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ABOUT US

AdaptABLE was founded in 2020 in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of maintaining access to care for individuals using specialty equipment for mobility, ADL's, and positioning. Our mission remains, and we now span throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. 

In addition to our Wheelchair Clinic, we have expanded to a multidisciplinary consulting practice of physical, occupational, and speech therapy providers who are exceptionally knowledgeable in their recommendations across several settings. Our focus is evaluating individuals for the most appropriate equipment, environment set-up recommendations, and implementing communication tools, all with the associated family and caregiver training.  As this is the primary aspect of care our therapists are involved in, we are able to provide expert, pinpointed service in this enormous aspect our patients' lives. We do not currently provide direct treatment services, but empower independence to the greatest extent possible through recommendations and training.

A child uses a gait trainer with an adult's assistance while at school.

*Image kindly provided by Rifton

OUR TEAM

Meet our knowledgable professionals 

KRISTEN GROSS

Founder and Owner,

Physical Therapist, Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

Kristen has practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings, focusing on neurological rehabilitation and finding adaptive equipment solutions for individuals impacted by all kinds of disability. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut and is a member of the Southern New England Neurology Network. She provides physical therapy consulting services to several adult day programs. 

NICOLE RAWNSLEY

Senior Physical Therapist, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Nicole is the lead physical therapist of adaptABLE's outpatient physical therapy wheelchair clinic. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and teaches neuroanatomy at the University of Rhode Island's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Nicole has exceptional experience and education related to directing the equipment ordering and evaluation process. 

FLAVIA GUSMAO

Senior Speech Language Pathologist

Flavia is a senior speech therapist overseeing adaptABLE's multidisciplinary consulting department and relationships with DDS in Massachusetts. She graduated with her Master's in Speech Language Pathology from Nova South Eastern University and provides consulting services to several adult day programs. Flavia has extensive experience and education related to AAC device ordering and evaluation processes for our consulting clients. 

LAURA CRAIG

Office Administrator

Laura is an integral part of the inner workings of our office. She maintains exceptional organization and assists with scheduling in order to maximize efficiency, reducing wait times and increasing our quality of care. 

TRACY MCKENNA

Physical Therapist

Tracy is a physical therapist for our outpatient wheelchair clinic, and is the primary therapist for completing in-home assessments. She graduated from the University of New England and has extensive knowledge of rehabilitation and equipment assessment. She brings experienced recommendations and innovative ideas to each visit. 

SHAELYN BOUCHARD

Physical Therapist, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

Shaelyn provides physical therapy consulting services to several adult day habilitation programs. She graduated from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has extensive of experience across a variety of settings working with those with neurologic and developmental conditions. 

HEATHER QUINN

Occupational Therapist

Heather provides occupational therapy consulting services to adult day habilitation programs. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University and has vast clinical experience across a variety of settings. She is Certified in Aging in Place II and III for implementing home modifications for older or disabled individuals.  

LEAH KELLEHER

Physical Therapist

Leah provides consulting and equipment evaluation services across the lifespan . She is additionally LSVT BIG Certified. Leah graduated from the University of Hartford with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and has exceptional experience working with individuals of all ages with neurologic and developmental conditions. 

TANYA O'BRIEN

Occupational Therapist

Tanya provides occupational therapy consulting services to several adult day habilitation programs and participates in our Assistive Technology Program in the State of MA. She graduated from Ithaca College with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and has broad clinical experience across a variety of settings. 

MARISA GALLIVAN

Occupational Therapist

Marisa provides occupational therapy consulting services to several adult day habilitation programs. She graduated from Worcester State University and has broad clinical experience across a variety of settings. 

STEPHANIE HANNAH

Physical Therapist, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

Stephanie provides physical therapy consulting services to several adult day habilitation programs and participates in our Assistive Technology Program in the State of MA. She graduated from A.T. Still University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has extensive of experience across a variety of settings working with those with neurologic and developmental conditions. Stephanie completed a neurologic residency program at A.T. Still University after graduating with her clinical doctorate. 

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