Dr. de Souza was inspired to become a physical therapist during her years spent competing for the Trinidad and Tobago national women’s volleyball team.
She sustained several injuries during that time which threatened to end her volleyball career, but made full functional returns due to the skill of the physical therapists who treated her. She was able to continue her career as a multi-sport athlete at the NCAA Division II level while earning her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees.
Since becoming a licensed physical therapist in 2013, she has acquired experience and skills in multiple types of settings, and she is highly proficient in treating patients across a wide spectrum of medical conditions, ages and cultures.
She believes in approaching the care of her patients as holistically as possible in order to help them attain the best possible quality of life, and in empowering patients by teaching them how to manage chronic pain through improved movement patterns vs relying solely on passive interventions.
Board Certified Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy: American International College (Springfield, MA), May 2013
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude: American International College, May 2011