Orthopedic Physical Therapy 

OPT Greenfield Staff

                                                           
Elizabeth A. Dolby
P.T.

Liz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, with a specialization in orthopedics. Liz also has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts which she still uses daily with her patients and in teaching fitness classes at The Body Shoppe.


Specialties include:  All post operative diagnoses
                                Strains and Sprains
                                Pain in Joints, Neck and Back
                                Posture Correction
                                Post mastectomy and other cancer patients looking to restore 
                                motion and decrease pain
                            Epley's maneuver for vertigo


R. Jeffries Anderson P.T.

 Jeff graduated from the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 1974. He is a licensed physical therapists. 
Jeff is Co-Owner of Orthopedic Physical Therapy as well as The Body Shoppe Health and Fitness Center. 

Specialties include:   Geriatrics and orthopedic in both in-patient and out-patient
                                 Maitland, McKenzie, Mulligan and Paris techniques

                             
Cyriax Techniques
                                 Sports injuries from an "aging baby-boomer's" perspective
                             Epley's maneuver vertigo



Heather Brooks P.T.A.

Heather is a graduate of Mount Wachusett's PTA program. Heather enjoys working with all ages and the variety of  diagnoses seen at our clinic.

Her skills include:   Postoperative diagnoses including rotator cuff repairs, knee and hip surgeries
                                Total Joint Replacements including hip, knee and shoulder
                                Kinesio taping
                                Soft tissue and joint mobilization
                                Nautilus instruction for pre and post-op patients
                                Exercise instruction for all level injuries



Mik
e Candito P.T.


Michael graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1989, and the University of Connecticut, Storrs in 1996. Over the past 20 years Michael has worked in a variety of therapy environments specializing in outpatient rehab. Prior to joining OPT Michael was a founding partner of Physical Therapy Partners with clinics in South Hadley and Westfield MA. He was a co-creator of Math and Motion.Michael is continually fascinated by the human body's ability to adapt and heal when given the proper stimulus and placed in a supportive environment.

Specialties include: Sports rehabilitation
                                Pediatrics
                                Math in Motion teaching children math concepts through movement

                                Extensive experience with joint replacements 
                                Upper/Lower back pain
 
                            Epley's maneuver for vertigo


Kara Jacobsen P.T.

Kara graduated from the University of New England in Biddeford, ME in 1996.  Kara has experience in both in-patient and out-patient physical therapy settings. 

Specialties include: 
Dr. Vodder School of Manual Lymph Drainage
                                 Shoulder injuries and post-operative conditions and has trained 
                                 with local shoulder surgeons to enhance their protocols
                                 
Myofascial Release
                                 Mulligan
                                 McKenzie 
                                 
Kinesio Taping Technique
                                Orthotic Fabrication
                                Geriatric orthopedic conditions.



Lisa Moore P.T.

Lisa graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, MA in 1993 with a bachelor's in Physical Therapy. She is MSPT from Springfield College in 1994.  She is also a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the APTA in 2002 and then again in 2012.  Lisa has experience in both in-patient and out-patient settings and has had specialized training in Myofascial Release and Mulligan Techniques

Specialties include:     Sports injuries, management and conditioning of athletes including runners
                                    Gait assessment and orthotic fabrication
                                    Post-operative care of fractures/joint replacement
                                    Parkinson's disease evaluation and treatment, lecturing once yearly   
                                    to Franklin County's Support Group


Jennifer Koonz P.T.

Jenny graduated from Merrimack College in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Medicine.  In 2013, she graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Jenny enjoys being physically active taking part in activities including distance running, hiking, enjoying time with her family (her husband and 2 dogs), and traveling.  In the physical therapy clinic, Jenny emphasizes personalizing her patients’ treatments in order to allow patients to be successful at achieving their own personal goals for return to maximal function.

Specialties include:    
Post-surgical treatment
                                     
Joint replacements
                                    Tendon and ligament repair
                                    Spinal surgeries
                                    Treatment for oncology patients
                                    Shoulder, mastectomy and reconstruction pain
                                     Deconditioning   
                              Weakness
                                    
Manual therapy techniques: Maitland, McKenzie and Myofascial release
                                      
Running injuries and gait assessment
                                    
  Orthotic fabrication
                                     
Sports injuries
                                    
  Rib fractures and chest wall pain
                                     Benign Paroxysmal Positional\Vertigo   
                                     
Geriatric care           
                                  



Linda Sharkey
P.T.

Linda graduated from Simmons College in Boston, MA in January 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She places a strong emphasis on education because she believes understanding your body and how it works is the first step towards healing.  

Specialties include: Positional Release Therapy, Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (McKenzie 
                                technique)
                               Geriatric Neuro-rehabilitation
                               Rehabilitation of Patients with Dementia
                               General orthopedic patients 
                               Gait and balance disorders.


Kristie Sulda P.T.

Kristie graduated from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT in 1999. In addition to out-patient physical therapy Kristie also works in an elementary school setting. Her work with pediatrics includes infants and treatment of Torticollis. 

Specializes include: Orthopedics
                                 Pediatrics
                                 Vestibular rehabilitation (vertigo)
                                 Pre- and post-natal programs
                                 Industrial rehabilitation including stretch break program implementation  
                                Foot and ankle injuries
                                Gait analysis
                                Orthotics fabrication


Betsy Wassmann P.T.A.

Betsy graduated from Springfield Technical Community College as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2009. She enjoys working with a variety of patients, from post-operative to sports injuries. Betsy strives, in concert with the primary PT, to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.

Specialties include:   Mulligan mobilizations
                                  Myofascial and positional  release
                                  Kinesio taping techniques
                                  Balance retraining            
                                  Setting up and instructing patients in utilizing Nautilus equipment safely during 
                                  their rehabilitation programs 
                                  Total joint rehabilitation including hips and knees
                                  Post operative diagnoses for shoulders, hips and knees

                       














 

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