Rachael Beekman

Therapist

I always knew I wanted to be a healthcare provider, but I wasn’t quite sure what type until I had my first experience with a physical therapist. I will never forget how my PT empowered me both physically and mentally to overcome my chronic condition, allowing me to get back to living my life my way. Now I’m passionate about giving that same kind of freedom back to my patients.

This experience led me to graduate school, earning my doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University. I was particularly interested in women’s health issues which led me to pursue further education through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, which allows me to treat women with a multitude of pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, vaginal pain, diastasis recti, and post-partum disorders.

After graduating in 2015 from Boston University, I was fortunate to start practicing at Orthopaedics Plus, a clinic that not only values patient-centric care, but also cultivates a culture of community and comradery. This culture is especially important to me as I make it a priority to create relationships with my patients that go well beyond the exercises. I have always known that connecting deeply with the important people in my life (family, close friends, coworkers, and of course, patients) is both inherent in my nature and a defining passion of mine. Through active communication, mutual trust, and laughter, I love creating relationships with my patients to understand both what that patient wants to get back to, and even more importantly why.

As a Boston dweller, outside of the office you find me scouring the North end for the best homemade Amatriciana sauce or reading my next book-club book on the waterfront. As an ex-rugby player, I also live and die by the success of my intramural flag football team, which I play in three seasons a year.