Meet Our Staff
Henry Sisun, RPH, MSPT - President
Henry is the founder of the Rhode Island Rehabilitation Institute, the parent company of Back on Track. He received his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University and he holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island. Henry holds two patents in the area of drug delivery and electrode technology. In addition to his management responsibilities, Henry uses his extensive experience in manual therapy, aquatic therapy, surface electromyography and functional capacity evaluations to treat all types of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.
Paul Salvi, PT - Clinic Director
Treating at Waltham & Bedford (186 Great Rd)
Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. While working through the co-op programs at Northeastern, Paul was exposed to practicing all facets of rehabilitation at some of New England's best medical centers: Beth Israel Hospital, U-MASS Medical Center and Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital. This experience, combined with intense training in the Burdenko Method of Water and Sports Therapy, has provided Paul with the necessary skills to treat numerous orthopedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
Mike Butler, DPT
Treating at Brookline (1180 Beacon St) and Cambridge (Hyatt)
Mike earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2014 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Colby College in 2008. During his time at UConn, Mike gained experience in a wide variety of clinical settings, including orthopedics, acute care, neurological rehabilitation, sports medicine, and aquatic therapy. Mike evaluates patients’ rehabilitative needs and develops individualized treatment plans designed to help restore function and improve the quality of life of each patient he sees. Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, Mike was a member of both the men’s soccer and ice hockey teams at Colby. He was also a member of the student APTA committee during his education at UConn. In his free time outside of the clinic, Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with family and friends.
Joshua Fayer, DPT
Treating at Brookline (1180 Beacon St) & Cambridge (Wellbridge)
Josh earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Stony Brook University in 2013 and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 2003. During his clinical education Josh had an opportunity to work in various setting including orthopedics, pediatrics, intensive care and sub-acute care units. While in school, Josh participated in Fit Kids for Life program where he helped kids learn the benefits of exercise and healthy eating, volunteered at the 2011 NYC marathon and worked with Empower SCI, a program helping individuals with spinal cord injuries. During his free time Josh enjoys boxing, CrossFit, staying active and spending time with family and friends.
Gretchen Hawley, DPT
Treating at Brookline (1180 Beacon St) & Cambridge (Hyatt)
Gretchen graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in biology from Elmira College in New York, where she was a four-year member of the Elmira College Women’s Soccer team. As part of her graduate work, Gretchen was involved in an independent study based on various modes of exercise and their effect on cancer-related fatigue (CRF); a piece that is being considered for publication. An active APTA member (American Physical Therapy Association), Gretchen has experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, sports injuries, aquatic therapy, neurological rehabilitation, oncology, post-surgical rehabilitation, and acute/sub-acute rehabilitation and uses manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise and aquatic therapy to create a specific treatment plan for each patient. She is certified to treat patients using the Burdenko Method and has a passion for helping people achieve a pre-injury level of mobility. In her free time, Gretchen runs half-marathons and enjoys quilting, soccer, and boxing.
Natasha Heitman, DPT
Treating at Waltham
Natasha has experience treating a wide variety of physical therapy needs in both hospital and rehabilitation settings. She graduated from Saint Louis University with a Master's in Physical Therapy in 2009 and worked at a Nationally top-10 ranked hospital treating a variety of acute conditions. She went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011, also through Saint Louis University. Natasha and her husband moved to the greater Boston area in 2011 where she took a position providing outpatient rehab and geriatric therapy. Natasha has a passion for working with people to understand their needs and craft customized therapy plans to reach their goals and restore function. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, yoga, playing violin/viola, exploring, and doing craft projects.
Luke Montrose, MSPT, FAAOMPT
Treating at Brookline (1180 Beacon St) & Cambridge (Wellbridge)
Luke graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2006 with his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. For the past five years he has been working towards advancing his manual therapy skills first becoming a certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist in 2010. He then went on complete his fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy in April of 2012, becoming the 1,113 national fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has been practicing for the last six years primarily in outpatient orthopedic settings that service patients from diverse backgrounds (i.e., socioeconomic, gender, race). He has effectively treated a variety of diagnosis ranging from spine and extremities pathology, post-surgical patients to geriatric fall risk patients.
