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Physical Therapy Clinical Staff

Director of Physical Therapy

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Butler Campus

100 Butler Drive (Sports)
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Telephone: (401)-330-1428
Fax: (401)-626-3851

100 Butler Drive (Adult Rehab)
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Telephone: (401)-330-1437
Fax: (401)-277-0799

Physical Therapy Site Coordinator

Kelly Bettez DeSimone is the Physical Therapy Site Coordinator at our Butler Campus kelly desimone, physical therapist rhode island, therapy site coordinator rhode island, spine therapy rhode island, sports medicine rhode island, orthopedics rhode islandfacility in Providence. Kelly received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education-Fitness and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. She has been working as a physical therapist since 1993 in inpatient, outpatient and aquatic physical therapy. She has lectured and trained instructors for the Southern New England Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation since 1992. Kelly is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She joined University Orthopedics in 2005 and her clinical interests include sports medicine, orthopedics and arthritis of the shoulder, knee, foot, ankle and spine.

Physical Therapy Site Coordinator

Edward Wojciechowski is the Physical Therapy Site Coordinator in the Adult PT Clinic at ourWojciechowski, physical therapy rhode island, physical therapist rhode island, sports medicine rhode island, spine therapy rhode island, orthopedic therapy rhode island Butler Campus facility in Providence. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University in 1996. He has over 12 years of physical therapy experience in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation, and has been with University Orthopedics for 8 years. Ed has attended numerous professional conferences in orthopedic physical therapy, sports medicine, and manual therapy in order to provide the most current treatment techniques for his patients. Ed's interest and clinical expertise is in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and post operative procedures of the shoulder, foot & ankle, and knee in adult and adolescent populations.

Physical Therapist - Dan Bien

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Physical Therapist - Caitlyn Cuthbertson

Caitlyn Cuthbertson has been a physical therapist in our Butler Campus office in Providence since 2008. She received a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in 2008 and a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Sage College in 2012. Caitlyn also played four years of women's collegiate basketball at Springfield College. Her clinical interests are in the area of sports medicine and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Physical Therapist - Tom Dubuque

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Tom Dubuque is a physical therapist at our Butler Drive facility. Tom graduated from Springfield College in 2003 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. He is recognized as a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Tom is a member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists and the Sports and Orthopedic Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. His clinical interests include non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He also is a Sports Medicine Provider for Brown University Football.

Physical Therapist - Dustin Renaud

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Dustin Renaud is a physical therapist at our Butler Campus location. Dustin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters of Physical Therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has over 8 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and has been with University Orthopedics for over 5 years. Dustin’s clinical interests are in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation.

 

Physical Therapist Assistant - Jason Sousa

Jason Sousa is a physical therapist assistant in our Butler Campus office in the Adult Rehab clinic. He received an Associates degree in Applied Science from the Physical Therapy Assistant program at the Community College of Rhode Island. Jason has been employed by University Orthopedics since 1996. His clinical interest is in the rehabilitation of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries.

Physical Therapist - Terry Moreno Toste

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Terry Moreno Toste is a senior physical therapist in our Butler Campus office in Providence. Terry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont where she played four years of field hockey. She has work at University Orthopedics since 1996 in the area of outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. She has assisted with sports medicine game coverage for the Bishop Hendricken High School Football Team since 1998 and with the University of Rhode Island Men’s Ice Hockey Team since 2004. She has experience treating professional, collegiate and high school athletes throughout the region. Terry’s clinical interests are in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation.

East Greenwich office

Greenwich Medical Center
1405 South County Trail
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
Telephone: (401)-884-1177 ext. 5
Fax: (401)-884-8697

Joe DeOrsey
Physical Therapy Site Coordinator

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Joe DeOrsey is Physical Therapy Site Coordinator for our East Greenwich office. Joe received a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has over 12 years of physical therapy experience and has been with University Orthopedics for over 9 years. Joe's interest and clinical expertise is in rehabilitation of surgical and non surgical knee and shoulder injuries. He also has a strong interest in the rehabilitation of patients with throwing and basketball related injuries.

