Colleen S. McGloin, PT
Colleen McGloin is a founding partner of Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. She is a Quinnipiac University graduate and has been practicing PT since 1988. Colleen enjoys taking continuing education courses and her background includes manual therapy, orthopedics, spine dysfunction, functional exercise, athletic training, vestibular rehabilitation and dry needling. She is a guest lecturer at CCRI, where she presents modules on Functional Lumbar Stabilization Training. In her free time, Colleen enjoys attending her sons’ sporting events, exercising, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Elaine Crellin, PT
Elaine Crellin is a founding partner of Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. After obtaining her PT degree from the University of Connecticut in 1984, Elaine had practiced in South Florida and California before returning home to RI in 1991. During those years Elaine took advantage of opportunities for studies in manual therapy, Functional Lumbar Stabilization Training and TMJ. In 1988, she earned her Certified Manual Therapist status from The Institute of Graduate Health Sciences. She has been an assistant instructor for Stabilization Training with a national continuing education company and guest lectured on the subject for 10 plus years at the University of RI. Elaine enjoys YOGA, winter sports, golf, and travel; returning her patients to a pain-free active lifestyle makes PT a very gratifying career.
Robert Corriea, MSPT
Physical therapy is a second career for Rob. After many years as a newspaper reporter for the Providence Journal, he returned to school to get a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island, graduating in 2000. He worked for four years in the Early Intervention (EI) program at the Trudeau Memorial Center in Warwick. EI is for children from birth to age three who experience delays in reaching gross motor milestones. In 2004, Rob joined Sport & Spine Physical Therapy, first in its Coventry office before moving to the West Warwick location.
Rob enjoys working with athletes to prevent injuries before they occur. He has taken several national sports medicine courses, with a special interest in baseball injuries. He gets practice working on his teammates. Rob plays senior men’s baseball. He is founder and coach of his own team, The Waves, which won the league championship last year. Rob has played in national tournaments in Arizona and Florida. Rob lives with his wife and daughter in Exeter, where he is active in the community.
For seven years he was a key member of a parents group that raised more than $1.2 million to build a high-quality running track and football/soccer field at Exeter-West Greenwich Regional Jr./Sr. High School. Rob also chaired the building committee for the project, which was completed in 2010.
Jennifer Raftery, DPT
Jennifer joined Sport and Spine in the summer of 2011 after obtaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. She received her undergraduate degree from URI in 2009 in Exercise Science. Jennifer did her clinical affiliation here at SSPT and after 9 weeks staff and patients alike were eager for her return to join the team. At URI Jen participated in a research project exploring the effects of high intensity exercise on people with Parkinson’s disease. She also was involved in educating Parkinson’s disease support groups, educating high school students about physical therapy, and spent two weeks volunteering at a missionary hospital in Vellore, India. Her clinical interests are in manual therapy and working with the geriatric and pediatric populations, and she has begun post doctoral coursework in manual therapy. In her free time Jen enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Cathy Rooks, PT, MSPT
Cathy joined Sport and Spine Physical Therapy in March 2013, bringing with her 20+ years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Cathy earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 1991 and her Bachelor of Science in biology from Bates College in 1985. Cathy enjoys participating in continuing education coursework to enhance her treatment skills. She has completed many courses in manual therapy. Most recently she has taken courses on sports rehabilitation including running. Cathy has also worked as an aquatic physical therapist. In her free time, Cathy enjoys horseback riding, tennis, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Mary Gagnon, PTA
Mary is originally from Vermont where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology in 1987. After moving to Rhode Island, Mary went back to school and received her Associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1996. Mary has worked in Outpatient Orthopedics for 20 years. She continues to participate in continuing education courswork for manual therapy and orthopedics. In 2009, Mary achieved certification through the American Physical Therapy Association’s “Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant” in the area of Musculoskeletal criteria. In her free time, Mary enjoys walking, animals, reading and being outside. She lives in North Kingstown with her husband and two children.