Eric Edelman, PT, Owner, Professional Chauffeur :)
Eric graduated in 1994 from the State University of New York @ Syracuse. He has extensive experience in manual therapy techniques for the spine as well as rehabilitating sports and general orthopedic injuries. He uses an osteopathic approach to evaluate the body to determine a proper diagnosis and the origin of the problem. Eric has worked on the south shore for the past three decades and works closely with many area doctors, schools and wellness professionals. As the owner he feels passionate about hiring like-minded therapists and administrative staff who value patient care and seek to provide the best patient-care experience possible. He also believes in giving back to the communities Peak serves through many volunteer and charitable events. He is married with three young children and enjoys running, mountain biking, snowboarding and being a chauffeur to all of his kids many sporting events!
Omar Abo-Sido, PT, DPT - (Scituate)
Omar received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in May 2020. Through his coursework at Northeastern, he focused on sports medicine, becoming well-versed in common sports related musculoskeletal injuries. Omar worked alongside the Sports Medicine team for the Indiana Pacers, administering preventative and rehabilitative care for professional athletes. Because of his aspirations for a career in sports and orthopedic physical therapy, he sought out sports-related PT opportunities. Nevertheless, he has diverse work experiences, from treating patients in an acute care setting to designing exercises for people with spinal cord injuries at the YMCA Partnership Program. Omar uses a comprehensive treatment approach including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises to help patients achieve their goals.
Nadine Adams MSPT, CPT and Educator- (Norwell)
Womens Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates and Group Exercise Instructor. Nadine graduated from Simmons College with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of Clinical settings and has experience working with multiple medical, neurological and orthopedic conditions across the continuum of care. It wasnt until she got married later in her career and her two daughters were born that her interest in Womens Health developed. The past 12 years she has focused on working with pregnant and post-partum population and specializes in Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation) treatment, pelvic floor and core rehabilitation. Nadine has been in private practice the past few years and created a Diastasis recti treatment and management program. She suffered a large diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction after her second child and since then has been passionate about empowering other women how to manage and navigate the various changes that occur during pregnancy and post partum. Nadine also has a passion for education and is a faculty member at Fitness Education Inc, a national certification company, and teaches a variety of continuing education seminars and certification programs for her fitness peers. She guest lectures at local colleges and hospitals and offers educational seminars on Optimal core rehabilitation and how to safely exercise during pregnancy and return to exercise post partum. Nadine combines her experience in the Healthcare and Fitness industries to offer a holistic, well rounded approach to care for her clients. When she isnt working she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, working out, teaching Barre and Pilates classes, dancing and enjoys hiking and walking outdoors. *WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALIST*
Sarah Bent, PT, DPT- (Braintree/Quincy)
Sarah graduated from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT with her Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2017 and with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2020. Sarah is a former Division I Cross Country runner, which led to her interest in orthopedic therapy and sports rehabilitation. Sarah completed her final clinical rotation at Peak where she gained experience with pelvic floor diagnoses and also plans to pursue a specialty in women's health. In her free time, Sarah enjoys staying active and spending time at her family home on Cape Cod. *PELVIC HEALTH SPECIALIST*
Al Blaisdell, PTA, ATC, Director of Athletic Partnership Program, Clinic Manager- (Hanover)
Al graduated from Northeastern University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and from Newbury College in 1993 with an Associates degree. He has been employed as a certified athletic trainer at Hingham High School for the last 26 years and has been working as a PTA for 25 years. He has treated hundreds of patients throughout the south shore with a focus on sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. Al lives in Hanover and enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.
