Al Blaisdell, PTA, ATC, Director of Athletic Partnership Program, Clinic Manager- (Hanover & Scituate)
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.
Jackie DeFreitas, PT, DPT, Director of Aquatics, Clinic 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*
Kellie Fokin, PT, DPT- (Quincy)
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*
Erica Hicks, PT, DPT, Assistant 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*
Brenda O'Connell, PT- (Scituate)
Brenda graduated from Boston University in 1977 where she received a BS in physical therapy . She has spent the last 36 years working on the south shore. The last several years in management. She has 30 years experience in orthopedics with special training in manual therapies including myofascial release, joint mobilization, strain- counter strain and cranio-sacral therapy. Brenda has six years experience with treating chronic pain of head, neck, shoulder and TMJ disorders. While spending a year in the home care setting , Brenda received experience in treating vestibular disorders and fall prevention in the geriatric population. In her spare time Brenda enjoys spending time with her family especially her grandson, relaxing on the beach. *DRY NEEDLING SPECIALIST*
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