Dreher Therapy Associates - Massage & Physical Therapy - Newton MA
Contact us: email DreherPT@gmail.com or call 617-527-9267
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Tim Dreher
Tim Dreher
Tim Dreher, Physical Therapist

Mr. Dreher graduated from Northeastern University in 1988. Tim started Physical Therapy with the University of California Medical Center, specializing in neurology and orthopedics. He went on to become the Senior Physical Therapist at Kentfield Rehabilitation working in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Head and Spinal Cord Injury. He was a National speaker with the Arthritis Foundation and began conducting training seminars for therapists on chronic pain, geriatric exercise, Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi.

Tim opened his private practice in California in 1998, focusing on pain management and wellness. He returned to Newton, MA in 2003 and created a team of highly specialized physical and massage therapists, athletic trainers, counselors and alternative practitioners to address patient's needs in a holistic manner. The clinic specializes in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Balance and Fall Prevention, Pain Management, Neurology and Wellness.

Tim is an avid gardener, and enjoys swimming in area ponds, hiking in the White Mountains, and eating all the BBQ he can!

"Tim has such a wealth of knowledge about Fibromyalgia. I’ve had it for over two years and been to so many specialists. I’m nearly pain-free and symptom free, and on my way to taking back my life". - JW Natick


Michele Arpino
Michele Arpino

Michele Arpino, Physical Therapist

Michele graduated from Northeastern University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She has focused her physical therapy career on treating patients with varied orthopedic conditions and more recently, enjoys working with the geriatric population. Michele believes in a whole body approach to physical therapy in order to assist clients in recovering from all types of injuries.

In her spare time, Michele enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and rooting on the Boston teams.


Leslee Olender
Leslee Olender

Leslee Olender BS PT

Leslee graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an experienced physical therapist with expertise in manual therapy, soft tissue work and exercise prescription.

She extensively in osteopathy and guasha as well as pelvic and spinal alignment.

She employs a functional - holistic approach in her orthopedic practice. This approach includes treating the acute issue, evaluating and treating any underlying issues that may have led to the acute injury, and restoring and improving functional/recreational/athletic endeavors.
Leslee enjoys cycling, kayaking, yoga, reading, taking long walks and spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Scialla Griggs, Physical Therapist
Lisa Scialla Griggs

Lisa Scialla Griggs, Physical Therapist

DPT 1999 Institute of Health Professions at MGH.

Lisa was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal West Africa. She personally underwent three consecutive spinal surgeries for a complicated spinal problem. As a physical therapist, Lisa observes how a lack of mindfulness and the fast pace of life can not only cause emotional stress, and physical injury but can also prevent healing. Applying her background in yoga to her physical therapy practice, Lisa works with a clear knowledge of anatomy and an appreciation for the individual patients' needs. Known for her ability to guide patients to draw meaningful connections to their own bodies, Lisa uses a variety of manual techniques, modalities and exercise to facilitate the natural healing process.