Dawn has been a PT for over 16 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 multiple times at 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. She is published in a variety of physical therapy and medical publications. She is actively involved in many different research projects. 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 West Springfield.