Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. Your physical therapist’s overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your mobility and help reduce your pain.
Arron Capron, PTA/COTA
River Valley Community College - PTA/COTA Dual Degrees
Plymouth State University - BA in Exercise Physiology and Wellness Management
Community College of Rhode Island - Massage Therapy Certification
Arron is the Assistant Director of Operations and manages our Sandwich clinic. He is also the director of our wellness program.
With more than 22 years of rehabilitation and complementary medicine experience, Arron also holds Associate’s degrees in Physical and Occupational Therapy.
Arron has previously worked with Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI; and Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, Sandwich, MA. He specializes in orthopaedics, pediatrics, neurological disorders, and soft tissue dysfunction.
He sees patients in both our Hyannis and Sandwich locations.
Caleb Latimer, DPT, OCS
Loma Linda University - Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Loma Linda University - BSc in Health Science
Originally from Centerville, Dr. Latimer moved to Southern California in 2010 to begin his training in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University and completed an orthopaedic residency in 2014.
Caleb’s passion for injury prevention and sports rehabilitation led him to the Movement Performance Institute (MPI) in Los Angeles, where he completed a fellowship in lower quarter biomechanics.
During his time at MPI, Caleb utilized state-of-the-art technology and techniques to assist athletes ranging from weekend runners to professional basketball and football players. Here, the philosophy of seeking evaluation only after an injury was reversed with the focus now on preventing injuries through strengthening and restoration of proper biomechanics.
Caleb has also specialized training in return to sports testing after ACL reconstruction. New return to sport testing protocols are thought to allow athletes who have undergone ACL reconstruction to resume competition with reduced risk for a repeat injury.
He has been board-certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS), and his continuing education centers on sports rehabilitation and manual therapy.
Drawn by family and love of the Cape, he and his wife returned home in 2017 to join the team at Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine where they are excited to serve the local community.
Caleb takes the time to help each patient understand his or her condition, and empowers them with the tools necessary for successful rehabilitation. In his free time, Caleb is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. He can also be found training for triathlons and spending time with his family.
Eric Morin, DPT, HFS
Franklin Pierce - Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Ithaca College - Master's in Physical Therapy
Notre Dame - Undergraduate BSc Exercise Science and Cardiopulmonary Rehab
Dr. Morin has specialties in sports medicine, orthopaedics, vestibular rehab, manual therapy, and spinal rehab with certifications in Health Fitness and Fitness Instruction.
He has worked in positions of clinical director, union steward, professional chapter vice president, graduate school faculty, and physical therapist. He has worked in varied clinical settings, including hospital, outpatient, and at a private clinic, as director and part owner most recently.
He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in physiology and biomechanics, and a drive to restore his patients to their highest level of function possible. Eric currently works out of our Sandwich clinic.
Tom Loughman, MSc PT
Manchester Metropolitan University, England - BSc Sport and Exercise Science
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland - MSc Physical Therapy
Originally from London, England, Tom Loughman joined Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy from an affiliated clinic in Fall River, MA in 2016. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Tom worked at Barnet FC, a professional soccer club in London, where he worked with their adolescent academy players, as well as their first team professionals.
Based in the Sandwich office, Tom specializes in both peripheral joint and spinal conditions with a special interest in sports injuries, rotator cuff pathologies, and pre/post joint replacement surgeries. Tom provides an excellent standard of individualized care to help patients return to the highest level of function possible.
Outside of physical therapy, Tom also works as a professional soccer coach with the New England Futbol Club and enjoys spending time with his family.
Dean R. Sherman, PT, MPT, MS, COMT, FRCms, FCE, CEAS, VRT, DN2, CCCE/CI
Ola Grimsby Institute of Norway, Sorlandet Institute of San Diego - Postdoctoral Study in Orthopedic Manual Therapy
University of New England - Master's and Doctoral Level Training in Physical Therapy with intensive in manual therapy and post grad differential medicine residency.
University of New England - Bachelors in Health Physical Science
The Director of Clinical Education, a board-certified Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist, and a Clinical Educator, Dean is a clinical specialist and Program Development Lead at Cape Cod Orthopaedics Physical Therapy. He also serves as the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education for our residency program. Dean is certified in Dry Needling, Industrial Ergonomics and other specialties, and is the only certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist clinician in southeastern Massachusetts.
