• Mike Stare

    I’m the co-owner of Orthopaedics Plus, where I’ve worked as a clinician since 2003. I’m also the founder and co-owner of Spectrum Fitness Consulting, a personal training studio located right next door to our clinic in Beverly since 2006. In addition to my clinical role and management roles, I also lecture on a monthly tour across the country teaching continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.

  • Justin Pezick

    My name is Justin, and I am the co-owner of Orthopaedics Plus. I’m excited to share my journey with you. I think knowing your physical therapist is crucial to your success as rehabilitation requires you and your therapist to work as a team. This teamwork includes communication, and with exceptional communication, the rehab process is so much more effective and enjoyable. So here’s a little about me and who I am.

  • Ellen Poveromo

    My first exposure to physical therapy was as a child, watching a PT work with my older sister at Children’s Hospital. I thought it looked like fun to do exercises with people. That intrigued lasted, which eventually led me to pursue my Physical Therapy degree at Simmons College.

  • Nate Heim

    I chose to go into Physical Therapy because I have always been a physically active individual and I have always been interested in understanding how the body works. As someone who would get injured fairly often when I was younger, I always found it difficult because it would limit me from participating in the sports that I enjoyed. I did not quite have the solutions to my problems back then, but those setbacks always sparked my interest and made me curious as to what I could be doing to get better. Physical Therapy seemed like a great way to mesh my interests in physical activity, understanding of the way the body works, and finding solutions to problems.

  • Chris Birotte

    Hi! My name is Chris Birotte. I am honored and excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Orthopaedics Plus team. Since middle school, I have been a competitive cross country and track and field athlete. I enjoyed the mental and physical battle of running longer distance races and continued to run in high school and in college at Franklin Pierce University.

  • Alex Trotsky - Director of Treatment

    Hey everyone! My name is Alex, and I believe that exceptional patient care begins with a strong relationship between therapist and patient. I hope in reading my bio you can understand a bit more about me, where I come from, and why I do what I do.

  • Vincent Buscemi

    I am one of the founding members of Orthopaedics Plus, established in 1986 in Winchester, MA. That makes me, well, old. What never gets old is my passion for helping people overcome their physical abilities and challenges. So I came back to help.

  • Emily Catlin

    Hello, My name is Emily Catlin, and I am excited to be a Physical Therapist at Orthopaedics Plus! I decided to become a PT due to my own history with Physical Therapy. Since I was young, I was always very active and also very clumsy! I had my first round of PT when I was 10, and as I continued my athletic career into high school.

  • Alexis Collins

    Hi everyone! My name is Lexi, and I am so excited to be a physical therapist at Orthopaedics Plus! I knew I wanted to become a PT from a young age, where growing up as a competitive gymnast I had countless injuries of which physical therapy helped me return to the sport.

  • Joe Bernardo

    Hi everyone! My name is Joe and I'm honored, as well as excited to be a member of the Orthopaedics Plus team. I'm originally from Rhode Island, however I initially began my transition to becoming a Massachusetts resident, when I pursued an undergraduate degree at Merrimack College in Health Sciences.

  • Kim Moccia

    Hi! My name is Kim Moccia and I am excited to be a member of the Orthopaedics Plus team! My motivation comes from assisting others in reaching their goals and empowering them to learn about their health and wellness.

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  • Alan Visnick - Director of Treatment

    My journey to becoming a Physical Therapist started with an outstanding guidance counselor at Malden High School who suggested that I combine my interests in athletics and the human body and look in to becoming a Physical Therapist. That advice led me to majoring in Physical Therapy at Boston University.

  • Judy Antonelli

    I have always enjoyed playing sports and leading an active lifestyle, so when I was choosing my career path, physical therapy was a logical option. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts- Lowell in 1984, I chose to work in various health care settings like rehabilitation, hospital inpatient, home care and outpatient orthopedics to find my niche. I eventually found my passion in the outpatient setting.

  • Todd Swango

    I always knew that I wanted to work in healthcare and found out about physical therapy when I was in high school. I was just so interested in the idea of using exercise to heal the body. In PT school I went from being interested in amputees and prosthetics to orthopedics and manual therapy.

  • Mia DeLuccia

    Since a young age, I was always interested in health, science and how the human body works. I loved the idea of having in-depth knowledge of the human body but also being able to get to know people on a personal level and help them achieve their goals.

  • Amanda Finn Holmes

    Hi, my name is Amanda. My friends call me, “Finn.” I have been a practicing physical therapist for over 21 years now. I have known since the 3rd grade that I have wanted to become a physical therapist.

  • Marissa Daly

    Hi everyone! My name is Marissa Daly and I am so excited to be part of the OP team. I was active in sports group up and although I was never the best athlete on the field or in the pool I loved being part of a team and being physically active.

  • Nate Felton

    The real world experiences I gained prior to, during, and after my professional education have served to strengthen and improve upon that passion I initially had for the work I love to do.

  • Alicia Saltz

    Hi everyone, I'm Alicia! My interest in the physical therapy profession began at age 16 while binge watching the popular TV show Breaking Bad. If you're a fan, you might remember when Hank's character receives PT at home after recovering from a gunshot wound.

Rehab Technicians
  • Frankie

  • Mayila

    Hi! My name is Mayila Deus, and I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the OP team as a Rehab Technician. My journey in healthcare began in a school setting, where I had the opportunity to shadow a Physical therapist and an Occupational therapist primarily working with school-age children.

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