Donald Worden, PTDon Worden, co-founder of Pro Sports Therapy, has worked as a physical therapist for over 35 years. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Don served as team physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer for the NHL Boston Bruins from 1985 to 1992 and went on to open PST in 1999. Over the years, he has established relationships with numerous physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and other providers throughout the greater Boston area, continuously striving to provide the highest quality of care to patients of all ages. Throughout his career, Don has worked with thousands of athletes at all levels, including Olympians, NHL and NBA athletes, and international sports teams. He is professionally interested in shoulder injuries, as well as ankle, knee, and foot injuries. Outside of work, Don enjoys spending time outdoors and is an experienced hunter and fisherman.
Douglas Fecko, MSPT, COMT, OCSDoug Fecko has been a physical therapist for nearly 20 years and has extensive experience helping patients rehabilitate injuries and get back to the activities they enjoy. After graduating from Northeastern University with his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2003, he began his career at Pro Sports Therapy and is now the Clinic Manager of our Waltham location. Doug is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist after attending the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2009 and is also an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. He is additionally certified in Graston technique, Kinesiotaping, and Dry-needling, and is interested in general orthopedics, as well as spine and extremity dysfunction. On his days off, Doug spends his time raising his two children, snowboarding, spending time outdoors, and cooking delicious meals for his family.
Jennifer Gould, DPTJenn Gould graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2013 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and worked at Pro Sports Therapy as a student shortly after receiving her degree. She joined PST as a full-time physical therapist the following year and has enjoyed working with a wide range of patients and diagnoses. Jenn is trained in Mulligan Concept and gait assessments, and is additionally certified in dry needling, Graston Technique, and Kinesiotaping. Her areas of professional interest include post op ACL rehabilitation, general sports rehab, shoulder impingement, and scapular dyskinesis rehabilitation. On the weekends, you might find Jenn at a Pats game, training for an upcoming road race, or spending time with her dog.
Daryl Jent, DPTDaryl joined Pro Sports Therapy in July 2023. A Springfield College alum, he graduated in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Health Science while being a four-year intercollegiate football athlete. He later earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. His professional interests include shoulder injuries, overhead athlete rehabilitation, general sports rehabilitation, and foot/ankle rehabilitation. His experiences span vestibular/concussion rehab, orthopedic rehab, and neurological rehab, complemented by a certification in trigger point dry needling. Beyond work, he enjoys weightlifting, fishing, cheering for the Packers, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, and quality time with his dog, Dakota.
Julian Bergman, PTA, CPTJulian Bergman began training in massage therapy in 2005 and received his massage license in 2007 after completing 900 intensive hours at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Watertown. Through continuing education, he became a deep tissue, myofascial and trigger point specialist with familiarity in multiple other massage disciplines. In 2012, he decided to expand his knowledge and attended Bay State College for his Physical Therapist Assistant degree and received his PTA license in 2014. Julian continued training and became a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM in 2021. He has worked in several clinics in the greater Boston area since graduating college and joined the Pro Sports Therapy team in Waltham in 2021. Julian is an avid Celtics and Patriots fan and enjoys spending his free time with his family and pets.
J. Louis Fuller, DPTJ. Louis Fuller began his journey into physical therapy at Boston University, where he received his B.S. in Athletic Training in 2018 and became interested in sports medicine and injury prevention. He then went on to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2022 and joined Pro Sports Therapy soon after. From 2018-2022, J. Louis also served as the Needham High School Athletic Trainer where he worked with a variety of high school athletes. J. Louis is FMS Functional Movement Screen Level 2 and Fundamental Capacity Screen certified and is highly interested in ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as golf injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Ed Lacerte, PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, LATC, CSCS, PES, ISPTEd Lacerte, co-founder of Pro Sports Therapy, received his B.S. and M.Ed. from Boston University. While at BU, Ed worked as a student-athletic trainer, and was hired as the Athletic Trainer for the BU hockey and football teams from 1982-1985. He was employed in a physical therapy clinic and was an athletic trainer on the interscholastic level for the next two years before his selection by the Boston Celtics. served as the Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the Boston Celtics from 1987 to 2017, making him the longest-tenured athletic trainer in the history of the club. He additionally took on the role of the Celtics' strength and conditioning coach for over seven seasons. Ed's tenure with the Celtics included many playoff appearances, including the 2008 NBA Championship and 2010 Eastern Conference Championship seasons. He was also the Treasurer of the National Basketball Athletic Trainer's Association (NBATA) from 1988 to 2017.
Outside of his work with Pro Sports Therapy and the Celtics, Ed has had a variety of experience in elite amateur athletics. He was a volunteer Athletic Trainer for the LA Olympic Games (1984) and three Olympic Sports Festivals (1987, 1989 and 1990). Lacerte extended his knowledge as Head Athletic Trainer for the 1991 FIBA Junior World Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He volunteered as an athletic trainer at the 1994 World Cup, Boston venue. In 1996 and 2000, he served on the local organizing committee for U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Trials. His Olympic experience culminated in his serving as the Athletic Trainer for the Gold Medal-winning US Olympic Basketball "Dream Team" in Barcelona, Spain during the 1992 Olympic Games. Ed has been honored as the Joe O'Toole NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1993, 2012 and 2015. As recognition for his exceptional service and dedication to the NBA and NBATA, Ed was honored as the first recipient of the Ed Lacerte Service Award established in July 2009. He was inducted into the Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2002) and most recently was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. Ed is an associate of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapists. He is a frequent speaker on physical therapy and sports medicine and spends part of his summer discussing the topic with a variety of organizations in the New England region and throughout the country. He has authored or co-authored several articles and book chapters, including being one of five NBA Head Athletic Trainers who contributed to a Harper Collins Publishers book titled "NBA Workout Training Guide".