Paula has over 37 years of experience in physical therapy. Her passion is to help people optimize the performance of their bodies. Paula has been an athlete her whole life as received a basketball scholarship from Boston University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) as a physical therapy major in 1980. Continuing on her career path, she graduated with her Master’s degree (M.Ed) from Temple University in 1988 as an exercise physiologist where she was granted a graduate assistantship to teach anatomy and physiology labs. Paula later completed her Doctorate of Science Degree (DHSc) at the University of St. Augustine.
Early in her career, Paula also became a certified manual therapist (MTC-1990) through the University of St. Augustine and is certified as an Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association since 1992. Since the early 1990s,
Paula has been a member of the medical team for the United States Diving Team. She has both worked with the injuries of these athletes and as a member of the Performance Enhancement Team (PET) for the divers which was established in attempts to keep these athletes healthy, correcting movement impairments while advancing in their training performance. Paula’s whole career has been focused on helping people and paying attention to detail. See the physical therapy section of this website for further information on wellness programs on both injury prevention and treatment. Paula continues to work one on one at Fitness Together with both physical therapy and training. Evaluations are performed for injuries, postural analysis, body and balance symmetry, wellness, prevention and also for custom orthotics. The goals are to perform activities with the best quality while also allowing the body to develop more symmetrically if you are young and to age gracefully with less stress and strain on the body.
Paula does have electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and cold laser therapy available as adjunct to one on one therapy.