Staff

James Hawley, PT, Cert. MDT

James Hawley, PT, Cert. MDT

James Hawley, PT, Cert. MDT received his degree from Quinnipiac University in 1992. He went on to complete his certification of mechanical diagnosis and therapy from the McKenzie Institute of America. He has worked in multiple clinical environments but specializes in orthopaedics and sports physical therapy.

James' skills as the "athlete's physical therapist" have treated Olympians, professional sport figures, and the common weekend warrior. He is a member of the APTA, McKenzie Institute of America, and APTA of MA shoulder SIG (special interest group). He has practiced on Cape Cod since 1998. He founded Function First Physical Therapy, Inc. in 2005.

James is an avid runner and triathlete having completed multiple triathlons and marathons. His ultimate accomplishment was finishing the Lake Placid Ironman in 2012.

Keith Chagaris, PT, ATC, CSCS

Keith graduated from Norwood High School in 1985. He earned his associates degree in physical therapy at Newbury college in 1987. Keith received a degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State in 1991. He has his national certification in athletic training and also works at Barnstable High School as the athletic trainer. He has worked at Function First for three years and he lives in Centerville. Keith has been on the Cape for about 20 years.

Lindsey Baron, PT Aide

Lindsey is a PTA student currently taking a semester break as she transitions to Massachusetts residency and plans on returning to college in the fall. With four semesters of studies completed, she has applied her knowledge to her role as a PT Aide. Her commitment to learning and passion for helping patients makes her a perfect fit as staff at Function First. Outside of work she volunteers at an animal shelter and assists in animal rescue.

Pam Fournier, Office Manager

Pam is a Cape Cod native who graduated from Fisher College with a degree in Medical Assisting/Pre-nursing/Business. She has spent her career in Medical and Physical Therapy clinics as office manager. She has a wealth of knowledge about the referral process to PT and requirements for insurance coverage. Pam is passionate about her position as she enjoys the rewards educating and helping our patients. She is always eager and willing to answer any questions our patients may have.