Elite Sports Performance & Physical Therapy
Your source for performance and recovery
Elite Sports Performance & Physical Therapy has been providing top-level sports performance training and physical therapy/injury rehabilitation services for more than 15 years. Founded in Stoughton, MA in 2001, Elite is owned and operated by certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Peter Rappoli, and Physical Therapist, Keith Callanan.
We currently offer two convenient locations: Elite Sports Performance & Physical Therapy in Foxboro and Elite Health & Fitness Center in Stoughton. Elite’s combination of sports performance training, adult fitness programming, and physical therapy allows us offer our patients, clients, and athletes a wide array of training and health services in one convenient location. Our Foxboro facility is equipped with some of the most advanced tools for increasing speed, strength, power, agility and endurance, including the Woodway Force Treadmill, a ThoroTread Power treadmill, and Keiser Functional Training equipment. Our 4,000 square foot sports performance facility and physical therapy clinic are located inside Mass Premier Courts, New England’s largest indoor basketball facility. Mass Premier Courts is also home to RBI Baseball Academy, one of the premier baseball and softball training centers in the region.
Our trainers, strength & conditioning coaches, and physical therapists utilize our state-of-the-art equipment to help clients and patients restore and improve strength, increase flexibility, improve balance and dynamic stability, increase speed and agility, build explosive power, and optimize functional movement patterns. The versatile equipment and unique aspects of our facility afford our trainers and therapists a variety of options that keep our clients and patients motivated, challenged, and fully engaged. In short, our team has the necessary tools and experience to take our clients/patients to the next level of their sports performance or rehabilitation process in order to maximize results and ensure excellent outcomes.
Train & Rehab at Elite!
- Experienced, dedicated team
- Expert-level training & therapy
- Variety of training programs
- Focus on injury prevention
- Two convenient locations
- Flexible scheduling
Our Most Popular Programs
Some of our facility’s unique features include:
Keiser™ Functional Trainers
Woodway™ Force Performance Treadmill
ThoroTread™ Power Treadmill
PowerLift™ Power Racks and platforms
TRX™ Suspension Training System
Nike SPARQ™ agility training equipment
Stationary cycles and step climbers
Artificial turf training surface
Why Train with Elite?
At Elite, we’ve worked with athletes, clients, and teams of all ages, from youth to professional and every level in between. Our highly-trained and experienced team of strength & conditioning specialists and sports performance coaches can design a program for you or your team that focuses on improving the most important attributes of athletic performance, including strength, speed, agility, and power.
Our trainers pay close attention to ensure our athletes use proper form and technique in an effort to maximize our athletes’ results while minimizing risk of injury. By teaching and emphasizing excellent form during training sessions, we also help our athletes improve the quality of their individual workouts.
We also have a passion for injury prevention and can perform pre-season injury risk assessments for athletes and clients, which include the Functional Movement Screen and Y-Balance Testing. These tests allow us to identify faulty movement patterns, asymmetries in strength and mobility, and deficits in dynamic balance and core stability. By utilizing the data from these tests, we can help predict which athletes are at a higher risk of injury and provide corrective exercises that could help reduce the risk of future injury.
Meet Our Team
Peter Rappoli, MS, CCS, CSCS
Co-Owner / Senior Director of Personal Training
Peter is a co-owner of Elite Sports, Inc. and co-founder of the nationally recognized Elite Sports Fitness Boot Camp program. Peter has worked with several of Boston’s most legendary athletes, including American League MVP, Mo Vaughn, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jim Craig. He has also worked with major League Baseball All-Stars including a Boston Red Sox MVP. In addition to working closely with the training staff of both the Boston Red Sox and the Anaheim Angels, Peter was the strength and conditioning coach for the Mo Vaughn, Trot Nixon, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek Baseball Camps, as well as, Jim Craig’s Gold Medal Hockey School. He is currently the strength and conditioning coach for Dustin Pedroia’s Baseball Camp. Peter has worked as the strength and conditioning coach for Bryant University, Stonehill College and Suffolk University. Peter has over 20 years experience as a full-time personal trainer and holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences. He also has an Associate’s degree in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Fitness. In addition, he holds a Career Diploma in both nutrition and fitness from Ashworth College. At Ashworth College he was awarded the DETC (Distance Education Training Council) Outstanding Graduate of the year award.
Peter is certified as a personal trainer through ACSM, NCSF, AFAA, FRA, NCCPT and IFA. He is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and NSPA, and a certified TRX instructor. He is also a member of the NSCA and on the advisory board for the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA).
