Rachel Miller Williams, MSPT

Founder Midtown Physical Therapy, 2005

Expert John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist

As far back as she can remember, Rachel Miller Williams always had the drive to help others. She began her career when she earned her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2002. Her background in high school and college sports led her to an initial interest in researching why women are more prone to ACL injury than men. Her Masters thesis research studied the effects that the menstrual cycle has on ACL laxity. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from SUNY Binghamton.

Rachel provides empathetic, personalized, hands-on care to each of her clients. She connects with and supports each patient as an individual to understand their injury, support their goals, and help them return to and even exceed their optimal state of wellness and function. She is driven by her passion for treating chronic pain, the complex patient, and pelvic health. Rachel pioneered a manually based, functional style to physical therapy utilizing a variety of treatment approaches called Human Touch Therapy™ (HTT) to support balanced wellness and authentic healing as a whole being.

Rachel values continuing education. She has studied with many different frameworks such as Mulligan Concept, IPA, and NOI group. She is a protege and expert level John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) therapist. She assists teaching MFR classes and continues to repeat coursework as part of her personal and professional growth.

In addition to orthopedic and manual skills, Rachel has a passion for treating pelvic health. She supports patients with pelvic floor disorders including pelvic pain, incontinence, and sexual wellness. She loves to support people in their peripregnancy and perimenopause/menopause years. She has been trained to treat pelvic health from the Herman and Wallace Institute and John F. Barnes MFR method.

Outside of her love for teaching and facilitating healing and wellness, Rachel values time with her family, inner development, strength training, yoga practice, scuba diving and engaging with all that life around NYC has to offer.

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