Alexandra has always loved the movement arts and the complexities of the human body. She was a Dance major in high school, which resulted in a round of physical therapy for knee pain that set the rest of her life in motion. She went to Skidmore College to study Exercise Science and Dance, and then MGH Institute of Health Professions for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In 2011, she began working in Pelvic Health and discovered her true passion. She found that pelvic health impacted every aspect of health, life, and mental well-being, and being able to influence a person’s ability to move, sit still, or perform all activities, including those in the bedroom and bathroom, without worry, fear, or pain is Alex’s true calling.
To help people become their best selves, Alexandra pursued specialty certifications in both Orthopedics and Pelvic Health. She moved to New York in 2015 to complete an Orthopedic Residency through NYU Steinhardt. Following residency, she became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, over the ten years in physical therapy, she received extensive training in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institution, and in 2019 she became a certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC). She has determined that she’s a bit of an education nerd and has taken continuing education in many types of intervention techniques, including Maitland, Mulligan, Sahrmann, and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. This background provides her with many treatment options to help each client achieve their individual functional goals. Her strong movement therapy background incorporates function and exercise in addition to hands-on techniques to decrease pain and improve mobility and ultimately, allow clients to reach their meaningful goals.
Alex is a former Pilates instructor and enjoys yoga, watching any performance in which people sing or dance (from Pitch Perfect to ABT and Hamilton), and playing fetch with her Corgi, Willow. She always has a new book on her kindle and tries to balance between trashy rom-coms and polyvagal theory. Come with questions. Come with book recommendations.