His interests lie in the optimization of the human frame, the restoration of movement efficiency, and functional capacity improvement, and he approaches his patients with a biokinetic and structural expertise. His areas of expertise include pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, peripheral joint rehab, spinal rehab, tactical conditioning, vestibular/concussive medicine, athlete recovery and performance enhancement, and osteopathic manual therapy.
His goal with every patient interaction is to provide a mechanically and physiologically based and individualized treatment program that enables recovery, tissue repair, and movement quality improvements to bring the patient to a better level of skill and capacity than they had prior to the onset of dysfunction.
Dean currently sees patients out of our Hyannis location. A Native of Cape Cod, when he is not treating patients, Dean is never far from the ocean and is active in the outdoors, training athletes, coaching soccer and spending time with his family.
Rebecca Wolongevicz, MS, OTR/L, CHT
University of New England - Masters in Occupational Therapy
University of New England - BSc Occupational Therapy
Rebecca has completed a post-graduate certificate in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation from Tufts University while training at Massachusetts General Hospital in her pursuit of becoming a CHT.
She has worked as a certified hand therapist throughout Massachusetts since 2010, and is a contributor to Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2nd Ed., published in 2014.
Her areas of expertise include custom orthosis fabrication, specialized hand rehabilitation, wound care, fine motor skill recovery, and restoration of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
She joined the Cape Cod Orthopaedics team in early 2014 and spends her free time with her family and pets, enjoying the outdoors. She treats patients out of both our Hyannis and Sandwich locations.
Charles Del Tatto, PT, BSC, FCE
New York University - BSc in Physical Therapy
As Program Director of our Work Rehab program at CCOPT, Chuck brings his extensive background and experience in industrial medicine into our practice to assist our patients’ return to their occupations.
Chuck has been in private practice since 1978 and is the co-founder and President of Industrial Rehabilitation Associates, Inc., d.b.a. The Return to Work Center from 1986 to 2005. He has gained extensive experience in managing and preventing work-related injuries.
Chuck is the owner of Injury Risk Management (IRM), a consulting firm specializing in ergonomic job analysis, reasonable accommodation strategies, and worker training. He continues to provide ergonomics consulting to a variety of companies and is a consultant to a third-party administrator managing long-term disability claims. He currently treats patients out of our Hyannis location.
Tom Carver, PTA
Newbury College - Associates Degree in Physical Therapy
A long time clinician in Cape Cod, Tom joined the practice from a prominent career in Osterville, MA, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in manual therapies, soft tissue work, functional restoration, and movement science.
Tom has since taken many continued education courses in a multitude of specialties. He has worked in area sports and orthopaedic facilities following work in head trauma care and spinal injury centers. He has extensive training in aquatics, manual approaches, and spinal care. He has specialties in pelvic and spinal corrective treatment and extremity joint restoration.
When he isn’t in the clinic, you may find him playing blues, working a paintbrush, or exploring his way through his latest antique car.
Elizabeth “Libby” Hart, MS, LAT, ATC, OTR/L
Springfield College- BS in Athletic Training
Bay Path University – MS in Occupational Therapy
Libby is a Massachusetts licensed and board certified Athletic Trainer and Occupational Therapist. She has extensive experience with sports medicine and rehabilitation. Libby is working towards her Certificate in Hand Therapy.
Libby has worked previously with Division I and Division III collegiate athletes as well as high school athletes in western and eastern Massachusetts.
Libby is a Cape Cod native and enjoys spending time outside with her friends and family on the beach and coaching field hockey at Monomoy High School and Cape Cod Youth Field Hockey Club.
Jason Levy, PTA
Bay State College, Boston MA.
A.S. Degree, Physical Therapist Assistant.
Prior to working in physical therapy, Jason spent 15 years working in professional hockey as an equipment manager, most recently for the New York Rangers. During the off-season, he’d spend time on Cape Cod with his wife Danielle and their dachshund Madison and eventually they decided the Cape was where they wanted to be full time.
As an avid runner, Jason has always been interested in biomechanics, injury prevention and recovery, which led him to a second career in physical therapy. After attending school in Boston, Jason returned to Cape Cod full-time and joined Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine as a physical therapist assistant.
During his free time, you’ll find Jason out on a run, training for a race, on the beach, or spending time outdoors with Danielle and Madison. Jason also enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, Disney, and running local road races on Cape Cod with friends.
