Staff

Owners
  • 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.


Beverly
Therapists
  • Ellen Poveromo - Director of Treatment

    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.

  • Rob Herron

    I have worked for Orthopedics Plus since 2007. Since I was young, I have always been interested in the body and how it works and how to enhance its performance. I have had many injuries from sports over the years and wanted to educated myself in proper rehabilitation and exercise which led me to physical therapy and its opportunity to help other people.

  • Barbara Simmons

    I have been a practicing Physical Therapist for 30 years and love what I do. Becoming a PT was mostly influenced by my background in athletics. After a skiing injury to my knee and attending PT, I discovered a career that integrated my interests of medicine, movement, health and helping others. I graduated from Northeastern University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.

  • Carolyn Harper

    As an active and frequently injured youngster, I was naturally interested in how the body functioned and decided from an early age that rehabilitation was a passion of mine. I attended the six year accelerated Boston University Doctor of Physical Therapy program and graduated with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015.

  • Alyssa Farnsworth

    I have always been active growing up, playing multiple sports including basketball, field hockey and swimming. My interest in PT started after sustaining multiple injuries in high school and went through various bouts of PT. These experiences gave me a more in-depth understanding of how a PT can affect your life and help you regain your strength and mobility. I was so thankful for the knowledgeable, personable, enthusiastic and caring physical therapist I had and that is what I aim to bring forward to each of my patients. I am a new addition to the OP team and excited to be a part of this community.

  • 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.

  • Felicia Sciortino

    Hi! My name is Felicia Sciortino. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team the OP team! I graduated from Boston University’s accelerated BS/DPT program in 2019. While at BU I competed for their Division 1 Cross Country and Track teams. I competed in several events, including the 3000 meter Steeplechase. While competing for BU I sustained a few injuries, which not only sparked my passion for biomechanics, but allowed me to expand my interest in different sports and to become a well-rounded athlete.


Rehab Technicians

Administrative Staff

Bedford
Therapists
  • 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.

  • Cherie Hamelin

    My desire to become a health care professional started at a young age. I remember being intrigued by the physicals therapists who worked with my aunt who had sustained a brain injury. They provided hope when there didn’t appear to be any. I have always been fascinated with the human body and in awe of what our bodies can do and overcome, especially when we get the “formula” right.

  • Amy Sbihli

    My love of exercise and mind-body wellness turned into my lifelong career in physical therapy. My training began at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) as a student-athlete. I earned a degree in Kinesiology and high honors in NCAA Cross Country and Track. I left Ann Arbor, MI and moved to St Louis, MO to further my studies in Physical Therapy.

  • 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.

  • Colleen Dooley

    I am passionate about helping patients get back to doing the things they love to do! Each patient is unique, and I love problem solving with my patients to find the best treatment plan specifically designed for them.


Rehab Technicians

Administrative Staff