Our experienced and caring team of health care professionals includes specialists in interventional pain management, medication management, clinical psychology, as well as a physical therapy department, which includes massage therapy, and specialists in complementary and alternative medicine. By collaborating on cases at our Provider’s Roundtable we offer our patients the most appropriate combination of treatments to alleviate or, when possible, eliminate their pain.
Dr. Julien Vaisman founded the Pain and Wellness Center in 1996. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He is an Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Vaisman has performed thousands of interventional pain management procedures, including the administration of spinal injections, placement of implantable medical devices and other surgical interventions.
Pain is only a means to an end; to find a diagnosis or at the very least a way to relieve it.
Dr. Vaisman is actively involved in ongoing clinical research and in the training of residents and fellows from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Vaisman is an avid skier and tennis player. But his real passion belongs to the game of bridge!
Education & Publications
Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, 1977-1980 Residency in Internal Medicine, La Guardia Hospital, Cornell Medical Center 1986-1989
Pain Management Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1989-1990
Residency in Anesthesia, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1992-1996
Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology
Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Management
Member of International Society for the Study of Pain
Member of the International Spinal Injection Society
Percutaneous lumbar decompression with Spine Jet Hydro Surgery in the treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis secondary to ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, Anesth Pain Med, 2016 August ;6(4) : e38059.
Safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves for the management of chronic migraine : Long term results from a randomized, multicenter, double blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia 2015 Apr 35(4):344-58, Dodick DV, …Vaisman.J.
Supraorbital and Supratrochlear stimulation for Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias, Current Pain and Headache Reports, February 2014,18:409. Julien Vaisman, Edrick Lopez, Nicholas K. Muraoka.
Poster presentation at the joint meeting of the International Headache congress and American Headache Society, Boston, June 2013: Evidence for long-term efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves in the management of chronic migraine. Dodick, D., Vaisman, J., et al.
Safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation on the occipital nerves for the management of chronic migraine: Results from a randomized, multicenter double-blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia 2012, Dec 32(16):1165-79. Silberstein, S.D., Vaisman, J., et al.
Vaisman, J.,Ordia, J. The Treatment of Medically Intractable Trigeminal Auonomic Cephalalgia With Supraorbital/Supratrochlear Stimulation: A retrospective Case Series, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural interface 2012; 15:374-380
Treatment of Chronic, Intractable Pain with a Conventional Implantable Pulse Generator, A Meta-analysis of 4 Clinical Studies, Vaisman, J., Slavin, KV et al.Clinical Journal of Pain 2012, 00:000-000
Ordia, J.I., Vaisman, J.: Subcutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation With Paddle Lead for Treatment of Low Back pain: Case report. J Neuromodulation, Vo.l 12; No. 3, 2009
Polymethylmetacrylate -filled needle track three weeks after percutaneous vertebroplasty published in Pain Physicians, the official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians 2004
Refractory episodic cluster headache response to percutaneous cervical zygapophyseal radiofrequency ablation: a case report, published inHEADACHE: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, the official, peer-reviewed journal of the American Headache Society, 2002
Interventional Pain Management: Interventional techniques for the alleviation of pain in the care of HIV – infected patients, a chapter in the book Pain Management, Anesthesia and HIV / AIDS, edited by Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, and published by Butterworth – Heinemann, 2001
Pelvic Hematoma after an Illioinguinal Block for Orchialgia published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, the official publication of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) 2001
Pulse Radiofrequency: a new and ingenious modality for pain management, published in the New England Pain Association Newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 2, September 1999
Regression of Sensory Anesthesia During Continuous Epidural Infusion of Bupivacaine and Opioid for the Total Knee Replacement, published in Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1993
Acupuncture Obstetric Analgesia, published in the Manual of Obstetric Anesthesia, edited by G.W. Ostheimer, Churchill-Livingstone, 2nd edition, 1992
Painful Rheumatoid Arthritis Care, curriculum for professional education published in PAIN, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 1991
Dr Ordia is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon. He joined the Pain and Wellness Center in 2004.
After completing his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital, he served as Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. He was promoted to Professor of Neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine.
He is a respected and internationally known expert in the field of neuro-modulation (implantable devices for management of pain and spasticity).
He is an accomplished teacher and researcher and has published in many prestigious professional journals.
