Meet MOVE

Dr. Roger St. Onge is an educator, coach, physical therapist, and the founder of MOVE ATHLETICS. He spent four years enlisted as active duty in the United States Marine Corps right out of high school.

 While active in the Marine Corps, he stumbled upon CrossFit. This started his journey to becoming a physical therapist. While he was still on active duty, he began to use his love of the CrossFit methodology to motivate and help his fellow Marines meet and exceed their physical fitness standards. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to his home state and immediately began coaching CrossFit at a local box.‚Äč

He has experience competing on a team at the CrossFit Games regional level for several years, as well as competitive Olympic Weightlifting. Here his interest in physical therapy began to pique, as he noticed most medical professionals (many of which did not live an active lifestyle) advising athletes to stop their active lifestyle in order to avoid their pain, rather than addressing the underlying dysfunction that is the cause of their pain. He developed a unique interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation through movement quality.

We are told too often by medical practitioners of our limitations and the things we can’t do. Dr. Roger is on a mission to change that. He believes that everyone should be able to perform basic human maintenance on themselves, and that taking an active role in your rehabilitation and performance enhancement is key to success. He has a knack for peeling away the layers of an injury or nagging issue, and finding the root cause of the issue. This allows him to not only help guide you through resolving your pain, but improving your movement quality and resolving dysfunction, so that you can have an understanding of how to take care of yourself and remain pain free long term.

The world of passive treatments, pills, arbitrary surgeries, and useless cortisone shots is over. Get ready to MOVE!

Education and Credentials

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from American International College in Springfield, MA
  • 1 year Residency Program at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in Woburn, MA
  • 1 year Fellowship Program at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in Woburn, MA
  • 1 year Fellowship of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy at Boston University in Boston, MA
  • Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Certified
  • Dry Needling Trained
  • Champion Performance Specialist
  • CrossFit Level 1 since 2010
  • CrossFit Striking Certified
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Certified
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certified
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Meet JILLIAN

Jillian is the MOVE administrative ninja. She helps with calls, emails, scheduling, questions from patients, planning, and more to help streamline our patients recovery process.

She loves that our mission is to empower our patients with the tools and knowledge they need to live a high performance, pain free life because she believes synergy is a beautiful thing, and she has a passion for helping others.

Jill is an East Longmeadow native who grew up in a big family and highly values integrity (doing the right thing no matter what), honesty, hard work, and perseverance. She is constantly coming up with novel solutions to unique situations.

In her free time she enjoys CrossFit, true crime stories, reupholstering and repainting furniture, trying new recipes and restaurants, hanging out with her family and being the number one cheerleader to her 5 beautiful nieces and nephews. Jill is also the proud mom of two miniature aussiedoodles named Bebe and Peanut. Some may say she is a little obsessed, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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45 Baldwin St. East Longmeadow, Ma 01028
Physical Therapy | Athletic Performance

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