Staff

Ashland

James L. Casady, MPT
James received his undergraduate degrees at the University of Colorado in Kinesiology and Psychology. After receiving his Master’s degree in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University, he began practicing in Boston. Since receiving his degree, James has had the opportunity to work with the Boston Ballet, professional triathletes and cyclists from around the world, two women’s professional football teams, and high school and college athletes participating in a wide variety of sports.

Elaine Hays, PT
Elaine graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University. She has been practicing as an outpatient physical therapist for over 25 years.

Her therapy experience includes orthopedic and industrial rehab patients. Elaine also has 3 years of home health experience. Elaine has taken many continuing education courses including: "When The Feet Hit The Ground Everything Changes", "Jones Strain/Counterstrain”, "McConnell Patellofemoral Taping" and “Vestibular Training”.

Kelsey Britton, DPT, RYT
Kelsey received her Bachelors of Science degree, followed by her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Quinnipiac University. While at school she participated on the Division 1 Girls’ Hockey Team. Working with strength and conditioning coaches afforded her the ability to learn about sport specific programs to enhance athletic performance. She also completed a 200 hour yoga teacher certification. As an RYT Kelsey enjoys integrating yoga asanas and theory with her physical therapy education to enhance the mind body connection, promote the healing process and ensure the best possible outcomes of treatment. She has experience in outpatient, neurorehabilitation and acute care.

Julia Dimmick, DPT
Julia attended the University of Rochester where a part-time job as a student athletic trainer inspired her to pursue a career in health sciences. After completing her baccalaureate, she enrolled at Northwestern University and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005. In addition to her outpatient orthopedic experience, Julia has also worked in the inpatient acute care and acute rehabilitation settings. She enjoys working with patients of all backgrounds and believes that patient education and a good sense of humor are instrumental to successful therapeutic outcomes. When not working, Julia stays fit by running, weight-training, and taking barre classes. She lives in Holliston with her husband and two children.

Milford

Bridget Faucher, DPT, OCS
Bridget has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 13 years in the area of Orthopedics, Sports and Manual Therapy. She has extensive experience in the treatment of a multitude of Orthopedic injuries including but not limited to Lumbopelvic dysfunctions, Cervical, Headaches & TMJ diagnoses, Post-Breast Cancer rehab, various post- surgical diagnoses, Runner and Athletic injuries including ACL repairs, Rotator cuff repairs and knee/ankle/foot injuries. She also has extensive experience treating Pre & Postpartum patients, Dancers and patients with Osteoporosis. She has extensive training in Pilates, trunk stabilization and injury specific strength & conditioning, which she incorporates with her patient treatments. As a former collegiate Athlete in Volleyball & Track Sprinting, Bridget understands what it takes to return to life & Sport after an injury. When Bridget is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and watching them do Gymnastics and Soft/Baseball. She enjoys weight training, participating in Obstacle Course Races, mountain Biking, hiking and training currently for the Falmouth Road Race.

Emily (Silver) Heller, DPT
Emily earned her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology at the University of Delaware followed by her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. She grew up playing field hockey and lacrosse and later developed a passion for exercise including weight lifting, TRX and barre classes. She has clinical experience in outpatient sports medicine, acute orthopedics and acute care neurotrauma. She has completed the first level of training for the Graston technique as well as attended various continuing education courses, the latest focusing on the throwing athlete. She currently practices instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization in conjunction with manual therapy and exercise in order to return patients to their previous level of activity as quickly as possible. As a certified ACE personal trainer with a dedication to personal fitness, Emily understands the importance of returning to sport after an injury.

Hopkinton

Kim (Como) Elia, DPT
Kim graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology and also a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She enjoys working with clinical outpatient sports medicine patients and has experience with a multitude of athletes including: a world champion power lifter, high level triathletes, and hockey players. She has other experience working with breast cancer patients and various neurological diagnoses. She knows the importance of not only working with the patient physically for proper healing, but also educates patients about the reasons for performing certain exercises and how it is going to affect their return to function. Kim is an athlete herself, who has participated in cross country, indoor/outdoor track, crew, and cycling. Kim knows how important it is to return to prior activity levels following an injury and works with her patients to meet goals as quickly as possible.

Stephanie Hatherley, MSPT
Stephanie is a senior staff member of the Hopkinton Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine team. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Lafayette College followed by her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at the University Of Miami School of Medicine in 1999. Since then she has worked at a variety of private orthopedic physical therapy clinics in the Boston area, with an emphasis on sports medicine and spinal rehabilitation. She has participated in many continuing education programs including the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment and Mulligan methods for treating disorders of the spine. As a Division I college athlete herself, Stephanie understands the desire to return to sports and exercise and strives to get patients back to the level of play they desire as quickly as possible. When she is not working part-time at Ashland PT & Sports Medicine, she enjoys being home with her husband and her two young sons in Hopkinton.

