Pre & Postnatal Specialist

Effie Koustas, Staff Physical Therapist, Family PT Services of Beford, NHEffie is a 2002 graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelors degree in Rehab Science and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. She began as staff therapist at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Concord, NH while also working per diem at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. She was then employed as a staff therapist at Apple Therapy Services, Bedford for 5 years and was later promoted to Supervisor at TheraCare Physical Therapy, Bedford for 3 years. During this time, she primarily treated orthopedic (including geriatric), sports related injuries, post operative, motor vehicle accident and chronic pain diagnoses.

Effie has been with FPTS since May 2011 and continues to treat primarily orthopedic diagnoses, such as knee replacements and common sprains and strains. In addition, she is focusing on furthering her education in women’s health, specifically during the prenatal and postnatal period. She has completed continuing education through the Women’s Health section of the American Physical Therapy Association including a home study on Obstetrics and a 3 day intensive Regional Course on Pregnancy and Postpartum Fundamentals. This allows her to confidently treat pregnancy related pain, such as sciatica, and educate on body mechanics, postures and activity level during and after pregnancy. She was also trained in the APPI Pilates Method for Rehabilitation (Matwork – Levels 1 & 2) and incorporates that throughout all treatments as appropriate. Other post-graduate work includes Advanced Exercise Prescription for a Healthy Pregnancy, Myofascial Release I, Mulligan Concept – upper quadrant course, Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Dynamic Stabilization: Core Strengthening Basics and Beyond, Manual Treatment Approaches to Back Stabilization, International Conference of the Lower Extremity: The Pelvis, Knee, Foot and Ankle, as well as 2 Annual Symposiums sponsored by the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute. Outside of work, she enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with her family. Effie is licensed to practice Physical Therapy in New Hampshire.

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