Miriam Axelbaum , PT, DPT
Specialization: general orthopedics, sport injuries, balance disorders, neurological rehabilitation, post-surgical, dance medicine
Inspired by her older sister, Miriam began dancing at the age of 4. Throughout the years she dealt with minor dance related injuries and always loved spending time with her physical therapist who listened and helped her to heal. Miriam had an inkling that eventually she’d find herself pursuing physical therapy as a career./p>
She is a St. Louis native who received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014. She then moved to Boston, and after working in the non-profit & education sector for a couple of years she decided to apply to DPT school. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2021. Her clinical experiences during school included time at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, in both inpatient and outpatient settings while working with a wide variety of diagnoses and a complex patient caseload. She has a passion for providing equitable, individualized care for people of all backgrounds./p>
Away from the clinic, Miriam loves to spend time outside and keep active. She is an avid runner, completing her first marathon in 2019 and successfully qualifying for the Boston Marathon. She also enjoys biking, hiking, backpacking, reading, spending time with her family, and bakes a mean banana bread.