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Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy

 

Alicia received her Master’s degree in physical therapy from the 6 year program at Boston’s Northeastern University in 2006.

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Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy

 

Alicia received her Master’s degree in physical therapy from the 6 year program at Boston’s Northeastern University in 2006.

As a constant student of continuing education, she then attained her strength and conditioning specialist certification (CSCS) certifying her to personally train and educate her patients in returning to a comprehensive workout program. Due to her interest and motivation towards continuing education she became the director of the continuing education program at Sports & Physical Therapy Associates for the past 4 years.  Her personal path then led her to the practice of yoga, which had a huge impact on her own physical well being and her perspective.  Her approach to physical therapy began to evolve to encompass a more holistic view of what a person needs in order to become free of pain or recurring injury.  

To schedule an appointment for physical therapy with Alicia call SPTA at 781-237-5585

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Healing Yoga


Healing Yoga

Healing Yoga


Healing Yoga

 

Healing Yoga fuses the therapeutic effects of yoga poses, breathing and meditation with the traditional evidence-based techniques of physical therapy. Cuing and alignment is based on what is optimal for the individual instead of the broad spectrum of different bodies. Your body is unique, and the poses that work for your body are uniquely special. Alicia will help you find what works for your specific needs.

In Healing Yoga, the student learns to move with mindfulness, allowing the body and the mind to move as one collective unit.  This type of practice can free one’s body from pain, prevent injury and move towards wellness.  Healing Yoga is not only for those who are injured.  A healthy yoga practice should be able to be sustained well into the later years of aging. Less than optimal movements patterns and alignment with poses may feel non-harming and pain-free for years or even decades; however, we have the potential to have a beautiful physical practice into the golden years. It is how we practice now that will determine our sustainability and longevity  Individualized teaching with the principles of both yoga and physical therapy can keep the body healthy and give you longevity. Private hour-long sessions or a half hour of injury prevention screening can make a very positive change to one’s practice.

 
 
 

Photos courtesy of Kevan Gale

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Unique Body


YOUR BODY IS UNIQUE, AND THE POSES THAT WORK FOR YOUR BODY ARE UNIQUELY SPECIAL.

ALICIA WILL HELP YOU FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS.

Unique Body


YOUR BODY IS UNIQUE, AND THE POSES THAT WORK FOR YOUR BODY ARE UNIQUELY SPECIAL.

ALICIA WILL HELP YOU FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS.

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Individualized teaching


INDIVIDUALIZED TEACHING WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF BOTH YOGA AND PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN KEEP THE BODY HEALTHY AND GIVE YOU LONGEVITY.

Individualized teaching


INDIVIDUALIZED TEACHING WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF BOTH YOGA AND PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN KEEP THE BODY HEALTHY AND GIVE YOU LONGEVITY.

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Testimonials


Testimonials

Testimonials


Testimonials

Hear what some of Alicia’s Healing Yoga students have said:

I had been practicing yoga for some time before having to undergo knee surgery, and I didn’t quite know how to get back into my practice once I was on the road to recovery – the private sessions with Alicia were exactly what I needed. She has a very well rounded approach to yoga that has a high level of emphasis both on the mind and the body as well as whatever you specifically may need to overcome or work on most. In addition, through her physical therapy work, she has such an amazing knowledge base of anatomy and what specifically is happening under the surface with each posture, which helped me step back into the practice with confidence, knowing she knew exactly what was best given my previous injury. I left each session with a heightened presence in my day and all out inspired to want to practice more.
— Jim S.

I first met Alicia five years ago, after my biking accident. I have four kids and drive them around a lot and when I first went to see Alicia, I could not turn my head comfortably to check my blind spot. Alicia, as a physical therapist, was amazing. Then I turned 50 and had a back issue and then a knee issue. I went back to Alicia and asked her to help make me stronger so that I am able to deal with my “aches and pains”. She took a look at my weaknesses and is now focusing my private yoga classes on what I need to do to stay strong.
— Marguerite C.

Alicia treated me after a scooter accident and shoulder injury. I selected Alicia primarily because of her advanced yoga certifications and emphasis on posture and injury prevention. I wanted to get back on my yoga mat and Alicia helped me do that – and more. My yoga is now much more than fitness – it is a spiritual and mindful practice. Through one on one sessions with Alicia, I learned how to engage my deeper core, correct muscle imbalances and go inward. Alicia and Healing Yoga are awesome partners, helping to guide me on my journey.
— Lily W.
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Private sessions


PRIVATE HOUR-LONG OR HALF HOUR OF INJURY PREVENTION SCREENING CAN MAKE A VERY POSITIVE CHANGE TO ONE'S PRACTICE.

Private sessions


PRIVATE HOUR-LONG OR HALF HOUR OF INJURY PREVENTION SCREENING CAN MAKE A VERY POSITIVE CHANGE TO ONE'S PRACTICE.

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Practice with Alicia


Practice with Alicia

Practice with Alicia


Practice with Alicia

 

This 20 minute Healing Yoga flow with Alicia was designed to be accessible to the beginner or someone dealing with an injury. The poses are basic and there is a strong focus on the breathing and meditative aspect of the practice. If done regularly, this practice has the ability to really heal and transform.