Meet Our Physical Therapy Team
Christina Beachy 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. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She is 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. Further post-graduate course work has included treating overhead athletes, rehabilitation following ACL repairs, and advanced manual therapy techniques.
Christina played many sports growing up including volleyball, basketball, and soccer, and continues to play volleyball competitively. She understands the unique stresses that these sports place on the growing bodies of young athletes. She is passionate about helping others live a healthy, active, and pain free life!
Jen Wardyga earned her Doctor of Physical of Therapy from Emory University and specializes in sports medicine and injury prevention. Jen is a certified yoga instructor (RYT200) and has a strong passion for working with athletes managing severe and/or chronic injury that prevents them from engaging in pre-injury activity levels. Jen also has experience leading injury prevention sessions with running groups and youth soccer teams in the Greater Boston Area. Jen is educated in conducting video gait analysis with follow-up prescription of individualized injury prevention programs that focus on improving biomechanical impairments and enhancing performance.
While completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Emory University, Jen conducted her own research review regarding emotional distress associated with athletic injury. During her collegiate varsity soccer career, Jen experienced several serious injuries requiring multiple surgeries and has since developed a strong heart for helping other young athletes to manage their own injuries both physically and emotionally.
In her free time, Jen loves practicing yoga, running on the Charles River, all things outdoors and sunshine, and painting.
Jen is excited to be on the Girl Fit Physical Therapy team and continue to teach and empower female athletes both inside and outside of their sports.
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 girls 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.. 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 owner of Girl Fit Physical Therapy in Newton, providing a full spectrum of individual and group strength and conditioning, performance enhancement, injury prevention, and physical therapy services for girls.