Staff

Judith D. Hershberg, PT, DPT, MS

Judy is a graduate of Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, where she received a bachelors and an advanced masters degree in physical therapy. She received her doctorate of physical therapy at Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions. She focuses on work-related injuries and performs Functional Capacity Evaluations and Ergonomic Assessments using the ErgoScience method. Prior to founding the Boston Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Judy was the Director of Physical Therapy at Boston University Medical Center. Judy is also a senior instructor for Therapy Ed, a company that helps prepare graduating physical therapy students who are planning to sit for the national physical therapy license examination. She has also given expert testimony for litigation involving work issues including work dismissals and a client’s level of function as it relates to his/her job. Outside of the office she enjoys vacationing in Mexico, traveling the world, and golfing.

Declan Fennell, PT

Declan is a graduate of Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences where he received his degree in physical therapy. He has a certificate in spinal manipulative therapy from the Swodeam Institute. He specializes in orthopedic and sports-related injuries with advanced training in rehabilitation of shoulder pathologies, disorders of the hip, and foot/ankle conditions. Furthermore, Declan focuses on ergonomics both in office settings and workplace. He leads seminars at Eversource for injury prevention in the work environment. Outside the office, Declan enjoys being active and coaching youth sports including soccer, basketball, and baseball for his three sons.

Jennifer Richard, PT

Jennifer has been treating patients in the Boston area for 30 years. She graduated from the University of Lowell with her Bachelor's in Physical Therapy and completed a year-long part-time residency in manual therapy at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Jen was recognized as an orthopedic specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2006 to 2016. She specializes in orthopedics, sports medicine, and treatment of the spine. When not working she enjoys boxing, yoga, paddle boarding, and chasing her spoiled English Bulldog, Rosie, around Castle Island.

Mary Catherine McPherson, PT, DPT

Cate McPherson graduated from Wake Forest University in 2015 with a bachelor of science in health and exercise science. She then went on to receive her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Southern California in 2018. Cate works primarily with a variety of orthopedic patients, but also enjoys working with stroke survivors and patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. She helped initiate our running clinic to teach novice and experienced runners how to prevent injury, improve performance, and optimize body mechanics. She also likes helping youth and adult athletes return to sport and giving older adults the tools to maximize mobility and prevent falls. Outside of the clinic, Cate enjoys distance running, yoga, hiking, traveling, and is always on the lookout for the best ice cream.

Dr. Alexandra DiGrado PT, DPT, PRPC

Alexandra DiGrado is a licensed physical therapist with advanced training and certification in pelvic floor rehabilitation through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She has the distinction of holding the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification. She received both her doctorate degree in physical therapy and her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Science from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She has honed her skills as a pelvic floor specialist working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Touro Infirmary in New Orleans with patients who are pre- and post-partum; experiencing menopause, prostate cancer, or other urogynecological cancers; and patients of all genders with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction across all age groups. Alex was a founding member of the gender affirmation clinic in New Orleans, LA and has worked with patients pre- and post-gender affirmation surgery. She is conversational in Spanish and has worked with a diverse patient population both at home and abroad. She is the founder of Boston Pelvic Physical Therapy with the mission of improving awareness and access to pelvic health. She lives in Boston, MA with her husband and daughter.

If you are interested in learning more about pelvic floor physical therapy visit Alex’s website below:

bostonpelvicpt.com

Henry Lee, MAOM,Lic.Ac.

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Henry Lee attended the New England School of Acupuncture as part of the class of 2012. He has experience working as an acupuncturist at The Russell Center for Chiropractic and Sports Medicine since 2014. Henry specialized in mainly acupuncture therapy as well as orthopedics. On his free time, he enjoys practicing Chinese Martial Arts including Wudang/Wutang Kung Fu, Tai Chi/Taiji, Mixed Martial Arts, Mongolian Wrestling.

If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture visit Henry’s website below:

www.neo-acupuncture.com

Kathy Shillue PT, DPT, OCS, LANA

Kathy Shillue graduated Northeastern University in the class of 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She is a member of the board of orthopedic physical therapy and is a certified Lymphedema specialist as of 2015. Accompanying Judy, Kathy teaches for TherapyEd to help physical therapy students prepare for their national physical therapy licence examination. Kathy also has a certification to practice as an orthopedic clinical specialist.

Catherine S. Lane, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA

Dr. Lane has many years of clinical experience in acute care, outpatient and home care settings, treating a wide variety of patient including orthopedical, neurological, cardiopulmonary and geriatric. Her expertise is treating the aging adult to maximize their functional and improve quality of life. She has physical therapy degrees from Simmons College, Northeastern University and MGH Institute for Health Professions. She has advanced certification (CEEAA) from the APTA as an expert in exercise for the aging adult. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Lane is an instructor for Therapy Ed, teaching students to prepare for the PT license exam. She is past president of the APTA of MA, and has been appointed by Governor Baker to the Board of Allied Health Professions.

Karen Martin, PT, MPT

Karen Martin has over 20 years of experience in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Geriatric Physical Therapy, and is the senior therapist at The Boston Center for Physical and Sports Medicine in Hamilton, MA. She brings her athletic training background to her treatment of injuries in physical therapy and adapts this to the active elders in our community with goal of maximizing each individuals function. She provides 1 to 1 care, without any aides or assistants, in a relaxed and caring environment. Education: BS degree in Athletic Training from Colby-Sawyer College and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Springfield College.

Licenses: MA Physical Therapy