About

Hi, I’m Maura! Welcome to Empower Your Wellness! 

If you’re thinking There are thousands of health and fitness blogs out there, how is this one any different? Great question! You’ve come to the right place!

How is Empower Your Wellness different? 

This blog is not here to deliver the flavor of the week workout or the latest buzzwords. For over a decade, I’ve been working as a physical therapist in the outpatient orthopedic setting.

No two people are the same; however, there are always questions when returning to a fitness program or starting a program for the first time, with a focus on not getting injured. 

I’m bridging the gap between physical therapy and fitness.

The inspiration stems from fusing my knowledge of physical therapy, biomechanics, movement, and injury prevention with my experience in fitness and a passion for healthy active lifestyles, no matter what your age.

Join me to learn more about health, fitness, how the body works, and how to help prevent fitness injuries! 

How can Empower Your Wellness help you?

I break down intimidating health and fitness concepts to help you understand what’s really going on and how to listen to your body.

Let’s take a deep dive into the why and how behind staying active, healthy and injury-free. The more you know, the better you can achieve your goals. 

Reach out to me via the contact page and let me know what your questions and challenges are so I can continue to create new and relevant content for you!

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How do I like to stay active?

As a former competitive swimmer and diver, I needed fun and exciting ways to keep my fitness going.

Now, I’m a lover of fitness classes, keeping active with spinning, Bar Method, Yoga, Pilates, and other cardio based and weight lifting classes. If I’m on the go, I’m armed with plenty of virtual options. Hit up my Resource page to see my favorites.

When I’m not exercising, I enjoy cooking, summer, and traveling with my husband.

Credentials (AKA What qualifies me to write this blog?)

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Simmons University 

Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner

SCW fitness certified Yoga I

Certified Pilates Matwork Instructor

Certified Group Fitness Instructor

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Advanced education in:

  • Functional movement assessment and corrective exercises
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Vestibular and Concussion rehabilitation

Currently working on: 200 hour Yoga teacher training

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