Lauren Bennett is a board-certified Physical Therapist and recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Lauren joined AEPT in the summer 2020 and has been a part of the AE family for 7 years prior (as an athlete, intern, strength coach, and PT student). She values an environment based on patient connection, open communication, and patient autonomy. She emphasizes patient education in order to empower patients to better themselves and give them the tools to manage and prevent future injuries.
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition at UMass Lowell in 2017. During this time, she competed in Women’s Volleyball at the Division 1 level. Lauren has accrued 7 years of experience in weightlifting, conditioning, and health and wellness habits which she enjoys bringing into the PT clinic. She has gained experience in the outpatient as well as inpatient physical therapy settings and was trained under Julianne Hubbard – a renowned therapist for ACL reconstruction rehabilitation and tear prevention. Her special interests lie in sports PT, return to sport, and shoulder rehab.
Outside of work, Lauren enjoys being outdoors with her new Labrador puppy, reading, writing, hiking, and playing volleyball. She has continued to play volleyball post-college, travelling nationally and competing in local tournaments and leagues.
Maureen completed her Associate of Science (AS) in Physical Therapy at Baystate College in Boston in 2006. She then decided to attend Salem State College for another 3 years where she earned her Bachelors of Science (BS) in Athletic Training in 2010. Maureen has over 12 years of Physical Therapy experience in the orthopedic field.
Maureen grew up a dancer, and loved ballet, tap and lyrical dance. Her love for dance sparked her interest in the human body and ultimately lead her into the Physical Therapy field. Her clinical interests include Orthopedics, evidence based treatment approaches, and hands on manual therapy.
When not in the clinic, Maureen enjoys chases after her two young children, spending time with her family and friends, working out and baking.
Shannon Walton PT graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 1995 with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Shannon brings over 20 years of experience treating orthopedic injuries through manual therapy, functional exercise, and patient education, including 12 years as owner of his own practice in Woburn.
Shannon completed a year long manual therapy residency program at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy with Martin Langaas. Shannon is also McKenzie and Graston certified. He also completed the lumbar and cervical MedX certification at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Shannon’s experience allows him to treat a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, working with children to the geriatric population, serious athletes to the weekend warrior. He has coached youth sports in soccer, basketball, and baseball.
Outside of work Shannon enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, hiking, and snowboarding.
Cassie recently joined the Athletic Evolution Team as Office Manager. She has worked for three years in the physical therapy and personal training environment managing multiple support functions like: patient care coordinator, liaison with insurance companies, billing, scheduling, benefits verification and training support activities.
She earned her B.S. in Sports Management from the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS-Amherst. A trained soccer goal keeper, Cassie participated on a select soccer team for several years before college. Cassie later went on to join the UMASS Women’s Rugby Team, at the fullback position, for her junior and senior year. She has experience working for UMASS’ WMUA Sports Radio and the Sports Media Relations Department. She interned for ESPN Boston, The Bay State Games and The Kraft Group at Gillette Stadium. Cassie seeks to grown within the field with a pursuit of personal training.
In her time off, Cassie enjoys staying active, spending time with her friends and family, as well as her family’s rescue pets.
Prior to joining Athletic Evolution Physical Therapy for the start of the clinic in 2018, Scott was the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Athletic Evolution for nearly a decade. As Director of Operations, Scott oversees both the Physical Therapy and Athletic Performance Departments on site. He also works with a variety of athletes transitioning them from physical therapy back to their individual sports.
Prior to Athletic Evolution, Scott led the Assumption College Football summer strength and conditioning program after completing three diverse internships. His internships included a private training facility, his Alma Mater, UMass, working with the basketball, hockey, lacrosse and football teams, and Sports and Physical Therapy Associates. A former captain of Hudson High School’s football and ice hockey teams, Scott graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology. During his college years, Scott was a member of the UMass Amherst football team and earned the UMass special teams “Player of the Year” in 2010 while starting at fullback.
Scott’s passion for strength and conditioning stems from years of pushing himself to attain his own athletic goals. He is dedicated to helping young, driven athletes accomplish their own athletic goals. Scott has worked with every type of athlete from Youth to the Pros, as well as adults. He prides himself on being able to adapt each workout to the individual needs and goals of each client. Scott also assists Erik with the NFL and NBA combine programs each winter and spring after multiple seasons interning with him. Together they have helped over 50 athletes sign NFL contracts and 4 athletes get drafted. In the summer of 2012 Scott took over the Internship program and ran it for 7 years before handing it over to Kaitlyn Roux in 2018. During his time as Director of Education Scott welcomed over 250 interns to his program from across the United States and from nearly 20 countries across 5 continents.
Scott is also heavily involved with injury prevention and rehab. He takes pride in helping athletes come back from major injuries stronger and better than before their injury. Over the past 10 years Scott has helped over 80 athletes return to their sport following ACL surgery.
Scott is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.