MPG One Wellness has been amazingly helpful in my recovery from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon. From the day that the injury happened in the ballet studio a few floors above, their staff went above and beyond to help me. I’ve been working with Gia for nearly 5 months and she is exceptional at working through my painful places manually while encouraging me to continue building strength safely. I can’t thank them enough for helping me to return to dancing soon!
Gia Salerno, PT, DPT, NKT,
RYT-200 earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She earned
her B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in dance from West
Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum
laude and was a member of honors health science fraternity Phi
Epsilon Kappa. At WCU she was also a member/choreographer for
University Dance Company, with whom she traveled to Ladek-Zdroj,
Poland, to perform and present choreographic works at
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Tańca. In addition, she performed in and
choreographed for several University Theatre productions, attended
American College Dance Festival, and was the first recipient of the
Barbara J. Lappano Dance Scholarship. Growing up, Gia studied dance
for 15 years with Ballet Theatre of Scranton in her hometown of
Scranton, PA. A Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance since
2014, Gia holds an RYT-200 certification. Following graduation from
MCPHS, she presented her capstone research paper at the 2018
APTA NEXT Conference in Orlando, FL.
Gia has been practicing outpatient orthopedic physical therapy with a concentration in sports medicine in NYC since 2018. She further enhanced her skill set of treating dancers and performers while working as a PT on the Broadway shows “The Wrong Man” and “Oklahoma”. Gia has a passion for treating dancers as well as athletes of all ages and abilities. Her goal as a physical therapist is to restore dysfunctional movement patterns, promote the importance of exercise and self care, and educate her patients every step of the way in order to foster independence and lifelong participation in the sports and activities that give their lives meaning, purpose, and happiness.
Gia has completed continuing education courses in Graston Technique and NeuroKinetic Therapy to further her manual skills, as well as LSVT BIG training for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease movement disorders. Outside of her physical therapy practice, Gia enjoys participating in races as a member of New York Road Runners and taking regular dance classes at the Alvin Ailey Extension.