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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Dr. Lauren Shanley is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics and sports-related injuries. Her passion for physical therapy started when she injured her knee in high school while playing soccer. After her first few treatment sessions, she knew that she wanted to be a physical therapist and make an impact on others just like her physical therapy team did for her. She has completed a course with Yoga for Amputees and created her own Adaptive Kids Yoga program.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, spending time with her Mini Australian Shepherd named Chai, and long summer days on the lake or beach. Whenever the Bruins are playing, you can usually find Lauren cheering them on.
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.
Clinic Director Dr. Kourtney Wallick is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, sports-related injuries, as well as knee and shoulder injuries. Her experience with swimming competitively at the regional, collegiate, and national levels as well as participating in regional gymnastics competitions gives her insight into the importance of treating sports-related injuries through physical therapy. She is passionate about being an active problem-solver to help someone recover from pain or injury.
Kourtney considers herself a big New England sports fan and enjoys watching her alma mater’s football team, the Auburn Tigers. In her free time, she loves staying active and spending time with her husband and son.
Clinic Director Dr. Carolyn Rhoads is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, spine, sports-related injuries, headaches, and balance & falls. She loves being a physical therapist because she can help patients return to the activities they love. She enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities and has worked with the Highbar Speed School, a comprehensive sports training and conditioning program for athletes. Carolyn has also worked with athletes training for the Special Olympics.
She loves to travel, explore new places, and experience new cultures – but only after her morning coffee! Carolyn likes to stay active by skiing and hiking with her husband. In her free time, she likes to work in her vegetable garden, spend time with her friends and family, and root for the Patriots!
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.
Clinic Director Dr. Jessica Boyd is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, neurological conditions, athletic training, and pelvic health. Throughout her career, she has earned certifications in trigger point dry needling and pelvic health. With her experience as an athletic trainer, she is also an expert in treating athletes and sports injuries.
When she’s not in the clinic, Dr. Roy likes to spend her time outside the clinic with her family and enjoys cooking as well as traveling. A New England sports fan, she roots for the Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins.
Dr. Kayla Barrett is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, spine, sports injuries, balance & falls, and wrist/hand. She loves helping patients improve their quality of life by getting them back to the activities they love. This passion led her to start Full Swing Golf RI, a nonprofit organization for children with amputations and disabilities to learn and play golf alongside local professionals.
In her spare time, she enjoys staying active and spending time in her hometown of Bristol with her husband and dog, Rhody. You can catch her watching and rooting for the New England Patriots and URI Basketball.
Dr. Jake Broccolo is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in orthopedics, post-surgical care, and sports-related injuries. He also serves as the Clinic Director for our North Providence clinic. A native Rhode Islander, he was introduced to the field of physical therapy when he injured his arm playing baseball. From athlete to patient then physical therapist, Jake offers expertise in baseball and football injuries. In addition, he enjoys working with the elderly, on mobility, balance, and minimizing the risk of falls.
In his spare time, Jake stays active by going to the gym, riding his bike, and playing golf. A baseball player and RedSox fan, he was at the famous ‘RedSox vs Yankees Brawl’ game. Ask him who his favorite family member is and he'll tell you it's his 7-year-old black lab, Zoe.
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!
Clinic Director Dr. Jordan Madigan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, spine, sports-related injuries, and headaches. He is passionate about showing patients their true potential, whether it is recovering from an injury or illness or through technique/performance adjustments. Growing up in a small rural town, Jordan was involved in every sport and activity he could find, mostly basketball and Australian Rules Football. After attending physical therapy for multiple minor sports injuries, Jordan began to develop a good relationship with the physical therapists who treated him. His physical therapists showed such a passion for patient care. Over time, they inspired him to pursue an education in physiotherapy, shaping him into the physical therapist he is today.
Originally from Australia, Jordan loves to stay active by playing Australian Rules Football for Boston, taking his rescue dog hiking, and playing pickup basketball with his friends. He also loves visiting breweries in Rhode Island and playing golf.
Clinic Director Dr. Michelle Fuleky PT, DPT, OCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist who specializes in orthopedics, spine, sports-related injuries, pelvic health, and women’s health. She enjoys treating each patient as a whole to assess how their body moves and how they can achieve their health and wellness goals in their entirety.
She has authored and presented on several topics including ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation for hip pathologies. She has also contributed to the physical therapy protocol for conservative treatment of femoral acetabular impingement and developed a test to determine if an athlete is ready to return to sports after knee surgery.