Physical Therapist - Eric Murphy

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Eric Murphy has been a physical therapist in our East Greenwich office since 2008 and a certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute since 2011. Eric received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. He went on to receive a Masters of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Salve Regina University. Eric has worked for over 10 years in outpatient rehabilitation. His clinical interests include golf related fitness and injuries.

Physical Therapist - Kileen S. Urian

Kileen S. Urian is a physical therapist in our East Greenwich office. She received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. She has been with University Orthopedics, Inc. since 2003. Kileen has worked at New England Baptist Hospital for over 5 years in acute orthopaedic rehabilitation. Kileen's interests and area of expertise are with total hip and knee joint replacement and general sports orthopaedic rehabilitation.

Physical Therapist - Kasey Winchell

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Kasey Winchell is a Physical Therapist at our East Greenwich office. She received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College and has been working in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine clinics since 2007. Kasey is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has experience working with athletes to increase strength, speed, and agility and educating athletes on proper nutrition and hydration. Areas of clinical interest include foot and ankle rehabilitation, knee and shoulder post-surgical rehabilitation and manual therapy.

Physical Therapist - Diane Morra

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Physical Therapist Assistant - Frances DeMello

Frances DeMello is a physical therapist assistant in the East Greenwich office. She received her degree in Applied Science from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Community College of Rhode Island. Frances has been working as a physical therapist assistant since 2002, and joined University Orthopedics in 2009. In addition to experience in orthopedics she has worked in a skilled nursing facility and in occupational rehabilitation.

Dudley Street office

2 Dudley Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02905
Telephone: (401)-457-1590
Fax: (401)-831-0389

Physical Therapy Site Coordinator - Stacy Faiola

Stacy Faiola is the Physical Therapy Site Coordinator for our Dudley Street office in Providence. Stacy received a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac College in New Haven, Connecticut. She has been working at University Orthopedics since 1996. Stacy is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Her clinical interests include both post-operative and non-operative sports medicine rehabilitation in adult and adolescent populations.

Physical Therapist - Stephen Cinquegrana

Stephen Cinquegrana is a physical therapist at our Dudley Street office in Providence. He received a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of New England. Steve also received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island. His clinical interests span orthopedics and sports physical therapy in adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. He is also interested in combat biomechanics.

Physical Therapist - Val Gareau

Val Gareau is a physical therapist in our Dudley Street office in Providence. She received a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. Val joined University Orthopedics in 2009. Prior to UOI, Val spent over 3 years treating orthopedic and sports medicine injuries at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in New York City. Val's clinical interests and expertise is in the rehabilitation of non-operative conditions and post-operative procedures of the shoulder, knee, and ankle.

Middletown Office

345 Valley Rd,
Middletown, RI 02842
Telephone: (401)-849-5596
Fax: (401)-847-9136

Physical Therapist - Ruth E. Gauthier

Ruth E. Gauthier is a physical therapist in our Newport Office. Ruth has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Connecticut and she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from The University of Rhode Island. Ruth has been with University Orthopedics for over 15 years. Prior to joining University Orthopedics she was a physical therapist at the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Hospital in Newport where she had a diverse experience in outpatient, inpatient, acute and home physical therapy care. Her interests include rehabilitation of knee and shoulder and geriatric orthopaedics.

Physical Therapist Assistant - Normand R. Provost

Normand R. Provost is a physical therapy assistant in our Newport office. He has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapy assistant. While in the Navy, Norm graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant program at the Allied School of Health Science. He also received an Associates degree in Business Administration from The Community College of Rhode Island. He has over 14 years of experience with University Orthopedics, and has been the physical therapy assistant for The Newport Gulls Baseball Team for over 7 years. Norm also has 11 years experience as a Clinical Lab Instructor for The Community College of Rhode Island in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Norm is a certified Fit Fore Golf therapist. His rehabilitation interests include injuries related to golf and baseball.

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