Dr. Emily is a licensed physical therapist and a registered 500-hour yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance.
In 2007 she graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and worked extensively in a sports medicine physical therapy clinic as an exercise specialist. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester in 2012.
Dr. Emily has had her own struggles with chronic back pain that has left her immobilized and frustrated.
Even though she studied extensively as a physical therapist and was treated in the “traditional” way, she still continued to have back pain. It wasn’t until she found a holistic approach that included Myofasical Release, Craniosacral Therapy, yoga and functional exercises that her back pain was gone!
She tried EVERYTHING before finding what worked for her.
She even went as far as to see an orthopedic doctor who told her she had to live with it or get injections or even worse – surgery! She left the orthopedic office in tears because she was so discouraged and unsupported by the way they treated her pain. She thought to herself – if I am feeling this way, I can only imagine how my patients might feel.
Although more invasive treatment is sometimes necessary Dr. Emily found that many patients who opted for these procedures still felt unsupported only to find that the pain returned. From that day forward she made it her goal in life to help as many people as possible free themselves from pain and discomfort and live the life they truly want to live.