Hip Success Stories

The purpose of this note is to express my thanks for a job well done by Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC for their assistance in enabling me to fully recover from my total hip replacement. For the past several years, I have been bothered by stiffness, pain, and much difficulty in performing daily tasks. I eventually had great difficulty walking so I had hip replacement surgery in September 2006. My surgeon prescribed 6 weeks of rehab.

Prior to surgery I was working out fairly regularly at Family Fitness Center (now CORE fitness) in Shrewsbury and heard from a friend that Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC was good. So I decided to sign up with them for rehab; and I wasn’t sorry. I was very impressed with the staff- their professionalism, knowledge, and genuine caring attitude. Further, they knew what they were doing and recommended the right amount of therapy that alleviated the pain to facilitate easy movement. They were not hesitant to push the “envelope” if they felt that more exercise and therapy was possible particularly when I was eager to do more. Their efforts substantially led to my full successful recovery.

I believe the staff to be “top notch” and I would not hesitate to use their services again or to recommend you to others. Keep up the good work and thank you again Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC for a job well done!

Les F.

Before I had physical therapy with Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC in Shrewsbury I didn’t know if I could bowl again. Now, after surgery for a total hip replacement and the exercises and care I received, I’m almost at my same scores.rmal. I am going to miss the crew.

Joyce M.

Before I first came to Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC, my left hip was causing intermittent pain- especially at night when I lay down. I lost a lot of sleep. After my sessions at Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC, I am happy to say sleeping is no longer a problem. I even forget about my hip.

My physical therapy sessions were packed with exercises designed especially for my hip- no time wasted. The manual therapy was especially soothing. The staff was efficient, professional, and knew their stuff. Always a nice atmosphere with respect for privacy. Thank you all!

Ellen D.

I want to say thank you to all at Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC. I had to have muscle repair surgery on my left hip in June 2010. Prior to the surgery I was unable to walk without the use of crutches. Since coming to PT here between the ease into exercises and the manual manipulation, I have been able to resume my old active life. The exercises were customized for my issues and easy to continue at home. I started here with 40 appointments and have graduated in about 20. Again, thanks to all.

Tina C.

When I first came to Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC I was in severe pain with my hip and had pain radiating all the way down into my right foot. I was unable to exercise or even walk without pain. I had trouble sleeping and was in a lot of pain when at work due to the nature of my job. The therapists and assistants were awesome, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Through the exercises, stretching, ultrasound, and electric stim treatments I finished my treatment with no more pain or restrictions in activities that I had prior to coming here. I would like to thank everyone at Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC for providing a worth while, successful, and enjoyable experience.

Garry B.

I had a very good deal of exercises that made me feel comfortable. I enjoyed working with the people at Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC. I know I am leaving in a lot better shape than when I came here.

Edward A.

When I first came in for therapy both of my hips were extremely tight and sore and the pain ran down the entire outside of both legs. The outside of both knees were also extremely tight and sore. I was in pain everyday. Therapy has loosened up the tightness and taken away most of the pain. I’d like to thank everyone at Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC for all their help.

Matt C.

Knee and hip pain made all movement very uncomfortable, preventing my enjoyment of hobbies, exercise and seriously limiting most activities of daily living. As a patient of Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC I experienced therapeutic massage and treatments to relieve pain and exercises to build strength and stamina.

Staff provided education and encouragement in a professional and caring manner. Pain relief and condition improvement was noticeable within the first few visits. I am pain free and able to return to my normal activity. Thank you!

Betty S.

Came here to take care of muscle strain from over training. I like to run a lot and I had to stop due to hip pain. I learned about why it was occurring and tools to fix it. While I’m still not able to run as much as I’d like, I am up to 45 miles per week and no longer feel like I’m getting worse, I’m getting better. Using the techniques I have learned here, I’m confident that ill be back soon and better able to prevent this from happening again. The therapists here really work as a team and each contributes in valuable ways to help patients improve quickly. Thanks.

Heather K.

To all at Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC, I want to express my sincere gratitude to you and appreciation of the wonderful treatment both physical and psychological that I received from all of your group. I came three months after hip replacement fearful of dislocation and generally in weakened condition. My main treatment came from Joe Madgis, a very accomplished therapist who gave much support and encouragement along with PT treatment. I am now walking two miles a day, doing yoga, and feeling fine. I have had physical therapy prior to this course of treatment but nothing of this caliber. Thank you all and best of luck.

