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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Johnston, RI 02919
Services Offered at This Location
- Balance, Dizziness and Fall Prevention
- Chronic Pain Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Hand Therapy and Splinting
- Manual Therapy
- Orthopedic Therapy
- Women's Health- Movement/Exercise Based
- Work Conditioning and FCE
- Certified Golf Training
- Instrument Assisted (Graston, ASTYM, etc)
- Oncology (OT for Cancer Survivors)
- Performance Training
- Sports Rehabilitation
Meet the Staff
Beth is the Clinic Director at our Woonsocket Location.
Beth received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac College in 1998. She graduated Drexel University in 2004 with a post professional certificate in the Hand and Upper Quarter, and became board certified in hand therapy in 2006. In 2011 she joined Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy where she focuses on upper extremity injuries from the shoulder to the fingertip, including rotator cuff injuries, tendinitis, nerve and tendon injuries, amputations and wounds. In 2017 she earned her Advanced Certification in Hand Therapy and in 2018 she earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professionals. Her interests include yoga, running, strength and conditioning classes, and traveling with family and friends.
An Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Liz joined Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy in 2011. She graduated from the University of New England in 2001 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy and has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2011. In 2016 she received her certification in Advanced Practice in Hand Therapy from Evidence in Motion. Her specialties include hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, including orthopedic and neurological injuries, wound care, work-related injuries and custom splinting. Her interests include spending time with her husband and two boys and volunteering in the schools.
Paul attended American International College, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdepartmental Science in 2004 and his Masters of Physical Therapy in 2005. He joined Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy in 2006. He recently completed his Executive Program in Practice Management, with his Post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion in 2016. He is certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations for patients returning to work, and is also a certified Titleist Performance Institute golf expert. He has also recently become certified in functional dry needling. Paul has spent the majority of his career in an outpatient setting and is experienced in treating patients with a variety of diagnoses including orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, amputees, and occupational medicine (return to work, work conditioning). He is a member of the APTA. His favorite pursuit outside of work is spending time with his family.
Jennifer graduated from Quinnipiac College in 1998 with her Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy and has been treating outpatient orthopedics for 18 years. She has attended orthopedic continuing education courses emphasizing manual therapy techniques, aquatic therapy, and treatment for prenatal and postpartum patients. Jennifer joined Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy in 2016. Her interests include practicing tai chi, playing sports and spending time with her family.
Katherine Lagasse earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University. Prior to that, Katherine obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut.
Katherine specializes in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and is most interested in treating wrist and hand injuries.
In her free time, Katherine enjoys walking her dogs Finn and Brady, spending time with friends and family, trying out new restaurants, and traveling.
Christine has been a physical therapist since graduating from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, in 1987. She has spent her career in acute care and outpatient settings working with patients with a range of orthopedic, neurological and work-related injuries. Christine also spent three years working specifically with multiple sclerosis patients in an outpatient multiple sclerosis clinic.
Over her career, Christine has also received certifications in specialty areas of PT including massage, manual therapy of the spine and pelvis, and vestibular evaluation and treatment. In 2015, Christine attended the vestibular rehabilitation competency course through the APTA and Emory University and has a special interest in working with patients with vestibular and balance disorders.
Christine, a Rhode Island native, enjoys spending her spare time doing yoga, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
Hear what other Pappas OPT patients have to say.
I joined Pappas OPT 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…
I knew Pappas OPT 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,…
I have had the opportunity to work for Pappas OPT 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 OPT exemplifies a culture that puts people first, both their employees and their patients. They want to…
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 OPT a try, you won’t regret it!
My second time here for therapy, and I think you guys are great. I would definitely refer you all to anybody. Great, friendly and helpful staff.
Great staff and experience! Everyone I have worked with thus far has been extremely professional and welcoming! Dan and his team are flexible and accommodating to ensure their patients get the best care!
This was my first time at Pappas OPT. I have to say it was one of the best doctor/health/clinic experiences I have ever had. I was treated with respect, received a thorough examination and ongoing treatment plan, and was met with a smiling face by every employee.
Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy embodies their mantra of treating you like family. They both took an interest in not only my ankle injury but in me as a person making me feel comfortable and easing all anxieties we face when going through an injury.
My experience was great. The treatment was excellent and it was explained in great detail. My pain and discomfort were eliminated with a diverse exercise program. The whole staff is awesome.