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Outpatient Rehabilitation
Kent Hospital
1351 South Country Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
P: (401) 886-4650

Inpatient Rehabilitation
Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road, 4th Floor
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 736-4658


Our Team

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.

Everyday Living

Therapists work on everyday living skills and teach patients how to take care of themselves so they can return to their homes and communities at their highest level of independence and with a positive quality of life. We target physical, emotional, and vocational areas when looking at setting goals for our patients. To achieve these goals, patients at Kent Rehab are encouraged to do many things for themselves including dressing eating and bathing

Inpatient Treatment Team

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

Tara Barber, PT, DPT
Specialty Area: Neurology
Education: B.S. Clemson University, DPT URI

Desiree Perry, OTR/L
Specialty Area: Rehabilitation
Education: B.S. Springfield College

Danielle Keogh, PTA
Specialty Area: Geriatrics, Neurology, Fall Prevention
Education: CCRI Physical Therapy Assistant

Jessica Beaudrea, COTA
Specialty Area: Stroke, Low Vision, Sensory
Education: CCRI OTA Program

Katelyn Caisse, MA, CCC-SLP
Specialty Area: Neurology, Dysphagia, Aphasia
Education: M.A. SLP SUNY Geneseo

Carl Oliviera, PTA
Specialty Area: Neuro, Acute
Education: B.S. Clemson University, DPT URI

Kelly Grotzinger, PT, DPT, ATC
Specialty Area: Acute Rehab, Vestibular, Neuro, Ortho
Education: B.S. Athletic Training, Lock Haven University of PA, DPT Gannon University

Jenna Darkow, OTR/L
Specialty Area: Rehabilitation
Education: B.S. Occupational Science, Ithaca College, M.S., Occupational Therapy, Ithaca College

Eileen G. Johnson, PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Specialty Areas: Stroke, Movement Disorders, Neurocognitive Disorders
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology, Geriatric Neuropsychology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Outpatient Treatment Team

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

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