Dr. Ordia has written a children’s book, and he is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Dafidi and Abdul: Beyond Friends.
Dr. Ordia was honored with the 2016 Department of Surgery award for Clinical Excellence and Professionalism by North Shore Medical Center, Partners Health Care.
Education & Publications
University of Ibadan
General Surgery Residency, New York University Medical Center, NYC, 1972-1973
Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston MA, 1973-1974
Neurosurgical Residency: Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, 1975-1979
Diplomate of the American Board of Neurosurgical Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
Mark VH, Ordia IJ. The Controversies over the use of Neurosurgery in aggressive states and an assessment of the critics of this kind of surgery. In: Morley T, ed. Current Controversies in Neurosurgery. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 1976:722-729.
Strand RD, Baker RA, Ordia IJ, Arkins TJ. Metrizamide ventriculography and computed tomography in lesions about the third ventricle. Radiology. Aug 1978;128(2):405-410.
Ordia IJ, Strand R, Gilles F, Welch K. Computerized tomography of contusional clefts in the white matter in infants. Report of two cases. J Neurosurg. May 1981;54(5):696-698.
Ordia JI, Mark VH. Evaluation of headache. JAMA. Nov 6 1981;246(18):2031-2032.
Beers GJ, Carter AP, Ordia JI, Shapiro M. Sinus pericranii with dural venous lakes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Sep-Oct 1984;5(5):629-631.
Grasberger RC, Spatz EL, Mortara RW, Ordia JI, Yeston NS. Effect of high-frequency ventilation versus conventional mechanical ventilation on ICP in head-injured dogs. J Neurosurg. Jun 1984;60(6):1214-1218.
Rosenberg D, Baskies AM, Deckers PJ, Leiter BE, Ordia JI, Yablon IG. Pyogenic sacroiliitis. An absolute indication for computerized tomographic scanning. Clin Orthop Relat Res. Apr 1984(184):128-132.
Venna N, Sabin TD, Ordia JI, Mark VH. Treatment of severe Parkinson’s disease by intraventricular injection of dopamine. Appl Neurophysiol. 1984;47(1-2):62-64.
Jacobs LM, Berrizbeitia LD, Ordia J. Crowbar impalement of the brain. J Trauma. Apr 1985;25(4):359-361.
Hernanz-Schulman M, Welch K, Strand R, Ordia JI. Acoustic neuromas in children. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. May-Jun 1986;7(3):519-521.
Yablon IG, Ordia J, Freed M, Spatz E, Mortara R. Anterior decompression and rigid internal fixation of cervical spine injuries. Paraplegia. 1986;24:49.
Ordia JI, Mortara RW, Spatz EL. Audible cerebrospinal fluid flow through a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Report of two cases. J Neurosurg. Sep 1987;67(3):460-462.
Ordia J. Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. In: JJ H, Witzburg RA, Cohen A, eds. Clinical problems in acute care medicine. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 1989:462-467.
Ordia JI. Neurologic function seven years after crowbar impalement of the brain. Surg Neurol. Aug 1989;32(2):152-155.
Yablon IG, Ordia J, Mortara R, Reed J, Spatz E. Acute ascending myelopathy of the spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). Oct 1989;14(10):1084-1089.
Kase CS, O’Neal AM, Fisher M, Girgis GN, Ordia JI. Intracranial hemorrhage after use of tissue plasminogen activator for coronary thrombolysis. Ann Intern Med. Jan 1 1990;112(1):17-21.
Yablon IG, Palumbo M, Spatz E, Mortara R, Reed J, Ordia J. Nerve root recovery in complete injuries of the cervical spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). Oct 1991;16(10 Suppl):S518-521.
Bourke DL, Spatz E, Motara R, Ordia JI, Reed J, Hlavacek JM. Epidural opioids during laminectomy surgery for postoperative pain. J Clin Anesth. Jul-Aug 1992;4(4):277-281.
Coffey JR, Cahill D, Steers W, Park TS, Ordia J, et al. Intrathecal baclofen for intractable spasticity of spinal origin: results of a long-term multicenter study. J Neurosurg. Feb 1993;78(2):226-232.
