Our Story

We built TierOne physical therapy with the single mission of providing world-class care for our patients.  Our team has decades of experience treating and helping  thousands patients accelerate their path to recovery. With a "whole-patient" approach to our practice, we provide the unique combination of highly-personalized care and the latest modern physical disciplines.

 

Founded in RI, we pride ourselves on being active members in the community and seek to help our neighbors one patient at a time. Book an appointment today to begin your journey to a healthier, pain-free life.

The Team

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Conor Schmidt

Founder, CEO and Doctor of Physical Therapy

Conor graduated from Quinnipiac University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016. Since then, Conor has worked in multiple states, including New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and has enjoyed seeing a wide variety of patients, including high-level athletes, patients with general orthopedic pain, post-operative patients, neurological patients, and more.

In addition to general physical therapy, Conor has extensive training in dry needling, Gaston Technique, and blood flow restriction training; all designed to facilitate a faster and more efficient recovery.

As part of his practice, Conor enjoys spending one-on-one time with patients and getting to know them as he helps guide their recovery. He finds better results and quicker recovery in treating patients as a whole, not just a body part. Through this whole-patient approach to physical therapy, Conor has helped heal thousands of patients throughout his career.

Tyler Lemza

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tyler graduated from Stony Brook University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2021. Prior to pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Tyler attended Ithaca College where he completed his degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Sports Psychology.

 

Originally from New York, Tyler has experience providing physical therapy in both New York and Rhode Island and has experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, post-operative patients, sport's injuries, and neurological conditions. Since graduating, Tyler has become dry needling 1 certified and is eager to continue taking continuing education courses involving specific orthopedic conditions, sports performance, and manual therapy.

As a former collegiate athlete and former physical therapy patient, Tyler grew to love the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation. He is a firm believer in the one on one treatment model and individualized treatments for all patient's to ensure patients are able to return to activities they love to do. Tyler believes in understanding a patient as a whole in order to understand all factors contributing to their condition and to also provide well-rounded care. Tyler implements evidence-based interventions with all his patient's to maximize their recovery.

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Gillian Hebert

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Gillian  is a double graduate of University of Vermont.  In 2010 she achieved a Bachelors in Nutrition and Food Science, then in 2012 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  While at UVM she competed as a D1 athlete on the cross country and track and field team, where she also served as a team captain. 

 

She has worked in CT, NJ, and Maryland with a variety of patients varying in all age groups for orthopedic injury, vestibular and concussion rehab, as well as those dealing with chronic diagnosis involving pain and general weakness.  While in NJ she completed a Residency in Orthopedics and is a Orthopedic Certified Specialist.  She has a special interest in working with post-partum athletes for diastasis recti and return to sport.  She is passionate about daily movement and people enjoying sports and physical activity they love.  In her time away from the clinic she enjoys outdoor activities with her young family and learning all the new research in Physical Therapy and her second passion of nutrition and food.

Kristen Siscamanis

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kristen was raised in a small town just outside of Boston and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at American International College in 2022. Prior to physical therapy school she attended Caldwell University in New Jersey, where she studied biology and played division II college basketball. 

 

Kristen is passionate about physical therapy and its direct ability to have an everyday impact on her patient’s health and confidence with movement. Kristen is dedicated to tailoring treatment to her patient’s individual needs and believes in the implementation of manual therapy, yoga practices, functional strength training, body mechanics, breathing exercises, and mindfulness techniques to promote a holistic approach to healing and overall well being. Kristen is educated and motivated to treat and prevent various orthopedic, neurological, sports-related and geriatric conditions. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with loved ones, running, traveling and spending time outdoors.

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Cynthia Guevarra

Lead Aide

Cynthia was born and raised in San Jose, California and has been here in Rhode Island for about a year now.  Cynthia has been working at Tier One since April of 2022. Of the many aspects of working at Tier One, she likes the one on one time spent with the clients as well as talking to them each visit which always seems to really brighten both their days and hers. Cynthia enjoys knowing that the Tier One team is helping patients out in the best way possible and making a difference in not only their health but also their confidence.

Siobhan Meece

Office Manager

Born & raised in California, Siobhan moved with her family to Rhode Island during the summer of 1995.  Since then, she has been a resident of South County.  She chose to raise her two sons in Charlestown &  studied Social Services at CCRI.  She enjoys traveling & writing.  She published her first novel in 2016.

 

Siobhan has a passion for assisting people & has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, specializing in advocating for those who suffer from degenerative diseases.  Prior to TierOne, Siobhan held an office position at an assisted living facility located in Westerly, RI, for 15 years.  While in the above position, she was presented with the "Excellence in Caregiving" award from the Alzheimer's Association.   It was also there, during the start of COVID-19, that she became more interested in physical therapy after her experience assisting the residents with their PT needs, under the supervision of physical therapists.  So, when the opportunity to become a member of the TierOne team was extended, Siobhan accepted the position with excitement.  She looks forward to getting to know each client, while providing a positive & stress-free experience that is personalized to individual needs.

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Apply Today

We're always looking for talented Physical Therapists to join our team. If you're interested in working in a dynamic growing busienss with opportunities to further develop your skills, reach out today! 

Email us today to learn more about the opportunities: cschmidt@tieronept.com