Sally Lombardi, PT, RMA
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
- Aquatic Therapy, Work Conditioning, PACER Program, Creative Therapy, Clinical Instructor
Sally Lombardi, Physical Therapist, is the Clinic Director for Professional Physical Therapy in the Taunton, MA location. Sally received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1996. In 2016, while she was rehabbing from Rotator Cuff surgery and feeling bored, she became a Registered Medical Assistant – working in the Urgent Care setting performing many functions such as assisting MDs in urgent minor surgeries, triage, wound dressings, executing lab tests, blood draws, administering pain medication injections, and immunizations. But she returned to her true passion – physical therapy –when she was safely able to do so.
Sally has over 25 years’ experience in physical therapy in a variety of rehab settings and patients. She has worked in the public schools, acute care, long term care, homecare, short term rehab, outpatient rehab, therapeutic riding and as an independent ergonomic consultant. She is trained and experienced in work conditioning, transitioning recovering workers back to their jobs without restrictions, and is trained in the PACER Program for post COVID-19 patients. She has developed a comprehensive aquatic program for patients of different ages, diagnoses and abilities focusing on function, movement and fun – “Exercise doesn’t have to be a dreaded word! In water, movement, ANY movement, is supported and resisted so make it enjoyable. Stretch, glide, dance or yoga, it is adaptable to any ability or disability and allows balance, gait and movement when these cannot be performed on land. Sports injury? Aquatic Therapy is not all floating and fun - I can safely challenge and recondition an athlete back to fitness.” She often incorporates creative art expression and music as part of her treatment plans.
Sally enjoys the Great Outdoors, spending her free time with her children, granddaughter, siblings and parents at the family cabins in Maine, kayaking, fishing, walking the dogs on wooded trails. “If I could hold most of my treatment sessions outside in the Maine woods, I would. The smell of pine, sounds of the wildlife and birds, beautiful vistas are so therapeutic!”