Ordia J, Schulte B. Intrathecal Baclofen in the Management of Severe Spasticity. Pharmacy & Therapeutics. 1994;19(5):461-472.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Spatz EL. Chronic intrathecal delivery of baclofen by a programmable pump for the treatment of severe spasticity. J Neurosurg. Sep 1996;85(3):452-457.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Spatz EL. Intrathecal Baclofen. J Neurosurg. May 1997;86(5):917-919.
Burke D, Ordia JI. Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury. In: Woo B, Nesathurai S, eds. The Rehabilitation of People with Traumatic Brain Injury. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science, Inc; 2000:19-33.
Ordia J. Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury. In: Woo B, Nesathurai S, eds. The Rehabilitation of People with Traumatic Brain Injury. Malden ,MA: Blackwell Science, Inc; 2000:35-43.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Spatz EL. Dysesthesia perceived as painful spasticity: A report of 3 cases. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. May 2001;82(5):697-699.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Chagnon KG, Spatz EL. Continuous Intrathecal Baclofen Infusion by a Programmable Pump in 131 Consecutive Patients with Severe Spasticity of Spinal Origin. Neuromodulation. 2002;5(1):16-24.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Spatz EL. Continuous Intrathecal Baclofen Infusion Delivered by a Programmable Pump for the Treatment of Severe Spasticity Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuromodulation. 2002;5(2):103-107.
Stinchon JF, Shah NP, Ordia J, Oates E. Scintigraphic evaluation of intrathecal infusion systems: selection of patients for surgical or medical management. Clin Nucl Med. Jan 2006;31(1):1-4.
Ordia J, Vaisman J. Subcutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation With Paddle Lead for Treatment of Low Back Pain: Case Report. Neuromodulation. 2009;12(3):205-209.
Ordia JI. Brain impalement by an angle metal bar. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. May 2009;111(4):368-372.
Ordia J, Vaisman J. Post-surgical spine syndrome. Surgical Neurology International. 2011;2(1):132. http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/text.asp?2011/2/1/132/85475
Ordia JI, Vaisman J. Role of indium scans in assessing catheter malfunction with implanted spinal infusion pumps. PM R. Oct 2011;3(10):988.
Vaisman J, Markley H, Ordia J, Deer T. The treatment of Medically Intractable Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia with Supraorbital/Supratrochlear Stimulation: a retrospective case series. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 2012;15(4):374-380.
Silberstein SD, Dodick DW, Saper J, Huh B, Slavin KV, Sharan A, Reed K, Narouze S, Mogilner A, Goldstein J, Trentman T, Vaisma J, Ordia J, Weber P, Deer T, Levy R, Diaz RL, Washburn SN, Mekhail N. Safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves for the management of chronic migraine: results from a randomized, multicenter, double-blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia. Dec 2012;32(16):1165-1179.
Dodick DW, Silberstein SD, Reed KL, Deer TR, Slavin KV, Huh B, Sharan AD, Narouze S, Mogilner AY, Trentman TL, Ordia J, Vaisman J, Goldstein J, Mekhail N. Safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves for the management of chronic migraine: long-term results from a randomized, multicenter, double-blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia. 2015 Apr;35(4):344-58. doi: 10.1177/0333102414543331. Epub 2014 Jul 30.
Sharan A, Huh B, Narouze S, Trentman T, Mogilner A, Vaisman J, Ordia J, Deer T, Venkatesan L, Slavin K. Analysis of adverse events in the management of chronic migraine by peripheral nerve stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2015 Jun;18(4):305-12; discussion 312. doi: 10.1111/ner.12243. Epub 2014 Oct 14
Dafidi and His Gorilla Family – Trafford Publishing; August 2008.
Dafidi and Abdul: Beyond Friends – Trafford Publishing; Nov 2009.
Karen Little NP joined Pain and Wellness Center in March 2004. She previously worked at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s interdisciplinary inpatient chronic pain program. She also ran an outpatient substance abuse clinic, which included opioid, alcohol, and benzodiazepine detoxification services.
Prior to working as a nurse practitioner, Ms. Little was the managing editor of The Integrative Pharmacist and a writer forOneMedicineNews.com, two professional publications on complementary and alternative medicine. She is a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is an ANCC board-certified family nurse practitioner.
