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Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital
Kent Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Treatment Team

"Awesome rehab team…They worked me hard and efficient, always looking and striving for my improved health and physical well-being. Thank you all so much."

Our dedicated team of rehabilitation professionals focuses on designing a goal-oriented plan of care that promotes independence, the highest level of health and function, as well as freedom from pain. To accomplish this, our team is led by a physiatrist (a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and includes members from the following disciplines:

  • Physical therapy.
  • Occupational therapy.
  • Speech-language pathology.
  • Rehabilitation nursing.
  • Social work.
  • Neuropsychology.
  • Nutrition.
  • Respiratory therapy.

Also considered an integral part of the team are patients and their family members, who make informed decisions about inpatient and outpatient services, follow-up care, home adjustments and other special needs. A case manager will coordinate individualized rehab care and meet regularly with the entire medical care team to monitor each patient's progress.

OP Clinical Specialty Areas

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapists.
  • Stroke Specialty Program.
  • Oncology Rehabilitation-STAR Certified Therapists.
  • VitalStim for Swallowing/Dysphagia Treatment.
  • LSVT LOUD and BIG Certified Therapists for Parkinson's Disease Specialty.


David Kobasa, PT, Program Director, Kent Rehab Services
Specialty areas: Healthcare Management, Rehabilitation, Hospitals, Outpatient and Skilled Nursing
Education: MSPT Sargent College, Boston University, B.S. Sargent College, Boston University

Sue Kelly
Sue K. Kelly, PT, MS, Clinical Coordinator
Specialty Areas: STAR Certified Clinician (Survivorship Training and Rehab for Oncology Patients); Orthopedics; Work-related rehabilitation; Sports medicine; Arthritis; Cancer rehabilitation
Education: BS, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac College, MS, Health Service Administration, Salve Regina University

Susan Sirois
Susan Sirois, PT, CMT, CLT-LANA
Physical Therapist
Specialty Areas: STAR Certified Clinician (Survivorship Training and Rehab for Oncology Patients); Certified Manual Therapist (specialized training in joint mobilization, muscle energy, soft tissue mobilization); Orthopedics; Work-related rehabilitation; Sports medicine; arthritis; cancer rehabilitation; Joint replacement rehabilitation, Certified lymphedema therapist.
Education: BS, PT, Boston University; MS, PT, Springfield College

Melissa Volpe
Melissa Volpe, DPT
Physical Therapist
Specialty Areas: Orthopedics; Sports medicine; Vestibular rehabilitation; Manual techniques
Education: Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine; BS, Health Promotion, Coastal Carolina University

Tracey Cassara
Tracey Cassara, OT
Occupational Therapy
Specialty Areas: STAR Certified Clinician (Survivorship Training and Rehab for Oncology Patients); Neurologic Rehabilitation: MS, CVA, PD; Orthopedics, Work-related rehabilitation; Arthritis; Hand therapy
Education: BS, OT, Dominican College

Christine Schiemer
Christine Schiemer, MS,CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Specialty Areas:LSVT Certified Therapist (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment for Parkinson's Disease); VitalStim Certification for swallowing disorders; Dysphagia (swallow) evaluation and treatment; Speech and Language (evaluation and treatment); Voice evaluation and treatment, Cognitive retraining, Neurological rehabilitation, STAR Certified Clinician (Survivorship Training)
Education:MS, SLP, University of Rhode Island

Contact Us
Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

1351 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818

To schedule an appointment,
call (401) 886-4650
Fax: (401) 886-7084

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