Donna Chiao, PT, DPT- (Braintree)
Donna received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara and went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Boston University. She enjoys treating a wide range of patients, and is passionate in working with the pregnant and postpartum population. She has undergone specialized training in pelvic health physical therapy, and has been a teaching assistant for pelvic health courses. She is also a registered yoga teacher. Donna enjoys being outdoors, traveling and being active. *WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALIST*
Christine Cormier, MSPT, Clinic Manager - (Norwell)
Christine graduated with a degree in rehabilitation science in 2001 and then with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2002 from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She has worked extensively in the outpatient, orthopedic setting throughout her career. She enjoys working with patients of all ages treating a variety of orthopedic, musculoskeletal, post-operative and spine related disorders as well as sports injuries, balance training and fall prevention. She uses a comprehensive approach to patient care including manual therapy, Graston techniques for soft tissue mobilization, core strengthening, postural re-education and a tailored, patient-specific exercise prescription to allow each patient to achieve their maximal functional levels. She enjoys teaching and has been a lab instructor for Bay State college for the PTA program and also provides lectures on physical therapy for the PA program at Tufts University. As a life long South Shore resident, she is passionate about helping the people in her community live their best lives both pain and injury free!. She currently lives in Hanover with her husband and 2 young children and enjoys staying active with weight training, hiking, playing tennis, being anywhere near the water in the summer and chasing her kids around. (Graston Certified Provider)
Julia Cross, PT, DPT, ATC- (Norwell)
Julia earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2018 and her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree from Bridgewater State University in 2015. Her clinical interests include working with and treating the geriatric population and athletes of all ages and skill levels. During her free time, she enjoys watching and rooting for Boston sports teams, hiking with her dog, reading a good book, running, and spending time at her family summer place in Maine. *AQUATIC SPECIALIST*
Jackie DeFreitas, PT, DPT, Director of Aquatics- (Norwell)
Jackie graduated from Northeastern University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2010. As the Clinic Manager for our Norwell office Jackie treats a wide range of specialty areas including orthopedics, sports rehab, spinal conditions, vestibular and post-concussion rhab, and TMD. She is also the Director of our Aquatics program. She is certified in the Graston Technique and likes to incorporate a combination of hands on techniques, core strengthening, postural training to help patients maximize function. Jackie believes that patient education and preventative exercise routines are important aspects to achieving a healthy and injury free lifestyle. She enjoys running, yoga, beach activities and always trying to vary her exercise routine. *GRASTON AND AQUATIC SPECIALIST*
Alana Falco, PT, DPT - (Quincy)
Alana received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the College of Charleston in 2016 and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2019. As a graduate from the University of St. Augustine, Alana has a strong orthopedic and manual therapy foundation and strives to implement her hands-on approach alongside therapeutic exercise interventions to deliver a holistic treatment style. She has experience working with an array of patient populations including patients presenting with cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurological, and oncology related diagnoses. She plans to continue to expand her skill set in both pelvic health and lymphedema physical therapy and wishes to pursue a specialty in women’s health in the future. In her free time, Alana enjoys weightlifting, playing tennis, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Liz Fallon, PT- (Scituate)
Liz is a physical therapist who earned her bachelor of science degree from Quinnipiac College in 1989. Liz evaluates and treats a wide variety o fpatients at Peak including orthopedics, spine, fall prevention, vestibular, post-concussion, and post-op. Liz recognizes the importance of an eclectic approach for patient success. She utilizes various manual techniques, as well as patient-specific exercise prescription to address each individual's needs and goals. In addition to working at Peak, Liz teaches fitness classes at a local gym. She is married and has three children. In her free time she enjoys dancing, gardening, playing softball and relaxing on the beach with a good book.