Erin Murphy, DPT
Treating at Newton and Bedford (186 Great Rd & Doubletree)
Erin received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, New York, in 2013 and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Assumption College in 2010. Through her clinical affiliations and work, Erin has worked in different settings including, outpatient orthopedics, subacute rehabilitation, geriatrics, and pediatrics. Erin enjoys continuing education and learning new techniques to gain positive outcomes for her patients. During her physical therapy education, she served as the community chair person, working with a program with adult students with special needs to promote health through activity. Outside of the clinic, Erin enjoys exercising, softball, traveling, and cooking.
Dana Paoletti, DPT, CSCS
Treating at Newton and Cambridge (Wellbridge)
Dana received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts in 2010. Dana has gained experience in orthopedics in both a rehabilitation setting as well as in out-patient physical therapy. She incorporates a holistic approach to patient care, integrating Yoga and Pilates into traditional therapeutic exercise in order to assist people in achieving optimum health. Dana is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and uses functional training in order to restore mobility and core stability. Dana is committed to continuing education completing coursework in CranioSacral therapy through the Upledger Institute, in addition to courses through the Postural Restoration Institute, and also utilizes myofascial release and muscle energy techniques into her treatment. Additionally, Dana provides care for those seeking Women's Health physical therapy taking courses on Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment through Herman & Wallace Institute. Dana enjoys traveling, hiking, hanging out with her dogs, and practices martial arts with a particular passion for boxing.
Anthony Percoco, MSPT, MAOM, Lic. Ac, CST
Treating at Danvers
Anthony Percoco received his BS in 1998 and MS in 1999 in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. He continued his education at the New England School of Acupuncture completing a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in addition to completing a 200+ hour training of Cranial Sacral Therapy. In the spring of 2010, he completed a 300+ hour Yoga Training program and a 300-hour advanced herbal/nutritional training program. Anthony has a passion for a multifaceted approach to healing. For the past 10 years, he has been integrating holistic modalities with traditional therapy in the outpatient clinical setting. Anthony also teaches holistic principles at Northeastern University as well as conducting meditation presentations to health care professionals in hospitals throughout the greater Boston area.
Cynthia Philips, MA. OTR/L CHT
Treating at Brookline (1269 Beacon St)
Cynthia is a Certified Hand Therapist with over twenty years of experience. Cindy is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She is a founding charter member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and has lectured both nationally and internationally on hand therapy techniques. Cindy has published several articles and chapters in hand therapy and co-authored a book on hand splinting.
Treating at Brookline (1180 Beacon St)
Lynne is a 1978 graduate of the Sargent School of Allied Health at Boston University. In addition to her degree in Physical Therapy, Lynne has taken numerous continuing education courses and been awarded certificates in visceral manipulation (the Barral Institute), craniosacral therapy (The Upledger Institute), and myofascial release (John Barnes). She is currently a teaching assistant for the Barral Institute. Lynne brings over 30 years of experience as a physical therapist and has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, home care and out-patient clinics. Lynne is also Nautilus certified in weight training and has been published. With regard to her current techniques, Lynne believes in utilizing a variety of manual therapies including visceral manipulation, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, massage and exercise. An individual exercise program is designed for each patient and proper nutrition is also emphasized in order to create optimum health. Lynne has experience in treating most of the major general orthopedic conditions. She has a special interest in helping patients with neck and back pain and has achieved excellent results. Lynne is an avid hiker and enjoys the outdoors.
Treating at Newton
Originally from New York, Karin graduated from SUNY in Cortland, NY with a Bachelor's degree in education, competed in and later coached gymnastics and track and field. As an athlete and coach, Karin became interested in the rehabilitation of sports related injuries. In 1988, Karin earned a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in physical therapy from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. After working for 4 years in an orthopedic hospital, Karin went on to specialize in out-patient orthopedics. Always interested in hands-on care, Karin became certified as a manual therapist, proficient in joint mobilization, myofascial release and deep tissue massage. With 18 years of experience in out-patient orthopedics, Karin is familiar with most pre-op and post-op conditions such as rotator cuff / meniscal injury / repair, joint replacements and disc injuries of the cervical and lumbar spine. As an avid tennis player, Karin has a special interest in tennis injuries. In practice, Karin likes to use Tai Chi and ballroom dance as a means to improve balance and help reduce the risk of falls in geriatric patients.
Treating at Bedford (186 Great Rd)
Cynde is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Physical Therapy. Her interests include fitness, nutrition and self-care. Cynde has over 20 years experience as a physical therapist in settings including skilled rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and private practice. She uses manual therapy techniques in addition to instruction in therapeutic exercise, posture and self-care to empower clients to achieve their goals of recovery and well-being.