Tewksbury Physical Therapy

Louis Coiro, PT

Louis Coiro is the founder of both Tewksbury Physical Therapy, and Drum Hill Physical and Sports Therapy. Louis graduated with in 1982 with a degree in physical therapy from UMass Lowell, which was then just called the University of Lowell. Today, he remains an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and even lectures nationally through the Private Practice Section of the APTA.

Louis continues his education through numerous courses in orthopedic surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation principles. Locally, he serves as the Chairperson of the UMass Lowell Physical Therapy Program Advisory Board. Louis is also the current President of the New England Physical Therapy Network.

In practice, he focuses his efforts in treating orthopedic and neurologically impaired patients. In addition, he boasts experience treating pediatric patients, such as infants with torticollis.

The unique approach Louis implements in treatment is guided, active patient involvement throughout the course of therapy. He utilizes straightforward patient education so that the individuals in his care understand their injury and know how to get involved in the recovery process.

Denise Farnsworth, P.T.

Denise is a physical therapist who has served patients from our practice for over 20 years. She graduated in 1984 from Boston University's Sargent College of Allied Health Professions. Starting her career at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Denise had the opportunity to work with a great variety of healthcare professionals. This allowed her to assist in treating patients on rotations through general medical, general surgical, orthopedic, neurological, and rehab services.

Denise enjoys working with patients of all ages who suffer from varying medical and orthopedic conditions. Her particular area of interest is on treatment of the SI joint and core stability training. When she is not working, she enjoys running and scuba diving.

Michael Bove, P.T.

Michael received a degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in 1989. We have been proud to count him as a member of our physical therapy team since 1998. Michael applies more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist in order to evaluate and treat patients with diverse orthopedic injuries.

He has attended numerous continuing education courses to increase his knowledge base for treatment of the shoulder, back, and upper and lower extremities. Michael is a member of the APTA’s Sports Therapy Section, the Athletic Trainers Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Michael proudly boasts a black belt in karate, and is also a qualified karate instructor.

David Thomas, M.S.P.T.

Dave has been a part of our team since 2007. In 2002, he earned his Master of Science Degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University. In addition, Dave also boasts a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation sciences from Northeastern University.

He has taken advantage of continuing education courses on the Mulligan Concept of Manual Treatment Techniques, and Advances in the Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee. Dave even recently completed a course on the lumbopelvic region using the Hesch Method.

Matthew Smith, D.P.T.

After completing his bachelor's degree at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 2009, Matt graduated with his Doctorate of physical therapy in 2015 from MGH Institute of Health Professions. To this day, he remains an active member of the APTA at both the National and Massachusetts Chapter levels. Matt also participates in both the Manual Therapy and Shoulder Special Interest Groups.

He skillfully treats a diverse patient population, with an emphasis on individuals suffering from orthopedic and neurological impairments. In his free time, Matt likes exercising, playing hockey and golf, and going on hikes during his travels both in the United States and overseas.

Max Shippen, D.P.T.

Max graduated from UMass Lowell in 2013 being awarded a bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology with minors in Nutrition, and Psychology.  Max then completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from UMass Lowell.  Max continues to grow his knowledge by attending courses and going to the Massachusetts APTA annual conference.  Additionally, Max is certified in the Graston Technique.

Max enjoys treating a diverse population from children to seniors.  He is well versed in low back pain, and patients with balance deficits.  When Max isn’t working he enjoys volunteering, going to the gym, hiking, and performing home repairs.

Judi Frost, P.T.A.

Judi graduated from UMass Amherst in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. After working as a PT Aide in an outpatient orthopedic clinic, she decided to go back to school to work in the physical therapy field. Judi attended North Shore Community College and graduated in 1999 with an Associate of Science in physical therapy.

After graduating, she then worked in outpatient, inpatient, sub-acute, and even long-term care facilities. Judi joined our practice in 2007 and enjoys working in an environment that allows her to focus her efforts in orthopedics.

Lori Tyler, P.T.A.

In 1992, Lori became a graduate of Newbury College. She then worked in various physical therapy settings before joining the practice in 2005. While Lori works with a diverse caseload, she has a special interest in sports medicine.

Drum Hill Physical and Sports Therapy

Keith O'Hara, M.S.P.T.

Keith O’Hara is the director of the Drum Hill Physical and Sports Therapy clinic in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. After receiving a bachelor's degree in sports and exercise science from the University of Buffalo in 1989, he went on to earn a master's degree in physical therapy from D'Youville College in 1992.

Keith has taken advantage of numerous continuing education courses to increase his knowledge base for the treatment of spine, foot, shoulder, ankle, and knee injuries or dysfunctions. He utilizes his impressive experience and education to serve his special interest in treating sports injuries. Keith likes to stay physically active through skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Kelly Dyke, D.P.T.

For more than 10 years, Kelly has had the pleasure of serving as a physical therapist. She graduated from UMass Lowell with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology in 2001, and a Doctorate in physical therapy in 2004. Kelly also completed a one year P.T. Residency at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2007.

Joanne Coiro, P.T.

In 1981, Joanne graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in physical therapy. Before earning a position on staff at our practice in 1989, she worked as a physical therapist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, as well as the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston. Today, she is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has completed numerous continuing education courses for the treatment of the back, neck, shoulder, and knee.

Keith Levesque, P.T.

Keith received a Bachelor of Science in clinical science in 2002. In 2003, he went on to earn a Master of Science in physical therapy at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. His two main concentrations during this time were orthopedics and sports medicine.

Today, Keith specializes in lower extremity biomechanics. He actively continues to pursue educational opportunities over the course of his career. Keith tested and became a board certified specialist in orthopedics in 2007. He recently became certified in dry needling, and is pursuing his doctorate at Northeastern University.

Keith lives an avid athletic lifestyle by playing in three soccer leagues, running road races, and snowshoeing and snowboarding during the winter months. Following his own love of sports, he is proud to successfully rehabilitate athletes from sports injuries.

Heidi Halko, P.T.A.

Heidi received her bachelor's degree at Westfield State University in 2004 and began working for us soon after. She then attended Franklin Pierce University in 2009, where she completed a doctorate degree in physical therapy. Heidi now enjoys the outpatient setting where she loves to work with an array of age groups.

Become a patient of Tewksbury Physical Therapy at your earliest convenience. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our staff. We proudly serve patients from Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and beyond.