Meet the Instructors
Raymond Siegelman PT, DPT, MS
Dr. Siegelman has been President of TherapyEd since its founding in 1988. With Dr. Susan O'Sullivan, he is co-author of the National Physical Therapy Examination Review & Study Guide. Dr. Siegelman received his physical therapy education at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City, Boston University and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. He was a member of the faculty in the physical therapy programs at Boston University and then at Northeastern University for ten years. Between 1977 and 1988 he also practiced in the area of sports physical therapy. From 1982-1987, Dr. Siegelman was the Executive Director of the APTA of Massachusetts. He has also held the position of Chief Delegate, Delegate, and Chairman of the Eastern District of the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA. He has served on and chaired many committees at the district, chapter and national levels of the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2005, Dr. Siegelman received the Kessler Memorial Award from the APTA of Massachusetts.
Judith Hershberg PT, DPT, MS
Dr. Hershberg is a Senior Instructor with TherapyEd. She received her physical therapy education at Boston University. She was Director of Physical Therapy at the Boston University Medical Center for many years and is currently the owner of the Boston Center for P.T. & Sports Medicine, a private practice. She has been actively involved in the APTA serving in many capacities and is currently the Chair of the Massachusetts Chapter Political Action Committee. Dr. Hershberg's current interests include sports medicine and occupational health. She is an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Medicine.
Thomas Bianco PT, MSPT
Thomas Bianco is a Senior Instructor with TherapyEd. He received his undergraduate training in biology at the University of Pennsylvania and his physical therapy education at Springfield College in Massachusetts. He is currently a supervising physical therapist at the Return to Work Center in Springfield, MA and on a staff member of the Pioneer Valley Visiting Nurses Association. He has taught human anatomy at Springfield College and has interest in and lectured about low back disorders. He is President of Sensible Ergonomic Solutions, Inc.
Vince Lepak PT, DPT, MPH
Dr. Lepak is an instructor for TherapyEd and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has been teaching for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center since 1993 and working with International Educational Resources since 2001. In 1989, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and in 1994 a Master of Public Health. Dr. Lepak completed his DPT at Massachusetts General Hospital Institutes of Health Professions in 2004. Clinical experiences include working in acute care, home health, long-term care, geriatric assessment, outpatient orthopedics, and wound care. He is a certified wound care specialist through the American Academy of Wound Management. Clinical and teaching expertise includes wound care, manual therapy (peripheral & spine), modalities, geriatric assessment, physical therapy licensure preparation, and web-page development. Dr. Lepak served for six years on the Oklahoma State Licensure Committee; Chair for 2 years. Nationally he worked for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and was a Delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association for the State of Oklahoma. He has a wife, daughter, and a dog. An avid soccer player and his favorite web site is http://www.quackwatch.org/.
Cathy Lane PT, DPT, MS
Dr. Lane is a clinically based Physical Therapist with hospital, private practice and home care experience. She graduated from Simmons College and received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1982. She has worked at teaching hospitals in the U.S. and England, and has been in supervisory and training positions working with acute care and outpatient orthopedic patients. Currently, Dr. Lane is working in a Sports Medicine Clinic and consulting for the VNA. She is an active member of the APTA, serving as the Massachusetts Chapter President, and served on the Legislative Committee and Political Action Committee.
Angelique Dirkes PT, DPT, MS
Angelique Dirkes received her degree in Physical Therapy at the Haarlemse Academie voor Fysiotherapie, in The Netherlands. After graduating in 1983, she worked in rehabilitation, private practice and sports medicine, and instructed nursing students in the areas of anatomy and physical therapy. Angelique also served as the physical therapist for the Spanish National Field Hockey Team in Barcelona, Spain. She received her Masters Degree in 1993 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2004 at the Massachusetts General Insitute of Health Professions in Boston. Since coming to the United States in 1988, Angelique Dirkes has worked as a physical therapist in the areas of pediatrics, rehabilitation, and Home Care. She is currently a supervising physical therapist at a home care agency in the Boston area and an instructor at MGH.
Edward Kane PT, PhD, ECS, SCS, ATC
Dr. Kane is an instructor for TherapyEd and an Associate Professor for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences at San Diego, CA. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Zoology), a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University, a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy and Diploma of Clinical Specialization in Musculoskeletal Disorders from the University of Southern California, and his PhD in Education/Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. He is a retired Captain from the United States Navy. One of his assignments was as Associate Professor of the U.S. Army Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy and adjunct professor for the US Army Orthopaedic & Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship from Aug 2001 – Aug 2005. He is also an active member of the U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Committee and has had numerous USA team assignments. In addition he serves as a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Athletic Training, and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
Kathleen Shillue PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Shillue received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She has over 25 years of practice in physical therapy and has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She is currently the Clinical Services Manager of the Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where her clinical practice includes orthopedics, ergonomics and lymphedema She has been board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist since 1998. She is an instructor in the Physical Therapy program at Simmons College in Boston, teaching in the musculoskeletal content area. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists and has served as President of the APTA of Massachusetts from 2000 to 2005, and currently serves as Chair of the Legislative Committee.
Thomas G. Sutlive PT, PhD, OCS
Dr. Sutlive is an instructor for TherapyEd and Associate Professor for the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor for the US Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He earned his B.A. in Physical Education and Religion from the College of William and Mary, his Masters of Physical Therapy from the US Army-Baylor Graduate Program, and his PhD in Anatomy/Physical Therapy from VCU. Dr. Sutlive is a retired Colonel from the US Army, having served 23 years on active duty. He is board certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist, and serves as an Editorial Review Board Member for the JOSPT. Dr. Sutlive is actively engaged in research which focuses on the development of intervention strategies for the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome.