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.
PT, DPT – Clinic Director
Christina Verhorevoort 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 rehabilitation and injury prevention. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as 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. Recent post-graduate course work includes treating pregnant and postpartum women with an emphasis on helping women regain core function and to return to their previous activities in a smart and safe way. She is also completed coursework in treatment of overhead athletes and rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction and repair.
Christina played many sports growing up including volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer. She understands the unique stresses that these sports place on the growing bodies of young female athletes. She is passionate about helping others live a healthy, active, and pain free life!
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 girl’s 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. She has been a speaker at the Boston Children’s Hospital Dance Symposium and both a speaker and on the planning committee for the Boston Children’s Hospital Female Athlete Conference. 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 founder of Girl Fit Physical Therapy, providing a full spectrum of injury prevention, performance enhancement, fitness, and physical therapy services for girls and women.