Natalia is the Clinical Director of SPEAR's Murray Hill location. Natalia completed the 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy program through SUNY (State University of New York) in 2012. Natalia received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical in 2012, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and Exercise Physiology from SUNY Brockport. She began her career in physical therapy in the acute care setting at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY and spearheaded the development of an early mobilization program for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Natalia then traveled to Tucson, Arizona to further pursue her career and develop skills in the outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine realm. She continued to learn and grow; particularly by understanding biomechanics and movement patterns. She received her Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS), and Three-Dimensional Movement Assessment Performance Systems, through the Gray Institute and used these skills to improve patient’s lives from older adults to professional athletes.
Natalia has gained an appreciation and interest in pelvic floor physical therapy. She developed a functional pelvic floor strengthening program; which allowed her to expand her patient population and help more patients and clients. Natalia is also NYC's only Certified PelvicoreTM Instructor, single-handedly responsible for bringing the PelvicoreTM ball and its training to New York City.
Natalia is originally from Rochester NY, and has recently relocated to the east coast with her husband Justin. Natalia is a lifelong learner and consistently tries to learn everything she can about physical therapy and wellness to better herself and her patient’s lives. She is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys weight lifting, running, and anything else that tests her physical fitness.