Cynthia S. Rowe, PT
Kim Zimmerman, OTR/L
Mali Raisz, PT
Linda Moran, MSPT
Angela Weiss, MPT
Jeff Goldman, MPT
Our Physical and Occupational Therapists all share the expertise of Manual Therapy with the integration of Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, NeuroStructural Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Lymphatic Drainage.
We have received much of our post graduate training for these techniques through The Upledger Institute International located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (an international training center for holistic health care practitioners) which includes The Chikly Health Institute and The Barral Institute. Each of us has also expanded our training in other techniques and approaches to develop our own unique style of holistic and integrative manual therapy treatment coupled with client education for proper postural alignment, self care management and exercise programs.
With the same philosophy and core treatment approach, we work closely together as a team. We make use of the wealth of experience we have as a group, as well as individually, with the focused goal of helping our clients along their path of recovery towards optimum health.
Cynthia S. Rowe, PT
Cynthia S. Rowe, PT, is a 1977 graduate from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She established Rowe Physical Therapy and Associates in 1986 after having a life threatening ruptured cerebral aneurysm in 1985 that had to be surgically repaired. Her recovery was arduous initially until she got the invaluable help from John Upledger, D.O. With the guidance of Dr. Upledger and his vast knowledge, experience and expertise in holistic healing, Cindy embarked on a different recovery path that included Craniosacral Therapy and related techniques.
As she began to recover from her trauma and surgery she decided that she wanted to develop an expertise as a Holistic Manual Physical Therapist. Her survival left her with a vision to open up her own private practice in order to help others along their journey of body, mind and spirit healing. Her complete recovery allowed her to fulfill this vision, as well as to live a fuller life, which includes a family with two teenagers, a busy and full time practice, and a teaching schedule.
Cindy integrated a wide range of manual techniques into a Total Body Approach including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, NeuroStructural Therapy, Energy Work, Strain and Counterstrain, Joint Mobilization and Muscle Energy Techniques. With this manual approach to treatment, the office expanded rapidly to accommodate the many people who sought out this unique holistic physical therapy setting that Cindy had established.
Cindy has developed her well respected reputation based on her advanced manual skills, caring nature and positive results. She has been teaching around the country since 1988 at hospitals and seminars to post graduate physical therapists and physical therapy students on The Integration of Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. Cindy is included in The Association of Healthcare Educators as the Developer of the Fascial Mobilization course for The Upledger Institute. She is considered by her colleagues an expert clinical specialist and teacher.
In her “spare” time, Cindy enjoys exercise, meditation, yoga, biking, skiing, hiking, travel, connecting with nature, and, of course, her family.
Cynthia S. Rowe, PT selects her Associates based on their training, expert skills and clinical specialty that match her own. She and her Associates strive for no less than excellence in the quality care they provide.
Kim Zimmerman, OTR/L
Kim Zimmerman, OTR/L, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 1979 from Utica College of Syracuse University. She has had years of experience working in the medical model and school model systems including adult rehab at Braintree Rehab and Boston Medical Center as well as the home care setting. She has had much experience with positioning and mobility solutions for physically challenged children and adults. She was a Certified Supplier for rehabilitation technology and ran her own business named Design-Able (servicing adults and children with disabilities) for 12 years.
Kim has had postgraduate training in Craniosacral Therapy, NeuroStructural Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Myofascial Release and Somatoemotional Release. She feels strongly about treating with a whole body, holistic approach in order to maximize the potential healing of her clients/patients. She has also had intensive and extensive training with Cindy Rowe. It was through this training that Cindy saw Kim’s outstanding manual skills and caring heart along with her expertise as a holistic practitioner. This prompted Cindy to invite Kim to join her team of specialized therapists. Kim has been with Rowe PT since 2006.
Kim enjoys yoga, dancing, outdoor sports and spending time with her family and friends. She participates in environmental activities and has backpacked the 220 mile John Muir Trail in the Sierra Mountains with her husband.
Mali Raisz, PT
Mali Raisz, PT, is a graduate of Simmons College where she received her Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Physical Therapy in 1988. She has worked in a variety of outpatient clinics focusing on Integrated Manual Therapy. She has worked at Rowe Physical Therapy since 1999.
Mali has an interest in a variety of manual techniques which contributes to an eclectic and whole body approach. Her extensive training has led to an integrated approach including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymph Drainage Therapy, NeuroStructural Therapy, Strain and Counterstrain, Joint Mobilization Muscle Energy Techniques and therapeutic exercise. She integrates these techniques to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunctions, acute or chronic. She also has experience treating conditions such as vertigo, tinnitus, and post-concussive syndrome which are not usually treated in mainstream settings. Mali has an interest in nutritional biochemistry and its relationship to somatic dysfunction.
