Colleen S. McGloin, PTColleen 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, PTElaine 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.
Cathy Rooks, PT, MSPTCathy 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.
Karen Manuzzi, PT, CLT
Karen earned her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College of NY in 1987. She has been an orthopedic physical therapist for 32 years. Karen has regularly participated in continuing education coursework including the fields of Craniosacral Therapy, Kinesiotaping, Vestibular Rehabilitation and Infant Torticollis. She became a certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2014.
Karen joined Sport & Spine in August 2018. She enjoys everything exercise related including running, hiking, swimming, cycling and kayaking. She received her black belt in Taekwondo in 2006. Karen also enjoys singing and playing handbells in her church choir.
Mary Gagnon, PTAMary 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.
Kristina Tracy, MSPT
Kristina M. Tracy, MSPT is a 2006 graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s Master of Physical Therapy program. Her work experience includes general outpatient orthopedics, long term care in skilled nursing facilities, and short term subacute rehabilitative services. Her focus has been on manual therapies, pre/post operative care, sports injuries, balance training, and chronic conditions. Kristina continues to attend a wide array of continuing education courses in order to enrich treatment programs, and provide the most effective and specific treatments for her patients.
Kristina’s personal interests, among many others, include sailing, boating/fishing, kayaking, hiking, community events, and is new to golf.