1-401-270-2500
480 Reservoir Ave Cranston, RI 02910

About Us

ProCare Therapy Services, Inc. was formed when Physical Therapists Celeste Ruggieri Jones and Alisha Carr both acknowledged they had more in common than their dedication to helping the health care community. They recognized they both had a strong compassion to helping the public as a whole and set out to share their knowledge and expertise by providing state of the art physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for adult and pediatric clients in one outpatient location.

Our core value is patient care and ProCare Therapy Services strives to make an active, healthy lifestyle an achievable reality for anyone regardless of their age or ability level. We understand that each individual requires specialized attention, which we promise to deliver. Our attention to detail and personalized approach allows us to assist our patients in overcoming any obstacle and maximizing their potential.

Our therapy team specializes and treats a variety of conditions and their extensive knowledge, continuing education, and hands on training is central to determining efficient strategies for diagnosis and intervention. They recognize individuality and assist their patients in regaining or improving their physical abilities by designing a program that meets the demands of their lifestyle. Treatment protocols are realistic and developed between the therapist and patient in a process where potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon using knowledge and skills unique to our clinical team.

Our ultimate goal is to provide each individual the potential to develop, restore, and maintain maximum movement and functional ability throughout their life span. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by injury, aging, pain, disease process, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.

We are pleased to offer services at our Park Avenue location which is equipped with large private treatment rooms, cutting edge equipment, a “state of the art” gym, and a personalized treatment approach.

ProCare Therapy Services, Inc.
“Getting You Back to Life”

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Celeste Ruggieri-Jones, MS, PT

Education:
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Master of Science Physical Therapy, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, 1989

Celeste graduated from the University of Rhode Island with both her Undergraduate degree and Graduate degree, obtaining a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She has successfully completed a variety of post graduate courses, including the Graston Technique, and has worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of RI, CCRI and NEIT. Celeste is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Rhode Island Chapter, and continues her education through varying continuing education courses, with focus on Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation.

Clinical Experience:
Celeste is co-owner of ProCare Therapy Services and has over 22 years of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist. She has gained knowledge in various settings, including Hospitals, Schools, Outpatient and Home Care. She specializes in Neurological as well as Orthopedic types of injuries, and has additional training in Fall Prevention and Balance Disorders. Celeste is dedicated to providing the most paramount treatments available for Orthopedic/Sports Related Injuries, Neurological, and Post-Surgical Patients. She has diverse experience in treating both Adults and Adolescent Athletes, utilizing Manual Therapy and Joint Mobilization Techniques. When she is not working, Celeste enjoys cooking and entertaining, hiking and educational reading. She values time spent with her family and friends most of all.

Alisha Carr, MPT

Education:
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Master of Physical Therapy, 2002

Clinical Experience:
Alisha is co-owner of ProCare Therapy Services and has over 15 years of clinical experience in Subacute Rehabilitation and Home Care settings. She has attained additional training in Post-Surgical Therapy, Pain Management, and Neurological Disorders. She has received extensive training in Balance and Fall Prevention Disorders, other Neurological Disorders, and is LSVT BIG certified, addressing the unique movement impairments for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

In addition to her education and clinical experience, Alisha has also provided Academic and Clinical instruction for students at the University of Rhode Island. She appreciates working with patients of all ages, with special interest in the Geriatric population. In her spare time, Alisha enjoys exercising, traveling, and cherishes the time she spends with her husband and two children.

Janea Piecuch

Education:
University of South Carolina
Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2007
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 1998

Clinical Experience:
Janea is a Physical Therapist with over 11 years of experience in outpatient, subacute, and home care settings.  Her main area of interest is Outpatient physical therapy focusing on orthopedic/sports related injuries, post-surgical treatment, and neurological conditions.  Janea has experience treating patients of all ages in an outpatient setting, including high school and college athletes.  She is trained in manual therapy, joint mobilization techniques, IASTM, and is LSVT BIG certified.  In her free time, Janea enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Lisa Walkin, PT MS GCS CEEAA

Education:
Simmons College
BS Health Sciences, 1993
Simmons College
MS Physical Therapy, 1995

Clinical Experience:
Lisa is a Physical Therapist and has over 20 years of clinical experience in Acute and Subacute Rehabilitation, Outpatient and Home Care settings.  She has attained additional training in geriatric rehabilitation and has achieved the level of a Board-certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and is a Certified Expert on Exercise for the Aging Adult. She has received extensive training on Balance and Fall Prevention Disorders and is LSVT BIG certified, addressing the unique movement impairments for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

In addition to her education and clinical experience, Lisa has also provided Academic and Clinical instruction to PT and PTA students and has taught physical therapy classes at the University of Rhode Island, the Community College of Rhode Island and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  In her spare time, Lisa enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.  Lisa loves bicycle riding and has raised over $7000 for the Jimmy Fund by riding in the PanMass Challenge over many years.

Jennifer Orzechowicz Berthiaume

Education:
Community College of Rhode Island, 2011
Associate in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant

Clinical Experience:
Jennifer has been working in the field since 2011 and has clinical experience in Orthopedic Rehab, Oncology Rehab, and Parkinson’s Rehab.  She is LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Training) Big certified, a program designed to improve function in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Jennifer’s special interests include Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Joint Replacements, and Core Strengthening to improve body mechanics and decrease pain. She has been a Zumba instructor for 6 years, a soccer player for 25 years, and is passionate in helping her patients return to their active lifestyle. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys quilting and playing with her puppy.

Santana Dykas

Education:
University of Rhode Island
Bachelor of Science, 2008
New England Institute of Technology
Associate in Physical Therapy Science

Clinical Experience:
Santana has over three years of clinical experience in sub-acute, Outpatient, and Homecare settings. She has a special interest in Neurological Disorders as well as Orthopedic Rehab. Special training includes LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Training) and Graston Technique (soft tissue mobilization). On her off time, Santana enjoys working out, playing softball, and spending time with her newborn son.

Brandon Yost

Education:
Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
Master of Occupational Therapy, 2014
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2012

Clinical Experience:
Brandon has broad experience, working in the Hand Therapy setting as well as Outpatient Pediatrics, Nursing homes and Home Care. In the Outpatient/Hand Therapy setting he specializes in Splint Making, Pain Management, and Rehabilitation of Post-Surgical, Neurological and Orthopedic conditions. In the Pediatric setting he specializes in Developmental and Sensory Integrative Disorders, including Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Feeding, Handwriting, and Self-Care Difficulties.  In his spare time Brandon enjoys skiing, boating, swimming, hiking and many more outdoor activities.

Meaghan Falvo, MS CCP-SLP

Education:
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, 2013
Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders, 2012

Clinical Experience:
Meaghan graduated from the University of Rhode Island with an accelerated Bachelor-Master of Science Degree in the field of Speech and Language Pathology. She’s had her Certificate of Clinical Competence since 2014. She is currently certified by the RI Department of Health, RI Department of Education, and the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is currently CPR certified. Along with the outpatient clinic, she provides services in the public school systems. She enjoys teaching group exercise classes, and loving her English Bulldog in her spare time!