Physical Therapist / Director of Community Outreach
I love teaching others how to problem solve issues that arise in their own body. It is an incredibly profound and empowering experience. There is a great saying in the field of physical therapy when it comes to describing the relationship between practitioner and patient as having “trust without dependence.” To me, this allows for a strong partnership to reach goals and tools to maintain gains made during our sessions.
My training in the helping professions began in college at SUNY New Paltz where I was trained in crisis management. I strengthened my ability to listen and hold space for people going through incredibly difficult times in their life. As I moved through my education, I recognized the utmost importance of our physical fitness in allowing us to make the changes needed to work through those hard times. It made perfect sense to pursue a combination of these methods with physical therapy. I received my doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University after years of intense challenges. The strenuous academic and physical work needed to graduate and be licensed has helped me realize the true resolve of the human body and mind.
Beginning in school, I found a passion for understanding the complexities of chronic pain and teaching others how to recognize what our bodies are trying to convey when our discomfort prevents us from enjoying life. After graduating, I continued taking courses centered around the physiology and treatment of chronic pain through the Institute of Clinical Excellence. I have reinforced those studies by learning expert hands-on techniques with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).
I am always excited to create and continue strong bonds made in our sessions. Through manual bodywork and individualized prescriptive movements, we will help you to find the highest version of yourself and restore you to living your best life.
*Our practice is open to working with all types of therapies and healers within our community that can help our patients feel better. Patients will have the option of a small, furry addition to our one on one treatment model. George is a graduate of a Paws in Prison program, where he helped inmates rehabilitate and given basic obedience training to enhance his natural sweetness and love for people. He is currently in training with Pet Partners to become a registered therapy dog!