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Emelia P. Brogna, Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Emelia began her career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she focused on acute injuries, surgical recovery and Breast Cancer rehabilitation. 

When she transitioned to outpatient practice she immediately added to her education, and was fortunate to study with the world-renowned therapist, Igor Burdenko, learning first hand the Burdenko Method of aquatic therapy. 

After moving to Vermont in 2009, Emelia further extended her range of therapeutic skills to include Myofascial Release in the John Barnes Method, while at the same time pioneering a innovative rehabilitation standard of care program for Lyme Disease, supporting the vast need here in Vermont.

To further round out her skill set Emelia went through the extensive multi-year coursework to become certified in Craniosacral Therapy, expanding her manual and holistic care to a new level of engagement.

She helps patients reach their goals by setting a clear intention for recovery and developing a shared commitment to the best plan of care. Because of her talents, training, and vast experience, she consistently heals patients that others can not.

She loves to sail, craft, cook, ski, and travel with her husband Tony and daughter Grace.

Emelia is much more than a doctor, physical therapist or wellness professional. She is a healer, whose deep understanding of both people and the human-machine helps her work through their toughest physical challenges.

She synthesizes hard science with progressive therapies to find lasting, holistic solutions. And, she’s whip-smart - I learned something new every time I walked into her office.

Best of all, Emelia really connects with her clients, creating a fun, safe and authentic space, where true rehabilitation can flourish. Emelia has had a profound impact on my life and on those whom I love. She is far and away the best physical therapist I’ve known - and so much more.
— Jarret Berman