Brockton - Belmont St

Address and Hours
Address 

362 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
P: 508-584-7711
F: 508-584-7744

brockton1@baystatept.com

Hours 

M-Th 7-7

F 7-5

Sa 8-12

Meet Our Team 
Name 
Kara Alterio
Graduate 
Northeastern University
Credentials 
BSPT

Kara has been practicing in outpatient physical therapy for 15 years.  She has extensive experience in treating conditions of the foot and ankle, neck and back injuries, post surgical shoulder, hip and knees.  She has a special interest in patient advocacy and unique surgical cases. Kara has written and presented papers on Pharmacology, Radiology and Evidenced Based Medicine and its relationship to the current physical therapy patient.

Kara sees patients in our Brockton clinic during the week and is the director  and managing partner of Abington and Brockton. Kara is married and has three children that are active in swimming, soccer and dive. Kara is also a member of the Brockton Rotary club and her family is involved in community projects and charitable events through the Brockton area.



Name 
Kathleen (Katy) Hallinan
Graduate 
Simmons College
Credentials 
PT, DPT

 

Katy is the clinic manager at Bay State in Brockton, having been with the company since early 2013.  Katy is a recent graduate of the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (Level I) 2015 and is seeking her OCS certification 2017.  Katy graduated from Simmons College in 2013 with her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.  Katy developed a passion for physical therapy beginning in high school that intensified with her own history of receiving PT for a foot injury in college.  Katy treats a variety of orthopedic injuries with a focus on functional movement patterns.

 

Katy is an avid tennis player and is involved in the USTA in various tennis leagues.



Name 
Cindy Northrup
Graduate 
Cortiva Institute-Muscular Therapy Institute
Credentials 
LMT, NCTMB

Cindy is a graduate of the Cortiva Institute-Muscular Therapy Institute, located in Watertown, MA.  The 900-hour intensive professional training in Muscular Therapy included extensive hands-on practice in the classroom as well as the on-site student therapy center.  Upon graduation, Cindy continued her studies, focusing on oncology massage.  She holds intensive and advanced training certificates in caring for clients with cancer.

Cindy is licensed to practice massage in theCommonwealth of Massachusetts.  In addition, she is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Cindy combines muscular therapy techniques with client self-care education to ensure the highest quality of health maintenance and pain relief according to the goals and needs of her clients.  Clients living with cancer or cancer history are encouraged to contact Cindy; she will work with you and your oncology care team to develop a course of massage therapy that supports your recovery efforts.

In 2008, Cindy fulfilled a long-term goal by joining the per diem massage therapy staff at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies.  In addition, she volunteers at, or participates in, fundraisers, health fairs, workshops and conferences held by organizations focused on oncology care and research.

 

 

Name 
Zachary Plug
Graduate 
D’Youville College
Credentials 
PT, DPT

 

Zach grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, where he was an active crew rower throughout high school. He completed his undergrad in Kinesiology at Western University in London, Ontario in 2009. He enrolled at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate degree in 2013. During this time he coached rowing daily at his high school and for St. Catharines Rowing Club. He moved to Boston in the fall of 2015 to start work at Bay State PT. He is currently completing a post graduate program at the Institute of Manual Therapy, Class of 2016. Zach enjoys working with anyone that is eager to achieve their goals and return to their passions in life!



Name 
Olabisi Oyarekua
Graduate 
University of Michigan
Credentials 
PT, DPT

Bisi earned a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria 2001 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Flint Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2013. She earned a Clinical Concentration Certificate in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan, Flint in 2014.  She has experience in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy and has worked with various National Sports teams in Nigeria including the National Female Soccer Team.  She is happily married, God fearing and loves new experiences and is constantly seeking a good challenge.



Name 
Sara Linden
Graduate 
Simmons College
Credentials 
PT, DPT

Sara is a graduate of Simmons College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, earning her degree in August 2015. She earned her Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011. Sara treats a variety of orthopedic conditions and has a passion for patients with neurological conditions. Her clinical affiliation experience included working with patients in geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility, acute care hospital experience, custom foot orthotic prescription and fitting, and working with multiple orthopedic conditions.

 

Sara grew up in New York and moved to Massachusetts full time in 2012. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, trivia, going to the beach, and watching sports (especially hockey).