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!
Johnston, RI 02919
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 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 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 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 Physical and Hand Therapy in 2016. Her interests include practicing tai chi, playing sports and spending time with her family.
Lauren completed her undergraduate studies at Clemson University in 2015 receiving a BS in Therapeutic Recreation. Lauren continued her education and earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University in 2019. Lauren joined Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy that same year and focuses on upper extremity rehabilitation including orthopedic and neurological injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand. Lauren continues to value higher education as she is currently earning her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy with Bay Path University. Lauren has taken several courses on upper extremity intervention including custom orthotic fabrication. She is a current member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT). Her personal interests include hiking with her husband and their two dogs, cheering on the Clemson Tigers, and visiting family members near and far.
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.