Education & Publications
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA;
Master of Science in Nursing (family practice concentration)
Bates College, Lewiston, ME; Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric
Current & Previous Positions
Nurse Practitioner, Pain & Wellness Center, Peabody, MA
Clinical Preceptor, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
Nurse Practitioner, Preventive Medicine Associates, Worcester, MA
July 2003-March 2004
Staff Nurse, Chronic Pain Program, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
November 2001-June 2003
Freelance Healthcare Writer
September 2000-August 2002
Managing Editor, Integrative Medicine Communications, Newton, MA
September 2000-August 2002
Product Manager & Medical Writer, Pure Encapsulations, Sudbury, MA
June 1997-December 1998
Licenses & Certifications
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) family nurse practitioner certification (#0378260-22)
- Massachusetts RN/advanced practice nursing license (#251924)
- Member, American Society of Pain Management Nursing
Publications & Lectures
- Managing editor and contributor of The Painless Messenger, an educational newsletter on pain management for healthcare providers 2004-2010.
- Lecturer, American Chronic Pain Association, Boston ChapterFebruary 2007
Jane joined the Pain and Wellness Center in October, 2009 as a full time Nurse Practitioner. She previously worked at Advanced Pain Management in Stoneham, MA, for two years, managing patients with chronic pain as well as with substance abuse and opioid addiction. Jane completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Vermont in 2003 and soon realized that she wanted to pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner. Subsequently, Jane achieved a Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2006, and Master’s in Nursing in 2007 from Regis College in Weston, MA. She is now an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Jane enjoys traveling and loves to ski.
Regis College, Weston, MA
Master of Science in Nursing, May 2007
Family Nurse Practitioner
Regis College, Weston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 2006
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2003
Masters Thesis: Regis College (May 2007)
“The Meaning of Physical Activity in the Lives of Breast Cancer
S. Saman, S., Saman, J. Parker. “Gene Isolation and Characterization
of Antibiotic Resistance from the Charles River as Biosensor
Indicators for Water Biodefense.” Mass. Bay Community College,
Wellesley, MA. Presented at ASM Biodefense Research Meeting,
Baltimore, MD, March 8, 2004.
Licensure & Certification
Massachusetts Registered Nurse (License # 268095)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program: Family
Nurse Practitioner (Certification # F0707047)
Dr. Mosbach joined the Pain and Wellness Center as Staff Psychologist in 1998. His clinical activities are broad but focus on patients with chronic pain disorders; He is involved in the evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic and acute pain disorders and other neurological problems such as seizure disorders and head injuries. Dr Mosbach’s clinical expertise extends to the evaluation and treatment of individuals with a combination of medical and psychological disorders, specializing in assisting individuals and families in coping with chronic neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Huntington’s disease. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine.
Education & Publications
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Degree Awarded: May 1987
M.S. Clinical Psychology University of Wisconsin -Madison, Degree Awarded: May 1982
B.A. Psychology University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Degree Awarded: June 1973
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
American Psychological Association.
Massachusetts Psychological Association.
Professional Experience / Clinical Experience
December, 1997-Present: Psychologist, Acton Psychiatric Associates, Acton, MA. Private practice with adults involving psychotherapy, neuropsychological and psychological testing.
January 1998- Present: Staff Psychologist, Pain and Wellness Center, Peabody, Massachusetts. Evaluation and treatment of individuals with chronic pain. Evaluation of individuals for psychological contraindications who are being considering for specialized procedures such as implantable morphine pumps and spinal cord stimulators.
July 2005-Present: Consulting Psychologist: Boston Medical Center Sickle Cell Center. Administering Neuropsychological Tests to subjects involved in a multi-center study on the effects of blood transfusions on cognitive functioning in sickle cell patients.
June, 1988-August 2005: Staff Psychologist, Boston University Neurology Associates, Department of Neurology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA.
December, 1995-September 2003: Staff Psychologist, Headache and Facial Pain Center, Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA. (Facility ceased operation September 2003).
July, 1996-December 1999: Consulting psychologist, Huntington’s Disease Porcine Transplant Study. Psychological evaluation of Huntington’s disease porcine transplant subjects pre-and post surgery.
January, 1995-July, 2000: Mentor Head Injury Rehabilitation Program, Woburn, MA. Consulting Psychologist.
December, 1994-December, 1997: National Acute Brain Injury Study: Hypothermia. Neuropsychological evaluation of patients with severe head injury receiving hypothermia treatment. Part of a national multi-center research grant.
