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Alan L. Visnick PT, OMT, LAT,C

Alan is the Director of Treatment and a principal at Orthopaedics Plus. A graduate of Boston University in Physical Therapy in 1984 and Human Movement in 1987, he is an Associate Program Director at The Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and is a Full Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

In addition to his manual therapy background, Alan is also a Licensed Athletic Trainer and was formerly the Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for Boston University’s Ice Hockey and Football teams.

Along with his normal caseload, Alan has a special interest in working with injuries of his fellow baseball players.

Judy Antonelli PT

Judy is a 1984 graduate of the University of Lowell and has been treating orthopedic, spine and sports injury patients at Orthopaedics Plus since 1987. She completed the one-year Residency Program at The Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 1998.

In addition to her normal caseload, Judy has special interests in the injuries of her fellow tennis players and the foot and ankle.

Todd Swango, MPT, FAAOMPT

Todd earned his Masters of Physical Therapy degree, from Saint Louis University in 2001. He completed the two-year Fellowship Program at The Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2004 and is a Full Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Todd is the WORKSENSE coordinator at Orthopaedics Plus. Those duties include treating and overseeing the care of work injury patients, performing Functional Capacity Evaluations, performing onsite workplace evaluations and delivering injury prevention programs.

Cherie Hamelin, MPT, DPT

Cherie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2006. In addition, she holds a Master of Science in Physical Therapy that she earned at Quinnipiac University in 2004. Cherie completed the two-year fellowship at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2011.

Cherie developed  a great appreciation for pregnancy following the birth of her twins in 2009 and completed Level 1 pregnancy and obstetrics certifications from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2010.

Amy Sbihli, MPT, DPT

Amy Sbihli is the Director of Scoliosis Services. She is certified to teach and practice the Schroth Method through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS). Amy received Masters and Doctorate degrees in physical therapy from Washington University in St Louis. She also holds a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. Treatment interests and expertise include scoliosis, SI, orthopedic spine, movement dysfunction, and Pilates.

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Justin Pezick, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Justin earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2013. Justin also completed his undergraduate studies at BU, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and currently holds his athletic training certification. Justin completed the two-year fellowship program at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2015.

In addition to his manual therapy and exercise background, Justin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Justin writes individualized workout programs for private clients looking to excel in powerlifting and athletic performance.

Beverly Office

Ellen Poveromo PT, MTC

Ellen, a 1984 graduate of Simmons College, is the Director of Treatment at Orthopaedics Plus in Beverly. Ellen received her Manual Therapy Certification in 1991 from the Institute of Graduate Physical Therapy and has been practicing on the North Shore for her entire career.

In addition to her normal caseload, Ellen has a special interest in a variety of sports injuries, including those of her fellow distance runners and works with breast cancer survivors in our Reach for Recovery program .

Michael Stare, DPT, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Mike earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2003 at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. He holds a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mike completed the two- year fellowship program at The Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, in 2006, and is a Full Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.

In addition to his manual therapy and exercise background, Mike is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, has lectured extensively on health and fitness topics, and is the Director of Spectrum Fitness Consultants, LLC.

Barbara Simmons, PT

Barbara earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, from Northeastern University, in 1989 and has been a member of the Orthopaedics Plus staff since 2006.

Barbara has completed over 40 advanced continuing education courses in the specialty of orthopedics and maximizes patient outcomes by integrating manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and functional training. Her knowledge of biomechanical dysfunctions applies to a diverse orthopedic and sports medicine population. Additionally, she has a broad clinical background in geriatrics, women’s health issues and oncology and works with patients in our Reach for Recovery program.

Rob Herron, MPT

Rob earned his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1999 from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports, Fitness, and Leisure from Salem State College. He completed the two-year Fellowship Program at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2004. Rob also works with health and fitness clients at Spectrum Fitness Consultants, LLC.

Rachael Beekman, DPT

Rachael holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University earned in 2015. She has also completed advanced coursework through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development at Tufts University in Medford, MA. Rachael’s physical therapy passions include treating patients with pelvic floor disorders, treating athletes, addressing chronic pain, and enabling patients to return to their own passions via exercise.

Carolyn Harper, DPT

Carolyn earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2015, after earning  her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies. Along with her normal caseload, Carolyn has a special interest in working with fellow runners and endurance athletes.

Carolyn is currently pursuing advanced  manual therapy training through the one year residency program at the renowned Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

Winchester Hospital/Orthopaedics Plus

William J. Antonelli, PT, OMT

William is the Director of Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy at Winchester Hospital/Orthopaedics Plus. He is also the co-founding principal of Orthopaedics Plus and a founding member and Associate Program Director of the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

William graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of Lowell in 1983 and completed a certification program in manual therapy from the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences in 1988. He has been a full fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy since 1996.

Vincent J Buscemi PT OMT

Vincent cofounded Orthopaedics Plus in 1986 and is now the Director of Physical and Occupational Therapy at Winchester Hospitals’ outpatient rehabilitation facilities. Vincent’s interests lie in treating complex orthopedic problems including the spine. He has particular interests in treating tennis players, running injuries and endurance athletes. He has used his knowledge to work in ergonomics and injury prevention in industry. He is a consultant to large corporations such as GE, Kraft Foods and Bayer Corporation and has established onsite ergonomics and injury prevention programs.

Vincent graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of Lowell in 1983. He is a founding member and Associate Program Director of the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. He has been a full fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy since 1996.