Meet The Therapists
Philip J. Garofalo, PTA, BSPhilip specializes in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation, and, as president and director of North South Physical Therapy and Broadway Physical Therapy, cultivated the idea of bringing highly skilled physical therapy clinics into the neighborhood setting. He is a long-standing member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the local Massachusetts chapter. Philip graduated Magna Cum Laude from Newbury College with a physical therapist assistant degree and holds a health care administration degree with a minor in business from Newbury College. He is an ACE- Certified Personal Trainer with specialty certifications in Weight Management and Sports Conditioning. Philip is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Massachusetts Chapter. During his off time Phil enjoys watching and playing football, and also enjoys sponsoring local boxing events.
Elias Ortiz, PTAElias graduated from Newbury College and has been with North South Physical Therapy since 2001. He is currently the Clinic Director of Rehabilitation. Elias has worked for rehabilitation facilities such as the Jewish Memorial Hospital, Sundance Rehabilitation, and Newton-Wellesley Sports Orthopedics. Elias specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation including post-operative care and is currently studying to become an ACE- Certified Personal Trainer. In his spare time, Elias plays drums, records music, and plays a variety of sports.
Eric Getkin, PTOriginally from New York, Eric graduated from Northeastern University in 1999 and has worked with North South Physical Therapy since 2002. Specializing primarily in orthopedics, Eric has also worked at a neurological rehabilitation center, and inpatient hospital, a sub-acute hospital, a camp for physically/mentally challenged teenagers and several other orthopedic facilities. He is certified in Graston Technique (M1 training). In his free time he enjoys going to the movies, watching baseball and traveling.
Margaret King, PTMargaret King, PT is a 1995 graduate of Northeastern University. She also holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Maine. Her background includes student affiliations with Walden Rehab Nursing Home, Beverly Hospital, Cotting School, Shattuck Hospital, and Holy Family Hospital. Margaret has also worked in Respiratory Rehab at Mass. Respiratory Hospital. Margaret has also worked at many outpatient orthepeadic rehab clinics, and has owned her own facility. Margaret specializes in shoulder rehabilitation, and is proficient in manual therapy, she is also certified in Graston Technique (M1 training). In her free time Margaret enjoys singing, acting and planning fitness activities with children.
Cherrylyn Alejo, PT
Cherrylyn earned her Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from The Good Samaritan College in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, in the Philippines. She has gained vast clinical experience while working in different settings such as Acute Care, Home Care, School Based Programs and Out-patient. She is looking forward to continue to expand her expertise within these areas by attending numerous continuing education classes. She enjoys working with a variety of patient populations and has a special interest in treating all orthopedic conditions. Cherrylyn empowers patients through education, and exercise to quickly recover from their injuries. In her free time, Cherrylyn enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies and Auto CAD drawing.