July, 1994-December, 1997: North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Boston, MA. Consulting Psychologist.
September, 1988-December 1989: Consulting Psychologist Boston Police Department, Medical Affairs Division.
Responsibilities involved evaluating police officers with a history of stress disorders to determine fitness for duty.
January, 1985- September 1986 Community Re-Entry Services, Lynn, MA. Psychology Associate. Involved in assessment and social and vocational rehabilitation of head injured adults in a residential setting. Responsibilities included: individual, group and family treatment as well as program development and evaluation.
September, 1983-August, 1984. Boston VA. Medical Center. APA approved clinical internship. Rotations included health psychology and inpatient psychiatry.
September, 1980-August 1983. Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Hospitals. Involved in the evaluation and treatment of adults with phobic and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Utilization Review and Disability Determination Experience
December 2004-Present: Psychologist Advisor: Disability Evaluation Services, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Auburn, Massachusetts. Evaluation of medical records and determination of disability for individuals applying for Medicaid and SSI.
April 2005-Present: Consulting psychologist, Alicare Medical Management: Salem, New Hampshire. Utilization review of requests for psychological and neuropsychological tests.
June 2004-Present: Consulting Psychologist, Disability Management Alternatives, Inc; Northfield, Illinois. Reviewed medical records of individuals applying for long-term disability.
October 2004-Present: Consulting Psychologist: Reed Review Services, Boca Raton, Florida. Reviewed medical records of individuals applying for short-term and long-term disability.
July 2004-Present: Consulting Psychologist: MES Solutions, Norwood, Massachusetts. Utilization review of worker’s compensation
November, 1994-Present: Consulting Psychologist Peer Review Analysis, Inc. (MCMC,LLC) Boston, Massachusetts. Utilization review involving medical necessity for mental health services for worker’s compensation managed care insurers and auto accident cases. Also performed long and short-term disability determinations.
January 1998-Present: Consulting Psychologist: Disability Evaluation Services, Auburn, Massachusetts (state agency). Evaluation of individuals applying for Medicaid involving clinical interviews and administration of psychological and neuropsychological tests.
January 1998-Present: Consulting Psychologist: Disability Determination Services, Boston Massachusetts (state agency). Evaluation of individuals applying for Social Security Disability involving clinical interviews and administration of psychological and neuropsychological tests.
Feldman, R., Mosbach, P., Thomas, C, & Perry, L. Psychosocial Factors in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: A Contextual Approach.In A. Cohen and W. Weiner (Eds.), Comprehensive Management of Parkinson’s Disease. New York: Demos Press, 1995
Feldman, R., Mosbach, P. Thomas, C., Kelly, M. & St. Hilaire, M. Double-blind comparison of Sinemet and Sinemet CR in patients with mild to moderate Parkinson’s Disease. Neurology (Supplement 2), 96-101, Vol. 39, 1989.
Feldman, R., Mosbach, P., Thomas. C. & St. Hilaire, M. Etiology of Parkinson’s Disease. American Parkinson’s Disease Association Newsletter, October, 1989.
Mosbach, P. & Leventhal, H. Peer group identification and smoking: Implications for intervention. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 238-245, Vol. 97, 1988.
Leventhal, H & Mosbach, P. The Perceptual-motor theory of emotions. In J. Cacciopo, and R. Petty (Eds.) Social Psychophysiology, New York, Guilford Press, 1983.,
Mosbach, P.A., Auerbach, S.H. & St. Hilaire, M. Phototherapy as a treatment for sleep disorder in Parkinson’s disease: A case study. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, New York, NY., April 1993.
Auerbach, S.H., Mosbach, P.A. & Licata-Gehr, E. Sundowning and advanced sleep phase in Alzheimer’s disease. Northeastern Sleep Society Annual Meeting, Warwick, RI., April 1993.
Sax, D.S. Kornetsky, C., Mosbach, P. A. & Kim, A. Naltrexone in the treatment of dyskinesias associated with Huntington’s disease.American College of Neuropharmacology Annual Meeting, San Juan, PR., December, 1992.
Sax, D.S., Kornetsky, C., Mosbach, P.A., Myers, R.H. & Feldman, R.G. Safety and efficacy of Naltrexone in the treatment of Huntington’s disease and severe oral-lingual dyskinesias. American Neurological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, October, 1992.
