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Performance Physical Therapy is the region’s leading provider of innovative, results-driven physical therapy and athletic training services. Our team boasts the highest number of board-certified clinicians in New England. At Performance, you’ll receive individualized, high-quality care that is based...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Jennifer Raftery

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Jennifer Raftery has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2016 as a physical therapist at our North Providence location. After earning her BS in Kinesiology from URI, she went on to PT school there, earning her doctorate in 2011. She has also earned a certification in dry needling and plans on seeking board-certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist. She has expertise in treating general and post-surgical orthopedic conditions. She is also comfortable with pediatric patients, working often in a local school district to treat children with special needs. She took her expertise abroad when she had the chance to spend two weeks volunteering in a hospital in India.

David Ornstein

PT, DPT, CSCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. David Ornstein, PT, DPT, CSCS, joined Performance Physical Therapy’s North Providence clinic in 2018. Dr. Ornstein graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science, and again in 2016 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Dr. Ornstein is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, certified in applied functional science and functional movement screening. He plans on continuing his training by pursuing an OCS through an Evidence In Motion residency. After having the chance to work in Seattle, Washington for two years, Dr. Ornstein came back to New England. He loves to spend his free time skiing, playing with his dog, going for hikes, spending the day at the beach, playing soccer, cheering on the Patriots, and touring local breweries. Dr. Ornstein advises all his patients to get a good night's sleep every night, eat as healthy as possible, and exercise often!

Pat Procaccini

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Pat Procaccini, DPT joined Performance in 2018 as a physical therapist at the Woonsocket and North Providence locations. Dr. Procaccini earned his Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology in 2016 and went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018, both from the University of Rhode Island. While in school, Dr. Procaccini spent 2 weeks in Vellore, India learning and working at a local hospital. Since then, he has gained clinical expertise in orthopedics, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise. Dr. Procaccini decided to become a physical therapist after watching his father. When Dr. Procaccini was in high school he watched his father lead an unhealthy lifestyle, but physical therapy got him to adopt healthier behaviors, and start to run marathons. Seeing the impact on his father's life really inspired Dr. Procaccini and sparked his interested in the field. When he’s not in the clinic, you can find Dr. Procaccini Hiking, camping, cycling, surfing, snowboarding/skiing, weightlifting, practicing Jiu-jitsu, yoga, swimming, and relaxing with a good book.

Aaron Ulvestad

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Aaron Ulvestad, PT, DPT, joined Performance North Providence Clinic as a physical therapist in 2019. Aaron joined the Douglas Ave. team after earning a Bachelor’s of science in Exercise Science in 2015 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019, each from the University of Rhode Island. During his time at school, Dr. Ulvestad became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2016 and Hawk Grips IASTM level 1 in 2018. He also had the opportunity to complete the "Evidence Based Performance" leadership project. This project involved presenting injury prevention seminars to the URI powerlifting team and acting as the team's Physical Therapist. Dr. Ulvestad also completed a Sports P.T. broadening experience that took place in London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Each experience led him to earn a clinical specialty in Orthopedics, sport, weightlifters, powerlifters, and lacrosse. Dr. Ulvestad has always been infatuated with muscles and human movement which led him to participate in sports and exercise from a very early age. With this participation came a variety of aches, pains, and injuries, as well as a newfound respect for human movement and the process of injury and recovery. This inevitably led him to pursue an interest and eventual career in physical therapy. He continues to feel very passionate about human movement and the field of physical therapy to improve human movement and ameliorate pain. “I think it is important to understand that as a clinician, I will always strive to practice what I preach. Exercise, fitness, prehab, and rehab are all things that I participate in on a regular basis and I would never ask a patient to do something that I would not do or have not done myself” he expressed. In his free time, Dr. Ulvestad loves to exercise, go hiking, and experience anything outdoors.

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1401 Douglas Ave,
North Providence, RI 02904

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