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Elaina was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and has been a studio-trained dancer since the age of 3. She was a member of her high school dance team and won 3 State titles. She then coached that team for 6 years while dancing on her college dance team at the University of New Mexico. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science at UNM in 2010 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UNM in 2015. She got married in 2015 and moved to the Boston area where her husband was born and raised. She is a dance medicine specialist who started her own cash-based PT practice, EDM Physical Therapy, LLC, and is also a treating therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient center in Boston, MA focusing on injury prevention and performance enhancement. She is currently serving as a committee member for professional development for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and is currently in her final year of studies for her terminal academic degree as a Doctor of Science (ScD) in Physical Therapy through Texas Tech University. Additionally, she is adjunct faculty in the DPT programs at both UMass Lowell and MGH Institute of Health Professions.