Dr. Nara is the founder and director of PhysioElements Physical Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University and Masters of Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. She is a certified specialist of orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Specialties. She trained extensively under Diane Lee and Linda-Joy Lee (LJ) in using the Integrated Systems Model. ISM uses a whole body approach in order to discover a true driver or the source of where the pain is coming from. Dr. Nara is certified at the advanced C2 level by the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) Schroth-based method and is a lab assistant for the C1 and C2 level courses. She is also certified at the advanced SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) 2 level by the ISICO Institute in Italy.
She also received extensive pilates training using all the pilates apparatus through BASI (Body Arts and Science International) and is certified in pre/post natal pilates through Center for Women’s Fitness. She is certified as a Kinesiotape practitioner (CKTP) through Kinesiotaping Association International and is also certified in the Graston Technique. She has a varied array of post graduate certificate trainings such as Active Release Technique for lower extremity, TRX for medical professionals, Kettlebell training through Strong FIrst, Animal Flow (with the inventor, Mike Fitch), Maitland Technique, Mulligan Technique, Pelvic Floor courses through Herman and Wallace, Shoulder/Knee courses with Kevin Wilk, to name but a few. She teaches Barefoot Training Specialist workshops as a Master Instructor with the Evidence Based Fitness Academy.
Dr. Nara is a wife and a mom to two beautiful daughters and enjoys pursuing and incorporating a healthy lifestyle as well as motivating her clients to do the same. Dr. Nara is passionate and committed to her lifelong pursuit of knowledge and expertise in Physical Therapy, fitness and Women’s health to provide her clients with an integrated and innovative whole person approach that helps each individual achieve his/her goal.