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Alyssa Franzen, DPT, OCS

Alyssa received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Providence College in 2005 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2011.  Prior to pursuing a career in physical therapy, she conducted research on upper motor neuron diseases, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Alyssa was a varsity athlete in high school and college where she saw firsthand how physical therapists help people prevent and recover from injuries. Alyssa is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Alyssa enjoys helping patients with a variety of orthopaedic conditions meet their goals and return to their activities. Alyssa has obtained her Orthopaedic Board Specialty. She enjoys working with a wide range of patients, but is most interested in pelvic health and orthopaedics. She has advanced training in myofascial decompression and has received her certification. To schedule an appointment with Alyssa in Ferndale, call 360-384-5111.

Providence College, 2005: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, 2011: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
Myofascial Decompression Certification (MFDc)

ACL Orthopedic Surgeon Considerations
Neurosurgery Procedures and Physical Therapy Red Flags
Concussion Management
Herman and Wallace: Pelvic Floor Series Capstone
Modern Management of the Older Adult: Advanced Concepts
APTA Clinical Instructor Level 1
NAIOMT Level 1: Cervical Thoracic Spine
NAIOMT Level 1: Lumbopelvic Spine
NAIOMT Level 2: Upper Extremity
Graston Techniques
Sacroliliac Mobilization
Spine Health & Trunk Stability
Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete
Pelvic Floor Training for Weakness, Pain, and Dysfunction in Men, Women, and Older Adults
Pilates for Pelvic Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, and Peripartum
Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment
Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy and Post-Partum Patients
Bladder Control Evaluation & Treatment: Urinary Urgency & Incontinence
Understanding Prolapse
Biomechanics of the Shoulder
Shoulder Instability: Anterior, Posterior, and Multidirectional
The Relationship Between Sleep & Pain
Sleep as a Component of Holistic Health
Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Entrapments
Current Guidelines for Prenatal Fitness
Postpartum Fitness Program Designs
TheraPilates for the Frail Older Adult
Clinical Management of Older Adult with Osteoporosis
Effective Therapeutic Interventions for the Older Adult with Osteoporosis
Male Pelvic Pain
Nutrition Perspective for the Pelvic Therapist
Pelvic Pain & Yoga
Understanding Endometriosis
Pelvic Pain Applications in Rehab
Extremity Management
Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment & Treatment
Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: Urinary System
Athletes & Pelvic Rehabilitation
Oncology of the Pelvic Floor Level 1
Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment and Treatment
Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: Urinary System
The Basics of Sacroiliac Mobilization
Myofascial Decompression Level 1
Medical Management of the Older Adult Essential Foundations
Concussion Treatment for Vestibular and Ocular Profiles
Herman & Wallace: Coccydynia and Painful Sitting Course
EBP for Shoulder Treatment
Treatment of TMJ and H/A
Virtual Institute of Clinical Excellence: new research evidence-based
Herman & Wallace: Lumbar Nerve Assessment and Treatment
Evaluation and Diagnosis of TMD Course
Management of Cervicogenic Headaches
Management of Orthopedic Edemas
Lifting Mechanics Course
Myofascial Decompression Level 2

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