Kellie Fokin, PT, DPT- (Braintree/Norwell)
Kellie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018 from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and her Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2015. Her clinical interests include pediatric patients ages as young as one month old, with a variety of orthopedic, neurological, and pelvic floor dysfunction. She was trained in pediatric pelvic health by the APTA Section on Women's Health and adult pelvic health by the Herman and Wallace institute. Other areas of clinical interest include post concussion and vestibular rehabilitation, where she has underwent a variety of training to treat all ages of patients. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, biking, being outdoors, and cheering on all of the Boston Sports teams. *PEDIATRIC PELVIC HEALTH AND WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALIST*
Matthew Haley, PT, Director of Education and Mentorship - (Scituate)
Since graduating Physical Therapy school in 1996 from Northeastern University, Matt has spent his career using his knowledge base, sense of humor, and compassion to help thousands of patients reach their goals and return to their active lives after injury. He has combined his experiences from many different practice settings and continuing education courses to help patients learn about their injury and to get back to their previous activities. Matt uses an eclectic approach to patient care using treatments and philosophies from many different areas to treat each individual to their specific needs and to reach their goals. He does not believe all Physical Therapy is created equal or in a one size fits all approach and that is why he has partnered with Peak Therapy and their patient center approach to care. He utilizes a combination of caring, manual treatments and exercises to help each individual patient achieve their goals. Matt has also used his love of physical therapy and sports to help many athletes by volunteering at the Boston Marathon and half Marathon, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Bay State Games, among others over the years. Matt's spare time is spent with his very active twins, wife, and dog exploring the outdoors. He and his family spend as much time outside as possible, whether it be grilling or kayaking, or just exploring New England. He can even be found on the side lines of his son's soccer games or watching his daughter grow as a horseback rider. Matt's twins are 14 years olds and are now in High School and when not watching them grow with their activities he loves to walk his dog, take pictures, and cook with his wife.
Sarah Hanson, PT, DPT, CLT- Clinic Manager- (Quincy)
Sarah earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Northeastern University in 2011. She treats patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions including post-operative care, sports rehab, and spine care. She is also a certified lymphedema therapist. Sarah is certified in Graston Technique, and likes to combine manual interventions with functional exercise to help patients restore their function and achieve their personal goals. She is an avid skier, beach-goer, and enjoys spending time with her family & friends. *LYMPHEDEMA AND GRASTON SPECIALIST*
Meghan Harrington, PT, DPT - (Braintree)
Meghan received her B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology at UMASS Amherst and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons College. Meghan has experience evaluating and treating a variety of patients including spine, orthopedics, sports injuries, post-op and more. Meghan believes in a comprehensive patient approach incorporating manual techniques and exercise to restore function and empower patients to engage in a more active lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies, hiking, swimming, and snowboarding. *AQUATIC SPECIALIST*
Meghan Hesketh, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC - (Hanover)
Meghan graduated from Sacred Heart University with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2017 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020. Meghan’s clinical interests include evaluating and treating a variety of orthopedic and sport musculoskeletal injuries and return to play protocols. Meghan specifically has experience as an ATC and PT with baseball athletes from high school aged to professional athletes. During her free time, she enjoys participating in Boston recreational sports leagues, visiting Cape Cod with her family, and taking her dog on hikes.
Erica Hicks, PT, DPT, Clinic Manager- (Scituate)
Erica received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in 2016. She enjoys working with patients of all different ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Erica uses a comprehensive treatment approach including therapeutic exercise and manual techniques to help patients achieve independence and return to their previous functional levels. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, playing racquetball, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. *AQUATIC SPECIALIST*
Jeanine Jernegan, PT- (Scituate)
Jeanine received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1995. She combines manual therapies with functional strengthening in order to meet her patient's individual goals. Jeanine effectively treats a wide variety of patients including orthopedics, vestibular, post-concussion, women's health, spine, TMD and post-op. Jeanine also utilizes the specialty technique of dry needling as well as other various techniques. She also provides aquatic therapy services for our Scituate clinic. Jeanine enjoys working with patients of all ages and activity levels. *DRY NEEDLING AND WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALIST*
Jacqueline Keating, PT, DPT, ATC- (Pembroke)
Jackie Keating, PT, DPT is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH where she received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. At Colby-Sawyer, Jackie was also a 4-year member of the Women’s Volleyball team. She then went on to complete her post-graduate studies at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. While attending Colby-Sawyer, Jackie worked with a variety of athletic programs within New Hampshire, including collegiate men’s and women’s basketball, collegiate women’s and men’s lacrosse, and Kearsarge Regional High School. During her time at MCPHS, she gained valuable experiences working in a variety of settings including multiple outpatient clinics and an acute care hospital. During these clinical experiences, she was able to work with a variety of patient backgrounds of all ages; including patients with various musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and developmental pathologies. Jackie was introduced to the field of physical therapy after suffering an injury of her own while playing volleyball her Sophomore year of high school. Jackie enjoyed her time at physical therapy so much, that she returned to the clinic as a Clinic Aide. She continued to shadow at various outpatient clinics and at South Shore Hospital to gain more experience in the field prior to starting her undergraduate studies. Jackie discovered quickly that she enjoyed working with the athletic population which sparked her interest in pursuing a degree in Athletic Training. With concussion injuries being a hot topic in athletics, Jackie has grown an interest in treating those with post-concussion symptoms and vestibular conditions. As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), she is motivated and dedicated to providing the best care to each of her patients while utilizing the best available treatment approaches. Being a South Shore native, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her friends and playing indoor and outdoor volleyball still at a competitive level. During the winter season, she also coaches for an elite volleyball program.
