Amelia graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She developed an expertise in Orthopedic and Manual Therapy under the tutelage of clinical specialists skilled in the Maitland and Norwegian approaches to treatment.
Amelia founded Elite PT in 1993 in Newport Beach, California. In California, as Elite’s reputation grew, the practice developed and expanded to include 4 additional clinics in the Los Angeles area including the prestigious Los Angeles Athletic Club. In January of 2007 Amelia and her husband John relocated to the beach resorts of Lewes and Rehoboth, Delaware and re-established Elite PT, LLC on the east coast. Since that time the practice has grown with the addition of three partners and two additional locations.
Amelia has many years of experience treating athletes at all levels. These include professionals from the Oakland Raiders of the NFL, Professional Volleyball players, PGA golfers, Major League Baseball players, Tri-athletes, cyclists, and dancers, as well as many collegiate and recreational athletes. In addition, Amelia has had the opportunity to treat Hollywood’s elite including many Oscar Award winning actors.
Amelia has had the good fortune to spend time in Italy studying under Professor Daniele Raggi learning the techniques he developed for the Panafit which include soft tissue mobilization of the diaphragm. Amelia has served as both academic and clinical faculty in many physical therapy programs including USC, Mount St. Mary’s College, Chapman University and the University of Delaware.
Amelia’s strengths include acute sports injuries, chronic spinal pathologies and patient education to promote self-management of existing pathologies and prevent further injury.