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Ellen joined the practice in 2017 with an interest to grow in orthopedics and sports medicine. She graduated from Simmons College with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 where she took part in several clinical inpatient and outpatient rotations including orthopedics, post-operative care, pediatrics, and neurology. She was an active leader on the committee board for the MA APTA student organization and an ongoing member to the APTA.

Ellen has a passion for treating simple to complex musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries with focus on running mechanics, and helping patients return to activities they enjoy. Recently, Ellen became certified in Dry Needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. She plans to pursue a path towards her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty (OCS) and Strength and Conditioning Certification to further improve her patient’s plan of care.

Ellen grew up with an athletic background taking part in Division III softball and cross county while at Simmons College. In her off time, she takes part in marathon training.

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June 26, 2020 / Health Interesting / Ellen Girouard

Guide to a Healthy Summer:

June 20, 2020 marks the first day of summer! A change in season calls for warmer weather along with more body awareness to keep yourself healthy. This may include a change to your exercise routine, diet, or outdoor activities to accommodate for the heat. Unfortunately, this summer may be more of a challenge to keep your body healthy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But don’t worry! This doesn’t mean your summer plans will be washed away. It simply means you will need to tune in to your body a little extra to keep yourself safe and to abide by COVID-19 precautions. Here are some health tips to make the best of this summer:

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October 24, 2019 / Interesting Physical Therapy / Ellen Girouard

Got Jaw Pain?

Do you have discomfort with chewing, talking, or yawning? Have you had jaw pain and headaches that just won’t get better? Have you tried mouth guards but the jaw pain is still keeping you up at night? If so, it is possible you are experiencing symptoms of temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). Approximately 33% of individuals will suffer with TMJ syndrome at some point in their life.1  Although it is often managed by Dentists or specialty physicians, many are not aware of the physical therapist’s role in examination and treatment.

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December 13, 2018 / Exercise / Ellen Girouard

Running in a Winter Wonderland

It’s that time of the year when the days get shorter, colder and darker. This also means less than ideal road & trail conditions for all you runners out there! As a year round runner, I typically have a love/hate relationship when winter strolls around. Getting yourself out into the New England weather is almost like a daily chore, but the feeling of achievement towards your fitness goals makes it worth it (alongside a warm cup of hot cocoa). So don’t trade in the great outdoors for the dreaded treadmill quite yet! Here are some tips to ensure a safe, comfortable, and successful winter run:

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