Performance Physical Therapy is the region’s leading provider of innovative, results-driven physical therapy and athletic training services. Our team boasts the highest number of board-certified clinicians in New England. At Performance, you’ll receive individualized, high-quality care that is based on the latest research. That means you’ll recover in fewer visits, and can get back to work, sports, and life sooner.
Performance Physical Therapy is owned and operated by local physical therapists, meaning we’re invested in both your health and your community. We make decisions and provide services that empower our communities to lead healthy, fulfilling, and happy lives. That’s why you will see us offering seminars, classes, and taking up an active role in our communities
To empower our community to lead healthy, fulfilling and happy lives.
To optimize the health of the communities we serve by providing access to innovative, results-driven physical therapy and athletic training services.
We are excited to provide you with #ResultsYouWant #CareYouDeserve
PT, MSPT, OCS
Megan Marcello, MSPT, OCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2011 as a Physical Therapist at our East Greenwich location. She has an undergraduate degree in Rehabilitative Science and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, is certified in dry needling, and is an American Physical Therapist Association member. She’s a clinical instructor for physical therapy students. Marcello specializes in orthopedic, neurological and post-surgical rehabilitation, functional dry needling, sports rehabilitation, pediatric physical therapy and concussion management.
Dr. Steven W. Alden, PT, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2015 as a physical therapist at our East Greenwich location. Dr. Alden received his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island During his time at URI, Dr. Alden spent two weeks in Guatemala volunteering at a clinic. Since graduation, he has earned a certification in dry needling. Dr. Alden uses his knowledge and experience to benefit his community by volunteering to teach balance and posture classes at the East Greenwich senior center, and teaching diabetes and exercise education classes. He has also volunteered with Special Olympics. Dr. Alden specializes in orthopedics, manual therapy, sports injuries, balance training and spinal rehabilitation.
PT, MS, DPT
Dr. Melissa Nassaney, PT, MS, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2017 as a physical therapist at our East Greenwich location and the Director for Women’s and Men’s Health & Pelvic Rehab. Dr. Nassaney has an associate’s degree from CCRI through their physical therapy assistant program, a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is board certified in Women’s Health Physical Therapy and has received a certification of achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy Program Levels I, II and III. Dr. Nassaney is also a member of the Women’s Health Council of RI, and the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Nassaney specializes in women’s and men’s pelvic health, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, menopausal and perimenopausal women, pre-natal and post-partum therapy, manual therapy and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Dr. Danielle Moreau, PT, DPT, Joined Performance Physical Therapy’s East Greenwich location in 2018. Dr. Moreau received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018 from the University of Rhode Island, after graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2014 with a Bachelor of science in Phycology. Since then, she has completed additional training with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Certified Pelvic Floor Level 1 and Level 2A. Although Dr. Moreau already has a clinical expertise in Women's and Men's Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, she wants to take that even further and complete the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute's Pelvic Floor Series, become trigger point dry needling certified and complete a residency in orthopedics. Dr. Moreau is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association in addition to a chapter membership with the Orthopedics Section and the Section of Women's Health, a member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Rhode Island Women's Health Special Interest Group, and the Rhode Island Physical Therapy Legislative Action Committee.
DPT, OCS, CSCS
Clinic Director Dr. Andrew Horton, DPT, OCS, CSCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since July 2010 and is now the clinic director and a physical therapist at the Richmond location. Dr. Horton has an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology at UMass Lowell and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Horton brings a wealth of experience to Performance Physical Therapy, including clinical expertise in orthopedics, spine rehabilitation, sports injuries, dry needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, fitness, wellness and injury prevention. He’s also a member of the APTA.
Dr. Alison O’Brien has worked with Performance Physical Therapy’s Richmond location since 2018. Dr. O’Brien joined PPT after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Keene State College in 2015, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island in 2018. During her time at URI, she traveled to Tampa, Florida for a sports medicine trip and volunteered on the medical team at the Disney Marathon. Dr. O’Brien also had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala to volunteer and learn about physical therapy and their overall healthcare system. Dr. O’Brien spent her college years as an AFAA group exercise instructor, and each year volunteered at the Rhode Island Special Olympics. Dr. O'Brien is excited to bring her clinical expertise in general orthopedics, geriatrics, and balance training to Performance, and looks forward to helping patients on their road to recovery.
PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Joe Russolello, DPT, OCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2013 and currently serves as a Physical Therapist and VP of Clinical Operations. He received his Bachelors in Health Science Studies from Quinnipiac University in 2008 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2012. Dr. Russolello has clinical expertise in general and post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, function dry needling, and sports fitness and injury prevention with an emphasis on golf. Dr. Russolello is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and completed a residency in orthopedics through Evidence in Motion.