Mackenzie got her undergraduate degrees in Health Science, Psychology, and Healthcare Administration from Stonehill College and her Masters in Clinical Integrated Exercise Physiology from Temple University. She has a variety of experiences in various fields of healthcare that include working at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and completing her internship at Journey Forward working with patients with Spinal Cord Injuries. After finishing her masters degree she reevaluated the direction she wanted to head in and was fortunate enough to come across this opportunity.
Mackenzie is a firm believer anyone can benefit from stretch therapy. Coming from a college athletic background she wishes she had an opportunity to take advantage of this service herself.
In her free time, she likes to coach field hockey, run, travel, spend time with friends and family.
REHABILITATION AND INJURY PREVENTION
Mackenzie also runs our Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention program which is designed to bridge the gap between physical therapy and injury prevention. Taking on a more Athletic Training based approach, this program is a combination of rehabilitation techniques as well as assisted stretching. Sessions will use multiple modalities to treat and prevent injuries and any lingering muscular concerns. The goal of this program is to address individuals’ concerns and develop a plan customized to help them meet their goals.
How is it different from Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST):
While similar to FST, this program introduces a multidimensional approach to rehabilitation and injury prevention. The assisted stretching for this program is less gentle than FST sessions with the goal of this being to hone in on specific areas of concern.
How different age groups would benefit:
The benefits of this program are not only dependent on your current lifestyle, but also based on your goals and what you are looking to achieve. Individuals who lead active lifestyles whether through athletics, recreational activities, or career would benefit greatly from this program. With the approach being a bit more aggressive than FST, individuals who have major surgical history or have difficulty rotating, flipping from side to side, or lying flat for an extended period of time may not benefit from this program.