Brenda Fitzgerald, PT
Brenda graduated from Northeastern University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She comes with a diverse background including experience including Brigham and Womens Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. She also worked at the Rehabilitationsklinik Heidelberg Germany! For nearly 30 years, Brenda has enjoyed treating patients with orthopedic and sports related injuries and also lecturing at local universities. She has volunteered for the medical team at the Boston Marathon for many years and is also a Back to Golf physical therapist, certified Vestibular Therapist (treating Vertigo), and Certified Ergonomist (AOEAS). Brenda is also a clinical instructor and joins our practice as the Director. Brenda has two daughters and a husband who is an athletic trainer and marathoner himself. Brenda enjoys traveling (Africa, Europe, etc) and competitive ballroom dancing, performing at least 3-4 times a year! She is probably planning now for her next routine!
Cheryl graduated from Boston University Sargent College of Allied Health Professions in 1992 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Cheryl has worked in a variety of settings from out-patient Neurologic Rehabilitation to a community based day program for traumatic brain injury patients to in-patient acute care and subacute care with her last 7 years in the out-patient setting. Cheryl has been certified in Graston technique to help with soft tissue restriction as well as myofascial release. Cheryl has two daughters and has recently remarried and bought a new house. She enjoys staying active and healthy as well as traveling.
Robin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 1984 and received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1990. She worked in a Level I Trauma Facility in Houston Texas for 15 years as both an inpatient and outpatient therapist. During this time she was the Clinical Education Coordinator for all Physical Therapy Interns and pursued her academic teaching at Texas Woman’s University in the Physical Therapy PhD Program and Houston Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Robin is a Certified Wound Care Specialist from the Academy of Advanced Wound Care (AAWC) and has worked with both adult and pediatric burns all types of wounds ranging from pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic neurotrophic ulcers, amputees and traumatic lower extremity injuries. She is presently on the Adjunct Faculty at Simmons College in the PhD Program and is responsible for teaching the wound care and burns portion of the curriculum. She has spent the past 10 years working in an Outpatient Orthopedic Clinics. Robin’s continuing education and interest are in oncology, cancer fatigue and survivor wellness programs. She was on the board in 2007, for the first pilot LIVESTRONG Wellness Program at the Hockomock YMCA in Franklin, MA. She acquired her Reiki Master Certification two years ago and volunteers her free time treating Hospice clients dealing with end of life issues.
Dr. Coreyann Poly is a Registered Dietitian who provides Outpatient Nutrition Counseling at Uxbridge Orthopedic and Sports Therapy. She is a Graduate of Framingham State College earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition, with a Minor in Biology. She has over 14 years of experience in Clinical inpatient and outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy. Dr. Poly’s vast range of experience includes Beth Israel-Deaconess outpatient obesity clinic, inpatient clinical dietitian at Metrowest Medical Center, Braintree Rehab, and Mass Respiratory Care. She has extensive experience in Extended Care Facilities across Massachusetts providing clinical and food service counseling for the geriatric and sub-acute populations. Dr. Poly has taught community nutrition classes on subjects such as Stabilizing blood sugars in Diabetes, Heart Health, Eating Well, Dining Out, and Healthy cooking tips. After receiving her Masters Degree in Nutrition Education she taught Health and Nutrition class as part of the Health Curriculum at the Miller Elementary school.
Dr. Poly has a strong background in Diabetes and Cardiac Health. She recently completed the diabetic certification course “Stepping up to Insulin: Rational Approaches to Intensifying Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes.” In addition, Dr. Poly advocates for children’s health, better school lunches, and after school programs that encourage activity in children. She is the current chair for the practice group “Dietetics in Health Care Communities.”
Dr. Poly recently received her doctorate degree in Medical Nutrition Therapy at Boston University, School of Medicine, and received the Julie Award for her research on Choline Intake and Alzheimer’s disease. She is actively working on her publications for her research on Choline’s role in Cognitive improvement and Brain health.
Dr. Poly currently provides counseling for the Nutritional Management for several areas including Cardiac disease, Diabetes, Weight Management, Prenatal/Postnatal care, General Pediatrics and Sports nutrition. She is currently scheduling patients on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Please send a Physician’s referral.
Susan Apicella, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist
Susan graduated from Bridgewater State in 1982 with a degree in Communication Disorders, and went on to receive her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Worcester State in 1985. Her career has focused on working in both the school setting and private outpatient clinics since that time, specializing in pediatrics patients under the age of 18. When not working, Sue enjoys spending time with her three grown children and her grandaughters.
Danielle graduated from Community College of Rhode Island with her associates in Administration Assistant. She has worked in the rehabilitation field for over 25 years, working in skilled nursing facilities, sub acute units and outpatient clinics. During that time, Danielle took 5 years off and worked as a substitute teacher in the Massachusetts and Connecticut school systems. As much as she did enjoy teaching, she missed the rehab world and was eager to get back. Danielle has been with Uxbridge Orthopedic & Sports Therapy since May of 2005, within months of opening it’s doors, she has helped the clinic grow to it’s current status. She is excited to continue to work here as the clinic grows and loves helping provide the multitude of services to the surrounding communities. Danielle enjoys being a Cub Scout leader, taking care of her family and pets. She enjoys going on hikes, yoga, and vacationing up north and visiting her family.