Physical Therapy Clinical Staff

Scott Waugh, PT
Scott Waugh, PT

Clinical Director


Scott Waugh was born and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Lowell in 1990 with a BS degree in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Following his graduation, he worked as a PT/ATC for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL and then with the football and ice hockey programs at Boston College. In addition to being co-owner of Sports and Physical Therapy Associates with 15 offices throughout the Greater Boston area, Scott has served as the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Boston Bruins for the past 14 years, and also for the Boston Red Sox for the past six years. In 2006, Massachusetts General Hospital named Scott its Clinical Director of Sports Therapy for the Division of Sports Medicine.

Alex Petruska, PT
Alex Petruska, PT, SCS, LAT

Senior Sports Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer


Alex Petruska graduated from the Boston University Sargent College of Allied Health Professions with a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, and Physical Therapy Certificate in 1976. He was licensed as a Physical Therapist in 1976 and licensed as an Athletic Trainer in 1983 in the state of Massachusetts.


Alex attained Board Certification, as a Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 1987. At that time, he was the first Sports Clinical Specialist in New England and one of the first 24 Clinical Specialists, in all specialty areas, in the United States. Alex attained re-certification in 1999, and again in 2009. He was certified as Athletic Trainer, by the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1985 and held that certification until 1995. Additionally, in 1985, Alex was certified as Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and was one of the first 125 persons ever-certified by this organization. Alex held that certification until 1995. In 1988, he was certified as Level I Weight Lifting Coach by the United States Weight Lifting Federation.


Alex served as Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer and Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Sports Medicine Service at Mass General from 1999 to 2007. In that role he was responsible for the production and implementation of specific post-operative rehabilitation protocols and patient information publications, which laid the foundation for the current Sports Physical Therapy practice at Mass General. Alex continues to practice at the Sports Medicine Center as Senior Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer. He has more 37 years of clinical experience and practice of physical therapy and specializes in knee and shoulder rehabilitation, as well as sports conditioning program development.

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CSCS
David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

Clinical Specialist


David is a Clinical Specialist at MGH Sports Physical Therapy and the Clinical Leader of the Running Program at the MGH Sports Performance Center. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1997 and completed his Masters of Science degree with an Orthopedic Specialization and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals in 2007. During his graduate studies, he was awarded the Barbara Adams Fellow Award for his leadership and dedication to the profession.


Dr. Nolan is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. David is also an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences as well as a Graduate Lecturer in the College of Professional Studies in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University.


David has lectured nationally on running related injury, functional biomechanics, gait and lower quarter dysfunction. He is a past recipient of the “Excellence in Clinical Teaching” award from the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education. His research has focused on the impact of abnormal biomechanics on injury in an orthopedic population. David’s areas of expertise include sports medicine, orthopedics, manual therapy and spinal dysfunction. He evaluates and treats patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal diagnoses and utilizes video analysis to assist in biomechanical evaluation and patient education. He works extensively with athletes at all levels, elite runners and professional dancers.

Jamie Preszler, PT, DPT, ATC
Jamie Preszler, PT, DPT, ATC

Staff Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer


Jamie received her Bachelors of Arts in Exercise Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 2005 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2010. At Fort Lewis College, while studying to become an Athletic Trainer, Jamie was also a member of the Varsity Basketball team where she developed an interest in sports-related injury and rehabilitation. She continues to stay active by competing in road races, cycling, practicing yoga and Pilates.


Dr. Preszler is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has clinical interest in pre and post-surgical ACL rehabililation, ACL injury prevention, running related injury and lower extremity biomechanics, shoulder rehabilitation for the overhead athlete, and treating female athletes.

Amy Devaney, PT, DPT
Amy Devaney, PT, DPT

Staff Physical Therapist


Dr. Amy Devaney, a native of Natick, Massachusetts is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast who found her passion in physical therapy while being a patient herself recovering from a knee injury her senior year in high school. She left the Northeast for her college years and received a Bachelors of Science from Elon University in North Carolina in 2007. While in school, Amy was a competitive Cross Country and Track and Field participant in the events of 3000m, 1500m, steeple chase and 4x800m relay and continues to compete in long distance races today, including the Boston Marathon.


Despite the warm weather and friendly faces in North Carolina, Amy found herself back in Boston for Physical Therapy School. She received her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2010. Her experience has included a glimpse into all areas of PT practice yet her passion is for Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Manual Therapy of the spine, lower extremity and the shoulder Amy is a firm believer in life balance and enjoys the outdoors, biking, running, yoga, golf, and spending time relaxing with family and friends.

Peter Harris, PT
Peter Harris, PT

Staff Physical Therapist


Peter obtained his BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Lowell in 1990. After graduation, Peter was drafted by and played for the New York Islanders hockey organization. After his professional hockey career, Peter returned to Massachusetts and has worked within various orthopaedic and sports physical therapy clinics on the north shore until joining Mass General Sports Physical Therapy in 2006. Peter's interests and expertise include power-lifting and hockey performance. He is actively involved in youth hockey organizations.

Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, M.Ed
Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, M.Ed

Senior Physical Therapist


Dr. Herget is a Senior Physical Therapist and Certified Clinical Instructor at the MGH Sports Medicine Center and serves as the concussion rehabilitation consultant to the MGH Sports Concussion Clinic, Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Psychology from Wheaton College in 2000, her Masters in Education degree from SUNY in 2005 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2009.


