Michael Noonan MS, PT
Owner Marquette University: 1980 Favorites: Manual orthopedic physical therapy, Sports I believe in physical therapy because it is the first line of defense. Before heavy drugs or even surgery is used, physical therapy can be and is an effective tool for healing while avoiding more aggressive interventions. Many times medications can be eliminated and surgery avoided with physical therapy! After being a physical therapist for over 35 years, I can say I still love my job because, to me, it is not a job. It is helping people in ways they would not be able to help themselves. It is very gratifying to be a part of relieving someone’s pain and returning them back to a “normal” life. There is no one experience that led me to become a PT. My great uncle was a surgeon, my grandmother a nurse, and my mother an occupational therapist. Helping people has been something I grew up with. My youngest sister also had Down Syndrome and the love she expressed helped to contribute to making me a compassionate and caring individual.
Donna Noonan OTR/L
Owner University: University of Wisconsin, 1977 Favorites: Pediatrics, manual orthopedic therapy for the upper extremity including hands. As an occupational therapist, I love the challenge of finding adaptations or a therapeutic approach that works to improve an individual’s function and well-being. It provides me the ability to work toward a common goal with people and assist them in resolving their specific dysfunction. To me, occupational therapy is a holistic approach which brings back function, healthy living, developmental achievements, and life skills which means a better quality of life for both children and adults. I am especially privileged to work with a full spectrum of ages and disabilities. Being able to utilize a variety of problem-solving skills energizes me; I truly love what I do.
Jerry Rousseau, PT
University: Northeastern University 1996 Favorites: Manual orthopedic therapy, fibromyalgia I have been a PT since 1996, when I graduated from Northeastern University, specializing in manual Physical Therapy. I am continually fascinated by the ways in which a body can malfunction; and the ingenious strategies employed to help correct it. I believe in physical therapy because it empowers the patient at the outset to be ultimately responsible for getting “better”. I can truly help people on a one-on-one basis – help that few in the healthcare team seem to be able to otherwise provide. I also play Bass in a few local bands and several other music projects. Ask me about it.
McKenzie Talbot, DPT
University: University of RI 2012 Mckenzie Talbot has been a part of our practice since 2013. Hailing from the state of Maine, she attended the University of New England, with an undergraduate degree of medical science. Following that, she completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. Shortly after graduation, she traveled with a company specializing in assignments that took her to Amarillo, Texas, gaining experience in wound care, to various outlets in Rhode Island for direct patient care. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, entertaining, traveling, and spending time with her close friends and family.
Office Manager I enjoy being a part of the team here at Physical Therapy Services of Rhode Island for many reasons. It’s great meeting patient’s at the beginning of their treatment and seeing them progress with their physical or occupational therapy. Knowing that we help patient’s daily to improve their lifestyle. Outside of the office I like spending time with my family and friends.
Front Office I’ve been an administrative assistant at PTSRI’s Wakefield office since 2002. I really enjoy meeting and helping new and current patients and catching up with former patients as they and their family members come in for care. I enjoy spending time with my family, my grandson, and long walks with my dog.