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*
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.
Duplicate of Matthew Haley, PT, Director of Education and Mentorship- (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.
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. *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.
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.
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.
Rachel Quinlan, MSPT - (Scituate)
Rachel attended Boston University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2000, and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002. Rachel enjoys treating a wide variety of diagnoses, from orthopedic and post- surgical care to pelvic floor dysfunction. Rachel has additional certifications in both Graston Technique Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage and KinesioTaping, and has also completed coursework with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Rachel’s treatment philosophy combines the use manual techniques to correct tissue and joint dysfunction with education and the implementation of exercise to empower patients to maximize recovery and function. A former rugby player, Rachel now enjoys cheering on her sons at their various sports, skiing with her family, and spending time in the woods of Maine. *PELVIC HEALTH AND GRASTON SPECIALIST*
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