LEADERSHIP

Physical Therapy Leadership

Louis Coiro, PT
Louis Coiro founded Tewksbury Physical Therapy and Drum Hill Physical and Sports Therapy. He graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1982 from UMass Lowell (then the University of Lowell). He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He has continued his education through numerous courses in orthopedic surgical and non surgical rehabilitation principles. He has lectured nationally through the Private Practice Section of the APTA. Locally, he serves as the Chairperson for the UMass Lowell Physical Therapy Program Advisory Board. He enjoys treating orthopedic and neurologically impaired patients. He also has experience treating pediatrics, including infants with torticollis. His approach toward treatment is guided active patient involvement throughout their course of therapy. He utilizes straight forward patient education so that patients understand their injury and know how they can best be involved in their recovery

Marco Volpe, PT, DPT, OCS
Marco Volpe, founder and owner of Downtown Physical Therapy, has been a practicing Physical Therapist for over 30 years and continuously stays updated with the latest in the field through his involvement in the APTA. Marco has been a Massachusetts Delegate in the organization for over 10 years and recently joined the Board of Industrial Medicine in Massachusetts. He is a firm believer in patient-centered therapy and creating individual wellness plans. After receiving his Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University, Marco returned to school to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. Marco is fluent in Italian and specializes in TMJ, neck and back problems

Nick Mitropoulos, PT, ATC
Nick graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nick started Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Associates with Debra Band in February 1984. He is also the Director of Sports Medicine at Tufts University, while covering the Men’s Soccer, Ice Hockey and Baseball teams. Nick is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Nick splits his treatment time between OSPTA in Boston and Tufts University.

Peter Harmeling, Med, PT, SCS, ATC
Peter Harmeling is the Owner and Director of Harmeling Physical Therapy & Sports Fitness, Inc. Peter is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist and a Licensed Athletic Trainer. Harmeling Physical Therapy and Sports Fitness, Inc. has locations in Danvers, Wenham, Wilmington and Gloucester. Peter is on the Adjunct Faculty at Gordon College. He also also been a Guest Lecturer at MGH Institute for Health Professions, UMASS Lowell, and Northeastern University. In addition to serving on the NEPTN Board of Directors, Peter also serves on the Board of Advisors at the Burbank YMCA in Reading, MA.

Mark Powicki, PT, DPT, CSCS
Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire where he excelled in football as an offensive lineman. He later obtained his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. He became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Mark’s history in Physical Therapy has enabled him to gain a great deal of experience in successfully rehabilitating and training a variety of diagnosis and patients. His ability to achieve fuctional gains with low-level neurologically complex medical patients to highly skilled athletes has earned him a great deal of respect and admiration amongst his peers.
Mark was co-owner and Director of New England Sports Ready from Aug 2000-Dec 2001. He worked independently with athletes at all levels to rehabilitate them from injuries as well as maximizing their performances. Mark co-authored “Sculpting the Complete Athlete for the New Millennium,” an internet course and lectured on injury prevention, strength and conditioning and achieving maximum athletic performance.

Tracy Collins
Tracy has served in the role of Executive Director of NEPTN for the past 15 years. She manages the day-to day operations and primarily focuses on strengthening relationships with the area managed care plans, marketing services provided by our members and assisting clinics in practice management functions. Prior to NEPTN, Tracy worked for some of the largest managed care plans in Massachusetts. Her experience on the payer side has been a great asset when negotiating managed care contracts and building solid realtionships with managed care plans.