Physical Therapy providers at:
Nick Wilson, PT
Nick is the Clinical Team Leader for our three outpatient sites. He completed his Physiotherapy training at McGill University in Montreal. Through his career he has worked in both acute medical and sports medicine settings, with particular focus on orthopedics and sports medicine. In addition to working with many high school and collegiate athletes, Nick has served as Head Physical Therapist for the WPS Boston Breakers and NLL Boston Blazers. He has continued to build his knowledge base through many advanced courses, including advanced manual therapy, speed training, ACL injury prevention, and the SFMA clinical assessment tool. Nick lives in Somerville with his wife and 2 dogs, and enjoys playing soccer and ice hockey in Cambridge.
Richard Akerberg, PTA
Rich Akerberg is a graduate of Bay State College in Boston MA, class of 2000, in which he received his Associates Degree in Applied Science. Rich graduated with honors and was awarded for clinical excellence. Rich has 12 years experience working in Orthopaedic outpatient settings. Rich has been working for Cambridge Health Alliance since 2007. He participated in the establishment and implementation of the group shoulder program at Assembly Square which offers patients an opportunity to rehabilitate their shoulder dysfunction(s) in a group setting with skilled therapists utilizing Medical Exercise Therapy (MET) and manual treatment. Rich enjoys working with patients of all age groups as well as assisting them with their healthcare needs. He is trained in Graston Technique® for soft tissue mobilization. Rich's hobbies include skiing, hiking and exercise.
Sibylle Bosslet, PT
Sibylle Bosslet is a graduate from the College for Physical Therapy in Neustadt/Weinstrasse, Germany and in Social Work from the University for Social Sciences in Freiburg, Germany. She has been working in Massachusetts as a Physical Therapist for 21 years in rehabilitation and acute care hospitals, private practices and outpatient clinics. She provides compassionate care to people of all backgrounds and abilities using a variety of Manual Therapy approaches including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral and Neural Manipulation and Lymph Therapy. Sibylle is a General and Prenatal Yoga instructor who can use Yoga therapeutically in combination with Physical Therapy to maximize a person's well-being. She tailors her therapy to meet the needs of every individual to decrease their pain and improve function. Sibylle has extensive experience in women's health working with women throughout the life cycle with a focus on treatment of muscular-skeletal problems during the childbearing years. She is part of the Cambridge Health Alliance Women's Health Team and has taught classes for pregnant (and postpartum) women. She enjoys hiking, biking, reading, all kinds of music and learning about people of different cultures.
Kirsten Brown, PT, DPT
Kirsten graduated from Northeastern University in 2012 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kirsten is originally from Marshfield, MA. She has experience in Orthopaedic, Pediatric, and Neurological Rehabilitation. She also has experience in personal training for people of all ages. She has a special interest in the pediatric population. Although she recently graduated, she is eager to begin continuing education courses to further her knowledge in all aspects of outpatient physical therapy. Kirsten enjoys exercising, yoga, cycling, and going to the beach.
Daniela DeLuca, PTA
Daniela graduated with honors from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Bay State College in 2010, receiving the “President’s Award for Excellence.” She continues her involvement at Bay State College by working with students as a teaching assistant in the Neurology Lab. Daniela holds a Physiotherapist degree in Germany where she graduated in 2007. From 2007 to 2008 she worked in a Rehabilitation Center in Northern Germany specializing in total joint replacement rehabilitation and neurology. Daniela is trained in Graston Technique® for soft tissue mobilization. Daniela spends the majority of her free time in the outdoors. She enjoys going on hikes with her husband and dog, exploring New England’s ski and beach offerings and travels often to Europe.
