After graduating from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor’s degree in Neuropsychology, Rachel went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Rachel spent much of her childhood training as a synchronized swimmer, where she discovered the importance of full-body conditioning and injury prevention. Her participation in the sport, combined with her love of health sciences, eventually led her to pursue physical therapy as a career.
While in graduate school, Rachel heavily focused her studies on the orthopedic population. She recently returned to New York after spending time in Los Angeles, where she treated pediatric patients, and patients with various orthopedic conditions or neurological diagnoses. Rachel has clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedics, treating running and sports injuries, as well as a variety of orthopedic conditions including post-surgery, back and joint pain. She also has experience treating geriatric patients, pediatric patients with both orthopedic and non-orthopedic diagnoses, and patients with neurological diagnoses.
Rachel believes good communication between patient and therapist is crucial to a successful outcome and is looking forward to working together with her patients to develop individualized treatment plans to help each person reaches his or her goals.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time outdoors with her husband.