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. Kara Chace is the clinical director and a physical therapist at our Pawtucket location. Dr. Chace received an undergraduate degree in in Athletic Training from the University of New England 2003. While working as a licensed athletic trainer for West Warwick High School’s and Brown University’s track and field and rugby teams, she earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island, where she was given the Faculty Recognition Award upon graduation. Dr. Chace specializes in general and post-surgical orthopedics and sports injuries, concussions, and dry needling. Since graduating, she has gained certifications in functional dry needling and hippotherapy, which is the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength. She is an American Physical Therapy Association member and a clinical instructor.
Erin Botelho, MSPT, OCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2016, and is a physical therapist and the clinic director at our Pawtucket location. Botelho received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2005. Since that year, she’s been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s orthopedic section. In 2009, she became a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She is also certified in trigger point dry needling. Botelho specializes in orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, balance disorders and pre- and post-partum care.
Dr. Michael Glassman, DPT has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2017 as a physical therapist position at the Pawtucket location. He has a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education with a Concentration in Exercise Science from Bridgewater State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from MCPHS University. At MCPHS, he received the Capstone Award of Excellence, and Dr. Glassman is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and he has studied the effects of standing desks versus traditional sitting desks in the office worker population. A former college football player, Dr. Glassman first experienced physical therapy in 2009 as a patient. After suffering an ACL tear, he successfully returned to play three years of college football and he remains active today. He now strives to recreate his success with physical therapy for all of his patients. He has expertise in sports injuries, orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, ergonomics, and work hardening
Brendan Boyle, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2016 as a physical therapist at the Pawtucket location. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology from Brown University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. While at URI, he received the Physical Therapy Department's Academic Excellence Award and presented on his research at the 10th Annual URI Graduate Student Conference. He has volunteer physical therapy experience at Isokinetic in Italy and is a member of American Physical Therapy Association's Orthopedic Section. Boyle specializes in post-surgical orthopedics and sports injuries, and in working with long-distance and track and field runners and endurance athletes, and is on the Clinical Standards Committee at Performance Physical Therapy.
Dr. Bobby Dattilo is a physical therapist from Derry, NH. A Division I All-American in Lacrosse for the Hobart Statesmen, Bobby went on to play four years of professional Lacrosse with the Rochester Rattlers and Ohio Machine. Bobby started with Performance Physical Therapy in 2017 as a physical therapist at the Division Street/Pawtucket location. He received an undergraduate degree in biology from Hobart College and a graduate doctorate of physical therapy degree from MCPHS. He is a member of the American Physical Therapist Association – Orthopedic section and joined the Evidence in Motion orthopedic residency program in January 2017. Dr. Dattilo specializes in acute and chronic orthopedic conditions, post-surgical conditions, manual therapy, sports-related injuries, fitness and injury prevention. He currently provides strength and conditioning training for local RI high schools, and also hosts individual and group face-off clinics for youth and high school lacrosse players.
DPT, FAFS, CSCS
Dr. Michael Riccardi, DPT, FAFS, CSCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2018 as a physical therapist at our Pawtucket location. He received both an undergraduate degree and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Springfield College. He is certified in Applied Functional Sciences through the Gray Institute and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He’s completed courses at the Postural Restoration Institute in a number of topics, including myokinematics, the pelvis, postural respiration, and instability and impingement. Dr. Riccardi specializes in running assessments and gait analysis. In the future, he hopes to become a certified golf physical therapist through the Titleist Performance Institute and a K9 physical therapist so he can treat dogs.
Jean Paul Aracena, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2018 as a physical therapist at the Pawtucket location. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Adapted Physical Activity and Health from the University of Playa Ancha, Chile. He also specialized in Sports for the Disabled at the University of Leipzig, Germany before moving to the USA to get his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Dr. Aracena has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association's Orthopedic Section since 2015 and has expertise in general orthopedics as well as pediatrics.
Dr. Jonathan Howard, PT, DPT has worked with Performance since 2018 as a physical therapist at our Pawtucket location. Dr. Howard earned a Bachelors of Physical Education from Bridgewater State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. In College, Dr. Howard had the opportunity to travel to Lima, Peru to work and learn about physical therapy at the Es Salud Hospital.