Jim has 20 years of experience in treating orthopedic, sport and work related injuries. His interest in spine care lead him to attend a two year residency in orthopedic manual therapy from The Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Jim's passion lies in the areas of spine and post-operative shoulder rehabilitation. He believes that active patient participation, sound biomechanical principles, and thorough patient education are the keys to successful functional outcomes.
Jim enjoys teaching and has served as a lab instructor at Boston University in the Physical Therapy Department and is a frequent lecturer at North Shore Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
He also trains in various forms of Martial Arts, enjoys Home Brewing beer and golf. He, his wife and 3 children are also very active in their local church and its community outreach activities.
Alison graduated from Boston University with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. For the past five years, she has treated primarily orthopedic and sports-related injuries with an interest in post-operative rehabilitation, joint replacements, and high school athletics. As a former professional dancer, including the Boston based hip-hop company Rainbow Tribe, and with nearly thirty years of classical ballet training, Alison specializes in the evaluation and treatment of dance-related injuries and surgeries. She has studied at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in New York, one of the most prestigious physical therapy clinics specializing in dance medicine, and stays current with continuing education courses. Alison is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), and Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA). In her spare time, she is also on the board of directors and co-dance instructor at The STUDIO, a dance and fitness center located in Melrose, MA.
Dora Gouveia obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy at Superior School of Health Technology of Coimbra, Portugal. While there, she worked in a Skilled Nursing Facility treating a varied patient population including neurological and respiratory patients. After moving to the United States, she received equivalent certification to master’s degree or higher in Physical Therapy in 2012.
She is certified in Kinesiotaping, Respiratory Physical Therapy, and Bobath Concept. She enjoys bringing her varied skills into creative treatment approaches while assisting patients in our warm water therapy pool and in our outpatient orthopedic department. She uses a hands-on approach employing soft tissue and joint mobilization as well as exercise based treatments to maximize patient’s functional outcomes.
Outside of work, she lives an active lifestyle, enjoying outdoor activities, practicing Taekwondo, and cooking. She also was a volunteer fire fighter and EMT for five years back in Portugal.
She is proficient in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.