A state-of the-art practice offering innovative services that help patients of all ages achieve optimal physical function – fitness, wellness and rehabilitation.
Our best-in-industry practices and tailored personal assessments help our patients heal confidently and without pain in a shorter amount of time than physical therapy methodologies that are old-school, conventional or untailored.
Dr. Yvonne Swanson, who started with Performance Physical Therapy in 2004, is a physical therapist at our East Greenwich location. She is also a partner, Performance’s Chief Compliance Officer and a Regional Executive for Performance’s southern RI clinics. Dr. Swanson received an undergraduate degree in Human Science and Services and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. In 2016, she earned a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy combined with Executive Program in Practice Management certificate from the Institute of Evidence in Motion. Dr. Swanson is an American Physical Therapist Association member in both the Private Practice and Orthopedic Sections. She’s also a clinical instructor for physical therapy doctoral students, a faculty member of the Performance Physical Therapy Residency Program, an advisor and educator to local athletes and coaches, and in past years she has presented on professionalism for URI Doctoral Students. Dr. Swanson specializes in back and neck pain, general orthopedic rehabilitation and prevention, sports injuries, foot and ankle biomechanics, functional dry needling and strategic planning for clinical compliance. She loves troubleshooting challenges and coming up with solutions with her patients and in her other roles in Performance.
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.
Dr. Nicole Coogan, DPT, joined Performance Physical Therapy in 2017 as a physical therapist at our East Greenwich location. Dr. Coogan earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University. After getting her DPT, Dr. Coogan traveled for two years, working as a physical therapist in a wide variety of settings. During that time, she also earned a certification in functional dry needling and the LSVT BIG program - a research-backed protocol for working with patients who have Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Coogan has expertise in general orthopedics as well as geriatrics and Parkinson’s.
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.