Meet Our Staff

Meet South County Physical Therapy, Inc.’s Team

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Catherine Hoover-Smith
Physical Therapist
CEO/Founder

Catherine Hoover-Smith, Founder

Catherine started South County Physical Therapy, Inc. in 1985 as a way to fulfill her dream of how she felt patients should be cared for. Since opening its doors, the practice has been through multiple renovations and expansions to create South County Physical Therapy, Inc.’s offerings of today, with locations in Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (2), and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Catherine prides herself on being an active member of the community and often supports the Chamber of Commerce, community fundraisers, and provides internship and mentoring opportunities to high school and college students. Catherine continues to care for patients at South County Physical Therapy, Inc.’s Auburn, Westborough, and Worcester locations. She attends numerous courses each year to constantly maintain and continue to develop her skills. Catherine’s diverse clinical skills include extensive manual therapy training utilizing the methods of Cyriax, Maitland, Paris, and Mulligan; visceral mobilization; myofacial and craniosacral therapies; functional training and rehabilitation; specialized treatment techniques for the care of pelvic floor issues; and incorporating Yoga and Pilates into Physical Therapy care. She also specializes in Dance Medicine, providing a thorough assessment of a dancer.

Eric Cardin, PT, MS, CSCS
Executive Director
Auburn Director, Charlton Director, Westborough Director

Eric Cardin, PT, MS, CSCS

Eric is a 1999 graduate of the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. In 2007, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor. His clinical interests include the care of runners and tri-athletes. He is also involved in the rehabilitation and training of golfers who have undergone total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery.

Nancy Siegal
Assistant Director
Oak Street, Westborough

Anne B. Siegal PT, MS, graduated from Boston University Sargent College of Allied Health Professions in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Physical Therapy. While working in Philadelphia, PA, she received a Master of Science with a concentration in Physical Therapy Professional Education from Temple University School of Allied Health Sciences. Her experience spans from acute care to out-patient orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation with the vast majority of her work in the field of orthopedics. Her varied background in sports, outdoor adventuring and interests in integrated medicine inform her approach in creating a multi-faceted treatment program for each individual to achieve their maximal health and fitness level. She is a certified Sole Supports provider, and recently became certified as an oncology specialist through the S.T.A.R. Survivorship and Rehab Training program by Oncology Rehab Partners.

Jennifer Lenkauskas
Assistant Director 
East Main Street, Westborough

Jennifer Lenkauskas graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1996. Upon graduation, she gained early experience and exposure in various areas of physical therapy practice including acute care, subacute rehabilitation, hospital based outpatient therapy, occupational health, and home care physical therapy.  Jennifer joined South County Physical Therapy in 2002 and since that time has developed her manual skills and focused her continuing education on research based treatments for orthopedic problems.  Jennifer has an interest in treating running related injuries and encouraging patients to achieve their personal goals. She is an active runner herself, having completed many races including two full marathons, seven half-marathons and multiple shorter distance fun runs. Jennifer also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2007 and demonstrates a personal commitment to fitness which she incorporates into her patient care.

Carla Faucher
Assistant Director
Auburn

Carla Faucher, PTA, STS, is a 1987 graduate of Becker Junior College.   Carla’s certifications include: Certified Practitioner Sole Supports Custom Orthotics, Certified Level I Golf Fitness Professional with Titleist Performance Institute and State Certified Coach through Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.  Carla has done extensive coursework in golf enhancement, working with the foot and ankle, performing gait assessments, orthopedic rehabilitation and returning the athlete to their optimal level of function. She specializes in enhancing golf performance, returning the injured golfer back to the game, assessing lower extremity biomechanics for proper footwear prescription, the need for custom orthotics and how the foot connects to the human kinetic chain. As well as patient treatment, Carla serves as Program Director, providing educational opportunities to each of the SCPT clinics, the community, schools, health fairs, and a variety of other venues.

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Laura Turner
Director
Worcester

Laura is a 1991 graduate of Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She joined SCPT in 2004 with years of acute, sub-acute and outpatient experience and has been taking care of the people of the greater Westborough area ever since. She now has the role of Clinical Director of the Worcester office where she will seek to bring to the Worcester/Holden area her skills in Dance Medicine, New England Baptist Spine Program and ACL Prevention Programs.  Laura has a special interest in prevention and treatment of injury in cheerleaders and gymnasts. This interest is rooted in her past roles as cheerleading coach for Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough and The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.

Grant Pattee
Assistant Director
Charlton

Grant received his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2009. He had previously graduated, in 2001, from Westfield State College as a double major in Sports Medicine and Physical Education. Grant also holds a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. His clinical interests include ACL treatment and prevention, strength progressions for the overhand athlete, joint replacements, and spinal mobilization.

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Jayme Protano
Director
Millbury

Jayme Protano – Director, Millbury

Jayme Protano is a 1989 graduate of Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked in orthopedic outpatient physical therapy, sub-acute physical therapy, and acute care inpatient physical therapy. She joined South County Physical Therapy, Inc. in 2008. Jayme is Meeks Method trained in Osteoporosis care, Burdenko-trained in aquatic therapy, and is currently working on her STAR Program® Certification (oncology/cancer survivorship).

Jayme’s special interests include using yoga in physical therapy treatment, and working with the female athlete (particularly soccer players), as well as geriatric care. She is a passionate soccer player herself, playing on both indoor and outdoor soccer teams. She is also an avid walker and runner and teaches yoga.

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