Staff

Ashland

James L. Casady, MPT
James received his undergraduate degrees at the University of Colorado in Kinesiology and Psychology. After receiving his Master’s degree in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University, he began practicing in Boston. Since receiving his degree, James has had the opportunity to work with the Boston Ballet, professional triathletes and cyclists from around the world, two women’s professional football teams, and high school and college athletes participating in a wide variety of sports.

Elaine Hays, PT
Elaine graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University. She has been practicing as an outpatient physical therapist for over 25 years.

Her therapy experience includes orthopedic and industrial rehab patients. Elaine also has 3 years of home health experience. Elaine has taken many continuing education courses including: "When The Feet Hit The Ground Everything Changes", "Jones Strain/Counterstrain”, "McConnell Patellofemoral Taping" and “Vestibular Training”.

Kelsey Britton, DPT, RYT
Kelsey received her Bachelors of Science degree, followed by her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Quinnipiac University. While at school she participated on the Division 1 Girls’ Hockey Team. Working with strength and conditioning coaches afforded her the ability to learn about sport specific programs to enhance athletic performance. She also completed a 200 hour yoga teacher certification. As an RYT Kelsey enjoys integrating yoga asanas and theory with her physical therapy education to enhance the mind body connection, promote the healing process and ensure the best possible outcomes of treatment. She has experience in outpatient, neurorehabilitation and acute care.

Julia Dimmick, DPT
Julia attended the University of Rochester where a part-time job as a student athletic trainer inspired her to pursue a career in health sciences. After completing her baccalaureate, she enrolled at Northwestern University and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005. In addition to her outpatient orthopedic experience, Julia has also worked in the inpatient acute care and acute rehabilitation settings. She enjoys working with patients of all backgrounds and believes that patient education and a good sense of humor are instrumental to successful therapeutic outcomes. When not working, Julia stays fit by running, weight-training, and taking barre classes. She lives in Holliston with her husband and two children.

Milford

Bridget Faucher, DPT, OCS
Bridget has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 13 years in the area of Orthopedics, Sports and Manual Therapy. She has extensive experience in the treatment of a multitude of Orthopedic injuries including but not limited to Lumbopelvic dysfunctions, Cervical, Headaches & TMJ diagnoses, Post-Breast Cancer rehab, various post- surgical diagnoses, Runner and Athletic injuries including ACL repairs, Rotator cuff repairs and knee/ankle/foot injuries. She also has extensive experience treating Pre & Postpartum patients, Dancers and patients with Osteoporosis. She has extensive training in Pilates, trunk stabilization and injury specific strength & conditioning, which she incorporates with her patient treatments. As a former collegiate Athlete in Volleyball & Track Sprinting, Bridget understands what it takes to return to life & Sport after an injury. When Bridget is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and watching them do Gymnastics and Soft/Baseball. She enjoys weight training, participating in Obstacle Course Races, mountain Biking, hiking and training currently for the Falmouth Road Race.

Hopkinton

Courtney Cappadona, DPT
Courtney received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Simmons College in 2014 where she continued on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. Courtney grew up playing field hockey and lacrosse, and she continued her field hockey career while at Simmons. She maintains her active lifestyle these days with running, spinning, and more recently she has gotten involved with CrossFit. Courtney enjoys working with all patient populations, and is dedicated to creating a plan of care that works to get the individual back to their activity of choice.

Kim (Como) Elia, DPT
Kim graduated from the UMass Lowell with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, and then a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012.

Her practice focuses on the clinical treatment of the sports medicine community where she specializes in helping runners, because she is one, and knows the last thing a runner wants to hear is “you need to take time off”. Kim trained as a cross country and track athlete from middle school through competing as a Division 1 college level distance runner. She is an avid runner and still competes in distance events, from 5k’s up to her first Marathon in 2017. Kim enjoys helping runners get back on the road quickly, knowing a runner’s need to stick to their training plan. Kim is trained to treat complications from muscle tears and strains, to tendon and ligament damage, shin splints, stress reactions, and a variety of others.

Kim is equally passionate about working for the pediatric oncology community. She has experience supporting patients recovering from a broad range of treatment regimens: from leukemia to brain tumors. She knows the importance of regaining strength and overall functional ability so that children can quickly return to normal daily activities and play with kids their own age. Kim understands the limitations that come with cancer treatment including the effects that steroids cause, general fatigue, foot drop, and difficulty with ambulation/stair climbing. She focuses on helping kids overcome those limitations, and coaches both the patient and the family to ensure that her treatment is as well rounded as possible. Kim understands the importance of education which she plugs into her PT sessions, in order to discuss the plan of care, update her patients and the family about what to expect with PT, and reviews home exercises that should be done in between sessions.

