Will Austin, PT, DPTContact Will
Will first became aware of the field of physical therapy after an ACL rupture sustained while skiing. After surgery, he felt at home in the rehab atmosphere alongside other active individuals working to return to activities they were passionate about. He attended and graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. During his clinical education he has had the opportunity to train in Pilates-based physical therapy. He is a licensed physical therapist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and attends monthly Manual Therapy and Shoulder Special Interest Group meetings through the APTA of Massachusetts. Will is Graston Technique certified and has had training in the Maitland-Austrailian Physiotherapy Approach. He is also currently pursuing an orthopedic specialty certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Kanella Karatasakis, PT, MS
Kanella graduated from Northeastern University with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy and has been working for Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy since graduation. She is a licensed physical therapist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She treats patients at OSPT in Boston and at AST in Wellesley.
Scott Kuhn, PT, MS, ATCContact Scott
Scott is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training and Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. He is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as both a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer, and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the APTA of Massachusetts.
Scott performs duties in the Wellesley clinic as the clinic manager while also coordinating the clinical education for students at Advanced Sports Therapy. While Scott has worked with many collegiate and professional athletes thought his career, he enjoys treating patients of all ages; including adolescent athletes who are trying to improve their sports performance or recover from an injury, as well as seniors hoping to prevent falls, become more active and/or maintain their independence.
He has received advanced training in spinal mobilization and manipulation through a series of Maitland post-graduate educational courses. Scott has also completed the Foundation Course for Integrative Dry Needling and utilizes dry needling to treat a variety of neuromuscular and pain related disorders. Scott has training in fitting patients for both semi-custom and custom orthotics.
Scott is also a published author in Sports Medicine Arthroscopic Review and Centerpoint Magazine.
Matt Penney, PT, DPT, SCS, ATCContact Matt
Matt is the owner of Advanced Sports Therapy while also the owner of Sports Rehabilitation Unlimited in Middleton, MA. He is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Tufts University, a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and a Doctor Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University.
Matt is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), American Association of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Matt is a Board Member/Treasurer of the Private Practice Special Interest Group (SIG), while also participating regularly in the bimonthly Shoulder and Manual Therapy SIG meetings
Matt treats patients at AST in Wellesley, while also providing physical therapy services at Wellesley College Health Services. He is a Level 1 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute and works closely with the Wellesley Country Club Fitness Center providing rehabilitation services for its members. Matt is also an original member of the Board of Directors for the Dreamfar High School Marathon Team, a locally-based organization dedicated to supporting athletes in marathon training and development. In addition, Matt is a published author in the Sports Medicine Arthroscopic Review and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice journals.
Lynda Stockwell is the Office and Billing Manager in Wellesley. She is responsible for all aspects of patient registration, insurance information, billing procedures and office management. After graduating from Bucknell University with a bachelor's degree in Economics, Lynda spent many years working in the property and casualty insurance industry for companies both large and small. She brings to us a wealth of business experience and insurance industry knowledge. She has taken classes in medical billing and coding and earned a certification in medical coding. Lynda also brings a unique perspective on the patient experience. Lynda was initially introduced to the company as a patient in the Boston clinic. After expressing her love of sports and her interest in helping others, she was encouraged to join the company. Lynda will be involved in all business aspects of the Wellesley clinic.
Ashley Vitale, PT, DPT, ATCContact Ashley
Ashley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Endicott College and a Doctor Degree in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. She is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ashley regularly attends the Shoulder and Manual Therapy Special Interest Group meetings sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts. During her clinical experiences, Ashley had the opportunity to work with athletes at the professional level including NFL and MLB, as well as international soccer and rugby teams. Ashley uses her background in sports medicine to incorporate techniques and promote functional movements with all of her patients. As an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Ashley integrates the most up-to date evidence based treatment strategies when working with her patients.
Megan AntoniazziContact Megan
Megan is our Front Desk Associate in Wellesley. She graduated from Framingham State University with a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition and a minor in Business. Before her position at Advanced Sports Therapy, she had customer service experience working as a Front Desk Receptionist at a health club, and also at the same time was a Nutrition Assistant at a rehab hospital. Working the front desk, Megan will be involved in scheduling appointments and all other aspects of customer service.