Samuel Kushner, PT, DPT, Assistant Clinic Manager- (Hanover)
Sam earned both his Bachelor of Exercise Science (majoring in Kinesiology) and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees at the University of Rhode Island. Sam is a former Division I College Football player, who has experience in orthopedic musculoskeletal injury both on the field and in the clinical setting. He takes pride in utilizing an individualized treatment approach while implementing a holistic plan of care for all his patients. Sam is a huge Boston sports fan and enjoys hanging out with friends and family, exercising and traveling in his spare time.
Dan MacDonald, PT- (Norwell/Pembroke)
Dan's vast experience allows him to utilize a combination of advanced manual skills and therapeutic exercise to achieve maximum results for his patients. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and routing on his beloved Patriots.
Ruth Maloney, PT, DPT, Director of Pelvic Health- (Norwell & Scituate)
Ruth received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. She has gone through extensive training in Women's and Men's pelvic health with significant clinic experience in treating urinary/bowel dysfunctions, chronic pain, and pregnancy and postpartum issues. She furthered her manual and clinical skills through course work from NAIOMT, the Herman and Wallace Institute, and Discover Physio. She is passionate about educating the community and other medical professionals on pelvic health and has developed several programs to further overall understanding and recognition of these issues. Ruth believes in individualized care with a focus on whole body health and wellness. She is married with 2 children and enjoys gardening, reading, hiking and yoga. *WOMEN'S AND MEN'S HEALTH SPECIALIST*
Camden Marcotte, PT, DPT- (Quincy)
Cam graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at MCPHS University in 2018. His past clinical experience has introduced him into a wide array of clinical conditions ranging from orthopedic, neurological, and vestibular disorders. Cam believes in an individualized and holistic treatment approach to assist with physical recovery. Cam seeks to constantly further his education and skill set with evidence based practice.
Cassandra Mosher, PT, DPT- (Norwell)
Cassie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She enjoys evaluating and treating a variety of orthopedic musculoskeletal injuries and is particularly passionate about working with patients seeking pelvic floor physical therapy. She has undergone specialized training in pelvic health physical therapy through the APTA Section on Women's Health and enjoys providing personalized and compassionate care. Before earning her doctorate, Cassie studied music and spent seven years teaching piano and voice lessons to students of all ages. She now lives in Cambridge with her husband and their dog, Clive.
Matthew Murray, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinic Manager - (Braintree)
Matt earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in 2017 and his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Strength and Conditioning from University of Delaware in 2013. A passion for learning then drove him across the country to complete an Orthopedic Residency at Adventist Health Glendale in the Los Angeles Area. He became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2019. Matt concentrates his practice in orthopedics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, biomechanical analysis, chronic pain neuroscience, TMD, and the treatment of sports injuries. He could not be happier to be home to spend time with family and friends. In his spare time, Matt enjoys staying active whether it be exercising, hiking, snowboarding, or intramural sports.
