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With decades of experience and a diversity of skills and certifications we offer physical therapy options for the most effective and long lasting recovery.


Meet Michael T. Muldoon, PT, MS 

Physical Therapist


Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy Springfield College

Master of Science - Physical Therapy Springfield College

Director Physical/Occupational Therapy and Athletic Performance at Coastal Orthopedic Associates


Mike is a Physical Therapist joining Coastal Orthopedics with 22 years of experience in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Mike has been practicing as a Physical Therapist working in the outpatient setting to rehabilitate patients both pre- and post-operatively across New England. He has worked with athletes in a variety of sports helping them to return to full functional activity following injury. Mike’s dedication to helping patients move better using a functional movement and mobility system has been the focus of his training. His belief is that moving effectively and efficiently over a lifetime minimizing the dysfunctions of movement and correcting asymmetries is a key component to a long healthy life.


Mike is an avid runner and a New England native who loves skiing, hiking, and going to the beach with his family. Mike is also the Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track/Field Coach for Hampton Academy in Hampton NH.


Meet Caitlin Leary PT, DPT 

Physical Therapist


Umass Lowell Doctorate of Physical Therapy 

University of Southern Maine Bachelors of Exercise Science 


Herman & Wallace Pelvic floor level 1 certified 

Structure and Function Dry Needling certified, SFDN-1 

Graston certified 

TPI level 1 certified 

CrossFit level 1 certified  


Caitlin has clinical interest in all areas of orthopedics. She is especially interested in sports medicine and return to sport. With 13 years specific to the outpatient orthopedics setting, she likes working closely with her patients to achieve their goals.  Her other clinical interest lies in pelvic floor physical therapy, and returning patients back to normal activities with reduction/elimination of pelvic pain. She places an important emphasis on patients regaining strength and empowerment so that they may return to the activities they love.

​Caitlin enjoys time outside of work with her family – two daughters, husband and dog (Einstein). She stays active with jogging and weightlifting home workouts.  


Meet Jeffrey Lebel PT/ATC, MBA 

Physical Therapist


Bachelor of Science – Physical Therapy University of New England 

Certificate- Athletic Training University of New England 

Masters- Business Administration University of Southern Maine 

Jeff is a physical therapist with three decades of experience in outpatient orthopedics, sport medicine and post operative rehabilitation in the Southern Maine area with recent transition to the North Shore.  His clinical interest involves returning patients to their previous levels of function with a focus on biomechanical principles and functional movement patterns.  He believes in creating rehab programs that are specific to the individual and their needs for return to their previous activity level.  

Outside of work, Jeff is an avid golfer, regularly attends sporting events and concerts, enjoys the beach, and spending time with his two adult sons and friends.    

Sarah Lathum Occupational Therapist

Meet Sarah Lathum, OTD OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist + Certified Hand Therapist


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Doctorate of Occupational Therapy  

University of New Hampshire Bachelors and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy  


Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) 

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT; 200 YTT)  

Structure and Function Dry Needling of the Upper Extremity Certified  

Sarah is interested in all aspects of hand therapy evaluation and treatment with a particular interest in splinting, graded motor imagery, dry needling, and yoga related interventions. She believes in a strong postural base from which all movement begins. She loves pushing people to reach their functional goals and getting people back to their prior level of function including sports and all physical activities. She has been working as an occupational therapist (OT) since 2006 receiving her certified hand therapist (CHT) credential in 2014.  

Sarah enjoys staying active outside of work including hiking, mountain biking, running and snowboarding. She also practices and teaches yoga. She loves to travel and spend time with family and friends, including her goofy tuxedo cat, Teton.  


Meet Katherine Bates, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant


University of Rhode Island Bachelor of Science 1993

Endicott College Associate of Science Physical Therapist Assistant 1997


FMT RockTape Certification

Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification  through RockTape 

IASTM Practitioner Certification (Rock Blade)

ACE Certified Personal Trainer


Kathy is a Physical Therapist Assistant with 15 years experience in outpatient sports and orthopedic Physical Therapy where she has helped patients of all populations and injuries complete the cycle of recovery. She worked in Athletic Training as an Undergraduate of URI and has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 1997. She enjoys collaborating with patients to help them return to the activities and life that they love.


Kathy loves spending time outdoors kayaking, hiking, snowmobiling, working out and gardening with her husband and family.

At Coastal Orthopedics, you can schedule an orthopedic appointment by phone at 978-927-3040,
submit our online form, or walk in to one of our three locations in Danvers, Gloucester or Beverly, MA.

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