The Complete Guide to Providence Physical Therapy 

We proudly announce Online Telehealth Providence Physical Therapy – continuing Performance of quality care from your home. As the first clinic to shut its doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of our overworked Frontline healthcare providers, we adopted Telehealth services on March 18th, 2020. We continue to serve and protect our patients, community, and those supporting us on the frontline via Telehealth Physical Therapy. anticipate the continued need for this unique, convenient way to provide quality care.

We look forward to connecting with our patients and community in person and virtually to accommodate therapy needs and preferences.

Convenient Locations and flexible appointment times for providence physical therapy

With two locations and flexible appointment times, you can see the chiropractor or Providence Physical Therapy you want at the location you need. Our facilities in Owasso and Tulsa can provide you with the care you need that’s close to home and work. Whether you’re coming in before work, on your lunch break, or need a late appointment, our dedicated team of doctors is here to help you.

Multiple Treatments Available providence physical therapy

As a result of both offices’ integrated design, patients can be treated for many conditions at the same location. We strive to have the latest, most up-to-date technology combined with one-on-one sessions that average 30 to 45 minutes so you and your family can obtain the best chiropractic care, physical therapy and massage therapy.

Our Story to Rhode Island to work and help with the shortage

Dr Michelle Collie, DPT, MS, OCS, grew up on a sheep farm in New Zealand, and after a high school sports injury required her to attend physical therapy, she found her passion. In 1994 she earned a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of Otago. Within the year, she moved to Rhode Island to work and help with the shortage of physical therapists in the U.S.  

In 2000, Michelle joined Performance Physical Therapy when it was just a 2-clinic practice in and around Pawtucket, RI and spent the next 3 years working with patients during the day and attending graduate school in the evenings. In 2003, when Michelle was 8 months pregnant, she took over as the owner and CEO of Performance and began taking the practice to new heights.  

Over the next 5 years, Performance evolved, opening new locations in Providence, East Providence, Barrington, and Pawtucket. At this time, most of the current leadership team also began their careers with Performance. Our COO, Dr Lisa DeCoste, DPT, OCS and Chief Compliance Officer, Dr Yvonne Swanson, DPT, MSPT, and OCS, worked as physical therapists. Our Chief Programs Officer, Dr Brian Hay, DPT, MS, OCS, was working as an exercise specialist while attending the University of New England, and our Chief Clinical Officer, Dr David Pavao, DPT, OCS, CSCS, was completing student hours while earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. 

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Business and family together, “and it was a chaotic juggle

Michelle was growing a business and family together, “and it was a chaotic juggle of excitement,” she smiled. It meant making many scarifies at times, choosing between business, family, and friends. “Performance has always been a part of my family and will always be one of my babies, ” she said. At times, the sacrifices could be challenging, but treating Performance as part of the family has helped Michelle mould Performance to be supportive, understanding, and respectful of every individual who walks through the door, whether patient or staff. “We know that everyone has family, obligations, illness, tragedy, happiness, and excitement with life, but being a part of Performance means travelling through those journeys together and supporting staff and patients through it”, shared Michelle.  

From 2013, the Leadership team strengthened. Dr Lisa DeCoste, Dr Brian Hay, Dr David Pavao, and Dr Yvonne Swanson became minority owners of Performance, allowing Performance to continue to be a 100% locally owned and locally operated providence physical therapy company. Diversifying the ownership and developing a partner program allowed for increased opportunities for our local healthcare providers.

In 2016, Performance hit one of its greatest milestones, opening the flagship clinic out of Pawtucket. This 10,000 sq. ft. clinic, with state-of-the-art equipment, an anti-gravity treadmill, and a HydroWorx pool, allowed our staff greater access to the tools needed to provide the best care.  

Its geographical footprint in Rhode Island due to the desires

Performance has continued to increase its geographical footprint in Rhode Island due to the desires of staff wanting professional opportunities and our understanding of the need for physical therapy access throughout the state. Locations have opened in Smithfield, North Providence, East Greenwich, Middletown, Woonsocket, Warren, and Richmond, and even expanding into Attleboro and Seekonk, MA. And with each new location comes a new clinic director willing and able to lead the clinic and provide the best care to that community.  

The Performance will continue to strategically grow and evolve based on the needs of our community and the desires of our staff. Performance is here to challenge the status quo of what healthcare can offer a community and teach the community that providence physical therapy is much more about health and living life than just managing an injury, disability, or illness. Performance strives to push boundaries and challenge the traditional biases of what healthcare is and should be. Most importantly, Performance educates and empowers the community to live healthier lives and provides innovative and result-driven care so we can provide the best care for patients and the people that work here. ​

Dr Collie envisions that one-day physical therapists will be a part of everyone’s healthcare team, so if someone is having back pain, is unable to work or complete a leisure activity, or anytime they find themselves having limitations to their daily life, 

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