Physical therapy was not a “career choice” for Dr. Jo Moynihan, but the logical destination of a lifelong journey through athletics, injuries, surgeries and personal health improvement. Similarly, her interest and competency in matters of nutrition reflect her personal experience in healing her own and her family’s auto-immune and inflammatory conditions through food.
As a former professional aerial contortionist with Cirque du Soleil, ballroom dancer, competitive gymnast and varsity softball player, she understands the dedication and motivation it takes to achieve one’s personal goals. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve theirs.
Not surprisingly, her approach to her practice is very personal. She takes the time to get to know her patients and has built a reputation for attentive, comprehensive, passionate and compassionate care. Her work with them empowers them to transform their relationship with food, state of mind, body, physical activity, performance and health to achieve an optimal work/life balance.
Jo Moynihan, DPT, CHC, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Integrative Nutrition and Health Specialist and owner of ALIGN- a concierge Physical Therapy and Integrative Nutrition practice.
Jo graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelors degree in Rehabilitation Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jo completed a yearlong post-doctorate fellowship at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy furthering her specialization in Orthopedics.
As an APTA member Jo has also become SFMA Certified, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certified, Rock Tape Certified and extremely interested in all topics of health and longevity.
Jo continues her career healing her patients both internally and externally by completing her CHC at the prestigious Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. Jo has 17 years of clinical experience and has worked in a variety of orthopedic practices. She managed a large physical therapy practice where she helped develop unique rehabilitation protocols for members of the US junior Olympic gymnastics team, Boston Ballet Dancers, as well as complicated post-operative spine patients.
Jo was a lead Physical Therapist for the US National Tennis Tour, Elite Boston Marathon Runners, and continues to treat New England Patriot Football Players, Boston Ballet Dancers, Olympic Sailors, Professional Race Car Drivers, Pre and Post natal patients, athletes, and weekend warriors of all levels. “If you have a body you are an athlete.”
She has taught numerous graduate students and acted as a mentor for those entering the field. Jo continues to participate regularly in continued education to remain on the cutting edge of prevention and intervention to optimize strength, performance, and mental fortitude with a work/life balance.
Jo’s practice is a holistic one treating her patients both with food for fuel and medicine and physical movement/rehabilitation to increase strength, improve mobility, and eliminate pain in order to achieve optimal performance, along with daily and long term goals.