Dr. Herget’s practice focuses on sports concussion, most specifically evaluating and treating high school through professional level athletes who have sustained concussions and assisting in their safe return to play, through her work with the MGH Sports Concussion Clinic. Her research has focused on management of athletes with post-concussion syndrome and the efficacy of pre-season and post-season visuo-vestibular testing to aid in return to play decision making as well as managing care for the female athlete triad diagnosis. She has lectured on the national level on the topic of concussion and the non-acute management of athletes with post-concussive syndrome. Her clinical expertise is in the multi-systemic treatment of athletes who sustain concussions as well as the progression of exercise through exertional protocols. Additionally, Dr. Herget specializes in diagnosis and management of lower extremity injuries and neuromuscular dysfunction.

Natalie Rakestraw, PT, DPT
Natalie Rakestraw, PT, DPT

Staff Physical Therapist


Dr. Natalie Rakestraw received her Bachelor of Health Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 2005. While at JMU she participated in club field hockey and taught as a group fitness instructor at the University Recreation Center. Her senior year she managed the wellness program at the University Recreation Center organizing educational programming for students.


After college Natalie moved to Boston to pursue her graduate work. She attended the MGH Institute of Health Professions where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2009. Natalie began her work as a physical therapist at Spaulding Wellesley earning a Partners in Excellence award for Community Outreach. In addition to her full time work at the MGH Sports Physical Therapy clinic Natalie is also a teaching assistant at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Natalie’s specific interests are in orthopedics and sports medicine, and she has a clinical specialty in dance medicine.

Kailin Collins, PT, DPT
Kailin Collins, PT, DPT

Senior Sports Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer


Kailin received her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Science from Georgetown University in 2009 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professionals in 2012. Kailin, a native of Mansfield, Massachusetts, continues to be a competitive long distance runner. In high school she was Massachusetts State Champion in the 2 mile. She continued her Cross Country and Track and Field career at Georgetown where she was a member of the Big East Champion team. More recently, she is a Boston Marathon finisher where she just barely missed qualifying for the Olympic Trials. Kailin’s clinical interests include endurance athletes, spinal dysfunction and manual therapy. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Ashley Wiater, PT, DPT
Ashley Wiater, PT, DPT

Staff Physical Therapist


Dr. Wiater received her Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Science from Northeastern University. She furthered her education at Northeastern University, by completing her graduate studies to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. Ashley's passion for orthopedics and sports medicine stems from playing competitive athletics since a young age, and rehabilitating from her own sports related injuries. Ashley grew up competing at the National level in Women's Ice Hockey and was selected to attend the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY for high level training. Originally from Philadelphia, she was recruited to the Boston area by Northeastern University for hockey. Ashley currently is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, attending local special interest group meetings and national conferences. Clinical interests include rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction and manual therapy.

Paige Norby, PT, DPT
Paige Norby, PT, DPT

Staff Physical Therapist


Paige received her Bachelors of Science at Auburn University majoring in biomedical sciences. She continued her graduate education in Boston, at MGH Institute of Health Professions where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014.


Paige is a native of Alabama where she developed a love for sports and fitness at an early age. She participated in competitive gymnastics for many years. During college, Paige found an interest in recreational long distance running and group fitness classes. She has experience as a barré fitness instructor and coaching young gymnasts. Paige’s professional interests include working with patients with spinal dysfunction, lower extremity injuries, runners and performance athletes.

Julie Hannon, PTA
Julie Hannon, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant


Julie is a graduate of both the University of Massachusetts and Lasell College. She received her license as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in 1999 and began working in outpatient rehabilitation settings. Ms. Hannon has eight years of specialized outpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation experience during which she has had the opportunity to assist with treatments with athletes of all levels. She holds certifications in both CPR and First-Aid and actively attends and participates in continuing education activities to further her knowledge and skills.

John-Robert Manual Lopes, BS, PTA
John-Robert Manual Lopes, BS, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant


John-Robert graduated from Norwich University with BS degrees in Physical Education and Sports Medicine in 1999. He then attended North Shore Community College and received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2005. J-R has had both outpatient/sports medicine experience and short term rehabilitation experience over the past four years. J-R has worked as a strength and conditioning instructor and personal trainer, as well, during the past 10 years. J-R attends continuing education courses to further his knowledge and continue to improve his skills as a licensed physical therapist assistant.

Lisa Woodbury, ATC
Lisa Woodbury, ATC

Athletic Trainer


Lisa, a Danvers, MA native, is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College where she received her BS in Exercise & Sports Science and passed her NATA Certification Examination as an Athletic Trainer in March 2007. She joined Mass General Sports Physical Therapy in August 2006. Lisa currently is involved in the development of a lower extremity injury prevention program for local high schools. She is experienced in the management of sports-related injuries through her work with collegiate tennis and soccer teams, as well as high school football. Lisa is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Emily Roy, PT/s
Emily Roy, PT/s

Physical Therapy Graduate Intern
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Kristina Fleming, PT, DPT
Kristina Fleming, PT, DPT

Sports Physical Therapy Resident

Amy Proctor, LMT
Amy Proctor, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Physical Therapy Support Staff

Karen Oliverio
Karen Oliverio

Practice Access Coordinator

Harry Altenor
Harry Altenor

Practice Access Coordinator

Madalyn Hanrahan
Madalyn Hanrahan

Physical Therapy Aide
Northeastern University Co-op Student

Alexander Plum
Alexander Plum

Physical Therapy Aide
Northeastern University Co-op Student