Our Team

Physical Therapists

Eileen Murphy

Debra Bangs

Michael Coyne

Eric Folmar

Luke Lindsay-Brisbin

Eugene Lyons

Amanda Gianfelice

Reena Patel

Kristine Towers

Jessica Lynch

Patricia Pangaio

Tom Reilly

Nicholas John

Kyla Triveri

Tyler Smith

Sara Ansari

Trevor Winnegge

Michael Fiore

Brenda Fitzgerald

Massage Therapist

Jenna Mangini

Chiropractors

Dr. Kelly Cornell

Dr. George Aoude

Certified Athletic Trainers

Conor Davis

Michael Coyne

Director, MOG
(Medical Oriented Gym)

Cindy Thulin

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Physical Therapists

Eileen M. Murphy, PT, OCS, MTC

Owner/President

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Eileen, a 1982 graduate of The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, has over 30 years of clinical experience. She is Owner of Mass Sport & Spine. Twice, Eileen has been Board Certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in the Specialty of Orthopedics (OCS). She is Manual Therapy Certified (MTC) through the Institute for Graduate Physical Therapy, St. Augustine Florida. Manual therapy certification has help augment her orthopedic clinical skills in the areas of: Sports Medicine, Post-op care, extremity and spine mobilization, myofascial release, muscle energy, and spinal stabilization. Eileen is Graston Certified which is a great adjunct to her manual skills. She has interest in the sub-specialty of Dance Medicine. She has developed and presented professional and community education programs in the areas of spinal dysfunction, low back pain, Sacroiliac dysfunction, and care/ treatment of the spine. Eileen completed a Residency at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, with emphasis on the evaluation and treatment of TMJ/TMD, Headaches, and Craniofascial/Cervical pain.

Debra Bangs, DPT

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Debbie, a 1990 graduate of Northeastern University, has 18 years of experience in orthopedics. Her emphasis in the clinic has been the spine and she has done training in ergonomics for local employers and in the community. She has additional training in manual therapy including muscle energy, joint mobilization and spinal stabilization training. She is a member of the APTA and is involved in educational planning and is an Assembly Rep for the Central District. Debbie will complete the transitional doctorate program at the MGH Institute of Health Professionals in the spring of 2009.

Michael Coyne, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

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Michael is a graduate of Springfield College’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) class of 2016. Prior to going to Springfield, Michael graduated from Norwich University’s Athletic Training program where he became a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and was a member of the Corps of Cadets.

During his time at Springfield, he completed clinical rotations at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center (Cincinnati, OH), Falmouth Hospital (Falmouth, MA) and the Mountain Center (Conway, NH). While at Springfield College, Michael continued to work as an athletic trainer, spending most of his time with Gaelic Football teams out of the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. During his time at Norwich, he worked with the entire spectrum of sports the college offered with a particular focus on the hockey, football and lacrosse.

Michael enjoys working with all patients of different ages and backgrounds and has worked with individuals from the ages of 4 to 97. He uses a variety of treatment approaches to help you reach your goals. He is heavily influenced from coursework taken from both the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He is currently working towards advanced certifications through both of these institutes. Additionally, he has a particular interest in pain science education and helping people understand their pain.

As an employee of Mass. Sport and Spine, he is the Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer of the South Shore Kings Junior Hockey teams. He works closely with the members of this organization and the training staff of EDGE performance facility with individualizing training programs and returning athletes to play.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys rock climbing, running, hiking, and skiing.

Eric Folmar, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP

Eric, a 2001 graduate of Quinnipiac University with his Master’s in Physical Therapy, has nearly 15 years of clinical experience in orthopedics. He received his Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2013. He is additionally recognized as a specialist in orthopedics (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).

Eric has had several different clinical experiences including, cardiopulmonary, amputee, head injury, trauma and orthopedics. Prior to coming to MSS, Eric was the senior therapist for the musculoskeletal unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston,MA.and was Rehab Director for Orthopedic Care Specialists in Easton, MA for 12 years. His current clinical specialties include general orthopedics, sports rehab, lower extremity biomechanics, custom orthotic prescription & fitting, gait/running analysis, dancing and throwing injuries. Additional certifications and memberships include Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP), certified member in the nationally recognized Sportsmetrics™ ACL injury prevention program and is a Graston Technique® certified practitioner. He is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is a member of the Foot and Ankle, Sports, Performing Arts, And Health Policy & Administration Special Interest Groups.

Outside of clinical practice, Eric lectures nationally on topics ranging from biomechanics, therapeutic exercise, and kinesiology/corrective taping techniques. He is Director of the Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Northeastern University Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, & Rehabilitative Sciences. Eric is also involved in the local Irish Dance Community with his wife, who is the owner of the Greenway Academy of Irish Dance. Additionally he spends time traveling to dance schools lecturing on injury prevention strategies and performance enhancement. He also works with the Dirt Dawgs Baseball Program in Canton, MA, where he has established a movement analysis and injury prevention program for the adolescent baseball and softball players.

Eric’s treatment philosophy stems from the body’s ability to heal itself and the therapist’s job is simply to put the body in the best position to do this. He believes his job is to identify the area(s) of dysfunction and assist the patient in addressing the area(s). He accomplishes this primarily through individualized exercise programs, manual therapy techniques, and clinical taping techniques.

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Luke Lindsay-Brisbin, PT, DPT, CSCS

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Luke is a graduate of Northeastern University where he earned both his Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Science in 2015, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2016.

During his time at Northeastern, Luke performed cooperative education experiences with Boston Medical Center inpatient rehab and Cambridge Health Alliance outpatient PT. He also completed clinical rotations with Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Colorado Springs, and Mass Sport and Spine in Westwood.

Luke has experience and enjoys treating patients of all ages and diagnoses. He values evidence-based practice, one-on-one treatment time, and will teach you about your diagnosis to ensure you are involved and able to fully benefit from your care. During treatments, you can expect a combination of manual therapy, biomechanical analysis, specific therapeutic exercise and ergonomic/postural training to address all of your needs and goals, returning you back to function. Luke has taken continuing education courses in ACL injury rehab/prevention, treatment of the upper extremity, and looks forward to expanding his knowledge further with courses and certifications. He has worked as a personal trainer, currently holding a personal training license through NSCA, and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In his free time, Luke enjoys playing sports, hiking, and traveling.

Eugene Lyons DPT

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Gene is a 2013 graduate of the Sacred Heart University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. He is an alumnus of Boston University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences.

He has 4 years of experience working locally as a personal trainer as well as a number of unique experiences abroad. He spent a semester in Australia studying under the Manager of Athlete Performance at Sydney University where he worked with a variety of collegiate and professional level athletes with a focus on women’s basketball, men’s track & field, as well as rugby union and Aussie rules football. There he learned to specialize in the development of strength & conditioning programs as well as work intimately with the rehabilitation staff to provide patient-centered, sports-specific regimens to optimize player performance. As a student, Gene has had clinical experience in a wide range of specialized rehab settings in both MA and CT. His current interests include aquatic therapy, manual therapy, and Mulligan “mobilization with movement” techniques.

Gene will use a variety of clinical examination and intervention techniques based on the most current evidence to identify and treat your limitations in order to maximize your potential.

Amanda Gianfelice, DPT

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Amanda is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Science Studies in 2011 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015.

Amanda has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She has had clinic experience at Boston Medical Center, New England Rehabilitation in Woburn, MA, and Orthopedic Care Specialists in Easton, MA. Amanda has experience working with a variety of patients with neurological and musculoskeletal issues. Amanda enjoys treating varied orthopedic diagnoses integrating manual therapy techniques.

Reena Patel DPT, MS, ATC

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Reena received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Dominican College of Blauvelt located in Orangeburg, NY in 2010. She also has received her Master’s degree in athletic training from Seton Hall University in 2004. She has worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting for over 7 years. Reena has had the opportunity to work with a variety of sports related injuries. Through her years of experience as an athletic trainer and physical therapist, Reena has worked with numerous high school, collegiate and professional level athletes. Recently, Reena obtained a specialization in Corrective Exercise from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Reena’s interests are focused on orthopedic and sported related injury as well as overall health and wellness. During her physical therapy schooling, Reena had the opportunity to work in an orthopedic-aquatic therapy setting where she treated patients with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury and complex orthopedic impairments. She also has experience with high level traumatic brain injury patients from her clinical rotation at JFK hospital in Edison, NJ.

Kristine Towers, MSPT

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Kristine is a 2001 graduate of Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health Sciences and has been working in the outpatient sports and orthopedics setting for 15 years. She greatly enjoys the challenge of treating a variety of patients, from a 9 year-old baseball pitcher, to a 35 year-old pregnant mom, to an 85 year-old with balance deficits. Kristine’s advanced training in the Maitland Approach and Graston Technique, combined with her understanding of exercise science, help her understand all of the deficits that each patient may have and how to best devise an individualized treatment plan. She has advanced training in pre and post natal exercise, helping to successfully rehabilitate many women, during and after pregnancy, with a variety of ailments. Her personal experience as a former yoga and Pilates instructor help her to incorporate these practices into physical therapy and return patients to their own practices sooner, and better, than before. Kristine personally enjoys exercising, rollerblading, and scrapbooking and lives with her husband and 3 awesome little boys here in Walpole! She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals.

Jessica Lynch, PT, DPT

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Jessica is an alum of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she first earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology with minors in Nutrition and Psychology. In 2016 she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from UMass Lowell.

Jessica performed several clinical rotations throughout her DPT program, including outpatient experiences at Exeter Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She also performed an inpatient rotation at Saint Anne’s Hospital. Jessica became practiced in orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, and neurological conditions.

She recently completed the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to provide a full body evaluation. This assessment looks for dysfunctional and painful movement patterns for patients of any age. The goal is to find the cause of the pain and promote nonpainful functional movement.

Jessica has 6 years of experience in personal training and instructing group fitness classes. She especially loves teaching yoga and explaining the benefits of exercise. These skills are critical assets when working with athletes. She also completed an undergraduate clinical in sports and conditioning, where she worked with many lacrosse and soccer players.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys painting, hiking, snorkeling, practicing yoga, and spending time with loved ones.

Patricia Pangaio, PT, DPT

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Patty is a 2011 graduate of Syracuse University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Sacred Heart University in 2014.

During her time at Sacred Heart University, Patty completed four clinical rotations in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including Lepre Physical Therapy, The Miriam Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Mass Sport and Spine. Through her various clinical experiences, she was exposed to a wide range of complex musculoskeletal and neurological patient cases. This exposure has led her to gain a solid foundation on the complexity of musculoskeletal injuries and how to develop the most effective treatment approach for each of her patients. Patty utilizes a patient-centered approach to care, which incorporates physical, social and psychological aspects that are crucial to the patient in order to reach their optimal level of function.

As a former athlete and physical therapy patient herself, Patty understands the demands of competitive sports and the significance of rehabilitation in order to prevent re-injury and return to sport. On her free time, Patty enjoys staying active, watching college basketball (Go ‘Cuse!), and spending time with family and close friends.

Tom Reilly, PT, DPT, CSCS

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Tom is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2016, and subsequently his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. While at Northeastern, Tom took part in co-op experiences including Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Tom utilizes a comprehensive approach to physical therapy and enjoys treating patients of all ages and diagnoses. He values the importance of one-on-one treatment time with a patient, and welcomes any questions you may have in order to better understand your diagnosis and management.

Tom is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and currently holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) license from the NSCA. In his free time, Tom enjoys hiking, camping, and kayaking.

Nicholas John, PT, DPT

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Nicholas is a 1914 graduate of UMass Lowell’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and a 1911 graduate with a B.S in Exercise Physiology. During his time at UMass, Nick gained experience in a number of outpatient orthopedic settings including: St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, MA, Naples Community Hospital in Bonita Springs, FL, University Orthopedics in Providence, RI, and St. Josephs Hospital in Hudson, NH.

Since graduation, Nick has been working in outpatient orthopedics treating patients of all ages with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Nick has taken multiple post-graduate courses and is pursuing additional certifications through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Nick is a life-long Massachusetts resident and enjoys spending time in his local community; he is currently a resident of Wrentham, MA. In his spare time, Nick enjoys rooting for all the Boston sports teams, golfing and doing yardwork.

