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, 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. *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*
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.
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