Wakefield Staff

Bert Reid, PT, DPT

Co-Owner OPT Physical Therapy / OPT Core Orthotics

Bert Reid received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mass. General Hospital in 2008. He received his Master’s Degree from URI in 1993. He graduated cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 1987, where he was the captain of the varsity golf team and Academic All-American. He was awarded the Tulane Academic Award twice, given to a student-athlete for academic merit.  The MGH Doctoral program is strongly centered on evidence-based clinical measurement tools.  These are applied to Biomechanical Functional and Sports Rehab at OPT.  Bert’s Compendium Papers were on the topics of case study of advanced foot mechanics relating to the kinetic chain and rotator cuff pathology and rehabilitation, primarily aimed at the throwing athlete.

Bert has taken over twenty-five advanced training seminars in specialized topics ranging from foot and ankle biomechanics, functional rehabilitation, Golf fitness certification through NikeGolf, performance training, rotator cuff/shoulder and throwing mechanics, mechanical low back and neck pain, Team Physician Sports Medicine, jaw pain, advanced orthotic fabrication through traditional methods as well as the AmFit Precise model, and many more.  Bert is trained in a specialized machine called the “OptoGait” which can measure digital running analysis, power, agility and balance. He is currently involved in research analyses for running shoes and foot mechanics that allows us to prove that one product or method is better than another.  He teaches an Elective Class at URI in the P.T. Grad Program entitled “Functional Gait and Running Research”.

In 2008 Bert completed a 10 month Fellowship in Functional PT Rehab and Sports Biomechanics through the G.I.F.T. Program of the Gray Institute. In 2019, he became Certified as a Functional Golf Specialist, the newest course from the Gray Institute, the most complete and esteemed program of its kind.  He has a NikeGolf NG360 Fitness Certification.  He also passed the exam of the Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional. He conducts Golf Fitness Training seminars and classes, and he has lectured at Universities, at N.E. ACSM seminars and in health clubs and for civic groups.  He has worked directly with elite runners including Olympic Medalists, Div. 1 collegians, pro golfers and tennis players as well as Navy SEALS, Team Puma pro sailors, URI and Salve Regina Baseball pitchers and catchers and others.  Bert has also worked as the sideline medical care specialist for the Narragansett High School Football Team for over 20 years based on his training with the ACSM Team Physician courses.  In 2010 OPT and Bert were inducted into the R.I. High School Football Coach’s Hall of Fame based on the history of OPT’s involvement and donations with all of high school sports.  In 2013 he was inducted into the Providence Grid Iron Hall of Fame as well. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious URI Distinguished Achievement Award given by the College of Human Sciences. He continues to play soccer, run, play golf, and to spend time with his wife Krista and their two kids, James and Julia.

Lisa House, PT

Lisa received her Bachelor’s of Physical Therapy in 1990 from Northeastern
University in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her career working in both Tufts
and Harvard affiliated Boston teaching hospitals with a variety of patient
caseloads including orthopedic, neurology, oncology, medical surgery, cardiac
rehab and pediatrics. She became very passionate about working with infants in
the NICU and focused her post graduate work in pediatrics at Boston University
in 1992.
Over the past 18 years, Lisa has specialized in pediatric cases. She has taken
over 20 advanced training seminars with a focus in pediatric rehabilitation
including neurodevelopmental techniques, infant massage, myofascial release,
strain-counterstrain and craniosacral therapy.
Lisa believes in a family-centered approach and enjoys working with children
of all ages and their parents to achieve all their goals. She lives in Wakefield
with her husband and 3 children all of whom can be found locally at the beach
swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing and hiking with their 2 dogs Cotton
and Shugha.

Michael Orlowski

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Mike graduated from The University of Rhode Island in 2015 with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. During his time at URI, he gained clinical internship experience working with a variety of patients in the ICU, acute care, rehab unit, and outpatient orthopedic settings. 2015, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mike graduated from Western Illinois University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology. Being a sports and exercise enthusiast, Mike believes in an active lifestyle to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. He is currently doing continuing education for Applied Chain Reaction Biomechanics and certificate in Applied Functional Science.

Krista Reid, PT

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Melissa Comack, PTA

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Melissa received her B.S. in Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine from Westfield State University.

With 16 years of experience as a PTA working in all areas of Orthopedic PT including post- operative rehabilitation, long-term care, Home Care, and return to sport.

She also has several years of experience as a dance instructor and fitness instructor, and has put together many post rehab exercise programs.

Her certifications include Clinical Instructor, Rehab Taping Techniques, Orthotics and CPR.

She is currently performing continuing education for Applied Chain Reaction Biomechanics and certificate in Applied Functional Science.


Kristin Riley, MSPT, ATC, CSCS

Kristin graduated from The University of New Hampshire in 1990 with a degree in Athletic Training and received her Masters is Physical Therapy in 1996 from the University of Rhode Island. She has worked in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation for over 15 years, including overseas with American Football teams. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has worked extensively with both athletic and non-athletic populations implementing advanced strength, conditioning, and functional rehabilitation programs.

Kristin has taken over 20 advanced training courses including gait, foot, upper and lower extremity biomechanics, and spinal rehabilitation. She also has an interest in Women’s Rehabilitative Health issues including post breast cancer procedures and mastectomy.

Kristin employs an overall functional approach to her patients to help restore as well as improve, mobility, strength and performance.