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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.
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Located in the Lafayette Mill Complex
Services Offered at This Location
- Acquatic Therapy
- Balance, Dizziness and Fall Prevention
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Chronic Pain
- Manual Therapy
- Orthopedic Therapy
- Pelvic Floor / Women’s Health
- Personal Fitness Coaching
- Podiatry Issues
- Post-COVID Therapy
- Prenatal and Postpartum Pain
- Sports Therapy
- Tempromandibular Pain
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Virtual Reality
- Work Conditioning and FCE
Meet the Staff
Kristen Baxter earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of New England. She has been treating general orthopedics for over 10 years and has been a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) for 20 years. Kristen has a special interest in upper extremity prosthetics. Her current practice has a concentration in treating work-related injuries for acute care with work hardening.
Involved in the Providence VA Medical Center, Kristen does research using the AM-ULA / Activities Measure for Upper Limb Amputees. She has been published in the Journal of Hand Therapy October / December 2013 Vol 26 No 4 “Is the UNB Test Reliable for Use With Upper Limb Amputations?”
In her free time, Kristen enjoys biking and hiking.
Cynthia Weber earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland. Prior to that, Cynthia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland, NY.
Cynthia is most interested in treating knees.
In her free time, Cynthia enjoys hiking, babysitting her grandkids, and going to the beach.
Shawn Baxter earned his Master of Science degree. Prior to that, Shawn obtained his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England.
Shawn specializes in industrial rehabilitation and is most interested in treating all work-related injuries.
In his free time, Shawn enjoys exercise and yardwork.
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.