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, Clinical Manager- (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*
Meghan Harrington, PT, DPT - (Quincy)
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. *AQUATICS 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*
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.
Jesse Schulz, PT, DPT- (Quincy/Braintree)
Jesse is very excited to be a new resident of the commonwealth. He earned his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 and his Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2012. He has been working in the outpatient setting for 12 years in the Midwest, working with anyone between children 5 years old to Centennials! He has extensive experience working with collegiate, recreational athletes and Olympic athletes. He prides himself on making sure that therapy is efficient, individualized and that your feedback is heard. He uses a combination of joint manipulation, myofascial release and other hands-on techniques to complement corrective exercises to help your body heal and function better. Jesse has earned certificates in Dry needling, coaching from the US Track and Field organization, Vestibular Rehabilitation and Advanced Clinical Instructorship for Physical Therapy students. In his free time he enjoys CrossFit, mixed martial arts, calisthenics, running, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
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