Michelle resides in East Greenwich with her husband, Norm, and their dog, Cole. When she’s not in the clinic, you can usually find her hiking, spending time with her friends and family, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes. She also loves to travel and see different parts of the country and the world.
Dr. Lindsey Arcand is a Clinic Director at our East Providence clinic and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, specializing in orthopedics and dance-related injuries. Starting her career at Performance Physical Therapy as an Exercise Specialist in 2015, she continued her education at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and has advanced to her role as a Physical Therapist. She loves helping her patients reach their maximum potential to live their best lives.
In her spare time, she loves to dance, hike, and spend time with her cat, Troegs. She has been a dancer since age 3 and participated in the Danceworks Boston Company during her time in college.
Ian Manning is the Clinic Director at our North Kingstown clinic who specializes in orthopedics, sports-related injuries, and golf injuries. He’s passionate about helping patients recover from pain or injury so they can return to the activities they love.
In his free time, Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He also loves staying active by playing golf.
Clinic Director Dr. Andrew Horton is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, spine, and sports-related injuries. His passion is helping patients reach their goals to get back to their sport, hobby, or everyday activity and live their best life. Andrew leads the Highbar Dry Needling certification program and is certified in both Dry Needling Level 1 & 2. He has also earned certifications in Functional Movement System (Levels 1&2), Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Clinical Integration.
Andrew lives in North Kingstown with his wife, two children, and their therapy dog, Mix. He likes to stay active by playing soccer, exercising, hiking, wake surfing, playing spike ball, and biking. His favorite sports teams are Manchester United, USMNT, Celtics, Red Sox, and the Boston Bruins. When he’s not in the clinic or at home with his family, Andrew loves to travel and has visited Thailand, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Guatemala.
Dr. Shawn Blankenship is the Clinic Director at our Middletown clinic and a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, spine, sports-related injuries, post-stroke, and traumatic brain injuries. He’s passionate about connecting with his patients to educate and empower them in their recovery. In his past roles, Shawn has served as an Adjunct Professor for Seton Hall University’s Physical Therapy program.
When he’s not in the clinic, Shawn enjoys playing golf, running, and road biking. You can usually find him rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes or spending time with his wife and dog.
Dr. Kevin Alexander is a Clinic Director at our North Kingstown clinic, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. In addition, Kevin completed a post-graduate residency program in orthopedics and manual therapy. He currently serves as a Faculty Member for the Highbar Orthopedic Residency program.
A competitive track and field athlete right through college, Kevin suffered several injuries throughout his life. His own personal experience with physical therapy is what inspired him to pursue his career in the field. In addition to an athlete and an expert physical therapist, Kevin is a teacher. He has been instrumental in the development of many continuing education courses as well as mentoring and teaching both students and fellow physical therapists.
Kevin grew up and continues to live in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. He has a passion for golf and semi-annually volunteers at the Full Swing Golf RI, an event founded by his wife, teaching children with physical disabilities how to enjoy and play the sport of golf. In addition to golf Kevin enjoys snowboarding, lifting at the gym, landscaping, cooking and - of course - running. From a middle school cross country runner to a track and field college athlete Kevin now enjoys participating in road races with friends.
Clinic Director Dr. Lauren Macera is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, spine, sports-related injuries, headaches, aquatics, balance & falls, and hockey. While attending URI, she traveled to Guatemala twice to help rehabilitate adults and children with various neurological disabilities.
When she’s not in the clinic, you might find her running, relaxing by the beach, playing with her dog, hiking, or listening to music. She also serves on the board of the Lead the Way program and has volunteered with events throughout her community, including numerous 5k races.
Clinic Director Dr. Leanne Monteiro PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics and women’s health. She became a physical therapist because she wanted to help people return to what they love to do, whether that be competitive sports, recreational activities, or getting back to work.
Leanne is fluent in Portuguese and has clinical expertise in orthopedics, post-surgical and women's health, including incontinence and pelvic pain.
In her free time, you can catch Leanne cooking, going for walks with her dog, and spending time with her family and friends.
Clinic Director Dr. Mikaela Caracciolo is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in orthopedics, balance & falls, CVA, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, and other neurological conditions. She loves helping her patients get back to the activities they love and motivating them to achieve the goals they didn’t think were possible.
She has served as the Assistant Coach for Rock Steady Boxing, a boxing class for those with Parkinson's Disease, and volunteers in the medical tent at the MS challenge walk in Cape Cod each year.
In her free time, Mikaela loves to practice her photography skills, watch the Patriots or Red Sox, go skiing, practice her boxing skills, and play softball. She also likes to explore and try out new or different restaurants – so she is always looking for recommendations!