Rachel Miller Williams, MSPT
Founder Midtown Physical Therapy, 2005
Expert John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist
Rachel Miller Williams’ goal as a physical therapist is to provide empathetic, personalized, hands-on physical therapy. She supports each patient as an individual to help them return to their optimal state of wellness and function. Rachel is experienced in treating patients with a variety of dysfunctions of the upper and lower extremities including orthopedic, post-surgical, vocational, geriatric, pediatric, cervical and spinal dysfunction, postural related dysfunction, complex pain syndromes, and sports related injuries. Rachel pioneered a manually based, functional style to physical therapy utilizing a variety of treatment approaches called human touch physical therapy HTPT to help balance patients wellness as a whole.
Rachel is an expert level John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) therapist. Her patients are treated as a whole. She facilitates balancing their mind/body/machine utilizing the MFR paradigm and HTPT. She has taken the following MFR courses: MFR I, MFR II, MFR III, Fascial-Pelvis, Cervical-Thoracic, Myofascial, Unwinding, Myofascial Rebounding, Advanced Myofascial Unwinding, Quantum Leap, Fascial Cranium, Women’s Health and Skill Enhancement Seminar. Rachel is driven by her passion for helping others heal with MFR. She assists teaching MFR classes and continues to repeat the coursework as part of her personal and professional growth.
In addition to her orthopedic and manual skills, Rachel has a passion for treating pelvic health. She treats pelvic floor disorders including pelvic pain, incontinence, and sexual pain and dysfunction. She has been trained to treat pelvic health from the Herman and Wallace Institute and John F. Barnes MFR method.
Rachel 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 further 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. Outside of her love for teaching and facilitating healing and wellness, Rachel enjoys inner development, strength training, weekly yoga practice, scuba diving and enjoying quiet time with her rescue ex-racing greyhound, Wizard.