Physical Therapy for Dancers and Participants In The Dance of Life

Dedicated to Promoting Optimal Wellness for Dancers

Mission Statement & Staff Biographies

Maribeth Crupi, PT and her staff are committed to offering both well established and emerging treatment programs that have demonstrated positive outcomes and are supported by current medical research. They are certain to fully educate their patients on the mechanism of their injury or source of their disorder. A dedication to having patients be active participants in their healing process is the cornerstone of all treatments at Maribeth Crupi Physical Therapy LLC.

As your body speaks its concerns, we will listen thoughtfully and treat it expertly.

Maribeth Crupi

Megan Gerde

Hannah Deveny

Amy Scarpa

Ongoing Clinical Education is a Priority!

Specialized Treatment Approaches Include:

Dry Needling

this modality uses fine filament needles inserted into muscles to facilitate healing of tissue, release of muscular tension, promote improved circulation to affected tissues, and stimulate the body’s return to homeostasis. Similarities with acupuncture include use of the same type of needle, but Dry Needling focuses on treatment of musculoskeletal disorders (as opposed to also treating visceral disorders) following principles of neuroanatomy (as opposed to a meridian system) to determine needle placement and affect results. These differences make it a distinctly different modality from acupuncture. Acupuncture is certainly a healing system which Maribeth and her staff also have great respect for. All current staff are certified in dry needling.

Spinal and Extremity Mobilization

including training in Maitland Approach and High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Techniques which offer effective means for restoring motion and decreasing pain. Integral to these techniques is the importance of listening to your patient to gain insight for developing the best treatment approach

Kinesiology Taping

specialized tapes which offer multiple applications from light support for postural corrections, to muscle facilitation or calming, to assisting with reduction of swelling

Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI) Mat Work Levels I through III

This premier brand of Pilates training in Europe and the UK is newly available in the United States. It was developed by physical therapists to assure that Pilates instruction incorporates the safest and most effective exercises with research based rationale. Special consideration is given on how to engage the deepest muscles of the core and protect the spine. It is the foundation for essentially all exercise programs at MCPT LLC.

Myofascial Release Techniques

fascia is the tissue that surrounds virtually every muscle and organ in our body. Understanding its structure and function is integral to developing a complete treatment program

Mulligan Concept

a whole body approach to joint mobilization which offers upright positions for spinal mobilization which may be advantageous to the acute patient with limited ability to tolerate lying down for treatment. It employs active participation by the patient to restore normal movement with improved joint mobility

Graston Technique

is a specialized myofascial approach which uses custom shaped steel instruments to assist with the freeing of scar tissue and fascial restrictions

APPI For Special Populations: Scoliosis, Running & Joint Hypermobility

APPI for Joint Hypermobility

We have extensive experience working with Patients with joint hypermobility, including those who fall into categories including Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome. Our APPI training further facilitates our ability to create customized exercise programs to meet the needs of this population.

APPI for Scoliosis

Patients with mild to moderate scoliosis (curves from 10 to 35 degrees in particular) have the potential to benefit greatly from integrating this exercise base into their treatment programs, whether scoliosis be their primary or secondary diagnosis.

APPI for Runners

Proper weight shift and running posture are essential for developing best running mechanics, which in turn may prevent a number of common painful conditions common to runners. We are equipped to offer custom exercise prescription and treatment to address this population of patients from the recreational to competitive athlete.

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) -
national and state chapters, Orthopedic, Private Practice and Sports Medicine Sections

International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) -
including participation in week long symposiums with dance medicine specialists from around the world site

New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute (NHMI) -
including participation in annual symosium and observation of selected current surgical procedures

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”
~ Eartha Kitt