Sports & Physical Therapy Associates Needham



200 First Avenue

Needham, MA 02494

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Tel: (781) 444-5141

Fax: (781) 400-5948



Open Monday and Wednesday 7:00am-7:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am-7:00pm, Friday 8:00am-6:00pm



Name: Susan Salter
Graduate: Brandeis University, MGH Institute of Health Professionals
Credentials: BA, DPT


Susan treats a wide variety of patients with a special interest in orthopedic and sports medicine. She played for the Renegades for 3 years while also working within the Mass Premier Soccer Youth Development Academy.


She brings with her a wealth of sports experience and a commitment to sports related issues such as ACL injury rehabilitation and prevention—an injury which she has had personal experience with as an athlete.


Name: Ori Rochbert
Graduate: Springfield College, Lesley University
Credentials: M.ed., ATC, LAT, PTA
Ori is currently the Athletic Trainer at Needham High School, in charge of sports medicine for all Needham High School’s athletic teams.
Ori’s interests include cycling, swimming, kayaking, general fitness, good food, and watching sporting events both in person and on television.
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Name: Erica Feitler
Graduate: Northeastern University
Credentials: BS, DPT


Erica graduated from Northeastern University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Science. Erica began working with SPTA in 2009 as a Physical Therapy Aide, and then continued her experience with SPTA as a PT co-op student while at Northeastern. Erica admired the knowledgeable health care clinicians and the community SPTA has fostered, and decided to pursue her professional career within the company post-graduation. She has a passion for sports medicine, orthopedics, and the promotion of health and fitness with a special interest in post-operative rehabilitation and injury prevention. Her expertise in mobility and functional movements allows her to evaluate and treat a variety of diagnosis, permitting the patient to return to their sport, work, or daily activities with decreased pain and increased quality of life.


Erica has always had a passion for competition, training as a Level 10 gymnast in high school, and transitioning to a Northeastern cheerleader in college. She continues to thrive on healthy competition, and competes in Crossfit events locally and regionally. In her spare time she enjoys promoting fitness with a healthy, pain-free lifestyle as a Crossfit coach.



Name: Brenna Schappler

Graduate: Northeastern University

Credentials: BS, DPT




Brenna graduated from Northeastern University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  In 2012, she joined SPTA as a co-op student in the Wellesley clinic, where she really found a passion for physical therapy.  With experience in outpatient orthopedic and acute short-term rehab settings, Brenna’s interests range from treating young athletes to the older adult.


In her free time, Brenna enjoys traveling, cooking, horseback riding, and spending time with family and friends.




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Lexington | Longwood Medical | Medfield | Needham | Newton | Norwell | Sudbury | Wellesley | Westborough | Woburn at Athletic Evolution

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