Victoria received her undergraduate education and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University School of Health-Related Professions, where she was awarded the physical therapy department Awards for Academic Excellence and Community Service. Her clinical studies include training in orthopedics, pediatrics and advanced pelvic floor physical therapy from University of Florida Health Rehab.
Victoria is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. Her CLT training uses complete decongestive therapy—manual lymphatic drainage and compression garment fitting—to treat conditions such as post-surgical/radiation lymphedema, lipedema, and post-traumatic edema. As a physical therapist who evaluates the interdependence of the body systems, she also uses her lymphedema training to ease inflammatory conditions and create a healthy environment for the body to heal. She has specialized training in Schroth specific exercise for scoliosis, a conservative treatment that addresses the 3-dimensional nature of scoliosis through the power of neuro-muscular re-education and rotational breathing. Currently, Victoria is in the process of completing certifications in Pelvic Rehabilitation through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Institute and Functional Manual Therapy through the Institute of Physical Art.
She was drawn to physical therapy as an extension of an interest and commitment to helping people stay healthy, which includes adventures as an emergency medical technician. Her mentors in pelvic floor rehab highlighted the need to address the body holistically, something that is intuitive to her, but limited in other health care approaches. This philosophy treating the big picture with individualized specific interventions frames Victoria’s approach to patient care and educational framework.
Victoria contributes to patient education and the medical community through the Beyond Basics and International Pelvic Pain Society Twitter accounts. She also helps organize and participates the Physical Therapy Day of Service by offering free postural and injury prevention screening to the public.
Victoria is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association's section on Women's Health and Orthopedics, International Pelvic Pain Society, National Vulvodynia Association, and the Lymphatic Education and Research Network.
In between work hours, Victoria enjoys running, hiking, yoga, and swimming at the Jersey shore. And when it is time to be still, she’ll likely be sipping a good cup of tea while reading a memoir or listening to the latest TED Talks. She loves cheering for the New York Yankees and New York Giants, experiencing new cuisines, and spending time with friends and family.