Elizabeth Sims, PT, DPT - President and Clinic Manager
Dr. Elizabeth Sims has a passion for healing. A graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2010, she quickly found her niche working with a variety of orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. While she enjoys all cases, she finds the most joy achieving superior results with patients who have been dealing with pain or movement disorders for a long time, and perhaps have been unsuccessful with PT at other clinics.
Her undergraduate and graduate studies granted her a broad base of knowledge to round out her degree; she graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2005 with a health-fitness degree, a minor in psychology, and additional classes in nutrition and teaching. She had the opportunity to study in England during her time at URI, working as a personal trainer in an ethnically diverse area and traveling in her free time. Clinical rotations while at Massachusetts General Hospital gained her valuable experience with sports therapy, general rehabilitation, and recovery of stroke and traumatic brain injury, including working with veterans - another passion Dr. Sims hopes to pursue in coming years.
Dr. Sims believes her approach to physical therapy is unique in the current health care environment. She attributes her fresh approach to studying under some of the best physical therapists in the country during her graduate studies. She strives to evaluate each injury as it relates to the entire body, rather than a separate issue. Her approach allows for more complete recovery and better long term outcomes, and has been successful with a multitude of impairments.
A former gymnast and soccer player, Dr. Sims now spends her free time chasing her 2 young daughters around Plymouth and traveling with her family.
Cara Folino, PTA
Cara Folino graduated from Bay State College with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2015, but her experience from “the other side of the table” as a patient has perhaps shaped her as much as her education. Once a college level and semi-pro soccer player, she gained valuable insight while rehabilitating her own injuries to return to high level athletics.
While she has a passion and skill for sports rehab and injury prevention, her greatest talent is in her manual work. Her natural instinct has granted her success across all patients populations, quickly making her a “favorite” among many of the Redpoint PT “regulars” that pass through our clinic. Her clinical experience has also been rounded out by time working with wounded veterans and a rotation in a spinal cord injury clinic, both of which have leant her the ability to think outside the box during treatment sessions in order to achieve better results.
As if her accolades as an athlete and skilled therapist were not enough, Cara also excels as dressing up for Halloween, and could be mistaken for a young Jane Fonda or one half of Milli Vanilli at least once a year. Her creativity and enthusiasm add a new layer of fun to treatment sessions.
In her free time, Cara enjoys exploring New England’s finest swimming holes, listening to music, traveling, and playing with her niece and nephew.