Maria O’Laughlin, PT- (Scituate)
Maria O’laughlin received her Bachelor of Science in physical therapy with a concentration in Business, from Boston University in 1989. She has consulted extensively throughout her career in practice optimization, as well as for industrial and administrative clients in work injury prevention, ergonomics and back/neck education. She enjoys marketing for the practice, and has focused her clinical practice on a wide range of orthopedic diagnosis including back and neck pain, with both a manual and exercise based approach. Maria lives in Hingham with her husband, son and daughter who love to travel, boat and ski. Her family is actively involved in the adaptive ski program at Loon mountain.
Rachel Quinlan, MSPT - (Scituate)
Rachel attended Boston University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2000, and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002. Rachel enjoys treating a wide variety of diagnoses, from orthopedic and post- surgical care to pelvic floor dysfunction. Rachel has additional certifications in both Graston Technique Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage and KinesioTaping, and has also completed coursework with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Rachel’s treatment philosophy combines the use manual techniques to correct tissue and joint dysfunction with education and the implementation of exercise to empower patients to maximize recovery and function. A former rugby player, Rachel now enjoys cheering on her sons at their various sports, skiing with her family, and spending time in the woods of Maine. *PELVIC HEALTH AND GRASTON SPECIALIST*
Elisa Stone, PT, DPT- (Quincy/Braintree)
Elisa graduated from Simmons University in 2017 with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, and in 2019, graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is driven by a passion to help individuals find empowerment in their movement ability. She has completed clinical rotations in a variety of settings, from community hospitals to private practice orthopedics, embracing the spectrum of conditions we experience along the recovery process. Elisa believes in an active, movement-based approach in order to help patients meet their personal goals. Elisa is passionate about growing her knowledge base and is committed to furthering her education, with a focus on pelvic health and wellness. In her downtime, Elisa enjoys the outdoors, yoga, a good book and time spent with family and friends. *WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALIST*
Joseph White, PT, DPT- (Pembroke)
Joseph graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2017. Joseph's program in Philadelphia allowed him to complete many clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedic sports clinics. He has a great interest in musculoskeletal, orthopedic, osteopathic, and sports related injuries. He prefers utilizing many manual techniques for treatment with a focus on improving soft tissue mobility, flexibility, strength, and functional mobility for each patient. Joseph enjoys treating several injuries involving spine and lower/upper extremity with special focus on golf related injuries. Return to sport and late phase rehab are of special interest to Joseph. *GRASTON Certified, TPI Certified*.
Marie Hanlon, Patient Care Representative
Marie has been with Peak since 2013. She works as our liaison between our referral sources and Peak to assure that all patient care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner. Marie lives in Hull with her husband and two children.
Shannon Delaney, Director of Operations, Practice Manager- Quincy/Hanover/Braintree
Shannon received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013 and received her Master of Science in Healthcare Adminstration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019. She has been a member of Team Peak since 2013. Shannon is a lifelong South Shore resident and enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, boating in the summer, and running year-round.
Rachel Healy, Practice Manager- Norwell/Scituate/Pembroke
Rachel has been a member of the Peak Physical Therapy team since 2013. She comes from a sales background, and started with Peak as an office manager for our Norwell location. In 2016, Rachel transitioned to Practice Manager for our Norwell and Scituate clinics. Rachel lives in Marshfield with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and boating with her family.
Ashley Joyce, Billing Manager
Ashley joined Peak Physical Therapy in May of 2017 as their Billing Manager. Ashley has been in the physical and occupational therapy field for 10 years and has been specializing in billing and coding for nine years. She received her certificate in medical billing and coding from Quincy College in May of 2009. Ashley has substantial knowledge of therapy billing guidelines, reimbursement and compliance. For the past four years she has also been focused in credentialing and contracting. She is currently working toward becoming a certified professional medical coder. Ashley has two rescue dogs from Georgia and they enjoy taking her for walks. In her spare time she loves to watch movies, read and listen to good music. In the summer, on the weekends, you can find her at the beach.