Auerbach, S.H. and Mosbach, P.A. Pseudoseizures: The value of early identification of childhood sexual abuse. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA., May, 1992.
Sax, D.S., Kornetsky, K, Mosbach, P.A., Myers, R.S., Feldman, R.G.Naltrexone in the treatment of chorea in Huntington’s disease.American Neurological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA., October, 1991.
Wolf, P.A., Feldman, R.G., St. Hilaire, M., Kelly-Hayes, M., Torres, F.J., Mosbach, P.M., Kase, C.S., & D’Agostino, R.B. Precursors and natural history of Parkinson’s disease: The Framingham Study. American Academy of Neurology Annual Conference, Boston, MA, April, 1991.
Mosbach, P. St., St. Hilaire, M. & Feldman, R.G. Correlates of Visual Hallucinations in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease patients. American Academy of Neurology Annual Conference, Miami Beach, FL., May, 1990.
St. Hilaire, M. & Mosbach, P. Hallucinations in Parkinson’s Disease.International Conference of French Language Neurology, Montreal, Canada, July, 1989.
St. Hilaire, M., Mosbach, P., Usher, G. & Feldman, R. Parkbase: A relational database for Parkinson’s disease patients. International Congress on Parkinson’s disease. Tel Aviv, Israel, May, 1988.
Glosser, D., Mosbach, P., Thomas, C., Kelly, M. & Feldman, R. Correlates of depression in Parkinson’s disease patients. American Academy of Neurology Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH., April, 1988.
Mosbach, P. & Leventhal, H. A peer groups approach to adolescent substance use. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, New York, August 1987.
Mosbach, P. A six-stage intervention model for the rehabilitation of head injured adults. Southwest Regional Head Injury Conference, Cancun, Mexico, January, 1987.
Mosbach, P. An intervention model for the vocational rehabilitation of head injured adults. Southwest Regional Head Injury Conference, Snowmass, CO., January, 1986.
Hirschman, R., Glynn, K., & Mosbach, P. Predictors of cigarette smoking behavior in elementary and junior high school students.American Public Health Association Annual Convention, Dallas, TX., November, 1983.
Coping with dystonia and related disorders. Presented at the South Shore Dystonia Support Group, Brockton, MA., February, 1995.
Effective methods for coping with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the South Shore, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA., November 1994.
How to effectively cope with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Winchester Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Winchester, MA., May, 1993.
Coping with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Andover Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Andover, MA., May, 1993.
Behavioral Management of Huntington’s Disease. Presented to the staff of the Pine Street Inn, Boston, MA., December 1992.
Coping with behavioral symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.Presented at the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the South Shore, South Shore Hospital, S. Weymouth, MA. October, 1992.
Coping with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the North Shore Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Lynnfield, MA., October 1992.
Dealing with Dystonia and related disorders. Presented at the South Shore Dystonia Support Group, Cardinal Cushing Hospital, Brockton, MA., September, 1992.
How to Cope with Parkinson’s disease. Presented to the Parkinson’s Support Group of Winchester, MA., November, 7, 1991.
Coping with Parkinson’s disease. Presented to the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of Augusta, Maine, May 19, 1991.
University Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Team.Presented at a Conference Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Massachusetts, November, 1990.
Coping with Parkinson’s disease (facilitated panel discussion). Boston University Medical School Department of Neurology, Symposium on Parkinson’s disease, May, 1990.
How to cope with Parkinson’s disease. Presented to Parkinson’s disease Support Group of Cape Cod, February, 1990.
Strategies for coping with Parkinson’s disease. Presented to Newton-Wellesley Hospital Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, February, 1989.
Hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease. Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, Boston VA Medical Center, February, 1989.
Coping with Parkinson’s disease. Boston University Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center Symposium, April, 1988.
A multi-stage model for the community re-integration of the head injured adult. Braintree Hospital Traumatic Head Injury Conference, Braintree, MA., October, 1986.
An intervention model for the vocational rehabilitation of head injured adults. Northeast Rehabilitation Association Annual Convention, Cromwell, CT., May, 1986.
