Doctor of Physical Therapy
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston
Master of Science in Physical Therapy
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Carl founded Summit in 2010 and has been in practice for over 22 years, focusing on orthopedic and neuromuscular diagnoses. He is highly regarded for his work with professional athletes that depend on their health to perform, yet finds connecting with a broad range of ages and abilities to be the most rewarding part of his practice. Carl understands the need to keep healthy, active, and competitive in not only sport, but in life. His focus is honed on what is best for you, knowing that each of us needs a custom, individualized solution in order to efficiently drive the best outcome. He continually promotes healthy lifestyle decisions in his patient care approach. As both an exercise physiologist and physical therapist, Rest assured, Carl puts principles into practice to test training concepts and experiment with training theories in his free time. He leads an active lifestyle in and around Medfield with his wife Jessica and 3 children.
Bachelor of Science
Stacey Berger came to Summit Orthopedic Therapy with over 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Women's and Men's Health, and Orthopedics. Stacey has established herself as one of the leading experts in women's health in the greater New England area, lecturing extensively and having taught Fellows within the UMass Medical Urogynecology Program. Her clinical practice focuses on exceptional care for each patient, promoting and enhancing health throughout the lifespam. Stacey provides Individualized tailored treatment care for continence control management, pelvic pain, male chronic pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, oncology rehabilitation, GI/abdominal visceral conditions, orthopedic and spine conditions, pregnancy and postpartum musculoskeletal dysfunction, including pubic symphysis pain, SI joint and coccyx pain and diastasis recti abdominal separation. She is Star certified in Oncology Rehab and served as a patient education committee member for the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). Outside of work, you will find Stacey enjoying an active lifestyle with her husband and 2 daughters including hiking, biking and kayaking within the Massachsusett’s southshore region.
Opal’s passion for teaching began as she merged her love of movement and childhood pastime of ballet into a dance and fitness program she developed and implemented for her home town, East Providence, RI, nearly 3 decades ago. For 12 years as a classical dance and fitness instructor, she was able to help toddlers through adults develop body awareness and well-being through the power of movement. With continued encouragement from the community, Opal obtained her second Bachelor’s degree in Education and transitioned from her full time career in Finance into a career as an Elementary and Middle School teacher.
However, over the years Opal’s passion for movement and desire to maintain a balance between a healthy mind set and body led her back into the world of fitness through Pilates. Pilates became a restorative and healing practice for Opal as she continued to find familiarity and comfort in the lines and movement and also a deeper, balanced mind and body connection. “Pilates for me is an internal awakening, an outlet from daily stress and an investment in my overall well-being.” With 20 years of Pilates practice with Mat, Reformer and the familiar Barre, Opal returned to aiding others in making this same connection and began her training as a Pilates instructor after years of encouragement from instructors, trainers and fellow students.
As a Stott trained Pilates Instructor, Opal utilizes her skills as a dance instructor, classroom teacher and Pilates practitioner as a recipe for assisting others in learning how to listen to their own bodies’ needs and make the corrections necessary for healthy lifestyles. With a focus on balance, strength and conditioning, Opal channels her knowledge of the body’s natural movement into targeting and triggering muscle groups to get through life’s daily tasks and build a strong frame to prevent future injuries. Opal feels confident in using the power of Pilates to assist clients on their own journeys with the tools necessary for a strong Mind and Body connection whether the end result be for Balance and Stability, Core Strengthening and Support, Restorative Conditioning, Postural Support and Lengthening, or simply overall confidence.
Greg Webster is an Associate Professor of Movement Studies at University of Connecticut where he has worked for the last fifteen years. Greg has worked as Body Worker, Coach, Actor, Director, and Choreographer of Movement from Broadway to the West End as well as regional theaters throughout the United States. He is the founding Artistic Director of the Split Knuckle Theater Company which has performed in 22 countries to date. He holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Missouri Kansas City. He is an accomplished Martial artist, with Black Belts in two different Aikido systems, a practitioner of Filipino Martial Arts, Ground Escape fighting, Tai-chi (Yang family style) , Golden Gloves Boxer, USA Boxing Coach, certified Personal Trainer, as well as certified teacher of Authentic Pilates, Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise systems. He has been teaching these systems for more than twenty years. Like many Body workers he came to movement work though injury and has tremendous empathy for those who want to learn to move well and interested in discovering the vast potential of the human body. He has worked with clients from all walks of life. He has trained many A list celebrities and athletes, as well as everyday folks who want to improve their quality of life. He firmly believes that to understand life, one must understand movement within the body and the world around us.
Daniel Destin holds a BS in Exercise Science and is certified by (NASM) the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has almost 20 years in the fitness and wellness field. As a personal trainer he has helped to improve the physical performance of many clients using evidence-based programming. He believes in safe but challenging exercise progression to help you realize your goals. Daniel has also served in a leadership role at Newton-Wellesley Hospital since 2007. As manager of the hospital based fitness center he built several interdepartmental collaborations including with the out-patient physical therapy department. He helped create a seamless patient continuum of care transition from practitioner to fitness coach.Daniel enjoys all sports but loves playing and watching basketball. He encourages his three kids to stay physical fit year-round with fun activities like dance, soccer and of course basketball.