Mali enjoys being with her family, traveling the world, cooking and reading. She stays physically active through working out, and yoga.
Linda Moran, MSPT
Linda Moran, MSPT, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Lowell. She also received her Advanced Master of Science in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions after years of working clinically as a Physical Therapist.
Linda has taken postgraduate training courses in Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, SomatoEmotionalRelease, NeuroStructural Therapy, Joint Mobilization, Strain and Counterstrain and Muscle Energy Techniques and integrates all of these techniques to provide expert Manual Therapy to her clients. She is very tuned in to the mind, body and spirit connections and brings that awareness into her treatments so her clients can activate their healing system for their recovery and optimal health. Linda has worked with Cindy Rowe since 2002.
Linda is a Certified Yoga Instructor and instructs our clients in one on one yoga practice that affords individual attention in a safe and effective manner. She also teaches weekly yoga classes close to her home.
Linda has a special interest in herbal medicine and loves running, gardening and cooking along with her own daily yoga practice. She enjoys being with and playing with her family.
Angela Weiss, MSPT
Angela Weiss, PT, received her Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy degree in 1988 at Texas Women’s University. Her first position was at RUSK Institute in NY followed by 4 years of travelling as a P.T. throughout the US to continue to gain and absorb more experience in the myriad ways of practicing Physical Therapy.
Angela received her Master’s Degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology at Boston University’s Sargent College in 1994. She became Certified in Neurodevelopment Technique in 1995 and has attended many post graduate training classes with some of the most reputable teachers, including Stanley Paris (Joint Mobilization), Robin McKenzie, Florence Kendall, John Barnes (Myofascial Release) and the Upledger Institute’s Certified Instructors (Craniosacral Therapy).
Angela gives credit for her P.T. expertise and proficiency to the mentors with whom she has trained and to her patients who have taught her that each person is unique and needs to be treated as such. She professes that “each day is a gift for me” as she loves being able to help to increase the quality of another person’s life. With each client, she learns “something more about the art and science of being a competent Physical Therapist”.
After many years of having her own practice, Angela became an Associate at Rowe Physical Therapy where she enjoys the collaboration with other therapists and takes advantage of mentoring with Cindy Rowe. She finds that one of her favorite aspects of PT is the detective work necessary to get to the root cause of clients’ problems allowing them “to do things they had only dreamed of doing prior to treatment.”
Aside from her professional life, Angela takes much pride in her 3 children who she raises with her husband.
Jeff Goldman, MPT
Jeff graduated from Syracuse University in 1984 with a B.A. in Geography and from Babson College in 1988 with an M.B.A. Jeff subsequently decided to make a career change and graduated with a Physical Therapy Masters degree from Northwestern University in 1994. Following graduation from Northwestern, Jeff moved back to the Boston area and began his physical therapy career at New England Deaconess Hospital.
Jeff worked in a variety of acute, sub acute and orthopedic settings before deciding to focus on outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. For 10 years, Jeff worked in a private practice where he developed his specialty and excellent reputation as an expert Manual and Exercise Therapist.
Jeff chose to join the team of therapists at Rowe Physical Therapy because of Rowe’s focus on Integrative Manual Therapy and its philosophy of quality and holistic care. He has the healing hands and the caring heart that facilitate the natural healing process. At Rowe PT, he appreciates treating his clients in private treatment rooms with his full one on one attention, allowing him to treat each person as an individual.
Jeff has attended many post graduate training classes that include Joint Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release, Strain/CounterStrain, Craniosacral Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise. He also has received intensive training and mentoring with Cindy Rowe and is a proficient and caring Manual and ExerciseTherapist with additional expertise in treating clients with sports injuries.
Jeff resides with his wife, son and daughter. He is very active and enjoys swimming, biking, weight training, softball, tennis, and occasionally competing in triathlons. He is an avid sports fan as well.
Veronica Driscoll is our Front Desk and Billing Manager. She has many responsibilities to ensure the smooth operation of Rowe Physical Therapy and Associates. She is always readily available to assist both staff and clients as needed, and does so with grace and calm.
Cidalia Aguiar is our Front Desk Coordinator. She manages many of the everyday functions of the office and assists our team of therapists with their client schedules. She is readily available to help our clients with any needs they may have and she makes everyone feel comfortable with her warmth and engaging smile.