Nisa Christie, PT, DPT
Springfield College - Doctorate in Physical Therapy
University of Massachusetts Amherst - BSc in Kinesiology
Originally from Westminster, MA, Nisa began her college career at UMass Amherst, where she developed a passion for studying the science of movement. She completed internships in strength and conditioning and began to develop her skillset in training a wide variety of clients.
During physical therapy school, Nisa completed multiple clinical rotations in various settings, including an internship at the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
She also spent three months in Trinidad and Tobago, where she assisted with a National Falls Prevention Program. She performed balance testing on hundreds of older adults, provided education on fall prevention at various locations across the islands, and lectured in community centers on the impact of physical therapy on balance.
Nisa was ecstatic to move to the Cape in January 2019 and begin as a full-time Physical Therapist at Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the Hyannis office.
Nisa has a passion for helping her patients discover the resiliency of their bodies, providing tailored interventions to restore function and get her patients back to the activities that matter most to them. In her free time, she can be found at the beach with her family. She also enjoys group fitness and participating in local road races.
Jennifer Rae, PT, DPT
Mount St. Joseph University – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Loyola University Maryland- BS in Biology
Originally from Sandwich, Jen's extensive love for sports eventually led her down the path of physical therapy. She learned more about the profession during her sophomore year of college at Loyola University Maryland after taking a seminar about different healthcare professions. In her senior year, she completed a semester-long internship at a nearby outpatient orthopedic clinic, where she learned about a wide variety of diagnoses, including sports-related injuries and sport-specific PT with athletes from Loyola. In her two years in between college and PT school, Jen worked as a rehab aide in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Falmouth on the Cape.
In PT school, Jen completed 4 clinical rotations in multiple settings, including an outpatient orthopedic rotation with Select Physical Therapy in Denver, Colorado, and an outpatient sports/orthopedic clinical at Pro Sports Physical Therapy in Westchester, New York. In these clinical rotations, Jen refined her manual skills and was challenged to think outside of the box to rehab high-level and professional athletes. In her New York affiliation, Jen spent her afternoons at a local high school covering Spring athletics with her clinical instructor who was also a Certified Athletic Trainer. Jen also had the unique opportunity to attend weekly research meetings with orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists at The Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) in New York City.
In her free time, you can find Jen at the beach with friends and family, attending concerts or traveling around the world.
Tess Hixon, DPT
Northeastern University – Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Westfield State University – BSc in Exercise Science
Tess’ passion for movement and the human body began at a young age through her active involvement in Hip Hop dance and numerous other sports. She competed competitively in dance throughout grade school, high school, and her undergraduate career as a member and captain of Westfield State University’s Competitive Hip Hop Dance Team as well as attending numerous conventions on the east coast.
Her interest in physical therapy developed throughout her exercise science internship completion during her last semester at Westfield State. She was able to assist strength and conditioning coaches in designing/implementing exercise prescriptions and leading exercise classes for individuals of all ages and functional abilities, some of which progressed from physical therapy to actively participating in total body strength classes.
Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Tess was an inpatient rehabilitation aide at Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Sandwich where her passion for physical therapy expanded as she was able to assist PTs and OTs in the co-treatment of individuals with a wide variety of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular diagnoses.
She completed three clinical rotations during physical therapy school in various settings, including Cape Cod Hospital, Bay State Physical Therapy in Dorchester, and Cape Cod Orthopaedics Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy. Tess is extremely excited to join the team at Cape Cod Orthopaedics Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in their Hyannis office and serve the local community.
Born and raised on Cape Cod, in her free time you can find Tess taking a dance or spin class, spending time with her family and friends, at the beach, or exploring a new activity outside.
Danielle Hayes, PT, DPT
Ithaca College - BS in Clinical Health Studies
Ithaca College – Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Danni has always enjoyed helping people and quickly discovered she loved to study the human body during an anatomy course in high school. With the guidance of her parents, she realized she could combine two of her passions through physical therapy.
During her time at IC, Danni gained experience while working with students and faculty in the on-campus clinic, volunteering with children in Malawi, and participating in four clinical rotations in MA, NY, and MI. She has a wide variety of experience ranging from elementary and middle school students and athletes to geriatric patients as well as people with orthopedic and neurological conditions. Her goal is to help people return to their desired level of function in an interactive and challenging way.
Danni is originally from Southborough, MA but has been spending time on the Cape ever since she was little. She was thrilled to move to the Cape and start working for CCOPT. In her free time, you’ll find her walking the dog, on the water, or spending time with her friends and family.