Alyssa earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Masters in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science, and Bachelors in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware. Alyssa was involved in physical therapy research through both UD’s ADaPT program (Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy) and the Peter White Fellowship as an undergraduate regarding muscle activation patterns for patients post-operative TKA. While completing her graduate coursework, Alyssa also served as the chairperson for Delaware’s SSIG (Student Special Interest Group) during the 2nd year of her studies, and took part in organizing an event in conjunction with local Girl Scout troops to promote the physical therapy profession within the community.
Alyssa’s passion for the profession stems from receiving an overwhelmingly positive experience to rehab for a rotator cuff injury in high school. She has experience in outpatient sports and orthopedics, outpatient neurology and geriatrics, pediatrics, inpatient acute care, and inpatient acute rehabilitation settings. Alyssa’s overall goal is to make a lasting impact on NYC’s community by increasing self-confidence by helping patients regain function. Her clinical interests range from vestibular therapy and fall prevention to running analysis and rehabilitation. She plans to receive her vestibular certification and manual therapy certifications in the future.
Alyssa was raised in the suburbs of Delaware, and is excited to make her way to NYC. She enjoys going on runs through the park, searching Yelp for the greatest food spots in the city, attending live shows, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.