Craig Tarantino, PT, MS, founded Mobility Plus Physical Therapy in 2011, a Hanover-based company that provides outpatient physical therapy services to communities on the South Shore. Craig is a licensed physical therapist and has extensive experience working with patients of varied age groups including pediatric and geriatric patient populations. He has also worked in a host of clinical settings including Acute Care Hospital, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Home Care, Long Term Care, and Outpatient Private Practice. In addition to Craig’s clinical experience, he has proven leadership experience as the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation Services at Cape Cod Hospital (2000 – 2006) and as the Rehabilitation Director at Physical Therapy Health Services (2006-2011). Through one-on-one patient evaluation and treatment, Craig takes an individual approach in diagnosing specific patient problems and impairments, while advocating for his patients in a results driven and goal-oriented style. Craig will use an evidence-based approach in designing individualized programs for return to work, daily activities, or competitive sports. Craig is married with four children and and is an avid New England Patriots Fan.
Patty Balascik, MSPT, joined our team in March 2013. Patty has 19 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy, with a focus on orthopedics. Patty graduated from Misericordia University with a BS in Health Sciences and an MS in Physical Therapy. Patty has worked in many areas of the country in outpatient settings. Using an evidenced-based approach to physical therapy, Patty will help you achieve your therapy goals. Patty will employ an effective approach utilizing therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, and therapeutic modalities suited towards each individual patient needs. Patty also enjoys attending continuing education seminars to share the latest in physical therapy techniques and rationales with her patients. When Patty is not at work she keeps active with her husband, two children, and dog Mikey.
PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE
Grace is a 2020 graduate of Merrimack College with a BS in Exercise Science. Grace was a four year member of the Women’s Soccer Team. Besides playing soccer, Grace enjoys hiking in New Hampshire as well as distance running including half marathons. While in school, Grace was involved with the Special Olympics and Relay for Life. Grace has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries which has helped her realize her passion to help people achieve their rehab goals. Grace plans to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE
Michaela is a 2020 graduate of Wheaton College with a BS in Neuroscience and a minor in Public Health. Michaela brings a strong educational background in physical therapy and athletic training as well as leadership skills as a team captain, coach, and athletic and academic mentor. She has a passion for interacting with and helping others achieve their best quality of life through exercise with a special interest in physical therapy for athletes. Besides physical therapy, Michaela enjoys training in synchronized swimming, working on personal training and becoming nutrition certified, as well as spending her time outdoors.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Krista joined our team in August 2014. She is a graduate from Fitchburg State University where she obtained her Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science. Krista is responsible for Social Media Marketing including Facebook and Instagram Administration as well as Website Blog Postings. She plans on continuing her education and starting a career in cardiac rehab. In her free time Krista likes to keep active, travel and enjoys cooking.
OFFICE MANAGER + MARKETING
Sue joined the Mobility Plus team in February of 2017. Sue is responsible for all front office operations including billing. In addition to providing leadership at the front desk, she will use her extensive knowledge of the services and resources offered throughout Hanover and surrounding towns to enhance the team’s opportunities for outreach and involvement in community events. Sue attended Providence College and received her MSW degree from Boston University in Community Outreach, Management and Planning. Sue lives in Hanover with her husband and three sons. Sue enjoys baking, reading and spending time with family and friends
OFFICE RECEPTION + BILLING
Andrea joined the Mobility Plus Team in April 2019. She brings a wealth of clinical billing experience including a strong understanding of eligibility and benefit verification, referral authorizations, payment and denial posting, as well as audit and collection. She has attended Bridgewater State College and is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.