Scott joined the Pain and Wellness Center at the beginning of 2008, as Director of Physical Therapy. His treatments focus on attaining maximal functional results and pain reduction with each session by incorporating specific hands-on techniques, proper stretching, strengthening, coordination and balance training. He has treated outpatient orthopedic and chronic pain patients throughout his career in various settings, including his work with elite athletes for high performance training.
Scott received his Manual Therapy Certification from Great Lakes Seminars in 2004 and is now a Head Instructor with Great Lakes Seminars, teaching manual therapy courses throughout the nation. His B.S. in Sport Science from Colorado University included a Minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology as well as a concentration in Wellness Program Management and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Education & Publications
B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, Colorado State University, graduated 1997
Masters in Physical Therapy, Andrews University, Dayton, Ohio, graduated 2000
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified in Integrated Manual Therapy, Great Lakes Seminars
Liên was born in Vietnam, where her name means lotus flower. As a young child she regularly experienced the benefits of Chinese herbal medicine and gua sha, and watched with interest as her uncle Hsu used acupuncture to help his numerous patients overcome a variety of ailments. As a young woman, Liên moved to the United States and obtained a B.S. in Engineering from MIT. She then worked in various industries, including pharmaceutical, high tech, and education. While her early career followed a typically western path, her interest in Asian health and philosophy grew into a passion. Liên devoted herself to learning as much as she could about the Asian approach to holistic health, including formal training in several disciplines. She is a Shamballa Reiki Master and an Da Dao Chan Qigong Level 1 Instructor. Since energy flow in one’s environment can strongly affect one’s personal qi, she studied Feng Shui, Space Clearing, and 9 Star Ki Astrology under several experts, including William Spear, Steven Post, Karen Kingston, Jon Sandifer, Benjamin Huntington, and Alex Stark.
When her daughters reached an age where she had more free time, Liên committed herself to the study of acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest acupuncture school in the country, where she received a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She subsequently obtained additional certificates in specialized acupuncture techniques by Master Tung, Richard Tan and Shoji Kobayashi, as well as foot reflexology and tuina. Liên’s treatment style incorporates acupuncture, tuina and other adjunctive therapies, food recommendations, and Herbal medicine, depending on the patient’s condition and treatment preferences. She treats one patient at a time to give the patient optimal care. Treatment is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) root causes to enhance the body’s healing ability while dealing with symptomatic relief to provide maximum comfort.
In addition to acupuncture, Liên offers Chinese herbal consultations and feng shui consultations.
Liên is fluent in English, Vietnamese, and French.
Rob joined the Pain and Wellness Center in 2016. He graduated from Salem State University in 2011 with a degree in Exercise Science. He then worked as a personal trainer/physical therapy aide for three years as an ACSM certified personal trainer and as a TRX class instructor. He graduated from North Shore Community College in 2016 as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.
Rob’s interest in Physical Therapy started when he worked as a personal trainer. After completing his Associates degree in Physical Therapy, he was able to incorporate his personal training experience into Physical Therapy treatment. He now combines the importance of hands on work such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release and joint mobilizations to coincide with exercise. All to help decrease pain and increase function.
Dr. Cataldi is a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson-Rutgers Medical School, Camden NJ, 1988. She did her Anesthesia Residency at Yale University Hospital, New Haven Ct in 1992 and is a Board Certified Diplomat, 1993.
Wendy joined the Pain and Wellness Center in 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Physical Education/Sports and Fitness administration. She holds Instructor certifications in Personal Training, Spinning and Aerobics.
She has longstanding experience in teaching group exercise classes for adults and seniors.
She graduated from North Shore Community College as a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant.
Rehab is not only of the body but of the mind and spirit as well
Wendy treated patients in multiple various settings including home health, aquatics, geriatrics, neurology, and orthopedics and has undergone extensive training in using ‘hands-on’ techniques focusing on soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, and joint mobilization.
Wendy enjoys cooking, participates in soccer, running, outdoor activities and traveling with her family.
University of Massachusetts Boston 1982 -1985
North Shore Community College 2002 – 2004
Physical Therapy Assistant
Dr. Ganim is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson-Rutgers Medical School, 1991. He is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and the Associate Chief of Anesthesia at Lahey Beverly Hospital. Dr. Ganim resides on the North Shore with his family.
Dr. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his Anesthesiology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has lived and worked on the North Shore of Massachusetts for the past ten years.