Dr. Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Dr. Michelle Collie serves as the CEO of Performance Physical Therapy. Born and raised on a sheep farm in New Zealand, Michelle came to Rhode Island in 1996 for a ‘one year’ commitment working as a physical therapist in a local hospital. She decided to stay and pursue her advanced Masters and Doctorate and in 2001 joined Performance Physical Therapy when the practice was just a single clinic in Pawtucket, RI. In 2003, when Michelle was eight months pregnant, she acquired Performance. Michelle leads with passion, courage and authenticity. She believes in embracing change every day to ensure the team at Performance Physical Therapy is continually evolving to provide the very best care. Today, Performance continues to be 100% owned and operated by local physical therapists and is celebrating 20 years of providing the best care to the community.
Michelle also serves as the President of the American Physical Therapy Association, Rhode Island. In her spare time, you will find Michelle participating in just about any activity that involves water, snow or running. She lives in Providence with her husband and two teenagers, as well as their two dogs and two cats!
Physical Therapy Degree:
University of Otago, New Zealand
Post Graduate Education:
Advanced Masters, MGH-IHP, Boston, Massachusetts
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, MGH-IHP, Boston, Massachusetts
Board Certified Orthopedics Clinical Specialist
Dry Needling Certified
President American Physical Therapy Association, Rhode Island
PR and Marketing Committee Chair for APTA, Private Practice Section
President Emeritus Rhode Island Reach Out and Read
Board of Governors for the RI Hospital
In the past Michelle has served on the Brown/Guachipilincito, Shoulder to Shoulder Board, Providence Children’s Museum Board of Trustees and the Multiple Sclerosis Board of Trustees.
Awards and Achievements:
2019: APTA Board of Directors Service Award
2019: Providence After School Alliance (PASA) Loyalty Award.
2014: Jane L. Snyder National Private Practice of the Year award by the American Physical Therapy Association.
2014: Entrepreneurial Women to Watch Awardee by the Rhode Island Small Business Journal
2012: Rhode Island Outstanding Philanthropic Business Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals
2012: Corporate Heroes Award from Reach Out and Read in Rhode Island
2010: 40 under 40 honorees by Providence Business News
2006: Distinguished Service Award and Private Practice Service Award from the Rhode Island APTA
2004: MGH-IHP Ionta Award for Clinical Excellence
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