Kyla Triveri, MSPT, CMPT, CSCS

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Kyla is a 2003 graduate of Northeastern University with a Master’s degree in physical therapy, and has almost 15 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics. She is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She also is certified in Level 2 dry needling through Kinetacore and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Kyla has taken advanced training in the treatment of runners, as well as gymnasts and dancers, and loves to treat these populations. She is trained and certified in Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA). She enjoys distance running, and has completed several marathons and many half marathons. She enjoys speaking to different running groups on injury prevention and rehab.

Tyler Smith PT, CES

Tyler graduated from Northeastern University in 1998 with his degree in Physical Therapy. Since that time Tyler has worked in a variety of settings within outpatient orthopedics. His experiences include busy outpatient clinics in private practice, hospital based care, athletic training rooms as well as field and slope-side event coverage. He has been certified as a CSCS from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Corrective Exercise Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He also has training in Graston/FAKTR, Active Release Techniques and Subjective Functional Movement Assessment to go along with being a frequent participant in the Gambetta Athletic Improvement Network (GAIN).

Tyler enjoys working with patients helping them to recover from orthopedic, sports and work related injuries. He recognizes that both manual therapy and proper exercise prescription are important to full recovery and patients can expect both in each treatment session with Tyler.

When not in the clinic Tyler coaches lacrosse at King Philip High School and enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children.

Sara Ansari, DPT

Sara Ansari graduated from Northeastern University in 2012 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After having worked in Staten Island, NY for 3 years at Peak Performance/Regional Orthopedics, she then moved to Boston and has been catering to the orthopedic and sports population in the outpatient setting. Sara is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and also has certifications in Functional Movement Screening and Mixed Martial Arts.

Being an avid yoga, pilates and dance enthusiast for many years, Sara incorporates whole body corrective exercises into her patient’s treatment program to provide both core stability and flexibility. She values spending one-on-one time with each patient to create an individualized plan of care for them focusing on both manual and exercise techniques. When she isn’t working, Sara enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends.

MICHAEL FIORE, MSPT

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Mike is a Northeastern University Graduate (MSPT 03) with over 15 years experience in Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Mike specializes in combining manual therapy treatment and functional exercise to help restore function and recover from injury. Mike is a former athlete with a long history of his own injuries, and this led him to become interested in a career in Physical Therapy. Mike is an accomplished martial artist and he is an avid outdoor enthusiast. He has extensive experience working with athletes from a variety of sports and ability levels. He tries to help patients discover fitness activities that help aid performance and return to sports ASAP, as well as trying to help less active patients discover safe fitness activities to help with long term management of their condition. Mike is enthusiastic about trying to make Physical Therapy treatment as fun and worthwhile for his patients as possible. He really relishes his role as a health care provider who is responsible for helping others control their own bodies as much as possible

Trevor Winnegge, PT, DPT

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Trevor graduated from Northeastern University in 2000 with his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, and in 2001 with his Master of Science degree. In 2003, Trevor graduated from Temple University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has been working in outpatient Orthopedics and Sports Medicine since that time, including working directly with Orthopedic surgeons for the past 10 years. Trevor is recognized as a specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) as well as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Most recently, Trevor became Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified as a golf fitness professional.

In addition to clinical work, Trevor has been an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Northeastern University for 18 years, assisting with the Musculoskeletal courses in the physical therapy program. He has lectured regionally and nationally on various orthopedic topics, including ACL reconstruction, pediatric elbow and shoulder, and osteoarthritis of the knee.

In his free time, Trevor enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing golf and relaxing at the beach.

Brenda Fitzgerald, DPT

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Brenda is a 1987 graduate of Northeastern University with over 30 years of experience in orthopedic and sports medicine. Early in her career, she worked on co-op or as an intern at many of the Boston hospitals, including New England Baptist, Brigham and Women’s, and New England Deaconess. Her first job at Brigham and Women’s was in the medical/surgical section where she was the primary therapist for the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. While there, she developed a program to meet newly diagnosed cancer patients and instruct them on exercise limitations prior to transplant.

