Meet Our Team
Liz, PT, DPT
Liz is the director of outpatient rehabilitation at Lawrence General Hospital. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Hartford, where she also graduated with a bachelor's degree in health sciences and a minor in psychology. Liz has a passion for orthopedic injury and sports medicine and is looking to grow her skills with a focus in women's health. She believes in an individualized treatment approach, which includes manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to help patients achieve their goals. Liz enjoys spending her free time with her children, exercising and being outside.
Erin, PT, DPT
Erin is the clinic manager at the Marston Street location in Lawrence. She graduated from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2012 with a doctorate in physical therapy. Her medical interests are in vestibular, orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation. Erin has assisted in developing the outpatient vestibular rehab program and is involved in the concussion rehabilitation program offered at all Lawrence General outpatient clinics. In addition to her physical therapy degree, Erin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health education from Worcester State College.
Jamie, PT, DPT, Cert. DN
Jamie is the clinic manager at the Andover Medical Center location. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from University of Hartford after earning her bachelor's degree in health science (with a double minor in psychology and biology) as a Hartford undergrad. Jamie treats a variety of patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions and is certified in dry needling and aquatic therapy. She believes in treating patients with manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular reeducation to help them achieve their goals.
Brycen, PT, DPT
Brycen is the clinic manager at the Andover/North Andover YMCA location. Brycen graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch with his doctorate in physical therapy in 2018. His primary interests are in treating orthopedic, sports and vestibular conditions. Brycen has both played and coached soccer at the collegiate level and enjoys working with athletes. In addition to his doctorate, Brycen holds a bachelor's degree in exercise and health sciences from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Andover Medical Center
A 1982 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Leslie worked for Northeast Rehabilitation in North Andover prior to coming to Lawrence General Hospital. Leslie focuses on treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, spinal dysfunction, and general orthopedics. She has a passion for mobilization, taping, muscle energy and exercise to achieve patient goals.
Laura, PT, DPT, APC
Laura received her doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College. She is also a certified athletic trainer and has worked with a variety of athletes at the high school and collegiate levels. Laura treats a wide range of specialty areas, including orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, spinal conditions, vestibular, post-concussion, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Laura believes in creating individualized treatment plans that combine manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to help patients achieve their rehabilitation goals.
James, PT, DPT
James received his doctorate in physical therapy from Northeastern University in 2019. He graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2015 with a degree in biology and a minor in psychology; he played offensive line on the Saint Anselm football team. James has a background in treating patients with both neurological and orthopedic impairments. James enjoys treating with a focus on functional movement and strength training approaches to help his patients achieve their goals. In his spare time, James enjoys weightlifting, hiking the White Mountains, and spending as much time as possible outside.
Morgan, PT, DPT
Morgan received her doctorate in physical therapy from MCPHS University in 2020, three years after earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Sacred Heart University. She treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions and is certified in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. She is passionate about helping her patients improve their function and achieve their goals.
Marston Medical Center
Suzanne graduated from Duke University with a master's degree in physical therapy and has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics for over 20 years. In 2016, Suzanne helped establish a women's health program at LGH to address a significant need in the community for improved access to pelvic floor rehab close to home. In addition to treating incontinence, interstitial cystitis, pelvic and low back pain, and diastasis recti, she works with patients referred with constipation and rectal dyssynergia. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys skiing and hiking with her family.
Renee is a graduate of Simmons College, now Simmons University. She received her master’s degree in physical therapy in 2002. In 2016, Renee furthered her education to be able to treat patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. Some common diagnoses of pelvic floor dysfunction include urinary incontinence (stress and urge), prolapse, pelvic pain, and constipation. Renee enjoys treating pregnancy and post-partum patients and is currently taking a Pregnancy and Post-Partum Corrective Specialist Course which will hone her skills and knowledge base to help this patient population. In her free time, she enjoys alpine skiing, camping, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
Patty is a graduate of Northeastern University and has more than 30 years of experience. She spent the first 15 years of her career advancing her knowledge of orthopedic physical therapy as both a student and teacher in clinical and academic settings in Boston. She enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic clients of all ages. She has a particular interest working with total joint replacement patients to maximize their functional outcome.
Matthew graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2007 with a masters in physical therapy. He completed his manual therapy residency through The Manual Therapy Institute in 2010 and has over 16 years of outpatient orthopedic experience. Matt enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and diagnoses. He takes an eclectic approach to physical therapy blending manual techniques, sports medicine and patient education to obtain quality patient outcomes. Matt's interest in physical therapy started at a young age rehabbing his own sports injuries. Today he enjoys staying active with running, weight lifting, outdoor activities, and coaching baseball/softball for his kids sports teams. He is very excited to join the Marston Street PT team.
