Our Derry Physical Therapy Staff
Ben Sherr, DPT
Ben graduated from the University of New England with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2015. Prior to completing his doctorate, he attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 2012 with a degree in biochemistry. He completed a clinical rotation at Scaccia Physical Therapy in the fall of 2013 and joined the staff full time in August 2015. Ben grew up playing multiple sports before eventually focusing on golf, basketball, and tennis in high school. He continues to play all three sports recreationally. He also picked up running in the past few years and has run several half marathons. Ben enjoys treating athletes of all ages, focusing on return to sport exercises, manual therapy including joint and soft tissue mobilization, and utilizing the McKenzie approach for spine treatment.
Bob Scaccia, PT & Founder
Bob Scaccia graduated with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 1994. He graduated from UMass Lowell with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology in 1992.
He earned his Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification in 1997 from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Bob worked in outpatient sports and orthopaedic clinics for 7 years before opening Scaccia PT&SC in 2001.
He has worked with a variety of physical therapy clients but has specialized in sports and orthopaedic patients throughout his career. Bob has attended multiple continuing education courses with a focus on manual treatments. He has trained college and high school athletes from all sports and specializes in training wrestlers and baseball players, with a focus on pitchers.
While at U-Lowell, Bob played football from 1988-1991 on a team that went 32-4 in that span. He was captain of the 1991 NEFC championship team, was a three year starter at defensive back, earning All-New England honors and twice earning All-Conference. He also holds the U-Lowell career record for interceptions.