After several years, Brenda returned to her first love of outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine and worked in the Metrowest area, including as part owner of Charles River Sports Therapy of Natick. As Program Manager of Sports Medicine at MetroWest Medical Center, she led community outreach to 6 towns, providing Athletic Trainers to local public high schools. Brenda has also been an assistant professor at Northeastern University in the Physical Therapy Department.

Brenda is vestibular certified (to treat vertigo), certified in ergonomics and also certified in the treatment of golfers through the Back to Golf program. Brenda has volunteered for the Boston Marathon Medical Team for over 15 years, and is also fluent in German, having worked at the Rehabilitationsklinik in Heidelberg Germany.

Brenda grew up locally in Needham and has been a competitive ballroom dancer for over 8 years. She has two adult daughters and her husband Kern is Head Athletic Trainer at St. Sebastian’s School. Together they have been able to travel to many countries in Europe, Africa and South America, and always are looking forward to their next adventure.

Massage Therapist

Jenna Mangini, LMT

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Jenna graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in 2008. During her schooling, she did a lot of volunteer work at local gyms and found her specialty to be deep tissue and sports massage. She furthered her education after graduation by taking medical massage classes, from LMT Success Group based out of Deerfield, FL, to maximize the results of the massage. All of her experience and training has allowed her to develop her own combination of techniques to improve and restore function to the affected area.

Chiropractors

Dr. Kelly Cornell, DC

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Dr. Cornell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Providence College before going on to receive her Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 2012. During her clinical experience, she learned and utilized many different chiropractic techniques, including Activator, Flexion-Distraction, and Traction. Dr. Cornell also has experience in different muscle, ligament, and soft tissue techniques, such as Graston and myofascial release, and likes to incorporate rehabilitation into the patient’s care. Dr. Cornell’s clinical experience includes many different settings such as private practice health centers, outpatient clinics, chronic health care facilities, and in a hospital setting. She gained valuable experience training at the VA Hospital in Canandaigua, NY, at St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Health Center in Rochester, NY, and at Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Cornell has a passion for chiropractic and helping others. She utilizes an evidence-based approach and likes to look at the patient as a whole to discover the cause of the patient’s complaint, instead of just treating the symptoms. A former chiropractic patient herself, Dr. Cornell knows the importance of high quality care and how beneficial chiropractic can be for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints. As a runner and former track coach, Dr. Cornell understands the demands of competitive sports and the importance of injury prevention and health maintenance.

George Aoude, DC

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Dr. Aoude graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Medical Science. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic in Bridgeport, CT, graduating magna cum laude, and receiving the Dean’s Award. At UBCC, Dr. Aoude served as the National Legislative Vice-Chair for the Student American Chiropractic Association for one term. While earning his degree, Dr. Aoude completed a clerkship at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Newington, CT. He was part of an integrative healthcare system that provided high quality and evidenced-based care to hundreds of veterans with acute and chronic pain conditions.

As an avid sports enthusiast, Dr. Aoude’s goal is to educate, treat, and help support athletes and other patients live an active and healthy lifestyle. He has completed certification with Optogait, FAKTR, and Webster Technique to address deficiencies, postural problems, and asymmetries of the human body. In being a former competitive athlete, he recognizes the demand sports have on the human body. His mission is to ensure that every athlete and patient who visits the clinic leaves with a higher level of physical function and performance.

Dr. Aoude is passionate about educating all of his patients on health and wellness to promote a pain-free lifestyle and prevent long-term health risks. He makes sure to review all the latest literature and health trends to assist his patients in making educated and informed decisions about their health.

Certified Athletic Trainers

Conor Davis

Certified Athletic Trainer

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Conor graduated from the University of Vermont’s College of Nursing and Health Science with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. He provides medical coverage for hockey teams out of our Foxboro Sports Center. In addition to Mass Sport & Spine he splits his time between a few places including Wellesley College, Boston College, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and various high schools in the area. Other settings he has experience in are working with Division I hockey and lacrosse, as well as the assessment of ergonomics as they relate to the workplace.

Michael Coyne, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Cindy Thulin

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Medical Gym Director