I joined Pappas in 2017 as a new graduate and could not be more happy with the sense of community and shared passion for patient-centered care that comes naturally to this company. As a new graduate I was given guidance and mentorship that helped me bridge the gap between school and the workspace. Pappas has…
I knew Pappas would be the right fit for me when I was here for my first clinical affiliation. The focus on company culture and continuing education is what helped me make my decision to apply. What really helped solidify my decision was when I voiced my desire to build a pelvic health program, which…
I have had the opportunity to work for Pappas for the past 10 years. In that time I have been fortunate enough to work with some of my best friends, establish great memories and grow professionally. Pappas exemplifies a culture that puts people first, both their employees and their patients. They want to help facilitate…
The entire team here makes you feel like family. I can’t believe they completely healed my shoulder. No need for surgery!!! I’ll never go anywhere else for PT. They all stay on the cutting edge of new technology.
I absolutely loved the entire staff! They are all welcoming and caring. They do indeed treat you like family and I couldn’t have asked for a better place. Give Pappas a try, you won’t regret it!
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Meet the Staff
Lauren earned her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of Hartford in 2014, and graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. She joined Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy that same year. Lauren is certified in LSVT BIG for persons with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. She is also certified in functional dry needling as well as a CPR and first aide instructor. Her clinical practice and areas of interest include orthopedic disorders, neurological disorders (CVA, PD, TBI, SCI), as well as pediatric developmental disorders. In 2016 she delivered a presentation at the CPAPTA Fall Conference titled Development of Trunk Control in Infants. Outside of the clinic she enjoys archery, hiking with her dogs and traveling. She also competes in shooting.
Dan Macera graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2011. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from URI in 2014 and joined Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy that same year. Dan is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). His clinical practice focuses on orthopedic physical therapy, sports-specific rehabilitation, trigger point dry needling (TDN) and manual therapy. Dan is an active member of the APTA, RIAPTA and orthopedic section, and a member of the Rhode Island legislative committee. His personal interests include spending time with family, exercising, hunting and hiking with his dog.
Ann Marie graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2019 and joined Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy the same year.
She has 5+ combined years of experience working as a rehabilitation aide in an outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy setting between Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital and Milford Regional Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine. Her clinical experience focused on assisting physical therapists with orthopaedic physical therapy, sports, and industrial rehabilitation.
Ann Marie is working towards earning her Physical Therapist Assistants Specialty Certification in Orthopaedics through Evidence in Motion. Her personal interests include spending quality time and having fun with her family, exercising, obstacle course racing, and traveling abroad.