A state-of the-art practice offering innovative services that help patients of all ages achieve optimal physical function – fitness, wellness and rehabilitation.
Our best-in-industry practices and tailored personal assessments help our patients heal confidently and without pain in a shorter amount of time than physical therapy methodologies that are old-school, conventional or untailored.
Dr. Melissa Robidoux, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2013, and she now serves as a physical therapist and Clinic Director of our North Providence location. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Providence College and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. While in school, Dr. Robidoux took the opportunity to spend time studying in New Zealand and upon graduating from URI, she was given the "Academic Excellence Award." Dr. Robidoux specializes in orthopedics, neurological and post-surgical rehabilitation, functional dry needling, balance and vestibular rehabilitation. She’s a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Robidoux believes patient education is a key component to the recovery process and enjoys teaching/mentoring students. In the future, she plans on becoming a certified clinical instructor, certified in treating concussions and an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Bethany Carnevale, PT, DPT, OCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2014 as a physical therapist at the North Providence, Douglas Street location. She received an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Gordon College in 2010 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island in 2013, and she completed PPT's in-house Residency Program. She is a member of the American Physical Therapist Association and serves on the Rhode Island Department of Health Fall Prevention Subcommittee. Carnevale specializes in orthopedic injuries, neurological and post-surgical rehabilitation, functional dry needling, and vestibular rehabilitation and fall prevention. She previously traveled as a volunteer to Romania for a month to assist Heart2Heart's efforts to support orphans, to Guatemala on a service trip, and hosts free Fall Prevention classes and events throughout Rhode Island.
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.
Dr. Jaimee Enos has worked at Performance Physical Therapy since 2013. Dr. Enos received her a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Connecticut in 2013, after which she came to work with Performance as an Exercise Specialist. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University and returned to Performance as a physical therapist. Dr. Enos is an active American Physical Therapy Association member. Dr. Enos specializes in treating sports injuries, general orthopedic issues and enjoys working with geriatric patients as well as individuals who are struggling with balance.
Dr. Gabrielle Lesnett joined Performance Physical Therapy in 2017. Dr. Lesnett earned both an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University. She has clinical affiliations at Prehab Sports Medicine in Warwick RI, Cheshire Fitness Zone Pediatric Physical Therapy in Cheshire CT, and The Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield RI. Dr. Lesnett has done research on EMG Muscle Activity in Lower Extremity Musculature During Select Yoga Poses to be presented at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in February 2018. Dr. Lesnett is focused on learning and growing as a therapist from her peers and continuing education courses. She volunteers with Best Buddies, Habitat for Humanity, and Special Athletics.