Jason Whigham, PT,CSCS - Clinical Director
Jason graduated from the University of Hartford in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is a certified Graston Technician®. Jason served as the fitness specialist at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School for 2 years where he managed a federal grant to implement a fitness and wellness program. During this period, Jason was directly involved in the facilitation and development of a new state-of-the-art fitness facility at the school. He has guest lectured at area high schools on topics including sport specific conditioning, proper flexibility techniques, and injury prevention. Born and raised in Worcester county, Jason's interests include sports medicine and orthopedic postoperative rehabilitation.
Dave Marsh, PT
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and has been practicing in Central Massachusetts for 10 years. He has held certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance enhancement specialist, and is currently certified in the Graston Technique® and as a core strengthening specialist. Dave has volunteered over several years with the Boston Marathon and with Quabbin Regional School District, educating athletes, trainers, coaches and parents with injury prevention. He has particular interest in orthopedics, sports medicine, sports conditioning and injury prevention.
Beth Caruso, MSPT, DPT
Beth graduated from Northeastern University with her Master's degree in physical therapy in 2004. Her areas of interest include pediatrics and sports related injuries especially of the knee and shoulder. Her training also includes aquatic therapy for patients with osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain. She got her DPT from NU in August of 2006 and did her case study research project on surgical vs non-surgical treatment of patellafemoral pain syndrome. Her approach to treatment involves manual therapy as well as functional activities. She has a focus on creating treatment programs to fit the patient's goals and lifestyles.
Jason Hantavis, MSPT, OCS, CSCS
Jason graduated with distinction from Northeastern University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2004. After graduation, he had the opportunity to intern at Brown University and with the New England Patriots. Before joining PTI in May 2009, he worked at several orthopedic clinics in Metro-Boston, including the New England Baptist Hospital. Jason holds specialized certifications as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been an APTA Member since 2004, and is a competitive tennis player and golfer.
Wendy McCurley, MSPT, AFFA
Wendy received an Elementary Education Degree from Worcester State College and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has worked in the Worcester and Grafton Public Schools as a Physical Therapist/Teacher and before joining PTI at Whittier Rehabilitation where she specialized in pediatric, neurological, orthopedic and aquatic rehabilitation. Wendy's strongest interest is with the evaluation and rehabilitation of the injured athlete. Wendy is AFFA certified in personal training/aerobics and is an aquatic physical therapy specialist. She has 2 teenage boys and enjoys watching them play lacrosse and hockey and is an avid runner.
Meghan Bradley, DPT
Meghan graduated from Springfield College in 2013 with a doctorate in physical therapy. She has a strong interest in sports related injuries with a 4 year background of playing collegiate field hockey. Meghan is currently volunteering as an assistant college field hockey coach. Meghan is certified in the graston technique. Prior to graduation in 2013, Meghan completed her clinical education in the long term acute care and outpatient orthopedic settings. She completed her 2 year research study on the most effective treatments to improve adhesive capsulitis or "frozen shoulder" that she implements in her treatment of this condition.
Rachel Hultgren, DPT
Rachel graduated from Springfield College in 2013 with a doctorate in physical therapy. She completed clinical rotations in acute rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedic facilities. She has also volunteered as a hippotherapist for pediatrics at Ironstone Farm in Chelmsford, MA. Rachel completed her 2 year research project on how body weight supported treadmill training impacts walking in adults with chronic stroke. Rachel's interests include orthopedics, sports medicine and lower extremity amputee rehab. Her treatment focuses on manual therapy and the functional needs and goals of the individual. She is passionate about the outdoors and activities such as hiking, rock climbing and snowboarding.
Lisa Marchese, DPT
Lisa graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2010 and a bachelor's of exercise physiology in 2007. Her experience spans orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation across the acute, sub acute, and homecare settings. Lisa's clinical interests include manual therapy for pain relief and designing individualized treatment plans to fit the specific needs of her patients. As a former competitive dancer, Lisa also has a strong interest in rehabilitation of the injured ballerina, gymnast, and cheerleader.
Cathy Durose - Billing Director
Cathy Durose is the Billing Director at Physical Therapy Innovations. She has worked at Physical Therapy Innovations since March of 2003. Prior to working at PTI Cathy managed Gymnastics Training Center in Holliston, Massachusetts for seven years. Athletically, Cathy was a nationally recognized softball player in Canada. She is in the Canadian Hall-of-Fame for softball.