Sheila Ocasio, PTA, BS
Sheila graduated as a PTA from the University of Puerto Rico Technical College in 1995. She decided to continue her education that same year and worked part-time in an Orthopaedic/Sports Injury outpatient clinic. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor Degree in Heath Administration. She moved to Boston after graduation during the later part of the year. In 1999, she landed a job working in a very busy private outpatient clinic. While at this clinic she treated patients with Orthopaedic injuries along with post surgical conditions. During this time period, she received a certification from the Strength Trainer International Weight Lifting Association. After 9 years of experience and many changes in the private practice, it was time for a change. She decided to go to work for a home care company for 4 years. She provided physical therapy services to an elderly population, diagnosed and treated a wide range of Orthopaedic/Neurological conditions, while visiting patients in an assigned geographical area. Now she has decided to expand her horizons joining the Cambridge Health Alliance team. One thing is certain; she brings an array of diverse knowledge and experiences in this field, coupled with the fact that she is fluent in both the Spanish and English languages. The most beautiful thing about Sheila is that she is compassionate and has a passion for this type of work. In her own words, love what you do and bring a smile to those around you, especially for those in need.
Roccia Oliveira Driscoll, PT, DPT
Roccia has been working with a variety of patient populations since 2009. She enjoys working with all age groups but has had more experience with young adult up to elderly populations. Her prior experiences include rehabilitation settings: Orthopedic, vascular, and neurologic post-ops, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, CVA, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She has joined Cambridge Health Alliance in 2011 and has enjoyed working with various musculoskeletal ailments and has continued to improve her skills through continuing education including Graston Technique®, Foot and Ankle, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion and Spine Injury Symposium. She has recently completed a transitional DPT through Northeastern University. She is a member of the Cambridge Health Alliance Women’s Health Team. She enjoys treating patients in her native language Portuguese.
Celia Rodriques, PT, DPT
Celia is a Physical Therapist who graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University in 2011. She has had clinical experience with a variety of patient populations and diagnoses including Orthopaedic related injuries, stroke, cardiac, wound care, and balance deficits and spent a year working in a sub acute rehab facility with the geriatric population. Celia enjoys working with a diverse patient population with a special interest in Orthopaedics. She comes from a Portuguese background and is fluent in the language. In her spare time Celia enjoys photography, traveling, and baking.
Lindsay Rosenberg, PT, DPT
Lindsay graduated from Northeastern University in 2011 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy after receiving her Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science. She is from Guilford, CT and moved to Boston in 2005 when she started college. Lindsay's clinical interests are varied including surgical and non-surgical Orthopaedic injuries as well as Neurological diagnoses including Spinal Cord Injuries and Cerebrovascular Accidents. She also has experience working with patients with Cardiovascular diagnoses including Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and following open heart procedures. Lindsay joined Cambridge Health Alliance at Assembly Square in 2011. She recently completed training in the Graston Technique® for soft tissue mobilization. She has also attended continuing education for foot and ankle dysfunction and running injuries. Lindsay enjoys cooking and baking, traveling, and movies. Lindsay was a member of several synchronized skating teams and participated in various national and international competitions.
Carol Shearer-Best, PTA
Carol is a graduate of Bay State College in Boston MA, class of 2007, where she received her Associates in Applied Science. Carol also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Carol incorporates Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release in her treatments as a tool to help alleviate pain. She is also part of the Women’s Health Team, and works with women in all phases of the life cycle to improve body awareness, improve strength, and decrease pain, especially during the child bearing years. Carol has trained in Tai Chi for over 30 years and offers Tai Chi classes through the Cambridge Health Alliance Elder Service Plan. Using the mind/body approach she learned in Tai Chi, Carol works to help patients listen to their body’s and be full partners in rehabilitation. Carol enjoys working with patients of all age groups and helping those who have been sedentary learn to incorporate exercise into their daily routines.
Linda Terella-Morse, PT
Linda graduated from Boston University and has been practicing Physical Therapy at The Cambridge Health Alliance for more than 30 years. Most of her earlier years were spent as the Director of Rehabilitation Services where she was credited with enlarging the PT department and adding Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and the Co-op program to the department’s assets. Linda is currently a senior staff outpatient therapist at Assembly Square and is part of the Joint Replacement Team. She enjoys working with a variety of patients but finds our active, aging population the most rewarding. When she is not at work, Linda enjoys crafting, camping and boating with her family and helping her husband run their sports training facility in Boxborough, MA.
