Michael Roberts, MPT, CSCS
Michael Roberts is a licensed Physical Therapist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from American International College and a Bachelors Degree in Movement Science from Westfield State University. Mike has lectured throughout New England on the topic of injury prevention and performance enhancement. He has presented at local universities, regional conferences, and has presented at MIAA and MDA conferences. He is a certified Graston Technician and is one of the first non-physician authors for Up-to-Date, an internet based medical reference used internationally. Michael started Central Mass Physical Therapy and Wellness with the goal of changing the way physical therapy is delivered. Michael is a 2-time All-American triathlete who has completed 3 ironman triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) with a personal best of 9 hours and 29 minutes. As a long-time competitive runner and triathlete, Michael's treatment philosphies are centered on injury prevention, functional training and evidence-based care. Mike now focuses his time on coaching athletes, directing group wellness classes, and providing physical therapy. He lives in Holden with his wife Lauren, daughter Michaela, son Evan, and 6 year old Labrador retriever Sam.
Jacqueline Shakar, DPT, MSPT, OCS, CMT
Jackie has been physical therapist for over 25 years and is a true icon in the field. She has presented at many national conferences, colleges and universities. She received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Jackie is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist by the APTA and she is a full time professor in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Mount Wachusett Community College. Jackie is a Graston Technique primary instructor and teaches nationally. She is one of New England’s only certified PRRT providers. Therapists throughout New England refer clients to her for second opinions and consultations. In her spare time, Jackie is a competitive runner who is well known regionally and has won far too many road races to count. She competes annually in the Mount Washington Road Race where she frequently finishes atop her age group. Jackie resides in Sutton.
Dawn Roberts, PhD, MSPT
Dawn has been a PT for over 13 years, and has both orthopedic and pediatric experience. She has a PhD in Kinesiology from UMass Amherst and a Masters in Physical Therapy from UMass Lowell. She is a full time professor in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program at Springfield College. She is currently performing research in the area of physical activity and health outcomes. Dawn has presented both nationally for the American College of Sports Medicine and regionally for the Massachusetts APTA. She also lectures frequently to local running and triathlon clubs. Dawn is a certified Graston Technician. In her spare time Dawn is a very accomplished runner and cyclist. She has won many regional road races and was runner-up in the 2009 New England Mountain running series. Dawn resides in both Worcester and West Springfield.
Charles Gaudette, PTA, CMT (email)
Charles is a Physical Therapist Assistant and a Licensed Massage Therapist. He holds an associates degree in Allied Health from Becker College and is a 1988 graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. He has also taught at the Bancroft School of Massage. He is a certified neuromuscular therapist and maintains a very busy private massage therapy practice in Worcester, MA. Charles has worked in the sports orthopedic setting since 1997. He is a certified Graston Technician and has taken extensive coursework in myofascial release techniques. Charles is truly an expert in muscle and fascial release. Charles is an outdoor athlete with passions in cycling, hiking, and kayaking. Charles resides in Worcester, MA with his wife Lisa and two daughters, Leah and Lindsay.
Beth McKenna Reinach, MPT (email)
Beth is a licensed Physical Therapist. She has a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors in Athletic Training from Penn State University. Beth has worked as a physical therapist in multiple settings and brings invaluable experience to the outpatient setting. Beth is a certified Graston Technician, and she has ten years of clinical physical therapy experience in orthopedics, oncology, and home care. She exercises regularly and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Beth works part-time at Central Mass PT and Wellness.
Eric Bailey, CSCS (email)
Eric Bailey is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and expert trainer at Central Mass PT and Wellness. He holds a bachelors degree in Health Sciences from Worcester State University, with a concentration in Athletic Training. Eric is the head of Physical Training at Boylston Regional Academy, where he has been training recruit classes since 1998. Since 1996, Eric has helped hunderds of clients lose thousands of pounds. Addtionally, he has coached and designed programs for many regionally and nationally ranked high school and college athletes in the area of strength and conditioning. Eric directs group classes and is sought after for private and semi-private group classes at Central Mass PT. Eric is a competitive athlete and outdoor enthusiast with hobbies that include biking, rock climbing, ice climbing, and cross country skiing. Eric currently resides in Rutland.
Chris Everson, PTA
Chis Everson is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant working full time at Central Mass PT and Wellness. He graduated from Mount Wachusett Community College where he earned the Award for Physical Therapist Assistant Student of the Year. Chris completed one of his clinical affiliations at Central Mass PT as a student and quickly became part of the family. His treatment philosophy is based on the regional interdependence model. This model states that the body should be treated as a whole. Research continues to support the idea that seemingly unrelated limitations in remote regions may contribute to, or be associated with, a patient's complaint. Chris currently resides in Sturbridge.
Michael Curnen, MSPT, CSCS
Michael Curnen is a regionally sought after physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 1999. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of the Holy Cross. Michael is a certified Graston Technician and has spent over 11 years in outpatient physical therapy. Michael has presented regionally on the topic of injury prevention and he is especially interested in the role of evidence in the practice of physical therapy. He is a strong proponent of functional exercise, manual therapy and healthy lifestyles, and is an avid cyclist and occasional runner. Michael is currently working toward his manual therapy certification through the Maitland School of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. His lives in Auburn with his wife and daughter.
Anthony Dagnello, BS, AS, CMT
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology and an Associates of Science in Physical Therapy from Becker College in Worcester, MA. Tony also holds a certification of Massage Therapy from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. Tony has worked as a senior consultant in the development of an online personal training application.
Tony works at Central Mass PT and Wellness where he directs personal training clients as well as group classes. Health, wellness, education and assisting people with the achievement of goals are some of Tony’s greatest passions. Tony combines his education, training experience, passion and energy to create a training environment that is challenging, fun and functional.
As an endurance athlete, Tony has trained for and completed some of the worlds most coveted and challenging races. Some of these races include: The Ironman Triathlon, The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and The Boston Marathon. Tony has recently acquired a new passion for endurance obstacle racing and enjoys participating in Tough Mudder events throughout the country.
Tony has also completed triathlons for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, raising over $40,000 for cancer research and patient/family services. He has also volunteered with the Team in Training program to train with, motivate, and support new participants in the successful completion of multi-distance triathlon events. Tony currently resides in Providence.