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Staff

Dr. Daniel Connors
PT, DPT, MS, SCS, CSCS, USAW, YFS, Co-Owner

dconnors@jstartpt.com

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals, Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals, and Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Therapy (APTA), Certified Emergency Medical Responder, First Aid and CPR instructor with American Red Cross., Level I Functional Dry Needling Certified, Level 1 Blood Flow Restriction Training through Smart Cuffs, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), USA Level I Weight Lifting Club Coach

Experience: Before opening JumpStart, Dan was previously employed as a staff physical therapist at The Children's Hospital in Boston, where he met his wife Jennifer and worked with a pediatric and adult population. During that time period he also was one of the physical therapists for the professional dancers at The Boston Ballet. He has worked with patients of all activities and abilities from birth to adult. He is a former lacrosse player who has coached from youth through high school and continues to coach club lacrosse. He also coached youth hockey for 10 years. Dan has made several television appearances, lectured to colleagues, physicians, coaches, parents, and athletic trainers on many subjects ranging from core stability, shoulder rehab, ACL injury prevention, transitioning the patient/athlete from rehabilitation to sport, plyometrics, pediatric sports physical therapy, and functional training. Dan has been a speaker at the national physical therapy conference, American Physical Therapy Association state chapter meetings, state annual conference, and co-authored Sculpting the Complete Athlete for the New Millennium an internet course for physical therapists. Dan has a special interest in treating shoulders and enjoys working with all types of athletes. He loves the outdoors Mountain Biking, Kayaking, hiking, and spending time with his wife and children. He has a son Jake, daughter Hannah, and Boston Terrier (Bauer).


Dr. Jennifer Connors
PT, DPT, PCS Co-Owner
(Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist)

jconnors@jstartpt.com

Dr. Jennifer Connors has been a physical therapist since 1995. She was initially employed at Children's Hospital, Boston where she gained experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Additionally, while employed at Children's, Jennifer had the opportunity to work in the NICU, Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Myelodysplasia Clinic, and Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Unit. Jennifer joined JumpStart in 2004 where she has continued to work with a wide range of patients. She has developed a special interest in the treatment of hip pathologies including hip dysplasia and femoral acetabular impingement as well as pediatric diagnoses. Other experience includes early intervention and home care services. She is currently the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at Jump Start.

In 2002, she became a Pediatric Clinical Specialist and is certified through the American Physical Therapy Association. In additional to clinical experience, Jennifer has lectured on many topics including: Cerebral Palsy, and Spina Bifida both at MGH Institute of Health Professions and Simmons College; injury prevention to local communities; and at the National Physical Therapy Conference in 2002 on Pre and Post Periacetabular Osteotomy.

Publications include:

  • The Use of Parent- Completed Developmental Questionnaires by Physical Therapist and Physicians. Co-authored. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 8(3):104-110, Fall 1996.
  • Assessment of Hip Abductor Strength and Function in Patients with DDH- pre and post Periacetabular Osteotomy. Abstract. Co-authored. JOSPT. Vol 32. No 1. Jan 2002.
  • Physical Therapy Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Co-authored. Independent Study Course available through the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA.

Dr. Ryan Jones
DPT, CSCS, FDN Clinic Manager (Norwood)
Clinic Manager (Norwood)

rjones@jstartpt.com

Education: Bachelor's in Clinical Science from Ithaca College 2006, Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College 2007, Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College 2007

Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA since 2007, CPR/AED certified through American Red Cross, (functional dry needling level I certification) ACE cupping therapy certified

Experience: Ryan has been with the JumpStart family for over 10 years now as the clinic manager of our Norwood location. Prior to JumpStart, he was a clinic director for an outpatient clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida and also has experience at orthopedic clinics in Long Island, NY and Gainesville, FL. Ryan has years of experience working with athletes of all ages from youth sports through division 1 college athletics. He was previously certified as a Titleist Performance Institute golf specialist and has special interests in working with shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries. Outside the clinic, Ryan is a family man that loves spending time and being active with his wife and 4 kids. They love playing soccer and basketball, swimming and kayaking on the lake, hiking, and just being together for all of life's crazy adventures. Ryan also enjoys tennis and being intermittently decent at golf.


Dr. Brianna Sullivan PT, DPT, ATC

Brianna graduated from Sacred Heart University with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2016 and a bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2013. She is a certified athletic trainer as well as physical therapist which helped foster her interests in orthopedics and sports. Brianna grew up in Framingham and enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and staying active through running, yoga, and workout classes.


Dr. Janey Ades

Dr. Janey Ades DPT

Janey received her Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in 2013 and graduated with her Doctoral degree from Quinnipiac University in 2016. She is excited to pursue her interests in pediatrics, amputees, dance and sports to help patients of all ages and various diagnoses achieve their goals. In her free time you can find Janey at a workout class, spending time with family and friends or volunteering at Camp No Limits.


