Spine Specialists

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!

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.

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- (Norwell)


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.

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.

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.

Joseph White, PT, DPT


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*.

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.

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LOCATIONS:

Norwell, MA
Scituate, MA
Quincy, MA
Hanover, MA
Braintree, MA (COMING SOON!)
Pembroke, MA (COMING SOON!)

AQUATICS LOCATIONS:

Hanover, MA
  • Healthtrax Health Club
  • 20 East St.
  • Hanover, MA 02339
  • Phone/Text: 781-347-4686
Scituate, MA
  • Scituate Health and Racquet Club
  • 1004 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
  • Scituate, MA 02066
  • Phone/Text: 781-378-2352
Milton, MA
  • Shamrock Swim Club
  • 411 Unquity Road
  • Milton, MA 02186
  • Phone/Text: 781-986-0990

PELVIC HEALTH LOCATIONS:

Norwell, MA
  • Women's Health
  • 99 Longwater Circle
  • Suite 203
  • Norwell, MA 02061
  • Phone/Text 781-347-4686
Scituate, MA
Quincy, MA