests include shoulder and knee injuries as well as sports rehabilitation.

Alison Hayes, PTA  
Physical Therapy Assistant

Alison Hayes received her Associates of Science in 2008 from the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to attaining her degree, she worked at a private orthopedic sports medicine clinic as a physical therapy aide and office manager, and joined Brigham and Women's Rehabilitation Services at Foxborough in 2012. Her clinical interests include the rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries using manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, functional training, and patient education. She has participated in numerous orthopedic seminars related to spine and knee injuries. In her free time, she enjoys participating in local races and sporting events.

Marjorie Helman, OTR/L CHT 
Occupational Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist

Marjorie Helman received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Boston University in 1993 and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in 2001.  After working as a Senior Occupational Therapist at Boston Medical Center for 6 years, she completed a Fellowship at Mass General Hand and Upper Extremity Service in 2007 and was then hired on as a staff outpatient hand therapist. At MGH she had the opportunity to work closely with renowned hand surgeons and to be mentored by a variety of experienced certified therapists.  Margie received her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2010 and joined Brigham and Women’s in Foxborough in 2013.

Amy Leonard, ATC, LMT
Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist/Wellness Instructor

Amy Leonard is a certified athletic trainer and licensed massage therapist. She is a graduate of the Northeastern University Athletic Training Program. Amy began her career at Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Norton, Ma., where she was the athletic trainer assigned to Foxborough High School for three years. In 2008 Amy completed her work to become a licensed massage therapist, and she has enjoyed this addition to her professional skills. In her position at the Health Care Center, Amy will continue as the athletic trainer for Foxborough High School but will also assist the therapists and wellness coordinator at the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center.

Jaeson Kawadler PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist

Jaeson Kawadler received his Bachelor of Exercise Science from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2003 and a Doctorate in Physical therapy from Northeastern University in 2010. Currently, he is certified as a National Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is working towards his Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.   Jaeson joined Massachusetts General Physical Therapy Services as a staff physical therapist in 2010 and now serves as a senior physical therapist with Brigham and Women’s Rehabilitation Services at Foxborough. Jaeson is a member of the Orthopedic, Sports and Private Practice sections of the American Physical Therapy Association.  His clinical interests include the biomechanics of the lower extremity, shoulder and spine rehabilitation, sports performance enhancement, promotion, and injury prevention.

Phillip Kidd, PT, DPT, OCS 
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Philip Kidd received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 2005 and went on to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MGH Institiute of Health Professions in 2008.  He is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Phil joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as an intern in 2007 and stayed with their outpatient department until 2014.  He joined the Foxboro clinic in 2014 as a clinical specialist. Phil is a certified clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and has worked as a teaching assistant with Simmons College since 2012. His clinical interests include orthopedics, spine, and shoulder injuries.

Jodi Klein PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Jodi Klein received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1998 and her Doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2003 from Stony Brook University in New York. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Jodi joined the rehabilitation team at the Health Care Center at Foxboro in 2009 as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is also a member of the Brigham and Women’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program staff.  Her previous work experience includes staff physical therapist for Massachusetts General Hospital, Lead therapist and Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education at Spagnoli Physical Therapy in New York and early intervention physical therapist for various private agencies. She is a member of the orthopedic and cardiopulmonary sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a certified clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association. Her clinical interests include orthopedic sports and hip and pelvis injuries, multi-trauma, amputees, pediatrics and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. In her spare time she enjoys Crossfit, road biking and playing and coaching soccer.

Marissa Lizotte PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist

Marissa Lizotte received both her Bachelor’s of Science in Rehabilitation Science in 2010 and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2011 from Northeastern University. She commenced her career in May 2011 for the Rehabilitation Services at the Health Care Center in Foxboro in May 2011 as a staff physical therapist. Marissa received her certificate in vestibular rehabilitation in 2011.  Her clinical interests include sports related injuries with a main focus for running, spine, TMJ, and vestibular rehabilitation. In her free time she enjoys short and long distance running, yoga, surfing, and other recreational sports.

Cheryl MacDonald
Practice Assistant

Cheryl MacDonald holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Boston University and a Master in Business Administration from Suffolk University. She has worked in the fields of education and publishing; as well as in the weight loss and weight management industry. Cheryl is currently enrolled in graduate coursework in healthcare management. Cheryl joined the Rehabilitation Services staff in Foxborough in September 2013.

Laura L. Mattes, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist

Laura Mattes received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of the Holy Cross in 2007, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2012. Laura is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and her clinical interests include sports and orthopedics. Exercise interests include CrossFit, yoga, spinning, and running.