Keith Callanan, PT, MPT, CSCS
Co-Owner of Elite Health and Fitness Center
Keith is co-owner of Elite Health & Fitness Center and co-founder of the nationally recognized Elite Sports Fitness Boot Camp program. Keith has over 16 years experience in the physical therapy and fitness industries. Keith earned his B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he was also a collegiate athlete. Injuries sustained from football inspired to pursue his current career as a physical therapist. Keith received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. As a physical therapy student, Keith had the opportunity to work at Langley Air Force Base, collaborating with staff to discuss patient issues, as well as preparing rehabilitative exercise machines for patient use. Prior to founding Elite Health & Fitness in 2001, Keith worked as a physical therapist for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, as well as the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. He also had the unique opportunity to work under renowned knee surgeon, Dr. K.D. Shelbourne. As Director of Physical Therapy at Elite, Keith develops treatment plans while educating patients on its purpose and strategy to anticipate functional outcomes. He specializes in the treatment of the knee and is also the inventor of various biomechanical therapeutic devices used throughout the country today. Keith is certified as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is a member of the APTA and PTPN. One of Keith’s many accomplishments also includes running the Boston Marathon.
Ben Godin, PT, DPT, SCS
Clinic Manager – Foxboro, Physical Therapist, Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Ben joined the Elite team after completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons College. He has experience in a wide variety of clinical settings, including clinical affiliations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, and Beverly Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. Prior to PT school, he earned his B.A. from Bates College, a certificate in health counseling from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and worked in business management. Ben has a strong clinical interest in sports injury and orthopedic rehabilitation and injury prevention. He is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist by the APTA, an active member of the APTA’s Sports Physical Therapy Section, and is passionate about helping his patients get back to doing what they love to do. In his free time, Ben enjoys running, biking, and spending time with his family.
Eric Farley, PT, MPT
Eric recently joined the Elite team and brings with him over 10 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, including advanced skills in biomechanical analysis, neuromuscular training, return-to-sport rehab, and manual therapy. His philosophy for physical therapy is that the whole body needs to move well and be supported properly; as a result, his treatment plans often incorporate full body exercise to restore ideal function.
Growing up in Connecticut, Eric played baseball and wrestled in high school. While pursuing his degrees in Physical Therapy at American International College, he continued his wrestling career as a member of the Division II AIC Yellow Jackets, where he was coached by multiple-time Olympians Anibal Nieves and Shirzad Ahmadi. From 2008-2013, Eric served as the Head Coach of the Mansfield High School Wrestling Team and has continued to assist both the youth and high school wrestling programs.
Keith Weiner, CSCS
Personal Trainer / Sports Performance Coach
Keith broke into the fitness industry in 2009 and has not looked back ever since. While working for Elite, Keith received his Masters of Exercise Science with a concentration in performance enhancement and injury prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a performance enhancement specialist the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Keith is also a nationally certified personal trainer through ACE. Throughout the years, Keith has demonstrated a passion for helping young athletes safely achieve new levels of strength, power, speed, and agility. Through out the years spent in the fitness industry and through continuing education, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to help people realize their true potential, he continues to achieve great results with men and women of all ages and fitness levels.
Danielle Dunkley, BS
Personal Trainer / Sports Performance Coach
Danielle joined our Elite team in May of 2015 as both a Physical Therapy Aide and Sports Performance Coach. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell along with a minor in Nutrition and Psychology. Being a previous three sport athlete Danielle maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys outdoor activities such as: hiking & road biking. If you attend Hockomock varsity basketball games, you will most likely find Danielle in the stands supporting her younger siblings (Go AHS!). While working with along Physical Therapists, Danielle is gaining a great deal of hands-on-experience and knowledge in preparation to continue her education in a doctorate program for Physical Therapy.
Katie McCarthy, BS
Personal Trainer / Sports Performance Coach
Katie originally joined the Elite team as an intern in the summer of 2015. Since then, Katie finished school at Colby-Sawyer College and received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Science, as well as a coaching certificate. Katie was hired in May 2016 as a sport performance coach and physical therapy aide. Katie played both soccer and basketball at Mansfield High School and was a four-year member of Colby-Sawyer’s Women’s Basketball team. She continues her love for the game through coaching both basketball and soccer at all age levels. Katie hopes to continue coaching while pursuing her education in Physical Therapy.
Mckenzie Miller, BS
Mckenzie joined the Elite team in September 2013. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Health & Exercise Science from Syracuse University. While attending college, Mckenzie showed her passion for the Orangemen by playing both co-ed intramural basketball and volleyball. Mckenzie has coached multiple AAU basketball teams. She has continued an active and healthy lifestyle since then by hiking, swimming and participating in local races. She has several years of experience as a Physical Therapy Aide and plans on continuing her education in the health and fitness field.
Physical Therapy Aide
Emily started with Elite as a physical therapy patient after suffering a back injury playing volleyball. It was throughout her lengthy course of physical therapy; Emily became more and more interested in the field. After she completed her bout of physical therapy, Emily expressed her eagerness & desire to help others recover from sports-related injuries similar to hers. In the summer of 2016, Emily was hired as Elite’s Physical Therapy Aide. She continued to gain experience and knowledge, became familiar with the facility, equipment, staff members and patients throughout her senior year of high school in Career Pathways. Based on her positive experience at Elite, both as a patient and team member, she has devoted herself to the field. Emily will be graduating from Mansfield High School in May 2017 and pursuing a college career within the New England area.