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.
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.
KC Meloni, DPT
KC graduated from Boston University in 2014 with a doctorate of physical therapy and from Colgate University in 2006 with a bachelor of art majoring in geography. She is a certified Graston technician. KC has completed her clinical rotations in inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient neurology and orthopedics. She performed a yearlong project on reducing fall risks in older adults and has clinical interests in sports medicine as well as vestibular rehabilitation. In her off time KC enjoys hiking, camping, and taking her dog for walks.
Steve Lachowski, PT, DPT, OCS
Steve joined Physical Therapy Innovations in October of 2013 and is located in our Sturbridge clinic. Steve graduated from Utica College in 2010 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and completed his Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center from 2010-2011. In May of 2012, Steve received his Orthopedic Clinical Specialization (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities. He is currently adjunct faculty teaching orthopedic and musculoskeletal courses at MCPHS University in the entry-level DPT program. Steve is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has clinical interests related to ACL recovery and prevention along with hip and labral pathology.
Brette Rothschild, PT
Brette graduated from Boston University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2002. Before joining PTI in March 2014, she worked at several orthopedic clinics in Metro-Boston. Brette also received a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Brette enjoys working with athletes of all levels and ages. She is a mom to 2 children and is a fitness enthusiast.
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.