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.
Lindsey earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Simmons University before continuing her education at Duke University, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. During her time at Simmons, Lindsey interned at Girl Fit and could not be more excited to be back as a PT.
Since graduating, Lindsey has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics with a focus on sports medicine and pediatric sports injuries, including ACL rehabilitation. Lindsey has also taken continuing education courses in pelvic health rehabilitation and enjoys working with the pregnant and postpartum population. She is particularly passionate about helping women return to activity in the postpartum period. In her treatments, Lindsey places an emphasis on providing well-rounded care and addressing multiple aspects of wellness. She always takes time to listen and get to know her patients, in order to help them succeed. Lindsey is well-versed in the relationship between nutrition and athletic performance, including research experience related to Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).
Lindsey grew up ski racing in New Jersey and throughout New England. She loves working with winter sports athletes. She also has experience in dance and field hockey. Lindsey enjoys working with girls of all ages and ability levels. She aims to foster confidence and optimize potential for success throughout the rehabilitation and injury prevention process.
PT, DPT – Director of Pelvic Health
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.
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.
Ciara earned her Bachelor of Science followed by her Doctor of Physical Therapy through the Simmons University 3+3 DPT Program. Since graduating, she has gained a wealth of experience working in outpatient orthopedics in the Boston area. She is very excited to join the Girl Fit team, as she holds a special interest in orthopedic and sport medicine populations. This stems from Ciara’s lifelong athletic participation. She has a strong background in field sports, including soccer and lacrosse. Ciara was a collegiate athlete on the Simmons University Women’s soccer team. Ciara is also certified in dry needling and is looking forward to being able to offer this intervention!
Regardless of the patient, Ciara prioritizes patient-centered care by combining her past clinical experience and current evidence-based practice to help her patients return to doing what they love!
Outside of the clinic, Ciara currently participates in CrossFit and continues to play gaelic football. She also enjoys running and snowboarding. She loves making new memories while spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling.
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 young female athletes, figure skating, gymnastics, and dance medicine.
Kate is a physical therapist for Team USA Figure Skating. She has worked with the team at the Olympic Training Center and traveled with Team USA to the Cup of China and NHK Trophy in Japan. Kate also spent several years as a physical therapist on traveling Broadway shows, including The Lion King, Wicked, War Horse, and Come Fly Away. She has been a speaker at the Boston Children’s Hospital Dance Symposium, the Boston Children’s Hospital Female Athlete Conference, and the American Physical Therapy Association‘s Combined Sections Meeting, Annual Conference, and National Student Conclave.
As a dedicated member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Kate has served as APTA Student Assembly President and as a Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates.
Kate is the founder of Girl Fit Physical Therapy, providing a full spectrum of injury prevention, wellness, fitness, and physical therapy services for girls and women.