Staff

Kevin Flaherty, PT, CSCS

Physical Therapist
Owner, Flaherty Physical Therapy
Chief Mojo Officer

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Education: Northeastern University, Class of 1991

Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

Kevin has had a varied work experience but has spent the majority of his career working primarily in the sports medicine field treating a wide variety of patients while running physical therapy practices. Kevin has worked with many types of athletes, from children to professionals. Kevin was a former spring training consultant to the Boston Red Sox from 1994-2000.

Kevin has been very active in coaching many youth sports including hockey, baseball and lacrosse. He was formerly on the board of directors of Shrewsbury Youth Hockey and is currently on the board of the Shrewsbury High School Athletic Boosters. He is also active in the APTA of MA at the state and national levels. He is the former chair of the private practice special interest group of the APTA of Massachusetts and the former co-chair of the payment and policy committee. He currently sits on many advisory panels.

Kevin has presented on many physical therapy topics both at the state and national levels on a wide variety of clinical and or administrative topics. Kevin lives in Shrewsbury with his wife and two sons. Kevin enjoys golfing, working out and spending time with his family.


Elena Barresi, PT, MSPT

Physical Therapist
Instructor

Education: Boston University, Class of 1996

Certifications: STOTT Pilates Certification

Elena Barresi, a native of NJ, initially began her PT career in acute care orthopedics/trauma. She transitioned into outpatient orthopedics and has been practicing in this setting for the last nineteen years with interests including post-operative cases, athletics, dance and functional training. Elena’s strong passion for movement and dance lead her to become interested in Pilates in 2006. She obtained her STOTT PILATES© certification through the advanced level in mat, reformer, and all equipment in 2008. She is also certified in Zumba, Total Barre and TRX and currently teaches all of these fitness approaches at The Core Connection in Northborough.

Elena heavily emphasizes the mind body connection and integrates the STOTT Pilates© principles in treating all of her patients. She is passionate in educating patients how to connect with their bodies, recover from their dysfunction, prevent injury through proper alignment and movement and advocate a healthy balanced lifestyle. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, biking, dancing, and cooking.


Lisa Marchese, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Education: UMass Lowell, Class of 2010

Certifications: Graston Certification

As a young therapist, Lisa had the opportunity to study under clinical specialists at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation where she developed a strong background in treating post-surgical orthopedics, neurological patients, and amputees. From there she worked in both the homecare and outpatient settings. Currently Lisa’s clinical interests include rehab of the young athlete, wrist and hand injuries, and management of chronic pain. In recent years Lisa also has taken continuing education courses on the overhead athlete, shoulder injuries, and the treatment of elbow, wrist, and hand injuries. Lisa is Graston certified.

Lisa also spent many hours in a local dance studio growing up on the North Shore and has a strong interest in the rehab of dancers, gymnasts, and cheerleaders. She also has trained in martial arts in and has an interest in the MMA athlete. In her spare time Lisa enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with her family, and training her dog.


Laura Turner, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Education: Northeastern University, Class of 1991 and 2016

Certifications: Certified Functional Strength Coach

Laura has been a licensed physical therapist since 1991 when she graduated from Northeastern University, in Boston, MA. She returned to Northeastern in January 2014 and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in May 2016. Laura has spent the last 20 years in outpatient orthopedic care. She believes communication is the key to improving mobility. Laura was a competitive cheerleader while at Northeastern, and is the former cheerleading coach for Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA and The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA.

Laura is passionate about strength training and enjoys utilizing kettlebells as a rehabilitation tool. She is currently working toward her Strong First Certification to become a kettlebell instructor. She is also a Certified Functional Strength Coach.

Laura has been married to her husband Bill since 1995. They spend most weekends at their lake house in NY where they enjoy waterskiing, kayaking, hiking, snow shoeing, 4-wheeling and ice fishing.


Michelle Laramee, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Education: Mass College of Pharmacy, Class of 2017

Certifications: Certified Functional Strength Coach

Michelle is a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. She graduated from MCPHS University with her doctorate in physical therapy. Michelle attended Merrimack college where she received her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training. She was a member of the Merrimack Women’s Varsity soccer team and played four years as a midfield/defender. She is particularly passionate about working with athletes to get them back to their respective sports. Michelle has played organized soccer at many levels including national tournaments.

Michelle is a long-time resident of Shrewsbury where she graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 2010. She enjoys being outdoors, running, reading and spending time with her family and friends.