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 77 reviews.
Lisa Danielson
Lisa Danielson
May 19, 2022.
Verified
After being diagnosed with Runner's Dystonia, and suffering many injuries as a competitive, master's marathon runner for the BAA due to over training with the disorder and under fueling, I started working more diligently on my strength and nutrition with the help of CMPT's Strength Coach, Matt McLeod. Since we started our journey together to keep me healthy and strong, I have been running INJURY FREE and ENJOYING my strength workouts. Matt has a humble yet professional manner, and clearly has a genuine desire to help one change. This, combined with his ability to listen and prescribe workouts catered to my individual needs, has helped me grow both physically and mentally. His wisdom is truly beyond his years! I highly recommend him for you or for your high school athletes looking for summer training sessions! Lisa Danielson Certified AFAA Personal Trainer 200 hr Yoga Certified Instructor Varsity HS Cross Country Coach Boston Athletic Association master's running team member
kate Bu
kate Bu
May 14, 2022.
Verified
Ben at CMPT was a tremendous therapist for my teen daughter. She had a number of different aches and pains, the causes of which were hard to pinpoint. Ben asked questions and kept trying different exercises and homework until she felt an improvement and experienced less pain. It was a transformative experience for which we are all very grateful.
Erin Tivnan
Erin Tivnan
April 29, 2022.
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!
Josephine Ferrie
Josephine Ferrie
April 15, 2022.
Verified
I cannot speak highly enough about everyone at CMPT. The front desk staff were friendly, courteous and accommodating to my schedule. I was fortunate to work with Laura Kidman and Connor Dougherty who coordinated my care. They are awesome! I learned so much from them about body mechanics and how it impacts pain management. As a non-athletic woman over 60, I thought I wouldn't be able to do anything they asked me to, I was wrong! With their expertise, explaining everything, answering all my questions, I learned what I am capable of doing and I had fun working with them! They created a wellness plan for me and made sure I understood how to go forward after PT. Thank you Laura and Connor! I highly recommend CMPT!
Vilma Dias
Vilma Dias
April 5, 2022.
Verified
Mike was highly recommended by a friend to help me with my hip tightness. It was affecting my sleep and after a few months of treatments I have improved my mobility and no longer in pain.
Max Berenson
Max Berenson
April 4, 2022.
Verified
I worked with Mike Curnen to resolve ankle pain after being referred by my podiatrist. Mike is extremely knowledgable and didn't focus on just my ankles, but looked holistically at the mechanics of the way I walked to identify the cause of my issues. He helped me put together an exercise program that focused on strengthening muscles to improve my mechanics and relieve much of the stress on my ankles. I've had physical therapy on and off for knee and ankle issues and my experience at CMPT and their focus not just on a specific joint, but the bigger picture has been incredibly beneficial.
Nancy Kulis
Nancy Kulis
March 24, 2022.
Verified
CMPT is like family to me. The whole staff works together as a well oiled machine to do its best for a positive outcome. The therapy they provide prior to and after surgeries and/or injuries aides in one's recovery and the regaining of strength. Additionally, those working in the front office are always so kind & helpful; always with a solution and a smile. Telehealth visits with Jackie Shaker were necessary during the pandemic, and it went very well. I was seen in my own home environment and exercises were tailored specifically to my needs in that particular space. Truly amazing! Graduating from PT to "wellness health" classes with Matt was an added bonus. Matt works directly with the therapists and modifies exercises & circuits to exactly what you need. You might not be ready "just yet" for a particular exercise, but with the right modification you can build up and eventually master that exercise. Over the years, I've worked with many of the CMPT therapists, and each & every one treated me with the utmost respect & quality of care. If you are looking for PT or Wellness Health, you need not look any further. CMPT is the best option for you.
Donna LeBlanc
Donna LeBlanc
March 24, 2022.
Verified
Central Mass Physical Therapy is best in class. Excellent diagnosticians who quickly get to the root source cause of the problem. I was fortunate enough to work with Jackie and Robyn who identified issues with my running form that were causing lower leg pain. A progression of PT exercises got me back on track. The staff are very positive and professional.
Sally Chinian
Sally Chinian
March 23, 2022.
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.