Denise Tortora, PT, MSPT
Denise received her MSPT from the University of Hartford in 2009. She worked in an outpatient clinic in New London, CT for 3 and ½ years treating a variety of patients including: Orthopaedic, Neurological, Wound Care and Women’s Health. She was recently transferred up to Boston in July 2012. Her move to Boston is what has brought her to Cambridge Health Alliance. Denise has taken many continuing education courses on manual specialties’ including pelvic pain, incontinence and treatment of the Pre-partum/Post-partum patient through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Denise enjoys the field of Women’s Health and is working toward being certified as an APTA member in Women’s Health. She has treated patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, low back pain, pain following c-section, abdominal weakness, and incontinence. She is part of the Cambridge Health Alliance Women's Health Team.
Malden Bone & Joint Center
Loni Rodriguez, PT, DPT
Loni is a Physical Therapist who graduated in 2011 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Springfield College. She has had clinical experience working with patients with a variety of diagnoses. Her experience includes diseases of the Cardiopulmonary system including post-heart and lung transplantation as well as rehabilitation for patients with the mechanical heart pump; disorders of the Neurological system including stroke, spinal cord injury, and vestibular rehabilitation; and Orthopaedic diagnoses including post-operative care, neck and back pain, and rehabilitation for general Orthopaedic injuries. Loni has had her first year of experience at a Skilled Nursing Facility working with the geriatric population. In her spare time she enjoys running, watching sports, playing co-ed softball, and snowboarding.
Tracy St. Hilaire, PT, MSPT
Tracy is a Massachusetts licensed Physical Therapist. Tracy graduated from The University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science/Athletic Training in 1999. She continued her training at MGH Institute of Health Professions earning her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2001. Tracy joined Cambridge Health Alliance in 2009 initially at our Assembly Square location but has recently transferred to our new location at the Malden Bone & Joint Center. Prior to joining Cambridge Health Alliance, she spent 8 years working in private practice specializing in Orthopaedic and sports related injuries. Her areas of interest include sports related injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. Tracy is also a member of the Cambridge Health Alliance Women’s Health Team.
Whidden Hospital Campus
Nancy L. Banfield, PT, MSPT
Nancy is a Massachusetts licensed Physical Therapist with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1998. Nancy has over 13 years experience in various PT settings including Acute Care, Rehab, outpatient Orthopaedics, and Aquatic Therapy. She enjoys treating patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics and specializes in women's health and pain during low risk pregnancies. She is a member of the Cambridge Health Alliance Women’s Health Team. Nancy currently works as a Senior Staff Therapist at the Whidden Hospital Campus.
Jillian Cunningham, PT, DPT
Jillian graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2012 from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell after completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Nutrition in 2009. She has clinical experience in a wide variety of settings including outpatient Orthopaedics and sports medicine, inpatient acute care, and inpatient subacute rehab. Jillian has a special interest in sports medicine and manual therapy and is excited to begin her professional career with CHA at the Whidden Hospital Campus. Outside of work Jillian enjoys participating in different types of fitness classes, most recently yoga and TRX. She also enjoys taking her dog for walks, trying new recipes, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.
Tracy Donnelly, PT
Tracy is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She has over 25 years of experience, with the past 15 years spent in outpatient orthopedics. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients from adolescents to geriatrics. She has taken many continuing education courses to keep up to date with the most current concepts in Physical Therapy. Tracy works as a Senior Staff Physical Therapist at the Whidden Campus.
Jacquelyn T. Reddick, PTA
Jacquelyn is a Massachusetts Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with an Associate in Physical Therapy from North Shore Community College. Jacquelyn has over 31 years of experience. Her background includes outpatient, home care, acute and long term care. She has experienced the continued growth of her profession through clinical experience and through education courses. Over the years, she has treated some of the same patients, who have returned for various diagnoses. Jacquelyn currently works at the Whidden Hospital Campus.