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.
Clinic Director Dr. Carolyn Rhoads, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2012. She is a Physical Therapist, Partner and the Clinical Director at the Sanderson Road clinic located in Smithfield, RI. After earning her BS from the University of Connecticut in 2008, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island in 2011. During her time in Physical Therapy school, she had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand and learn about their healthcare system. Dr. Rhoads specializes in Orthopedics, Post-Operative Care, Sports Injuries, Balance Disorders, Vestibular Disorders, Neurological Disorders and injury prevention. Dr. Rhoads is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Kerry Giroux, MSPT, CSCS, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2005 as a physical therapist. Kerry earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education from University of Rhode Island, then returned to earn her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001. While at URI, Kerry played on the women’s basketball team and had the opportunity while playing to travel to many places including Alaska, Montana, California, and Ireland. Kerry is certified in dry needling and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Giroux specializes in Orthopedic, neurological and post-surgical rehabilitation, shoulder and knee rehabilitation, sports medicine, and functional dry needling. She’s also a clinical instructor.
Dr. Amy Goss has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2016 as a physical therapist at the Smithfield location, and she is also a partner. Dr. Goss received both a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University. Amy has gone on to earn certifications in dry needling, and manual therapy from Evidence in Motion. She specializes in general and post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, general health, and fitness, and has served as a clinical mentor for physical therapy students.
Dr. Tyler Foster, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2016 as a physical therapist at our Smithfield location. She received an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Ithaca College and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. During his time at Boston University, he spent two years volunteering as a coach for the club soccer team. He has also spent three weeks in Cape Town, South Africa as a volunteer. Since graduating he has earned a certification in dry needling. He is currently in Evidence in Motion’s orthopedic residency program and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has expertise in general and post-surgical orthopedics as well as in treating sports injuries.
Dr. Jennifer Furlong, DPT, has worked with Performance Physical Therapy since 2017 as a physical therapist at our Smithfield location. Dr. Furlong received a Bachelor of Science from Westfield State University in 2010 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2014. Dr. Furlong specializes in general and post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation, and she is certified in the Graston Technique. She’s a member of the APTA.
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.
Jordan Madigan, MPT, joined Performance in August 2018 as a Physical Therapist at the Smithfield location. Jordan earned his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (Human Movement and Health Studies) from the University of South Australia then went on to earn a Masters of Physiotherapy from Flinders University of South Australia. Jordan became dry needling certified in 2015 and spent 4 years of physiotherapy employment (Physical Therapy) in rural Australia. He also has previous experience working with cardiopulmonary clients in the outpatient setting, vestibular therapy, and burn therapy. Through his experience, Jorand has come to earn an expertise in post-surgical and orthopedic care, acute sporting injuries, and chronic pain. Growing up in a small rural town, Jordan was involved in every sport and activity he could throw himself into. After attending physical therapy for multiple minor sports injuries, Jordan began to develop a good relationship with the physical therapists who treated him. His physical therapists showed such a passion for patient care and over time they inspired him to pursue an education on Physiotherapy, shaping him into the physical therapist he is today. When he's not treating, you can catch Jordan golfing, enjoying Australian Rules Football (Boston Demons), exploring Rhode Island, working out, and participating in any sport that involves moving!