Thomas Almeida, MSPT, President/Clinical Director
Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences/Human Services from Worcester State University in 1996, followed by his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000 from the University of Rhode Island. Tom has worked in the orthopedic clinical setting for the course of his career. His clinical expertise focuses on manual techniques and manipulation of the spine and extremities. Tom also has significant experience with pre/post surgical rehabilitation of the knee and hip, including joint replacement, as well as shoulder rotator cuff impairment and repairs.
Tom is certified in Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT) Dry Needling Institute. Tom has also completed advanced instruction in spinal and extremity manipulation through (AAMT). He has also been trained and certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Prior to assuming ownership of the clinical practice, Tom served as adjunct professor at the Community College of Rhode Island in the Rehabilitative Services Dept.
Tom has served in the capacity of Clinic Manager of Physical Therapy of Cumberland since 2005, and has worked for the company since 2001.
Karen Sullivan, PT
Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. Karen has been with the practice since 2007, prior to which her twenty-plus years of experience spanned the sports medicine and orthopedic disciplines as well as pediatrics within the Cumberland school system. Karen is certified as a Level 1 therapist through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). She also has a TPI Medical Level 2 certification, for golf specific injuries and rehabilitation, and is one of a few clinicians in the southern New England region to have complerted this training. Karen has also completed advanced instruction in extremity manipulation through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Karen has experience with infant populations, women’s health issues, and pre/post surgical rehabilitation for the spine and extremities.
Dustin Renaud, MPT
Dustin joins PT Cumberland after practicing over 20 years in an orthopedic outpatient setting working closely with some of the states most prominent surgeons. Dustin specializes in all aspects of orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, including joint replacement, ligament/tendon reconstruction and hip arthroscopies/labrum repairs. He has completed advanced training in extremity and spinal manipulation through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy as well as Dry Needling through the Dry Needling Institute. He received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2000 and his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from URI.
Lyndsey Pomfret, DPT
Lyndsey received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Biotechnology from Endicott College followed by her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2016. Lyndsey has extensive experience in both outpatient orthopedics as well as home health care. She has completed her certification in Dry Needling from Myopain Seminars and has taken additional continuing education courses in vestibular rehabilitation, thoracic and lumbar mobilization and manipulation, advanced cervical evaluation and treatment, and orthopedic and sports taping
Justin Thao, PTA
Justin earned his A.S. degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from CCRI in 2023. He also enjoys fitness activities participating in weightlifting, flag football, volleyball, hiking, and camping.