Dr. Holly Fitzgerald
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Holly is a 1997 graduate from Ithaca College with her BS in Clinical Science and her MS in Physical Therapy. Recently she has also completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Northeastern University. While at Ithaca she was a member of both the soccer and lacrosse teams. Professionally she has practiced in outpatient Orthopedics for 19 years and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has also earned her certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute (Cert. MDT). In addition, Holly’s is certified through Functional Movement Systems for her thorough examination techniques that are compliment by the integration of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) which allows for a full-body screen of multiple regions of possible impairment. Aside from traditional physical therapy techniques Holly also practices manual therapies such as dry needling, spinal manipulation and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Holly is a clinical instructor for Ithaca College, Northeastern University and Simmons College in addition to, being an associate with APRN’s “When the Feet Hit the Ground” courses. She is also a member of the Melrose Running Club and guest columnist for New England Runner magazine. Holly continues to play soccer in several leagues around the greater Boston area and has competed in 16 marathons to date. She lives locally with her husband Sean and their 6 year old son Hunter and is expecting a baby girl in February 2017.
Holly’s patients appreciate her personal attention to both their physical condition and the emotional affects it has on their lifestyle. Her sincere, straight-forward approach to rehabilitation is both technically sound and based upon realistic expectations of the patient’s potential. Overall health and wellness continue to be an integral part of her treatment and this continues to yield fantastic results with those under Holly’s care.