PT, DPT- Clinic Director
Michaela earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Boston University. Since then she has been practicing in outpatient orthopedic clinics with a focus on sports medicine. She is certified in Functional Dry Needling, and is active in the performing arts medicine community in Boston, MA. She has participated in and led multiple injury prevention screens and clinics for pre professional, collegiate, and high school dancers.
Michaela has danced at the professional level and continues to find new ways to move and be active. She enjoys treating adolescent athletes at all levels and educating on the importance of injury prevention. She is passionate about helping girls of all ages understand their health, and providing the care needed to achieve their goals and dreams.
Madeleine earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Rehabilitation Sciences from Northeastern University. During her time there, she spent six months of her training as a co-op student at Girl Fit and is thrilled to be back on the team a PT! Madeleine is certified in personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation, a technique used to increase strength in patients who have had surgery, an injury, or are in pain. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and loves to help every patient decrease pain, improve mobility and get back to the activities they love.
Madeleine is passionate about finding sustainable and compassionate solutions for under-served communities, and is a co-founder of the Northeastern University Physical Therapy Program Task Force for LGBTQ+ Inclusivity. Through this task force, she has designed and led trainings for faculty at Northeastern, and conducted research on knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about gender and sexual minorities.
Madeleine has personal experience as a synchronized swimmer for ten years and is excited to bring her energy and perspective to Girl Fit.
Jess Danahy, PT, DPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Simmons University. She brings experience in pelvic health, including treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. Jess is particularly passionate about helping athletes overcome these obstacles in order to maximize their participation in sport and fitness.
Before pursuing physical therapy, Jess was a competitive gymnast and gymnastics coach. She is committed to helping gymnasts perform to the best of their ability by teaching athletes to maximize their strength and minimize their risk of injury. Jess also has a background in competitive lacrosse and track. She is dedicated to supporting female athletes involved in all sports throughout the lifespan.
Christina Verhorevoort earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2009. Since graduating, she has been working in outpatient orthopedic clinics focusing on sports medicine rehabilitation and injury prevention. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Graston Technique Provider for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. She has been trained in Video Gait Analysis to identify biomechanical faults in running form that could lead to injury, and has performed several injury prevention clinics for runners around the Newton-Wellesley area. Recent post-graduate course work includes treating pregnant and postpartum women with an emphasis on helping women regain core function and to return to their previous activities in a smart and safe way. She is also completed coursework in treatment of overhead athletes and rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction and repair.
Christina played many sports growing up including volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer. She understands the unique stresses that these sports place on the growing bodies of young female athletes. She is passionate about helping others live a healthy, active, and pain free life!
Maggie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. She specializes in treating orthopedic and pelvic health patients and has experience working in both an outpatient and hospital based setting.
She has been trained in specialized manual therapy techniques and prioritizes treating her patients as a whole person. Maggie has taken numerous courses on pelvic health and loves working with women during their pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
Maggie played basketball competitively her whole life and is an avid runner and hiker. She recognizes the benefits of an active lifestyle and has a passion for helping people achieve their fitness goals.
Kate Hamilton earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Emory University, is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine with an emphasis on girl’s sports, figure skating, gymnastics, and dance medicine.
Kate is a physical therapist for Team USA Figure Skating, worked at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships, 2016 Champs Camp at the Olympic Training Center, and traveled with Team USA to the 2016 Cup of China in Beijing and 2017 NHK Trophy in Osaka, Japan. She has been a speaker at the Boston Children’s Hospital Dance Symposium and the Boston Children’s Hospital Female Athlete Conference. Kate also spent several years as a physical therapist on traveling Broadway shows, including The Lion King, Wicked, War Horse, and Come Fly Away.
Kate is the founder of Girl Fit Physical Therapy, providing a full spectrum of injury prevention, performance enhancement, fitness, and physical therapy services for girls and women.
Olivia earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Rehabilitation Sciences from Northeastern University. Olivia worked previously as a physical therapy aide at Girl Fit and is excited to return to the team as a physical therapist. Olivia has a strong passion for pediatrics, having spent time as a co-op student at a Children’s Hospital and coaching alpine ski racing throughout college at her home mountain in Vermont. She believes she has found her niche helping children succeed and reach their goals.
Olivia grew up playing soccer and ski racing, and later took up marathon running in college. Throughout her own experiences with various sports related injuries, Olivia was inspired to pursue a career helping young female athletes return to the sports and activities they love.