Nelly is a practicing physical therapist with a BS from the University of Connecticut in 1992 and DPT from Utica College in 2015. Her concentration is outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine with a board certification in orthopedic physical therapy. Her clinical expertise includes dance medicine, orthotics prescription, Cyriax, and the Graston technique. Nelly completed her training with Polestar Pilates in 2000 and is certified with the Pilates Method Alliance. She is a senior physical therapist with Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network. She is the consulting Physical Therapist with the Hartt program at the University of Hartford. Personal experiences include body building, gymnastics, track and field, Ballroom, dance, taekwondo, tough muddier, 5K and 10K and ½ marathons.