"Everyone needs physical therapy at one point or another, whether they seek advice and treatment is another story."
Physical therapy can help people maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, enabling optimal performance and quality of life. In a physical therapy evaluation your injury will be evaluated, diagnosed and a plan of care will be created in order to return you to optimal, pain-free function. Within a therapy treatment you may require manual hands-on techniques to increase mobility in the tissue and joints. Your posture and body mechanics will be assessed and any mal-alignments and less than optimal movement patterns will be addressed. Through a prescribed program of therapeutic exercises and stretches to address your specific imbalances, and a daily commitment to the program, you can move into less pain and more function. Limitations can range from as simple as reaching overhead or lifting groceries, to pushing up your body weight in a high to low plank or arm balance.
Injuries are best treated acutely though longer-term chronic injuries still stand a chance at returning to pain-free function. With a holistic approach to treatment Padme Physical Therapy is able to deliver a unique, individualized, skilled and compassionate experience of healing.
"I'm focused on optimizing others’ potential for happiness through the practice of yoga."
With over 10 years of experience in sports and orthopedics after training 6 years at Northeastern University’s Masters program for physical therapy she has been able to help patients heal from injury and inspire them to change their lifestyle to prevent future injury. Always treating with a heavy focus on posture, movement patterns and body mechanics, Alicia has been a perpetual student of learning traditional researched-based practices in medicine, newly developed techniques and alternative medicine that have been shown to help people live their lives pain-free. Alicia began teaching yoga only after she found an extremely therapeutic effect from her own personal practice of yoga. After training with Kevan Gale in Fluid Yoga she gained the tools and the experience to begin applying yoga poses, breathing techniques and guided meditation to her patients in need. She is focused on the overall well-being of her patients and students. When she is not working with patients in the clinic, or teaching group classes, she is teaching the anatomy portion of various teacher trainings and holding workshops for yoga teachers and students for injury prevention.