Dr. Elizabeth Lonergan, PT, DPT understands the specific needs of dancers and is dedicated to a comprehensive treatment method to assist in rehabilitating and preventing injuries. She is a classically trained dancer in the Cecchetti method and has passed the Student Cecchetti National Ballet Exams, giving her a strong foundation in ballet technique, artistry, dance theory, and anatomy of the dancer. She received advanced education in dance, anatomy, and biomechanics at New Mexico State University, where she was a member of the Contemporary Dance Theater. Here she was able to expand her knowledge of dance to many different styles including modern, jazz, contemporary, ballroom, and flamenco. Upon graduation from NMSU with her BA in Kinesiology and Minor in Dance technique and education, Elizabeth moved to Albuquerque to pursue her doctorate in physical therapy. During school, Elizabeth danced professionally with Ballet Repertory Theater of New Mexico. Following completion of her DPT Elizabeth completed dance specific physical therapy training with Marika Molnar, physical therapy provider for New York City Ballet. Elizabeth is passionate about bringing the best possible care to the dancers of New Mexico.
- Physical Therapy for injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Services include technique assessment
- Musculoskeletal screening
- Manual therapy
- Dry needling
- Therapeutic exercises.