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North Providence, RI 02911
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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.
Alexandra Winnes earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of Rhode Island. Prior to that, Alexandra obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Rhode Island.
Alexandra is most interested in treating orthopedic and pediatric conditions.
In her free time, Alexandra enjoys anything involving the ocean, spending time with friends/family, and traveling.
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.
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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.