Dr. Michael Hardy PT, DPT, CSCS

Michael began his internship at JumpStart September 2016 and became a licensed physical therapist January 2017. Originally from Ashland, MA, he enjoys playing and watching all sports, but he is especially hooked on soccer. He also has a passion for science fiction (novels and movies). Michael works on-site as a physical therapist at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where he works with dancers, musicians, and artists. He also has a strong interest in working with hypermobile athletes.

Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA, Functional Dry Needling certified, Blood Flow Restriction certified, CPR/AED certified through American Red Cross


Dr. Anna Pietal DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

Anna graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions in January 2018. Prior to graduate school, she earned her Bachelor's degrees in Kinesiology and Dance from UMass Amherst in 2015. Anna also teaches dance and choreographs for local theater companies. In her free time, Anna enjoys dancing, doing crafts and being outdoors.


Dr. Michelle Ferretti. PT,DPT,MS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Lehigh University in 1995, Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2000, Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2002.

Experience: Michelle started her career at Boston Children’s Hospital, working in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She worked with infants through adults, gaining experience in a variety of orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic and cardiopulmonary diagnoses. While at Children’s, Michelle had the opportunity to work in several specialty clinics, including brachial plexus injury, brain tumor, adolescent and young adult hip, and scoliosis. Michelle has lectured on many topics, including growth and development, pediatric assessment and treatment, and brachial plexus injuries. She has also been a clinical instructor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, as well as serving as a mentor for many physical therapy students and interns.


Dr. Meghan Young PT, DPT

myoung@jstartpt.com

Meg earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2011 from Fairfield University where she was also a member of the Swimming & Diving Team. She graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. She completed her final clinical internship at Jumpstart in 2014 and was excited to join the staff as a full time therapist at that time. She is passionate about treating patients with orthopedic and sports injuries as well as a wide variety of diagnoses in the pediatric population. Outside of work, Meg enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking outdoors, traveling, cheering for Boston sports teams especially the Patriots, and visiting Cape Cod where she is originally from.

Certifications: Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) for Adult, Child, Infant; APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor


Dr. Micaela Connors PT, DPT

mconnors@jstartpt.com

Micaela graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2015 with her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northeastern where she graduated in 2019. Micaela is passionate about helping people with orthopedic or sport injuries, joint replacements, as well as working with the pediatric population. In her free time she loves to go camping and hiking in New Hampshire, spend time at the beach, and hang out with her family.

Certifications: Basic Life Support for Adult CPR/AED as well as Infant CPR


Dr. Jeff Haffemann PT, DPT

jhaffemann@jstartpt.com

Jeff graduated from Nova Southeastern University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 after earning his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse in 2014. His clinical interests and specialities are in pediatric limb lengthening and helping young athletes return to sports. When not in the clinic, you can probably find Jeff with his wife, Kara, and his dog, Davie, at the beach in Maine. 


Kelsey Warren

Dr. Kelsey Warren PT, DPT

kwarren@jstartpt.com

Kelsey graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in January 2020 after completing her final clinical internship at Jumpstart in 2019. Prior to graduate school, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Elon University in 2016. She is excited to continue to pursue her clinical interests in pediatrics and orthopedics and she is passionate about helping individuals of all ages and abilities to achieve their goals. Outside of the clinic, Kelsey enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, and cooking/baking.

Certifications: Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) for Adult, Child, Infant


Marissa Moquin

Dr. Marissa Moquin PT, DPT

Marissa graduated from Springfield College with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2021 and her Bachelor’s in Health Science in 2019. During her time at Springfield, Marissa could be found in the dance studio or helping out at an after-school program in a local charter school. She believes that movement is medicine and is excited to use that philosophy when treating patients across the lifespan. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, doing yoga, and spending time with her dog Maggie.

Certifications: : Basic Life Support (CPR, AED) for Adults, Children, and Infants; NETA Group Exercise Instructor; YogaFit Level I


Rebecca Shorr PTA

Rebecca Shorr, PTA

Becca is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in May of 2021. She is currently working as one of JumpStart’s rehab aides and she is very excited to be experiencing a clinical environment while she waits to start PT school at the University of Rhode Island in May of 2022. She grew up in Grafton MA and in her free time she likes traveling, baking and spending time with her friends and family.


Bauer Connors, BT (Boston Terrier)

Bauer has been part of the JumpStart Team since 2013. He is a skilled clinician specializing in bones. His hobbies include chasing squirrels, running, jumping, chewing, and going on long walks. He is an avid Boston sports fan who loves home cooked meals.