Jeanne D'Arcangelo, Assistant Billing Manager
Jeanne has been with Peak since it opened in June of 2008. Jeanne has extensive knowledge in navigating the always complex world of health insurance and billing. Jeanne enjoys traveling, knitting, sewing and spending time with her husband Frank and three children.
Amanda Gatie, Billing Specialist
Amanda has been in the health insurance field for 12 years, working with billing, enrollment, and coordinating benefits. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter. She also loves spending summers in Maine with her family on the lake.
Lee Abraham, Office Manager- (Scituate)
Lee received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007 and holds a personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. Lee has lived in Weymouth with her husband for six years and loves it. Lee spends her free time with her husband, Pat, and boxer, Hank, usually on their boat or at the beach, enjoying all the South Shore has to offer.
Allison Donofrio, Office Manager- (Braintree)
Allison is new to the Peak team as of Fall 2019. She had earned her bachelor’s degrees from Framingham State University in 2014 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Though her post-graduate career has strayed from her initial dreams. She has spent five years working within the administrative end of the medical field, giving her a well-rounded approach to better serve patients. Allison also had fallen in love with yogic practices and the practice of healing the mind, body and soul, this lead to her being committed to another new goal: to share the love and positivity that she had cultivated while in practice by enrolling in Yoga Teacher Training course – which she will graduate from in June 2020. While she’s not in the office you can find her hiking new trails with her dogs and boyfriend, on her mat in the yoga studio or with her nose in a book!
Jenna Laque, Office Manager, Director of Internal Marketing- (Hanover)
Jenna joined Peak in October of 2016 as a receptionist/rehab aide in our Norwell office and was just recently promoted to Office Manager at our Hanover clinic. She is a college graduate of University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in Humans Services Management. In her off time she enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Kelley Logan, Office Manager - (Quincy)
Kelley has over 20 years of medical experience. She grew up in Dorchester and lived there most of her life, currently live in Quincy. She has a fur baby named Emmy she is a pitbull/bulldog that she rescued and is her world. She has received numerous awards for her customer service skills and truly enjoys working with patients.
Linda Meyers, Office Manager - (Norwell)
Linda received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Springfield College. She enjoyed a long career as a Director with the YMCA. Her background in group exercise, personal training and administration has been very fulfilling throughout her YMCA career. She has also worked for Get in Shape for Women as a Personal Trainer and Operations Manager. She enjoys working with people and making a difference in their lives. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, she has utilized her education and experience to help people recover from minor injuries and feel better. She and her husband have relocated to the South Shore and are looking forward to enjoying all it has to offer. She enjoys the beach, cycling, music, being with family and their cat, Sam! She is excited to start a new chapter and looks forward to being a part of the Peak Physical Therapy Team.
Marissa Joyce, Medical Receptionist- (Norwell)
Marissa joined Peak Physical Therapy in February 2019 as the Medical Receptionist in the Norwell office. She received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology at Westfield State University in 2012. Her previous employment has included working in other physical therapy offices as office manager and a physical therapy aide. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys running, hanging out with family and friends, and spending time with her fiance and their corgi, Baxter.
Kacie Buckley, Medical Receptionist - (Scituate)
Kacie graduated from Bridgewater State University in May of 2020, where she studied psychology. She grew up in Mansfield but recently moved to the Scituate area with her 3-year-old daughter. She enjoys cooking with her daughter and exploring the south shore!
Sara Kholandi, Medical Receptionist - (Braintree)
Sara has joined Peak Physical Therapy fall of 2020 as a medical receptionist with three years of previous experience for front desk duties. Sara is currently a senior at the University of Massachusetts Boston; she is on a pre-physical therapy track with a B.S. in Biology and minor in math. In her free time, Sara enjoys lifting, hiking, cycling and helping others achieve their fitness goals.
