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!
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 called Restore Your Core REHAB™. 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*
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.
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*
Donna Chiao, PT, DPT- (Quincy)
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*
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*
Gabrielle Falciano, PT, DPT- (Hanover)
Gabby earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Boston University. She also completed an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During this experience, she had the opportunity to advance her orthopedic skills as well as teach in the DPT program and conduct a research project. She enjoys treating patients with a variety of conditions and is passionate about working with athletes of all ages. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, 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- (Quincy & 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- (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- (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, Clinic Manager- (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. *AQUATIC 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*
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*
Samuel Kushner, PT, DPT- (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.
Kaylee LeCavalier, PT, DPT- (Quincy)
Kaylee earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in 2018. She is passionate about engaging her patients and optimizing each person’s care to meet his or her specific needs and goals. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, sports medicine, and post-operative rehab, and she is looking forward to furthering her education and clinical skills through advanced specialization and certification. In her free time, Kaylee enjoys staying active, traveling, and cheering on Boston sports teams.
Dan MacDonald, PT- (Norwell)
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.
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*
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.
Shawn Wells, PTA- (Norwell)
Shawn graduated from Springfield Technical Community College as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2006, and has been practicing for the last decade in the South Shore area. He utlilizes his extensive knowledge of postural mechanics, balance, symmetry and musculoskeletal rehabilitation techniques to provide a wide range of patients with improved functional mobility and performance levels suited to their individual needs. He’s committed to lifetime fitness and total body wellness, and enjoys skiing, golfing, obstacle races, road races, and has played various competitive and team sports for many years. He lives in Bridgewater, and enjoys having fun with his wife, daughter, son and dog.
Cynthia Wisted, PT, DPT- (Hanover)
Cyndi, a Minnesotan at heart, earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and traveled west to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, graduating in 2011. She began her career working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN working in many disciplines including acute care, neuro rehab, pediatrics, emergency department, hemophilia, orthopedic outpatient, college and professional sports performance, and eventually falling into an opportunity to work as a Wellness Physical Therapist in the preventative medicine department at Mayo Clinic. Truly finding her passions to help people of all walks of life at all ages with the focus on health, wellness, optimizing quality of movement, Cyndi was heavily involved in creating and developing half day to week long programs and classes as part of the Healthy Living Program. In January of 2016, Cyndi boarded a plane to Bodrum, Turkey to be part of a pilot team in launching an expansion of Mayo Clinic and a partnership with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to deliver Destination Wellness Services on the Mediterranean. Eventually spending time continuing to grow in her passion for travel, adventure and living life to the fullest, she continued to work out in Turkey in the realm of Fitness and Wellness until the fall of 2018. Now relocating back to the US and finding a new home in Boston, Cyndi has the desire to continue to work in an outpatient setting creating and offering physical therapy services that are targeted towards optimizing patients holisitic health and well-being. With a strong athletic background playing college hockey and competitive traveling soccer, running a few marathons, along with many other various sports, Cyndi is excited to also work with athletes rehabilitating from injury as well as building the domain in sports performance and injury prevention.
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
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
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.
Erica Soller, Billing Assistant
Erica joined the Peak team in July 2018 with over three years experience in the medical billing field. She currently holds an associates degree in Business Administration and is working on getting her BBA with a concentration in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
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.
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.
Giselle Romero, Office Manager - (Quincy)
Giselle is the office Manager of the Quincy location. She worked at Spaulding Outpatient Center in Quincy for 2.5 years as a patient service rep and loves this field. Giselle is Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian, making her bilingual. She graduated from Fisher College with a Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Management. She grew up in Framingham, MA but has been living in Quincy for a couple years now. Giselle has a cat, Ebony, and a Yorkie, Oliver. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Sue Wolford, Office Manager- (Norwell)
Sue has been with Peak since 2015. She started as the office manager in the Quincy location and then transitioned to office manager in the Norwell clinic. Sue lives in the South Shore and has 4 children. She spends the majority of her time attending her children’s athletics and activities. Sue’s favorite activities revolve around the beach. Her family enjoys vacationing on the Vineyard. Her family and friends are the most important things in her life.
Marissa Bonito, 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.
Michele Canestro, Medical Receptionist- (Quincy)
Michele began working at Peak in August 2018. She recently graduated in May 2018 from Lasell College with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Coaching. Michele is currently interested in going back to school to become a physical therapist. Outside of work Michele enjoys playing and coaching volleyball, working out, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Leslie Cook, Medical Receptionist- (Scituate)
Leslie joined Peak Physical Therapy in 2011 and is office manager of the Scituate clinic. Her previous employment has included working in a dental office. She grew up on the South Shore where she still resides today. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and going to the beach in the summer.
Allison Donofrio, Medical Receptionist- (Hanover)
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 Bellano, LAT, ATC, Rehab Aide- (Quincy)
Jenna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Keene State College. She is the Certified Athletic Trainer at North Quincy High School. She splits her time covering high school sporting events and assisting physical therapists as a therapy aide. Her responsibilities include preventing, treating, and rehabilitating sports injuries in high school athletes. Before joining Peak she worked as the Athletic Trainer at Camp Greylock. In her free time she enjoys playing lacrosse and going to the beach.
Emily Gray, MS, ATC, Rehab Aide- (Norwell)
Emily received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Lyndon State College with a concentration in Pre-Professional Physical Therapy in 2015 and her Master's of Science degree in Athletic Training from Plymouth State University in 2018. She has experience working with a wide range of sports including soccer, ice hockey, track and field, basketball and football. She is currently the certified Athletic Trainer at Rockland High School. In her free time she enjoys basketball, hiking and playing with her puppy.
Christian Hodge, Rehab Aide- (Norwell)
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.
Christopher Leavitt, Rehab Aide/Medical Receptionist- (Hanover)
Chris began working at Peak in May of 2019. He graduated from Gordon College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He is currently pursuing going back to school to become a surgical physician’s assistant. Chris spends the majority of his free time with family and friends, playing sports/exercising, and rooting on all of the Boston sports teams.
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.
Kaitlyn Powers, ATC, Rehab Aide- (Scituate)
Kaitlyn received her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training from Keene State College. She is the Certified Athletic Trainer at Scituate High School. Before joining peak she was an athletic trainer at a high school in Florida. During her free time she enjoys exercising, playing with her cat, and hanging out with friends and family.
Sarah Stetler, Rehab Aide- (Quincy)
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2018. She is currently pursuing going back to school for a degree in Exercise Science. In her free time she enjoys skiing in the winter, boating in the summer, and spending time with family and friends
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