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.

  • Rachael Beekman

    I always knew I wanted to be a healthcare provider, but I wasn’t quite sure what type until I had my first experience with a physical therapist. I will never forget how my PT empowered me both physically and mentally to overcome my chronic condition, allowing me to get back to living my life my way. Now I’m passionate about giving that same kind of freedom back to my patients.

  • 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.


Rehab Technicians

Administrative Staff

Burlington
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.


Administrative Staff