Tracy Martin, Medical Receptionist - (Quincy)
Tracy joined Peak Physical Therapy in August of 2020 as a Medical Receptionist in our Quincy office. She has been in the medical field for 12 years. She enjoys hiking, watching sports (especially the Bruins), spending time with her friends and family, and volunteering for Special Olympics.
Courtney Nunes, Medical Receptionist - (Pembroke)
Courtney joined the Peak team in the Summer of 2020. She graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, where she studied Healthcare Administration and Global Public Health. She comes from a health background, has worked within a variety of healthcare specialties and enjoys volunteering with Veterans. She is passionate about traveling and studied in Spain and South Africa before settling back down to her roots in Massachusetts. She is obsessed with her two cats, Angus and Marvin and in her spare time enjoys all outdoor activities including snowboarding, hiking and swimming.
Chris Alves, ATC, Rehab Aide - (Scituate)
Chris comes to us from the Northeast Corner of Connecticut after spending 4 years working as an athletic trainer at the high school level. He graduated from Merrimack College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and is currently continuing his education working on a Master degree in Sport Management. He joins Peak Physical Therapy as the Athletic Trainer for the Scituate High School Sailors as well as a rehab aide in the Scituate Clinic. As an avid athlete he remains active in various recreational sport leagues. Chris enjoys his time off skiing and skating in the winter and being out on the water in the summer as well as hitting the links.
Alex Bean, Rehab Aide- (Quincy)
Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May of 2017. He joined Peak in March of 2020 and is looking forward to growing in a field dedicated to promoting health and wellness. The second oldest of four athletic brothers, Alex has always been immersed in the world of sports and most enjoys playing and watching football, hockey, baseball, and golf. In his free time, he also enjoys snowboarding, watching movies, reading, and playing games.
Christian Hodge, Rehab Aide- (Pembroke)
Christian graduated from Gordon College in May 2019 and started working at Peak physical therapy in August 2019. Christian plans on becoming a physical therapist in the future and joining the growing field. In his free time, Christian enjoys playing basketball and baseball as well as playing the drums and occasionally bird watching.
Casey Laboissiere, ATC, CPT, Rehab Aide - (Quincy)
Casey received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from the University of New Hampshire, and went on to earn her masters degree in Healthcare Management at Elmira College. She recently earned her personal training certification (CPT) through NASM to better assist the athletic population whom she works with. She joins us as the athletic trainer for the North Quincy High School Raiders as well as a rehab aid for the Braintree clinic. Casey continues her education by taking classes to support her future aspiration of becoming a physician assistant. In her free time, she enjoys staying active, watching sports and cooking for her friends!
Samantha Meade, Rehab Aide- (Scituate)
Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Salem State University in May 2015. She grew up on the North Shore and recently moved to Brant Rock. In her free time she enjoys skating, making jewelry and going to country concerts with her family.
Tyler Ribeiro, Rehab Aide/Medical Receptionist - (Hanover)
Tyler graduated with his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island in 2018 and has been working as a rehabilitation aide for 2 years prior to joining Peak in July of 2020. In his free time, Tyler enjoys playing soccer at a competitive level and watching sports. In the future, Tyler plans on going back to school to earn his Masters degree in Athletic Training.
Neema Sabokrooh, Rehab Aide - (Norwell)
Neema graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in exercise science in May 2019. He is pursuing a career in physical therapy and one day hope to specialize in sports injury and rehab. Neema was born and raised in Norwood, MA, a small town about 30 minutes away from the South Shore. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and eating good food. He would even go as far as considering himself a foodie!
Tatiana Wiersma, Rehab Aide/Medical Receptionist - (Braintree)
Tatiana is currently a senior at Assumption University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science-Physical Therapy with plans to earn her DPT in the future. Being a big fan of the Patriots, she enjoys watching the physiological properties of the body and how they interact, especially within the realm of sports. Outside of watching sports, she enjoys skiing and hiking in the White Mountains, sailing, flying and working on her car at home.
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