Meet The Therapists

Philip J. Garofalo, PTA, BS

phil garofalo, pta, bs, owner, north south physical therapyPhilip 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.
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Elias Ortiz, PTA

Elias 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.
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Eric Getkin, PT

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, PT

margaret king, pt Margaret 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.


Pam Iapicca, LPTA

pam iapicca, lptaPam is a 1987 graduate of Lasell Jr College. Student rotations included Jewish Memorial Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital (orthopedics in-patient and out patient), and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Work experience includes Spaulding Rehab Hospital with experience in head trauma, cardiac rehab, pediatrics, stroke and amputee rehab. Pam's background also includes Home Care Services with Spaulding and then other out-patient clinic services. She has been with NSPT since 2009. In her off time, Pam enjoys time with family/friends, gardening, reading, outdoor activities and painting.

Thomas Wells, PTA

thomas wells, ptaTom Wells graduated in 2009 from Bay State College with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Tom has been practicing physical therapy since 2009 in the area orthopedics. He has performed several clinical rotations including the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Tom enjoys watching sports and playing basketball in his spare time.

Danielle Cote, PTA

danielle cote, ptaDanielle graduated from North Shore Community College in 2011. Prior to becoming a licensed PTA, Danielle worked in Human Services where she advocated for individuals with various types of disabilities. Danielle is an avid animal lover, who enjoys camping and country music.

Cynthia Morales, PTA

cynthia morales, ptaCynthia graduated from Bay State College in 2003. During her time as a student, Cynthia successfully completed clinical rotations at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Tufts New England Medical Center. Cynthia has concentrated the majority of her career in out-patient orthopedic clinical settings. She is a strong believer in the importance of patient education for enhancing patients' quality of life, focusing on overall health and wellness awareness with patients. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys singing, reading, and fitness training.

Pamela Sylvia, DPT

cynthia morales, ptaPamela graduated from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2012, earning her doctorate degree in physical therapy. Since beginning school, Pamela has worked in several outpatient clinics, with a focus on sports related injuries. Other clinic rotations include Spaulding rehabilitation, and St. Annes Hospital. Pamela is also a lifetime member of AMVETS, and an active member of her local chapter. In her down time, Pamela enjoys watching ice hockey and football, and playing golf.

Julian Bergman, PTA

cynthia morales, ptaJulian is a graduate of Bay State College where he received his associates of science for physical therapist assistant. Graduate of the muscular therapy institute where after 900 hours of intensive training he received his certificate for massage therapy. Advanced certificates in deep tissue massage, deep relaxation massage, basics of pregnancy massage, hot stone massage, and reflexology.

Stacy Alpert, PTA

cynthia morales, ptaStacy graduated in 2013 from Bay State College. Prior to receiving her physical therapist assistant degree, Stacy worked as a veterinary technician. Because of her passion for animals, she hopes to one day train therapy dogs and incorporate them with PT treatment. Other than animals, Stacy has a passion for photography and music, and loves to spend her free time with her family.

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