Highbar clinicians are raising the standard of care in physical therapy. We don’t just treat your injury or pain, we partner with you to achieve your health goals. Our physical therapists are trained in a whole-body approach to health so that they can provide customized, research-based care to every patient. No matter your ailment or stage in life, we’ll help you increase movement, reduce pain, and get back to doing what you love.
At Highbar practices across the region, you’ll find a consistent, high quality level of care. From general PTs to specialists in areas like pelvic health, pediatrics, running injuries and more, we have the right practitioner for you.
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Erin Botelho MSPT, OCS, is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and physical therapist who specializes in orthopedics, women’s health, shoulder injuries, and knee injuries. Her passion is learning about each patient and their experiences, fears, and successes in order to help them reach their goals. She believes that treating the injury may help the pain but treating the person will allow them to get back to their lives and the activities they love.
When she’s not treating patients or shuttling her children from dance rehearsals and sports practices, she loves spending time in the quiet outdoors and eating good food. She and her family love to escape their busy schedules by visiting Cape Cod and soaking up the salty air to re-energize. She has also begun testing out her green thumb and welcomes any gardening tips from her patients!
Dr. Bobby Dattilo is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, spine, sports-related injuries, headaches, and lacrosse. He enjoys supporting his patients throughout the rehabilitation process and takes pride in helping them reach their goals. Additionally, Bobby is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and serves as the Residency Director for the Highbar Orthopedic Residency.
As a Division I All-American in Lacrosse player for the Hobart Statesmen, Bobby went on to play four years of professional lacrosse with the Rochester Rattlers and Ohio Machine. He currently provides strength and conditioning training for local RI high schools and hosts individual and group face-off clinics for youth and high school lacrosse players.
In his spare time, he plays lacrosse and fantasy football. He also likes to try out new restaurants and bars and is always looking for a great recommendation!
Meet Nicholas Grillo, your partner in wellness. Beyond his expertise in physical therapy, Nicholas is a culinary enthusiast who loves creating delicious and healthy meals. Committed to a well-rounded lifestyle, he finds joy in lifting weights and staying active.
Nicholas, along with his wife Mary and their furry friend Buster, is an adventure seeker. They love exploring the beautiful landscapes of New England through long walks and hikes. Embracing the cold weather, the Grillo family enjoys winter sports and the invigorating outdoors.
Outside the clinic, Nicholas values quality time with loved ones. He believes in the power of good food and drink to bring people together, creating memorable moments. With Nicholas Grillo, you have more than a skilled physical therapist—you have a wellness advocate who understands the importance of a balanced and fulfilling life.
Clinic Director Dr. Rob Gruttadauria is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist who also specializes in sports-related injuries and running. His passion is helping patients reach their goals, improve their quality of life, and reach new heights in their wellness journeys. He holds certifications in both Level 1 and 2 of Trigger Point Dry Needling and is one of the Lead Instructors for Highbar's Dry Needling Certification program.
In his free time, Rob stays active through a variety of exercises including running, weightlifting, and functional fitness. He also enjoys cooking and is always looking for recommendations on healthy meal alternatives. Rob also loves following his favorite New England sports teams, especially the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and Providence Friars basketball team.
Dr. Molly McCausland is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics. After a high school basketball injury required her to seek out physical therapy, she decided she wanted to pursue a career where she could help people and build relationships with patients.
Molly volunteers with START All Sports Adaptive Camp and Humanics in Action.
When she’s not in the clinic, Molly likes to spend time with her friends, especially if it’s outdoors. She also loves New England sports teams, so you can usually find her watching whichever game is on that day!
Dr. Brian Hay PT, DPT, MS, OCS is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist who specializes in manual therapy, dry needling, running and gait analysis, sports rehabilitation, youth athlete injury prevention, orthopedics, injury prevention/rehabilitation in runners, and biomechanical analysis. He also serves as a Regional Director.
An avid runner himself, Brian developed the Highbar Running Academy to help fellow therapists learn to best treat the needs of the running athlete. He is also a Certified Executive Coach and uses his experience to help develop emerging leaders at Highbar through the Lead the Way program and as a Clinical Instructor for Brown University medical students. He's also traveled to Honduras to provide physical therapy services to communities in rural Honduras with the Brown University Branch of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, Inc., an organization that works collaboratively to create and operate sustainable and accessible health, nutrition, and education services in that region.
In his free time, Brian loves spending time with his wife and two boys. He likes to keep active by running long distance, playing golf, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Aiden Barrett is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in orthopedics, sports and overhead throwing injuries, shoulder, spine, post-surgical rehabilitation, balance & falls. He loves helping patients to maximize their quality of life by optimizing their movement so they can return to the activities they love. This passion led him to start his career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, working with NCAA Division 1 Hockey, Baseball and Softball teams, keeping their athletes healthy on the field and participating at peak performance.
In his free time, Aiden loves to golf, snowboard and hike across the Northeast. You can also catch Aiden cheering on his favorite new England sports teams, especially the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics.
