Tory is a Physical Therapist and an Athletic Trainer who founded Matrix Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Inc. in June, 2006 fulfilling her dream of opening a sports medicine facility that provides patients with the individualized, one-on-one care that they deserve. In 2015 she added on a 4500 square foot training expansion to complete the state of the art facility you see today.
She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1999 and a licensed Physical Therapist since 2002. Her resume includes employment as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Rhode Island working with the Women’s Soccer team, Athletic Trainer with Lead The Way Field Hockey Association, Pediatric Physical Therapist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, as well as an Orthopedic Physical Therapist at several outpatient clinics throughout the state of Rhode Island. She is FMS, Y-Balance Test & OnBaseU Certified.
As a former competitive athlete with a passion for functional and sport specific rehab, she particularly enjoys working with athletes of all sports, ages & abilities in the areas of prehab, rehab, functional training, and performance enhancement. Tory’s diverse clinical skills include functional mobility evaluation and assessment, biomechanical evaluation, soft tissue and joint mobilizations, exercise program development to address strength and flexibility deficits, core strength program development, athlete performance enhancement, pediatric physical therapy, and athletic taping for sport specific injuries.
She takes pride in her individualized treatment philosophy and the extensive word of mouth referral system that she has created with her drive and compassion for helping people.
Mary Keough, DPT, ATC
Mary is a Physical Therapist and Athletic trainer who joined Matrix Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in August, 2019. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2016 and earned her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019.
Mary is a former collegiate athlete as a member of the University of New England's Women's Basketball team. She continues her athletic endeavors today as the quarterback of the PVDG Flag football League and describes herself as having a Tom Brady-esk style of play and greatness. As you may be able to tell, she is also very humble and self-reflective!
Mary's treatment style focuses on individualized rehab plans that incorporate manual techniques and therapeutic exercise to help her patients meet their goals, maximize movement potential and promote self-confidence with activities of daily living and recreational/athletic performance.
Howard Theberge, MA, ATC, CES, PES
Howie joined the Matrix Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy team in June of 2020. He is a seasoned athletic trainer who comes to Matrix after 6 years of experience working with athletes in professional and elite level junior hockey. Teams Howie has worked with include the Calgary Flames, Portland Pirates, Elmira Jackals, and the Northeast Generals. In addition to his extensive experience training athletes, he also has experience in training general fitness clients as a personal trainer.
Howie is not only a certified athletic trainer, but also holds a master’s degree in Sports Psychology along with certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as both a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist. He is also a former collegiate lacrosse player from the University of New England, where he attained his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2012.
Howie specializes in designing strength and conditioning programs for elite-level athletes, sports specific training programs, return to sport after injury, and programs for the general fitness population. He is a skilled manual therapist with experience in therapeutic cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and general manual therapies.
In addition to being a sports performance coach, Howie enjoys playing board games with his friends and family and taking his pug for walks around his neighborhood.
Kara has been with Matrix Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy since September, 2018. She is Matrix's first impression and she never disappoints! Her friendly and charismatic personality will make you feel comfortable from your very first phone call!
Kara has extensive knowledge regarding insurance and is responsible for checking benefits, obtaining referrals and getting prior authorization for treatment.
Have a question or want to schedule an appointment? Reach out to Kara today!