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.