Julianne Cappadona, DPT, CSCS
Julianne graduated from Sacred Heart University with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She has clinical experience in outpatient sports medicine and inpatient acute rehabilitation. As a former Division I short sprinter and long/triple jumper, Julianne understands the importance of returning to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible after injury. She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who incorporates techniques used by high level athletes to help her patients return to their sport-specific activities. Currently, Julianne can be found training for longer distance races up to the half marathon and weightlifting.

Paul Burke, DPT, OCS
Paul brings two decades of experience as a Physical Therapist to Hopkinton Physical Therapy. He received a Doctor in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions, Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Miami, and Bachelor of Science from Villanova University. Paul's curiosity has led to additional certifications to enhance his clinical practice, teaching, and patient outcomes including: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS), Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert MDT), Functional Dry Needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI), and yoga teacher (YogaWorks, 200 hour).

Paul recognizes that musculoskeletal imbalances, altered neuromuscular control and training errors contribute to an athlete's injury and seeks to restore healthy movement through education, manual therapy and a progressive sequence of intervention. Paul uses specific criteria during the return to sport process to ensure athletes are ready to return play and meet the high demands of competition. From his own participation and study in running, yoga, golf, and strength training, he offers an analysis on form, assessment on discovering the areas of the body that limit performance, and consultation on return to activity. Paul is driven to help you return to a healthy and active lifestyle. When not working, Paul spends his time in Providence, RI with his daughter and wife.

Lisa MacDonald, PT
Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont. She has had clinical training and experience in her specialty of treating pelvic floor muscle related issues. Her passion is to help children and women conquer their dysfunction, enabling them to live happy, active lives. Along the way, Lisa has also taught childbirth education, hypnobirthing, and infant massage classes. In her free time, Lisa loves spending time with her husband and two sons, whether it is skiing, boating, or hiking.

Bridget Faucher, DPT, OCS
Bridget has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 13 years in the area of Orthopedics, Sports and Manual Therapy. She has extensive experience in the treatment of a multitude of Orthopedic injuries including but not limited to Lumbopelvic dysfunctions, Cervical, Headaches & TMJ diagnoses, Post-Breast Cancer rehab, various post- surgical diagnoses, Runner and Athletic injuries including ACL repairs, Rotator cuff repairs and knee/ankle/foot injuries. She also has extensive experience treating Pre & Postpartum patients, Dancers and patients with Osteoporosis. She has extensive training in Pilates, trunk stabilization and injury specific strength & conditioning, which she incorporates with her patient treatments. As a former collegiate Athlete in Volleyball & Track Sprinting, Bridget understands what it takes to return to life & Sport after an injury. When Bridget is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and watching them do Gymnastics and Soft/Baseball. She enjoys weight training, participating in Obstacle Course Races, mountain Biking, hiking and training currently for the Falmouth Road Race.

Erika Johnson, DPT
Erika received her Bachelor's degrees in Dance and Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, followed by her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell. She has been practicing physical therapy for over 9 years in the areas of Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy/Postpartum, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Dance Medicine. Erika has a particular interest in helping patients rehabilitate from pregnancy as well as addressing scar pain and has experience working with patients after pacemaker insertion, post Breast Cancer surgeries, Perineal lacerations/Episiotomies, C-section, Abdominal Surgeries, Hip Surgeries, etc. Erika has taken many continuing education courses through the North American Institute for Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), American Physical Therapy Association, Herman and Wallace Rehabilitation Institute, Diane Lee, PT and others. As a professional dancer, Erika understands the importance of returning to sport and life after injury. She utilizes her training and continued education to look at the whole body to determine the cause of injury and dysfunction. She uses manual therapy and corrective exercises with a focus on neuromuscular retraining as well as pilates based exercise to help in the rehabilitation process. She is certified in Functional Dry Needling. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two young daughters and dog. She enjoys dancing, swimming, running, skiing (water and snow), gardening, and being crafty

James L. Casady, MPT
James received his undergraduate degrees at the University of Colorado in Kinesiology and Psychology. After receiving his Master’s degree in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University, he began practicing in Boston. Since receiving his degree, James has had the opportunity to work with the Boston Ballet, professional triathletes and cyclists from around the world, two women’s professional football teams, and high school and college athletes participating in a wide variety of sports.



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