Lysha has more than 20 years of outpatient orthopedic experience in physical therapy. Lysha graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's in exercise physiology and minor in nutrition in 1999. She then graduated as the valedictorian of her graduating class with an associate's degree as a physical therapy assistant in 2002. Lysha is certified in the L3 Graston technique, and as a L3 Kinesiotape clinician, She also holds an ACSM certification. Lysha treats all types of injuries from neck and back pain, vertigo, post-concussions, to patients with joint replacements, sports injuries and patients who have recently had surgery and are getting back to normal functional daily activities. Lysha is a WNBF Pro Masters figure and Pro Masters bikini competitor. She also enjoys dance and is a ballet and tap instructor. Lysha coached high school volleyball for three years and is currently focused on competing in the 2023 Pro Masters body building all natural competition.
Leah, PT, DPT
Leah graduated from the University of Hartford with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy in 2011 and received her doctorate in 2014. Her love for sports and fascination of the human body led to her career as a physical therapist. She typically sees patients with orthopedic injuries, risks for falls and the elderly population.
Celia is a graduate of Boston University and has over 33 years of experience as a physical therapist. She has a wide knowledge base and uses this knowledge daily to problem solve and promote increased function with her patients.
Michelle is a bilingual therapist with over 28 years of experience. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in physical therapy in 1994 from Northeastern University and then obtained her post-clinical doctorate in 2010. She has worked in various hospitals, rehabilitation and outpatient centers, home health with orthopedic and neurological patients. The last 10 years she focused on geriatrics. Her passion lies in functional strengthening and manual therapy techniques.
Darcy, M.S., CCC-SLP
Darcy has been working as a licensed speech-language pathologist in both outpatient and acute care rehabilitation settings since 2015. She received her bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 and earned her master's degree from the University of Vermont. She is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Darcy enjoys working with both pediatric and adult patients at Lawrence General Hospital, and treats a variety of communication, cognitive, swallowing, and voice disorders across the age span. Darcy also holds certification as a Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT LOUD ©) Clinician. Darcy spends her free time outside, usually in the woods and mountains of New Hampshire.
Elizabeth, MS, OTR/L
Elizabeth, who holds a master's degree in violin performance, received her Master of Science in occupational therapy from Regis College. She developed an interest in hand therapy after experiencing upper extremity injuries as a professional violinist. Her clinical interests include a variety of upper extremity diagnoses, injury treatment in musicians, neurological/neurodegenerative conditions, and pediatric developmental delays. She has received professional development training in Graston technique, myofascial release, and custom hand orthotic fabrication. She also holds 200 hours of training as a yoga teacher and has received training in Thai Massage from the Triple Gem School of Thai Massage. Elizabeth works out of Marston Medical Center full-time.
Stephanie, OT, OTD, OTR
Stephanie graduated from Tufts University in 2022 with a doctorate in Occupational Therapy after completing an undergraduate degree at Villanova University in psychology. Stephanie works with patients experiencing a wide variety of hand and upper extremity injuries. She is passionate about helping people get back to their former activities and increase their independence with everyday tasks.
Andover/North Andover YMCA
Zack, PT, DPT
Zack graduated with his doctor of physical therapy degree from UMass Lowell in 2019, after receiving his bachelor's degree in exercise physiology in 2016. Zack believes in an individualized approach to therapy that stresses improving each patient's specific function and quality of life. He loves the collaborative aspect of PT and enjoys working together with his patients in order to achieve a common goal. Zack enjoys treating a wide variety of cases and is also an aquatic therapist in our pool program.
Megan, PT, DPT
Megan graduated from University of New England with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2022. She completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Rhode Island in 2019, where she was on the D1 cheerleading team. She has been working in the field of physical therapy since 2018, starting as a physical therapist aide. Her clinical interests include orthopedic and sports related injuries. Megan is also interested in women's health/pelvic floor physical therapy for those who experience stress urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. She is in the process of completing her certification of achievement in pelvic health. Megan's goals for her patients include patient education, facilitating independence, and returning to the activities that they love to do.
Kayla, MS, OTR/L
Kayla received her master's in occupational therapy at Regis College after receiving her bachelor's in health, wellness, and occupational studies from the University of New England. She treats a variety of patients with hand and upper extremity related injuries. She enjoys working with her patients in a holistic approach in order to help them reach their functional goals. Kayla works out of both the Andover Medical Center and Andover/N Andover YMCA.
Nipa graduated from India's Gujarat University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and has more than 23 years of experience as a physical therapist. Nipa treats orthopedic and chronic pain and has been treating vestibular patients since receiving her certification as a vestibular PT in 2017. She is also a certified yoga instructor. Nipa is passionate about her PT profession and finds it rewarding when her patients can resume normal activities from injury or after suffering from pain.