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Dan Murray, Rehab Manager

Dan Murray

Dan received his bachelor of science in physical therapy from Northeastern University in 2000, where he was also a member of the men’s varsity soccer team. He became a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2002. A year later he moved to California to pursue an MS in Kinesiology (specializing in clinical exercise science) under the mentorship of the then president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Lee Brown. 

Upon returning to the Boston area in 2005, Dan worked in private practice providing physical therapy services for a wide variety of orthopedic and sports medicine cases. In 2012, Dan was hired by South Shore Hospital as the rehab manager for the Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Therapy program where he currently enjoys working with athletes of all ages and backgrounds. 

Dan has been a part-time adjunct faculty member in the PT department at Northeastern University since 2006. Over the years he has taught laboratory courses in motor control, kinesiology and orthopedics, and has lectured on the subject of strength and conditioning. Dan has published several book chapters in the field of strength and conditioning and has been published as lead author in both Strength and Conditioning Journal and Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research


Ken Shannon, Clinical Specialist

Ken ShannonKen is an orthopedic clinical specialist at South Shore Hospitals Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Therapy program.  He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Springfield College in 1995 and 1996. He then attained his doctorate in physical therapy in 2004 from MGH Institute of Health Professions. He went on to complete a certificate of advance study in orthopedics followed by a one-year orthopedic residency from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2006. 

He has continued teaching orthopedic manual therapy at Simmons College since 2007. Ken is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and his areas of clinical interest and expertise are in manual therapy, treatment of spinal dysfunction, sports medicine and orthopedics. He examines and treats patients with a variety of musculoskeletal diagnoses with a special interest in spinal dysfunction. When Ken is not working he enjoys his time spent with his wife and two young boys.  He is a firm believer in staying physically active.


Lina Lamb, Clinical Specialist

Lina LambDr. Lina Penikas Lamb received her bachelor of science in biology from Binghamton University in 2000. She then moved to Boston to attend Simmons College where she received her doctorate in physical therapy in 2003. She worked for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the inpatient department until 2006, and then moved to the outpatient clinic at the Ambulatory Care Center in Chestnut Hill where she worked until 2012. She is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist.

Lina works with all orthopedic dysfunctions, including injuries involving the shoulder, lower extremities, and spine. She also is experienced in managing vestibular dysfunctions including BPPV. Lina enjoys the outdoors and staying active. She is an avid skier, runner, hiker, and dancer.


Joel Fallano, Clinical Specialist

Joel FallanoJoel graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor of science in physical therapy in 1997. In 2004, he received his doctorate in physical therapy, and in 2006 his advanced masters of science in physical therapy with a specialization in orthopedics from MGH Institute of Health Professions. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. 

Joel began his career working as a staff physical therapist at Brockton Hospital focusing mainly on outpatient orthopedic care. In 2001, he began working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in their outpatient department as a senior physical therapist and was promoted to clinical specialist in 2006. There he belonged to several committees promoting research within the department and helped to establish the groundwork for their Standards of Care. Joel is currently a term lecturer and lab instructor at MGH Institute of Health Professions and in 2010 received their Outstanding Clinical Educator award. He has lectured on both a regional and national level on a variety of orthopedic topics. 

His areas of interest include evaluating and treating orthopedic conditions of both the upper and lower extremities. Joel enjoys mentoring physical therapy students and interns in the clinic and is a certified advanced clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.


Kirsten Bogaard, Clinical Specialist

Kirsten Bogaard

Kirsten Bogaard received her bachelor and master of science degrees in occupational therapy from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, in 2000. She has worked at South Shore Hospital in outpatient rehabilitation since 2004, and received her specialty certification in hand therapy in 2005. 

Kirsten is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and Baystate Hand Therapy Group. She has worked in a variety of occupational therapy specialties, though her particular interest is in outpatient hand therapy.

Kirsten has completed four Boston and one New York City marathons. She also enjoys biking, skiing, and horse-back riding.


Marisa Frank, Staff Physical Therapist

Marisa FrankMarisa was born and raised in Bow, New Hampshire before attending Ithaca College where she graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2010. Her clinical experience includes working at Largo Medical Center in Florida, ProCare Rehab in New Jersey, Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore and Albert Einstein Pediatric Department in Bronx, NY. While at Ithaca, Marisa was also a leader, where she acted as captain of the field hockey team for two years and earned 1st team all-conference defensive player of the year twice. 

After earning her doctorate in physical therapy, Marisa moved back to the New England area to work in South Shore Hospital's Outpatient Rehab department and was immediately drawn toward their Concussion Rehabilitation Clinic run by Dr. Janet Kent. Marisa is passionate about working with children who have suffered concussions, and has made it her focus as a physical therapist. She looks forward to treating patients with debilitating concussions at 2 Pond Park.

In the clinic, you can spark a conversation with her about skiing conditions, cooking, Harry Potter, boating or her love for dogs.


Rachel Lampros, Staff Physical Therapist

Rachel LamprosDr. Rachel Lampros, a native of Acton, MA, received her master of science in physical therapy from Springfield College in 2008. She went on to obtain her doctorate in physical therapy from Sage College in 2011. While at Springfield College, Rachel played four years of collegiate lacrosse, achieving academic All-American honors. She continues to stay active in the sport and currently coaches at the high-school level.

Rachel has worked in outpatient orthopedics for four years, and her clinical interests include sports medicine, orthopedics, and strength and conditioning. Rachel has experience working with high-school athletes and patients with knee and shoulder dysfunction. An avid runner, Rachel also has an interest in running related injuries and female athlete biomechanics.


Brien Wolter, Physical Therapy Assistant

Brien WolterBrien Wolter graduated from Maria College in Albany, NY, where he received his associates degree in applied sciences for physical therapy. He also holds a bachelor of science in psychology, with an emphasis in pre-med from Bridgewater State College. 

Brien obtained his PTA license in 2002.  Before completing his PTA degree, Brien spent four years working as a rehab aide in the Weymouth, MA and Albany, NY area. He has work experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Brien began his career working for the May Institute as a home/school PTA to assist patients with their residential needs. He then spent the next eight years in an outpatient setting, treating orthopedic (trauma, post-surgical, pre-surgical) and physiological (MS, ALS, stroke, heart attack, fibromyalgia) cases. Recently, Brien has also been doing per diem work in a skilled nursing setting.

Brien currently lives in the South Shore area with his lovely wife and two kids.  He participates in running and local sports.  Brien was an intercollegiate athlete in soccer and also instructed at Ted Williams Baseball Camps for four years.


Debra Freeman, Physical Therapy Assistant

Debra FreemanDebra became a licensed physical therapy assistant in 1998 and has more than 14 years of experience in the field.  She earned her associate of science degree from Massasoit and her bachelors of science with concentration in exercise physiology at UMass Boston in 2002.

With more than 18 years of experience in the fitness industry, she has conducted transformation programs and nutritional counseling as well as boot camps, pilates, spinning and TRX suspension classes. She has a successful personal training business where most of her clients are previous physical therapy patients. 

She is the proud mother of three boys and enjoys many outdoor activities with them. Another passion is competing in Fitness America figure competitions. In 2011 she placed 5th in her first Fitness America competition. She has participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge and the Multiple Sclerosis bicycle rides to help raise money for their causes.































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