Howard Theberge: Athletic trainer
Howard comes to APT with 6 years of experience as a certified athletic trainer and strength coach, with 5 years of experience in professional and junior hockey. Howard specializes in blending his knowledge of strength and conditioning along with his medical background in order to optimize outcomes for his athletes. Howard will be partnering with APT in order to bridge the gap between return from injury back to elite level performance.
Howard currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Northeast Generals of the North American Hockey League (NAHL, USA Hockey Tier II) and has previously worked for the Adirondack Thunder (2016-2018) and the Elmira Jackals (2013-2014) of the ECHL (AA Professional). As a student, Howard served as Intern Athletic Trainer for the Portland Pirates (2011-2012) of the American Hockey League (AHL, AAA Professional).
Lauren has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2015 and is now the clinic director and a physical therapist at our Attleboro location. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at URI, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy there as well. While attending URI, she participated in their URI Broadening experience, and traveled to Guatemala twice to help rehabilitate adults and children with various neurological disabilities. Since graduating she has earned a manual therapy certification from Evidence in Motion and has been certified in dry needling. She has expertise with orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, balance disorders and injury prevention, as well as in working with pediatric patients. When she’s not in the clinic you might find her running marathons, relaxing by the beach, playing with her dog, hiking, or listening to music. She also serves on the board of the Lead the Way program, and has volunteered with events throughout her community, including numerous 5k races.
Performance Physical Therapy is the region’s leading provider of innovative, results-driven physical therapy and athletic training services. Their Attleboro team includes clinic director Dr. Lauren Bachand, Dr. Ben Farmer and physical therapy assistant Tracy Scannell. At Performance Physical Therapy & Sports Training in Attleboro, patients receive individualized, high-quality care based on the latest research, which means they recover in fewer visits, and can get back to sports, work and life quickly. The team focuses not only on injuries but works with athletes to educate and implement programs for injury prevention. Performance PT’s therapists are trained in management and treatment of concussions and return to sport programs.
Dr. James Snead specializes in sports medicine with a unique expertise in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, including repair of torn rotator cuffs and labral tears of the shoulder, as well as ACL reconstructions of the knee – all via a small camera (arthroscope). He performs a number of knee ligament (ACL) reconstructions, shoulder and knee arthroscopies per year.
Our orthopedic care team offers services to treat and improve quality of life. Along with treating injuries and diseases of bones, joints, muscles and tendons, other services include total joint replacements, back and hand surgeries. A special unit within the hospital is dedicated to the care of orthopedic patients.