Elaine F.

I had significant pain in my leg with issues with my groin muscle and hip flexor. Alicia was terrific! They were always professional and I enjoyed the light hearted, but professional environment. Although it took time, I now feel much better and can do things that I couldn’t do with the injury. Thanks to all- you’re the best!

John M.

I was referred to the Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC Department by my doctor from the Sports Medicine Department at UMass Medical Center. I was diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis Trochanteris Bursitis, and ITB friction. The pain was bad to the point that I had trouble going up and down stairs.

I was in training for my first 1/2 marathon on February 27th. I stopped running for 12 days. Two weeks before the race. I thought that I would never be a runner, and never mind being ready to run this marathon. Tara (Tara Joseph, BS, DPT) took me and encouraged me from the beginning, and she also told me that she would be there and we could cheer for each other.

Joe (Joseph Magdis, CSCS) was incredible! He had a lot of patience, and taught me the proper ways to stretch, how to align myself, and even counseled me on proper nutrition. He gave me a lot of encouraging words, and believed that I would do great. Joe answered all my questions, and also kept giving me motivation. On February 27th, I completed my first 1/2 marathon in 2.323 hours. Had it not been for your great team of therapists, it would not have been possible.

Thanks to the whole team of Therapists for your encouragement and support. You guys are the Best!

Ivette O.

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Physical Therapist Assistants

Kim Barrow

MS, BS, PTA, Aquatics Director

Southern Connecticut State University, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Exercise Science
MassBay Community College, Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant

Areas of Clinical Interest
lower back pain and disk conditions, aquatics, chronic pain, post surgical rehab, balance issues

Certifications + Trainings
Certified ACE Personal Trainer, Craniosacral Level I, Graston Technique Levels I & II.

Trained in Burdenko Method, Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute (ATRI), Kinesiotaping, Biosynchronistics, Maitland Technique, Mulligan Concept, Functional Movement Assessment (FMA), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Muscle Energy Techniques of the Spine and Extremities

Ross Beaudette

BA, PTA, CSCS, Worcester Clinic Manager, Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE)

Worcester State University, Bachelor of Education
New England Institute of Technology,  Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant 

Areas of Clinical Interest
sports rehab, injury prevention, ergonomics, post-surgical, footwear assessment and prescription

Certifications + Trainings
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation certification, Matheson work hardening certification, ACE personal trainer, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Active Release Technique (ART), Mulligan technique, McKenzie Technique, myofascial release, Muscle Energy Techniques of the Spine and Extremities

Nicolette Bender


University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Exercise Science
Becker College, Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant 

Areas of Clinical Interest
Rehab Pilates, pre and post natal, postural re-patterning, injury prevention, stability training

Certifications + Trainings
STOTT PILATES, NSCA-CPT, TRX, Biosynchronistics, Core Integration, Craniosacral therapy (CST Level 1 & cervical spine), Total Barre, CORE Athletic Conditioning, Diaphragm Release Techniques, Myofascial Release Therapy, Mulligan Techniques for the Extremities, Muscle Energy Techniques for the Spine and Extremities. ISP (injury and special population) focus that includes pre and post natal, scoliosis programming, & breast cancer rehabilitation. 

Alexandra "Allie" Hagan


Salem State University, Bachelor of Athletic Training
Bay State College, Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant 



John Hannon


New England Institute of Technology, Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant 

Areas of Clinical Interest
Back pain, footwear/gait assessment, balance/fall prevention, total joint replacement, workplace ergonomics/postural re-ed, injury prevention, aquatics

Certifications + Trainings
Summit certification in evidence-based assessment and treatment for TMJ, Blood Flow Restriction Training, cervical spine dysfunction, and headaches/post concussion


Katharine Osborne


Mount Wachusett Community College, Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant

Areas of Clinical Interest
Manual therapy, myofascial release, lower back pain, shoulder and knee injuries, neck pain, kinesiology, trigger point therapy, patient education

Certifications + Trainings
Graston Technique M1-Basic Training