Gregory Doucette MPT, OCS is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist who specializes in orthopedics, spine, and sports-related injuries. He loves helping people and hearing their stories. He finds it rewarding to see a patient have the “lightbulb” moment when they realize they aren’t fragile or broken and they can get back to the activities they love. His passion is patient education and teaching the importance of core stability for sound functional movement.
When he’s not spending time with his family or friends, Greg loves to play basketball, soccer, and golf. He and his family are season ticket holders for Quinnipiac basketball and return to campus frequently to support their alma mater.
Dr. Erin Gardiner is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, sports-related injuries, headaches, balance & falls, and skiing. She loves working as a physical therapist because each day is different and presents a new opportunity to make a big impact on so many patients’ lives.
She can be found either by water or in the snow as she was a ski and snowboard instructor for over 10 years and enjoys boating with her family. Erin loves to spend time with her dog, Sperry, and her husband, Brad.
Dr. Katie Morton received a B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Augustana College and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, she brings a unique blend of knowledge to her practice.
A proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Dr. Morton stays at the forefront of her field, ensuring that her patients receive the best care possible.
Certified in blood flow restriction therapy and Hawkgrips, Dr. Morton goes beyond the basics. Her expertise lies in orthopedics, spine care, and balance and falls management, making her a trusted ally in the journey to optimal health.
Outside the clinic, Dr. Morton enjoys exploring new recipes, finding balance in yoga classes, and immersing herself in a good book. Her commitment to lifelong learning is a testament to her dedication to personal and professional growth.
Dr. Morton sums up her passion for her work with these words: "I love being a PT because I can help people feel empowered about their own health and rehab journey, and get them back to doing what they love!" With Dr. Morton, you're not just getting a physical therapist; you're gaining a partner in your path to well-being.
Dr. James Picard is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics. He is passionate about helping his patients get back in control of their health.
In his free time, James enjoys hiking, traveling, chess, and watching the Boston Celtics. He also loves to play pickup soccer and support the Barcelona FC team. You can also find him spending time with his two dogs, Leo and Indiana.
Dr. Dan Folrendo is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics. He loves being a Physical Therapist because he gets to help people feel and move better and enable them to do everything they love!
He received his BA in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies from Assumption College. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
While he's not in the clinic, he loves to stay active by hiking, weightlifting, watching movies, and playing with his German Shepard, Maya.
Dr. Zebulon Shalginewicz is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, sports-related injuries, and balance & falls. He is passionate about using exercise as medicine to help his patients reach their goals, whether that be decreasing pain, increasing strength, or improving mobility.
In his free time, Zebulon enjoys walking his dog, exercising, and cheering on the Celtics and Tottenham Hotspur. He keeps active by running, playing soccer or ultimate frisbee, and going to the gym.
"I love forming trusting relationships with my patients"
Dr. Michael McGuire is an avid runner. He loves running 5K's and 10K's. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton. Outside of normal orthopedic conditions. Dr. McGuire specializes in treating concussions and vestibular conditions. In his free time he loves cheering on the New England Patriots.
"I love forming trusting relationships with my patients and assist them in achieving their physical therapy goals!"
Aquatics Director, Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, balance & falls, and aquatics. Her passion for helping patients return to the activities they love inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy.
In her free time, she enjoys staying active with her family, traveling, and reading. A fun fact about Amanda is that she has run a full or half marathon in every state!
Dr. Kelly Matisi is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, pelvic health, and sports. She loves being a clinician because it allows her to connect with her patients and help them get back to doing what they love. She also enjoys helping her patients return to sport.
Dr. Matisi spent almost ten years in the United StatesMarine Corps with three combat tours. She received her Bachelor of Science inExercise Science from Texas Woman’s University and her Doctorate pf PhysicalTherapy from Northwestern University (Chicago). She has her Level 1certification in dry needling and will be getting her Level 1 Pelvic Health Certification this coming September.
While she’s not in the clinic, she loves playing and watching sports (especially the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars),reading, and watching crime shows.
Dr. Molly Douglass is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, sports-related injuries, concussion management, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, CrossFit, weightlifting. She also specializes in injuries and conditions related to the knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle. Molly is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist who has earned additional certifications in dry needling and Emergency Medical Responder for Athletes. She’s passionate about connecting with her patients and helping them recover from injuries so they can achieve their goals and return to the activities they love.
In her free time, Molly enjoys hiking, weightlifting, skiing, snowboarding, and traveling. You can always find her cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies and the Buffalo Bills.
"I love being able to help people live their best lives"
"I love being able to help people live their best lives while watching them grow and change to reach their optimal potential."
Sara enjoys traveling, cooking, and going to theater. She loves visiting museums, historical sites, and exploring quintessential New England towns. Her favorite sports teams are the New York Rangers. Dr. Sara Linden enjoys spending time with her husband Marc, and cat Roxy.