Andrea Bettini was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. While in high school, she practiced sports including tennis, volleyball, soccer, skiing, and swimming. At the age of 15, her father suffered an ACL tear while skiing and while she watched him go through the rehabilitation process, Andrea discovered a strong interest in physical therapy.
Andrea moved to the USA when she was 18 years old and attended Texas A&M University-Commerce, earning a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Exercise Physiology. During this time, she worked as a laboratory instructor for the Biomechanics and Kinesiology courses and was exposed to VO2 maximal testing protocols, nutrition, and strength and conditioning. After graduation, Andrea moved to New York City to attend Physical Therapy school at Long Island University- Brooklyn. She obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in May 2017.
While in school, Andrea was exposed to outpatient orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation, inpatient rehab and intensive care unit rehabilitation. She has also volunteered in the New York and Houston Marathons to help athletes recovered after finishing the race.
Andrea’s clinical interests include orthopedics, sports rehabilitation and injury prevention, especially in young athletes. In the future, Andrea wants to create a program for injury prevention in teenage athletes.
Her goal as a physical therapist is to provide patient-centered care to all individuals and help her patients return to playing sports and normal daily activities as quickly as possible. In her free time, Andrea enjoys staying physically active through CrossFit and walking around NYC. She also loves traveling, dining (especially ice cream), going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.