Michelle Materna, PT, DPT

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Michelle Materna, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Meet Michelle Materna, PT, DPT, a dedicated and passionate physical therapist with a commitment to enhancing the well-being of her patients. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Michelle grew up playing competitive soccer and basketball with an injury that introduced her to the physical therapy world, influencing her to pursue a career in the field.  She began her educational journey at Sacred Heart University, where she laid the foundation for her career in healthcare studying Exercise Science and Nutrition with a Minor in Psychology.

Driven by a desire to expand her knowledge and skills, Michelle pursued her graduate degree at the University of Connecticut, solidifying her expertise in physical therapy. In her last year, she embarked on a transformative clinical rotation in Austin, Texas. Captivated by the vibrant community and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals through her work, she decided to make Austin her home.

Michelle’s professional philosophy is centered around providing personalized care that addresses the unique needs of each patient. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy, combining manual therapy techniques such as dry needling  with improving movement patterns of the entire body, utilizing her knowledge of both the neurological and musculoskeletal systems through the Barbell Rehab Method and other therapeutic exercises.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Michelle is an avid advocate for a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In her free time, you can find her engaging in a variety of physical activities, including weightlifting, hot yoga, SoulCycle, recreational soccer and enjoying leisurely walks around Town Lake. Her diverse interests in exercise reflect not only her commitment to physical fitness but also her appreciation for the different ways individuals can connect with their bodies. She also values the importance of social connections and enjoys her time spent with friends. Whether attending concerts, participating in trivia nights, paddle boarding, or cheering on her UConn Huskies basketball teams and Boston sports teams.

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  • South Austin Location

    3601 W. William Cannon Dr
    Suite 215, Austin TX 78749

    Appointments
    M – Th 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
    F 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

    512-450-1300 ext 157

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