CMPT In The News

The Impact of Video on Physical Therapy

Article from the American Physical Therapy Association - February 2013



Video Enables Patients to Re-visit the Visit

Article from the Electronic Health Reporter - April 2013



Fitness apps get users moving, improving

Article from the Telegram - April 2013



HIPAA-Compliant App Helps Improve Patient Engagement

Interview: CMPT's Mike Roberts with PT Talker - August 2013



CMPT Uses a New HIPAA Approved iPhone Video Application

You will never forget how to do your home exercise program...

The power to get better is in YOUR hands!

Central Mass PT
Central Mass PT
Central Mass PT

Achingly Accepting

Wisdom of Workouts

Article from the Telegram

February 2013


Move it:

Staying active as we age

Article from the Telegram

October 2012


Are You Really Moving as Efficiently as You Think You Are?

Article from F.I.R.M.

February 2011


Central Mass PT

Build Power To Keep Your

Run Form In A Race

Article from Triathlete Magazine

May 2010


Central Mass PT

Orthotics: Worth the cost?

Article from F.I.R.M.

May 2010


Central Mass PT

Graston Technique Enables Runner With 4 Year History of Hamstring Tendonopathy and Plantar Fasciosis to Train for the 2008 Boston Marathon

 Article by Jackie Shakar in

 Sports Rehab Expert



Workshops & Presentations


  • Fit Werx New England Triathlon Symposium (2009-2013) - Injury prevention and performance enhancement strategies

  • Cross Fit New England – The benefits of a movement screen and injury prevention strategies

  • Central Mass Striders – Fueling, hydration, and recovery for endurance athletes; Injury prevention and performance enhancement for runners

  • WPI Women’s Soccer Team – Movement Screening & Performance Testing

  • Central Mass Endurance Coaching: High School Cross Country Camp – Movement screening and group performance training

  • Holy Cross Health Fair – Q & A regarding injury prevention and treatment

  • Assumption College Health Professions Program – Informational session about the field of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

  • West Boylston Police Academy – Injury prevention strategies for new recruits

  • Holliston Police Academy – Posture and injury prevention

  • Mount Pleasant Country Club – Injury prevention and performance enhancement for golfers

  • Senior Spectacular health and retirement exposition at the DCU Center – Fitness for the aging population

  • CSM Combined Sections – Evidence Based Practice

  • New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute – Graston technique with case studies

  • Canadian Chiropractic and Massage Convention (2 years)

  • MedBridge – Developed a variety of continuing education courses available at-




Are you interested in having us come give a presentation or run a workshop with your staff, athletes, students, or gym members? Contact Chris Mandara, CMPT office manager, for more information!


“Don't think, 'I'm too old.' No, you're not. You're not too old to start now"

- Jackie Shakar, DPT, MSPT, OCS, CMT

Did you know that strength decreases by 1% every year after the age of 30, and 2% after age 50? Studies show that people over the age of 55 can still gain muscle, strength, and endurance.


CMPT offers a 60-minute Healthy Aging Group Exercise Class based on the latest research! This class is led by Matt McLeod, CSCS under the direction of Jackie Shakar, DPT, MSPT, OCS, CMT.

Monday / Friday

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tuesday / Thursday

9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 11:00 AM

$15 per class


Who is this group fitness class meant for?

The class is appropriate for anyone who wants to maintain their maximal level of functional independence as they age. This class helps to improve or maintain strength, mobility, and cardiovascular fitness in order to decrease risk of falls and improve daily function. This class is an appropriate transition from current PT into a closely supervised exercise class or for individuals with medical clearance.


Will it be too easy or too hard for me?

The classes are small in size. Each participant receives individual attention throughout the hour-long class. If you are a patient at the clinic, your PT will be an integral part of your transition into our group class. Each participant has different goals. The class is easily adjusted to the level of each patient.

Healthy Aging Group Class

Improve your daily function and decrease your fall risk!

354 West Boylston St, Suite 111

West Boylston, MA 01583

Phone: 508-852-3700

Fax: 508-852-3777


Physical Therapy & Wellness

Monday - Thursday

6:30 am - 8:00 pm


6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday


  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Yelp Icon

© 2018 Central Mass Physical Therapy All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or any form or medium without the express written permission of is strictly prohibited and punishable by law.