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!
North Providence, RI 02911
Meet the Staff
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of Hartford in 2014, and graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2017. Lauren is certified in LSVT BIG (Lee Silverman Voice Technique) for those with neurological disorders and in Functional Dry Needling as well as first aide and in CPR. In 2019, she earned her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification and then her Geriatric Certified Specialist certification (GCS) in 2020.
Her areas of interest include orthopedic disorders, neurological disorders (CVA, PD, TBI, SCI), as well as pediatric developmental disorders. Outside of the clinic she enjoys archery, hiking with her dogs and traveling. She also competes in shooting.
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.
Victoria joined Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy as a rehab aide in 2012 and started working as a physical therapist in June 2018. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in 2015 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island in 2018. Her clinical interests include orthopedics and pediatrics. Victoria is currently a member of the APTA, RI and pediatric sections. Her personal interests include spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and playing with her dog Zoey.
Justin Costa is a graduate of Austin Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). Justin earned his Physical Therapist Assistants Specialty Certification in Orthopaedics through Evidence in Motion in 2020. His personal interests include running, hiking, quahogging, and spending time with his wife, Katie, and son, Miles.
Matt graduated from the University of Rhode Island with his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford. Matt has certifications in the selective movement screen, functional dry needling, and the emergency response to the athlete.
Matt volunteers for local high school athletics programs and has provided sideline medical coverage for several different sporting events, and teams. Playing sports at both the high school and college level, Matt has taken a special interest in the care of athletes and sports physical therapy. His experience allows him to gear his treatment methods towards sport specific interventions, orthopedic, and post-operative care.
Matt’s personal interests are hockey, weightlifting, golf, and his loving wife and beloved dog.