Meet Our Team

Karen Agostinucci, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, Dip. Osteopractic

Clinical Director and owner of Body Mechanix Physical Therapy. Karen graduated from Boston University in 1983 with a BS in Physical Therapy and from the University of Rhode Island in 1999 with an MS in Exercise Science. Karen has completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is a certified orthopedic clinical specialist with over 30 years of experience, specializing in advanced manual therapy. Karen is certified in Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. She received her Diploma in Osteopractic Physical Therapy December, 2015 from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

Body Mechanix - Staff

The staff at Body Mechanix Physical Therapy

Maria Joseph, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, Cert. DN

Assistant Clinic Manager

Maria joined Body Mechanix Physical Therapy in 2005. After graduating from SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY in 1987 with a BS in Physical Therapy, she pursued a MA in Human Motor Learning from Teacher’s College (Columbia University) in 1990. Maria went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. Maria has over 30 years of practice with extensive experience in Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Women’s Health. Maria is a board certified orthopedic specialist and is certified in Dry Needling from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Most recently,  she has successfully completed a Scoliosis Advanced Accreditation (SAA) for the Scientific Exercise Approach for Scoliosis (SEAS) from the Italian Scientific Spine Institute (ISICO).

Shari Kaliski, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, Dip. Osteopractic

Clinic Manager

Shari received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Rhode Island in 2007. Since joining Body Mechanix Physical Therapy in 2008, she has completed advanced training in manual therapy. Shari is certified in Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Dry Needling from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. She received her Diploma in Osteopractic Physical Therapy December, 2015 from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. She is also trained in integrative dry needling through the Integrative Dry Needling Institute.

Erin Johnson, DPT, Cert. DN

Clinical Education Coordinator

Erin joined Body Mechanix Physical Therapy in 2012 after graduating from the University of Rhode Island with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She performed her undergraduate work at the University of Rhode Island in 2009 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences.  Erin is certified in Dry Needling from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Erin continues to pursue advanced manual therapy training to achieve her Diploma in Osteopractic Physical Therapy.

 Hilary Vale, BS, PTA, CGFI

Social Media Specialist

Hilary joined Body Mechanix Physical Therapy in 2007 after receiving her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from the Community College of Rhode Island. Hilary also has a BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts.

 Julianne Johnson, PTA

Aide Supervisor

Julie joined Body Mechanix Physical Therapy in 2014 after receiving her Physical Therapist Assistant degrees from New England School of Technology.