Monica McDonagh, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Certified Hand Therapist

Monica McDonagh received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Boston University in 1992 and has been a certified hand therapist since 2000. She was an occupational therapist for Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston from 1992 until 20012 where she treated patients affected by a variety of diagnoses including burn, trauma, arthritis, as well as upper extremity issues. After working in Boston for over 20 years, she started working at Brigham and Women’s/ Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough. Monica enjoys the diversity her job as a hand therapist offers, as well as the opportunity to help people achieve their functional goals.

Lauren Mellett, PT, DPT, CCS 
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

Lauren Mellett received a BS in Health Science in 1998 and MS in Physical Therapy in 2000 from Boston University.  She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2012.  She has held board certification since 2005 as a Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Lauren joined Rehabilitation Services at the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxboro in 2009.  She was a principal developer of Brigham and Women’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and continues to serve as a staff member.  She also works individually with patients with a wide variety of cardiac and pulmonary conditions.  Prior to Brigham and Women’s, Lauren was a clinical specialist in Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program as well as in the inpatient intensive care and cardiac units for 9 years.  Lauren was also the co-creator and coordinator of NWH’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.  Lauren has served as Adjunct Faculty in the Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University since 2003, and also spent 5 years as Adjunct Faculty at UMass Lowell.  She is the current Treasurer of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  She is a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and the Massachusetts Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MACVPR).  She has been involved in clinical research and has given several professional and community presentations on the topic of exercise training in cardiac populations.  

Marianne Norton  
Managed Care Specialist

Marianne Norton has been with Partners since 2008. She has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 25 years with an extensive knowledge of all insurance plans. Marianne specializes in workers compensation cases and Managed Care Plans.

Allison Partridge, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Allison received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Northeastern University in 2011 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University in 2016. She focused her coursework on orthopedics, and participated in research in the treatment of cystic fibrosis during her time at Northeastern University. She has clinical interests in treating sports and orthopedic injuries particularly of the hip and shoulder.

Alyssa Perreault, PT, DPT 
Senior Physical Therapist

Alyssa Perreault received her Bachelor of Science from Sacred Heart University in 2002. She also received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2004. In 2012, Alyssa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions. Alyssa joined Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a staff physical therapist in Boston, outpatient department in 2008. She joined the Foxboro clinic in October 2013 in a senior role. Her prior physical therapist experience includes working for three and a half years as a staff PT at a private outpatient clinic on the South Shore. Alyssa’s clinical interests include kinesiotaping, of which she is a certified kinesiotaping practitioner. Alyssa clinical interests also include treating lower extremity athletic injuries and lower back pain. She has been the author on numerous department practice standards of care. She has participated in many orthopedic seminars and continuing education series. Alyssa also teaches continuing education classes, currently focusing on functional outcome measures.

Kristen L. Piscatelli, PT, DPT, NCS
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy

Kristen Piscatelli received a Bachelor of Health Studies from Boston University in 2005 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. She also holds a board certification as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, which she obtained in 2012. In 2007, Kristen started her career at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital working as an inpatient acute rehabilitation physical therapist. During that six-year employment she worked mainly with the neurologist population including brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. Kristen joined Brigham and Women’s Rehab Services at Foxborough in July 2013. Her focus area remains with the neurologic population. Her clinical interests include Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and brain injury. She is a member of American Physical Therapy Association as well as the Neurology Special Interest Group.

Melanie Rebello PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Melanie received her bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2016. She spent her full time clinical internship year with the Brigham in 2015, working on inpatient orthopedics for 6 months, and then in outpatient orthopedics for the following 6 months. She has since transitioned to come on as full time staff therapist here at Foxboro. Her clinical interests include sports injuries and orthopedics.

Kyle Rodenhi, PT, DPT, OCS 
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Kyle Rodenhi has over 14 years of clinical experience in orthopedic / sports physical therapy.  He received his BS in Allied Health from the University of Connecticut in 1999, his MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 2001, and his transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2011. Kyle is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Medical Professional and Golf Biomechanist from the Titleist Performance Institute.  Kyle has previously worked at Mass General’s Sports PT Department and Sports Performance Center as well as at Rhode Island hospital.  He currently is a Clinical Specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Foxboro, MA. 

Tia Sapienza, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Tia Sapienza received an associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assisting at Bay State College in 2010. She joined the staff in Foxboro in 2011. Tia’s prior work experience includes Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital treating patients with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, a variety of neurological disorders, multiple orthopedic injuries, amputees, and trauma patients. She was a member of the pulmonary task force and the tracheotomy team. Her clinical interests include cardiopulmonary patients specifically lung transplant patients, Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, and Cardiomyopathy. Her pediatric interests include Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, Torticollis, Developmental Delay, Muscular Dystrophy, and multiple orthopedic diagnoses. She has an interest in youth sports rehabilitation particularly ACL injury prevention. Tia played Collegiate Softball at Westfield State University. She holds a Crossfit Level 1 Trainers Certification. In her spare time she enjoys Crossfit, both coaching and training. She has also competed in multiple individual and team Crossfit competitions. Her personal interests include coaching softball, doing yoga, and practicing barefoot running.

