At Chatham Works our Functional Physical Therapy services provide our clients with a safe and customized path to returning to an active lifestyle.
You'll start with a detailed Functional Diagnostic Consult to evaluate your needs, and a Treatment Plan to effectively address them.
Through 1-on-1 sessions, clients work with our licensed practitioners to rehabilitate, restore, and regain strength and mobility.
Our number one goal us to help you identify non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical approaches that can help you manage and mitigate your issue issue, and a plan to get you back on the path to resuming your favorite activities.
But if we're not able to help - or if our staff believe that your problem demands a more intensive medical solution - then we'll tell you that too. Because our one and only goal is to help you find the best path to where you want to be.
Amy earned both her Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital with residencies at Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston.
Amy then spent over a decade at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital honing her skills as a manual therapist and diagnostician. Her emphasis on rehabilitation and injury prevention in recreational athletes allowed her to work with the Boston Marathon organization. This opportunity in turn created a love for and expertise of the foot and ankle complex and how it effects the entire body up the kinematic chain. This focus resulted in Amy's ability to analyze improper body mechanics and faulty gait patterns and to fabricate custom made orthotics. Amy achieved her Advanced Clinician status in 2005 and earned a Partners in Excellence Award in 2008.
Eastern healing also piqued Amy’s interest, and in 2004 she obtained her Reiki Certification. She then expanded her repertoire by earning her Power Pilates Mat I Certification, and her 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Certification. She is a certified and registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance, and is a favorite Yoga teacher here at Chatham Works.
Amy's passion, beyond her family, is helping people to obtain their physical goals and to teach the principals of intention, compassion and consciousness resulting in the best quality of life.
Barbara has been working in the healthcare field since 1996. Her impressive credentials include:
Raised on Cape Cod, Barbara spent most of her career in the MD-VA-DC area, including 4 years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
In addition to her credentials as a Physical Therapist, Barbara’s extensive experience as a nutritionist imparts a medical base of knowledge that greatly enhances her understanding of the critical role nutrition that plays in overall health and well being, and how this can directly impact our body's ability to heal.