Stephanie Hatherley, MSPT
Stephanie is a senior staff member of the Hopkinton Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine team. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Lafayette College followed by her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at the University Of Miami School of Medicine in 1999. Since then she has worked at a variety of private orthopedic physical therapy clinics in the Boston area, with an emphasis on sports medicine and spinal rehabilitation. She has participated in many continuing education programs including the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment and Mulligan methods for treating disorders of the spine. As a Division I college athlete herself, Stephanie understands the desire to return to sports and exercise and strives to get patients back to the level of play they desire as quickly as possible. When she is not working part-time at Ashland PT & Sports Medicine, she enjoys being home with her husband and her two young sons in Hopkinton.

Julianne Rickert, PT, DPT, CSCS
Julianne is a lifelong Massachusetts resident from North Attleborough. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science andreceived her Doctor of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions after a yearlong internship with Platinum Physical Therapy. As a former Division I short sprinter (100-400m) and long/triple jumper at SHU, Julianne understands the desire to return to sport as quickly and safely as possible after injury and how important the balance of global strength and mobility is for athletes of all types. She has clinical experience in outpatient sports medicine and orthopedics with previous experience as a middle and high school cross country/track & field volunteer coach. She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who incorporates techniques used by high-level strength and power athletes to help her patients return to their sport-specific activities. Currently, Julianne can be found incorporating power lifting into her training for longer distance races, including her first Boston Marathon in 2018.

Lisa MacDonald, PT
Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont. She has had clinical training and experience in her specialty of treating pelvic floor muscle related issues. Her passion is to help children and women conquer their dysfunction, enabling them to live happy, active lives. Along the way, Lisa has also taught childbirth education, hypnobirthing, and infant massage classes. In her free time, Lisa loves spending time with her husband and two sons, whether it is skiing, boating, or hiking.

Bridget Faucher, DPT, OCS
Bridget has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 13 years in the area of Orthopedics, Sports and Manual Therapy. She has extensive experience in the treatment of a multitude of Orthopedic injuries including but not limited to Lumbopelvic dysfunctions, Cervical, Headaches & TMJ diagnoses, Post-Breast Cancer rehab, various post- surgical diagnoses, Runner and Athletic injuries including ACL repairs, Rotator cuff repairs and knee/ankle/foot injuries. She also has extensive experience treating Pre & Postpartum patients, Dancers and patients with Osteoporosis. She has extensive training in Pilates, trunk stabilization and injury specific strength & conditioning, which she incorporates with her patient treatments. As a former collegiate Athlete in Volleyball & Track Sprinting, Bridget understands what it takes to return to life & Sport after an injury. When Bridget is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and watching them do Gymnastics and Soft/Baseball. She enjoys weight training, participating in Obstacle Course Races, mountain Biking, hiking and training currently for the Falmouth Road Race.

Erika Johnson, DPT
Erika received her Bachelor's degrees in Dance and Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, followed by her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell. She has been practicing physical therapy for over 9 years in the areas of Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy/Postpartum, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Dance Medicine. Erika has a particular interest in helping patients rehabilitate from pregnancy as well as addressing scar pain and has experience working with patients after pacemaker insertion, post Breast Cancer surgeries, Perineal lacerations/Episiotomies, C-section, Abdominal Surgeries, Hip Surgeries, etc. Erika has taken many continuing education courses through the North American Institute for Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), American Physical Therapy Association, Herman and Wallace Rehabilitation Institute, Diane Lee, PT and others. As a professional dancer, Erika understands the importance of returning to sport and life after injury. She utilizes her training and continued education to look at the whole body to determine the cause of injury and dysfunction. She uses manual therapy and corrective exercises with a focus on neuromuscular retraining as well as pilates based exercise to help in the rehabilitation process. She is certified in Functional Dry Needling. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two young daughters and dog. She enjoys dancing, swimming, running, skiing (water and snow), gardening, and being crafty

James L. Casady, MPT
James received his undergraduate degrees at the University of Colorado in Kinesiology and Psychology. After receiving his Master’s degree in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University, he began practicing in Boston. Since receiving his degree, James has had the opportunity to work with the Boston Ballet, professional triathletes and cyclists from around the world, two women’s professional football teams, and high school and college athletes participating in a wide variety of sports.



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