Frances Scarlata, RD, LDN, CDE
Cardiac Rehabilitation Senior Nutritionist

Frances Scarlata received a BS in Nutritional Science from Boston University. She completed her dietetic internship at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. During that time, Frances gained a variety of experience from working inpatient in the ICU to working in an outpatient setting. Frances’ special interests include cardiology, obesity and weight management, and diabetes mellitus. Frances is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and helps patients develop self-management skills to manage their diabetes. She has worked in a variety of settings, from private practice to corporate wellness. She enjoys working in Cardiac Rehabilitation and helping patients improve their health and well being by eating healthy. She also loves to cook and develop recipes. Frances is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award in 2013. She volunteers her time planning the Massachusetts Dietetic Association’s Annual Nutrition Convention and Exposition.

Joy Shine, PT, MS, WCS, CLT 
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Joy Shine received her Master’s degree in physical therapy in 2003 from University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  She is board certified as a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.  She is also a certified lymphedema therapist by the Norton School of Lymphedema.   Joy joined Brigham and Women’s Rehab Services at Foxboro in June 2010.  In August 2014 completed a yearlong Women’s Health Residency Program at BWH.  She is a member of Women’s Health and Oncology sections of the American Physical Therapy Association.  Her clinical interests include pelvic floor disorders in males and females, ante and post natal population, breast cancer, and lymphedema.   

Derek Sople, PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist

Derek Sople received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island graduating summa cum laude in 2009 and Doctor of Physical therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2012. Derek was awarded with the Ionta award at the MGH Institute of Health Professions for clinical excellence in 2012 and joined the Mass general/Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center for a full year internship in 2011, ending in 2012 when he was hired into the practice as a Staff Physical Therapist and has since been promoted to Senior Physical Therapist in 2016. Derek is a member of the Brigham and Women’s Rehabilitation Research Committee. His clinical interests include orthopedics, sports related injury, spine, post-surgical rehabilitation. Derek is an excited member of the rehabilitation team at Foxborough.

Sara Tenenholtz, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Sara Tenenholtz received her Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from the Boston University in 2011, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2016.  She began at Brigham and Women’s Rehabilitation Clinic at the Health Care Center at Foxboro in 2015 as a MGH IHP year-long intern, and now she serves as a staff physical therapist. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the section on Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include orthopedics and pediatrics.

Matthew Travers, PT, OCS
Clinical Supervisor, Rehabilitation Services
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Matthew Travers received a Bachelor of Science in 1998 and a Master of Science in physical therapy in 1999 from Springfield College. He began his career in a private practice in Concord Massachusetts. He joined the outpatient physical therapy service at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2004. Matt has worked closely with the orthopedic surgeons of the Harvard Shoulder Service at Mass General regarding the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with complex shoulder dysfunction. Matt is now a clinical specialist for the Brigham and Women’s hospital at Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxboro, where he has been since 2009. Matt’s clinical interests include shoulder, cervical spine and athletic injuries with a special interest in soccer and golf. He is a certified golf fitness instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute. Matt has been a teaching assistant at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and is also a certified clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association. He achieved his certification as an orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2009.

Patrick Willson, PT, COMT, CSCS 
Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

Patrick Willson received his Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University in 1993. Pat became a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 1996. He attained his manual therapy certification in the Maitland Concept in 2003. Pat joined the Brigham and Women’s Rehabilitation Services Department at the Health Care Center in Foxboro as a senior staff physical therapist in 2015. His prior clinical experience consists of inpatient/outpatient physical therapy at New England Baptist Hospital, Dedham Health and Athletic Club and Blackstone Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He has served as adjunct faculty at Northeastern University functioning as a teaching assistant for the advanced musculoskeletal course. He also has assisted teaching the Basic Spinal and Sacroiliac courses in the Maitland Concept. His clinical interests include orthopedics, sports related injury, spine, shoulder and knee.

Tracie Yeaman, PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist

Tracie Yeaman received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Kinesiology from Becker College in 2005, and went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mass General Institute of Health Professions in 2008. She is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Clinical Instructor. She enjoys working with people of all ages with mainly orthopedic based injuries from sports or otherwise, and has a special interest in lower extremity injuries. She is a runner, and in her free time can be found biking, running, or drumming.

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