An Innovative Approach to Physical Therapy

We are CMPT! One of Central Mass’s top physical therapy practices and home of the “Best of Central Mass.”

In a profession that is becoming more numbers driven, CMPT chooses QUALITY over quantity every time.  CMPT believes in a one-on-one treatment approach and at times, a two-on-one approach (that’s two CMPT therapists to one patient in the same session!). 

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Our Services

Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular Therapy

Many people suffer from dizziness and impaired balance. These symptoms can occur suddenly with positional changes,…

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Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy? Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR) is a unique treatment modality…

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Graston Technique Therapy

What is the Graston Technique? Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating indeed. Graston Technique®…

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Awards and Accolades

Community Choice Awards Winner
Worcester Business Journal
Team Strength and Conditioning

Meet Our Staff

A Commitment to Education

Michael Roberts

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Physical Therapy Guest Lab Instructor

Michael Roberts holds a Bachelors in Movement Science from Westfield State College 1997 and a Masters…

Connor Dougherty

Connor Dougherty

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Physical Therapy Adjunct Professor

Connor is a licensed physical therapist who received his Doctoral degree from MCPHS University in 2018…

Dawn Roberts

Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy Professor

Dawn has been a PT for over 16 years, and has both orthopedic and pediatric experience.  She…

Michael Racette

Graston Technique Lead Instructor, American Podiatric Medical Association Region One Conference Speaker, Northeastern University Doctor of Physical Therapy Adjunct Professor (former)

Mike is a licensed Physical Therapist working full-time at Central Mass Physical Therapy and Wellness. Mike…

Jacqueline Shakar

Jacqueline Shakar

Graston Technique Lead Instructor and Senior Clinical Advisor, Mount Wachusett Community College Physical Therapy Assistant Professor, Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy Adjunct Professor (former)

Jackie has been a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer for over 38 years. She has…

Patient Reviews

Based on 85 reviews.
Erin Tivnan
Erin Tivnan
2022-04-29
Verified
I was referred to Central Mass PT by my PCP, who recommended them for some neck issues I was having. I worked with Mike R, who was absolutely wonderful. At my initial appointment, he was able to identify some strength issues and recommend some exercises and stretches to alleviate my issues. Within a few weeks, my problem was 95% better. I am so pleased with my results, and would absolutely recommend Central Mass PT to anyone requiring physical therapy!
Sally Chinian
Sally Chinian
2022-03-23
Verified
I have been with CMPT for 3 years. The front desk staff is amazing, fielding calls, arranging appointments and most of all a positive and welcoming introduction to the facility. Mike Roberts has personally saved me from back surgery. A true healer and motivator. I have to say you have to put in the work to get results, but there has never been a more knowledgeable person in my life to get me off the couch. Matt Mccloud personal trainer who also supports the staff has been amazing. Picking the correct exercises and collaborating with the Physical Therapists. There is always a watchful eye, positive reinforcement and a very very positive environment.
Tanya Johnson
Tanya Johnson
2022-02-18
Verified
Before I went to my previous podiatrist I had two Cortisone shots which did not help me whatsoever and went through two rounds of PT which consisted of 6 to12months with nothing that really helped. I went for a second opinion to my new fantastic podiatrist and he referred to central mass PT and I had Laura she is absolutely amazing she worked on my injury not just tape my up and send me home with exercises.She got me out of pain which I had going on for 1-1/2 years she gave me tools that I needed to help myself get better. It has been a long road for me considering I did not have the correct therapy before. I am here to say if you want to have a PT that actually works this is where you need to go! I absolutely love this place and would highly recommend it. Sincerely Tanya!
Sandra Caron
Sandra Caron
2022-02-05
Verified
I can't say enough about Central Mass Physical Therapy. I developed chronic pain in 2014 after a surgery. I basically became an invalid laying in bed all day. My brain became afraid of movements. I have gone to approx. 5 different Physical Therapists over the years but instead of getting better I was getting worse. That is until I went here and was given Jackie Shaker. She brought me from bed ridden to now walking for 50 min. and using the elliptical for 42 min. She understands how being in chronic pain affects the brain and knew how to get me to feel safe again doing everyday movements. I can't say enough about her. Her knowledge, her patience and her compassion are the reasons I have my life back. She is my biggest cheerleader and whenever I need to talk she calls me back. I not only consider her my Physical Therapist, but also my friend.
Doreen Sheridan
Doreen Sheridan
2022-02-03
Verified
I have worked with both Emily for PT (four years ago) and Matt (currently) for strength training to help combat osteopenia. My experiences at CMPT & W have always been positive. Matt and Emily are professionals - extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and personable. My sessions with Matt are rewarding and productive. I have found the entire staff to be very helpful.
Jeff Seifert
Jeff Seifert
2022-02-03
Verified
As an aging athlete, I can't say enough about Central Mass PT and their approach to healing and recovery. Laura Kidman has been an outstanding professional in identifying the core issues and prescribing the very best approach to my recovery. She's helped me become more aware of my body mechanics and helped me improve my athletic performance , and overall health. She's a top-tier sports therapist and makes recovery fun, what a combo!
Frank Jansen
Frank Jansen
2022-02-02
Verified
Thank you for a great physical therapy experience in my Achilles injury recovery. What I appreciate most is that I was taught how to continue improve the tendon’s strength and how each muscle and tendon impact every other one. Highly recommend the staff and approach!
Rich I
Rich I
2022-01-22
Verified
I would not go anywhere else. I found out about Central Ma. Pt from working out with a trainer at the gym. Despite my disabilities they have always show me the highest level of care. I have worked with two of the best physical therapists in the business, Mike and Dan. When I first started going there my problem was my back. Both worked so hard to bring me back to a higher level. They knew the right exercises. When I needed surgery in 2015 they worked with me at the facility and provided me with the correct home exercises. The knew the areas where I needed to make progress. With their efforts I was able to reach a fully functional level.. It is now a few years later and Mike and Dan are still there for me. I had a knee replacement on my right leg last July. With their help I have a fully functional right knee. The non operated knee has been a problem but with their program that knee has improved remarkably. But for Mike and Dan my current circumstances might have been much different. I am so glad to have worked with them. They are wonderful people and their patience with me has been tremendous. Now I am working with Matt for personal training. I watched him train others. I regarded Matt as outstanding motivator. Although I have worked with him only a few times I am doing better. My legs feel stronger and the non operated knee is better. He personalizes his program to make it fit each area of need. When I walk into Central Ma PT I am greeted by a warm and friendly staff, like Meredith and Liz. They reflect the positive atmosphere of Central Ma. PT. I feel very fortunate to be their patient. I will be one of their patients so long as there is a need. Thanks again.