Staff

Ashland

James L. Casady, MPT
President

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”.

Erika Johnson, DPT
Pelvic Floor Therapist

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.

Kelsey Hoogeboom, DPT, RYT, OCS
Clinic manager

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.

Lisa MacDonald, PT
Pelvic Floor Therapist

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.

Nicole Tomasino PT, DPT, CLT
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Nicole received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2006. Nicole has been practicing in the orthopedic outpatient setting for 15 years and enjoys treating all orthopedic and sports injuries in patients of all ages, including running, soccer, golf and other sport injuries or conditioning needs. Nicole also enjoys treating shoulder dysfunction, post- op PT, balance impairments, spine, post oncology and lymphedema patients.

Nicole is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and a member of the National Lymphedema Network, specializing in treating all forms of lymphedema. Nicole has extensive experience treating clients post breast cancer surgery, including pre and post reconstruction and axillary cording. Nicoles treatment centers on identifying movement dysfunction and imbalances, neuromuscular retraining, manual therapy, and corrective exercise. She focuses on patient goals, striving for the best functional outcome for daily life and return to sports and recreation. Nicole is also a Certified Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba instructor. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, running, hiking, teaching fitness classes, gardening, and coaching youth soccer.

Milford

John Fava, PT
Clinic Manager

John received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Northeastern University and has been practicing for over 2o years. John has had extensive experience in the outpatient setting and has primarily worked with orthopedic and sports medicine populations. His continuing education experience includes course work in dry needling, IASTM and vestibular rehabilitation. When not working, John enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending local sporting events and working out.

Hopkinton

Kim Bolick, DPT
Kim received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Connecticut College in 2015 after having grown up here in Hopkinton and attending HHS. After college Kim took a year off and worked at a running specialty store in Boston before receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Kim incorporates her experience as a D3 collegiate distance runner along with knowledge of footwear and gait analysis into her clinical practice working with athletes of all sports and ages. When not at work, Kim can often be found training for or racing a local road race, any distance from a 5k to a half marathon.

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.

Lindsey Maher, DPT
Lindsey graduated from Merrimack College with her Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine, and then continued her education at UMass Lowell to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. Lindsey's clinical interests include treating orthopedic and sports injuries, joint replacements/post-op PT, low back dysfunction, gait/balance instability, and general neuro conditions. Lindsey also has experience treating patients with chronic pain, implementing aquatic therapy as a treatment intervention. Lindsey's treatment approach focuses on addressing patient centered goals, and physical therapy tailored to each patient's individual needs. Outside of work Lindsey enjoys staying active, hiking, kayaking, skiing, rooting for the Patriots, and spending time with family and friends.

Christian Navarro, DPT
Christian received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2016, where he continued to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2019. Christian grew up in nearby Ashland, MA and continued to enjoy playing soccer on the UML men’s club soccer team. Christian recently finished a clinical rotation with Platinum Physical Therapy, and has other previous experiences including orthopedics and an acute-care rotation with a large focus on vascular wounds/ post-op procedures. Christian uses his history of athletics and training to individualize his rehabilitation plans to fit the unique goals of his patients. When not working, Christian enjoys staying active, traveling, and taking care of his two dogs Brady and Olli.

Julianne Rickert, PT, DPT, CSCS
Clinic Manager

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.



We conveniently serve Ashland, Bellingham, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Northbridge, Sherborn, Southborough, Upton, Westborough, Whitinsville, and Worcester.