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Meet your Coach and Physical Therapist

Hi, I’m Rachel: a physical therapist, yoga teacher, runner, mom and wife.

I received my doctorate in physical therapy in 2006 from Boston University. In 2011, I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training, and have been a 500hr Kripalu certified yoga teacher since 2015.

I have worked in a multitude of PT settings, and my favorite has been orthopedic sports injury. My passion lies in specialized work with runners and in women’s health.

I have run marathons, ultramarathons and have done triathlons up to Ironman distance. I have adventured thru hiking for weeks on both coasts.

I have been a runner since 2006 and have run through two of my three pregnancies. I’ve been able to rehab through my fair share of running injuries as well as rehab to return to running after babies.

I have so much to offer runners, moms and moms-to-be on their personal running and postpartum journeys. Let me know how I can best help you on yours!

Education and Experience

woman running by a lake pushing a stroller

Rachel Pope, DPT, CYT-500

  • Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston, MA: Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2006), Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (2004)
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (in progress)
  • CPR certified
  • Certificate Program: Shoulder Rehabilitation (2019)
  • Certificate Program: Build a Better Runner: Rehab, Prevention and Peak Performance (2018)
  • Women’s Yoga Leadership Certification-500hr (2015)
  • Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification-200hr (2011)
  • Certified Weight Trainer (International Weightlifting Association) (2008)
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor (2008)


  • Double stroller half marathon (2021)
  • Stroller half marathon (2019)
  • Vermont Long Trail solo hike end-to-end, 273 miles in 17 days (2013)
  • Closer to Free Bicycle Century Ride, CT (2012)
  • HITS full distance triathlon, Hunter Mountain, NY (2012)
  • Seven Day Stage Ultramarathon (240 miles), TX (2012)
  • John Muir Trail thru hike, 212 miles in 21 days (2011)
  • 3 mile open water swim
  • 50k Trail ultramarathons
  • Over a dozen marathons
  • 20+ half marathons
  • Many Olympic and half distance triathlons
  • multi-day section hikes of the VT and CT Appalachian Trail
  • 15 of the New England 4,000 foot mountains hiked
  • Evaluation and Classification of TMD (2020)
  • Orofacial Pain (2020)
  • Clinical Bike Fit Process (2020)
  • Rehabilitation of the Overhead Throwing Athlete (2019)
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Pathology (2019)
  • Core Stability (2019)
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders and their Treatment (2019)
  • Current Guidelines for Prenatal Fitness (2019)
  • Postpartum Fitness Design (2019)
  • Glenohumeral Joint Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Implementation (2019)
  • The Shoulder: Overuse Injuries in Athletes (2019)
  • Hip Arthroplasty: Improving Gait (2018)
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty: Return to Function (2018)
  • Bike Anatomy: The Bike and Bike Fit Rationale (2018)
  • The Swim Stroke Analysis (2018)
  • The Swimmer’s Shoulders (2018)
  • Best Practice Recommendations: Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis (2018)
  • Caring for the Pregnant Patient (2018)
  • Clinical Examination of the Runner (2018)
  • Running Footwear: Shoes Impact Form, and Form Impacts Shoes (2017)
  • Maitland-1: Essential Periphery (2017)
  • Connecting the Dots: A Clinician’s Role in Endurance Sports Performance (2017)
  • Run Better: Strength and Power Development for Endurance Athletes (2017)
  • Graston Technique (2017)
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology and Imaging (2017)
  • Indications for Musculoskeletal Imaging (2017)
  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (2016)
  • Knee Arthroplasty: Increasing Range of Motion (2016)
  • John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release I (2016)
  • Knee Realities: Managing Collateral Ligament Injuries, Part 1 &2(2016)
  • Therapeutic Yoga: Bridging Ancient Practices with Traditional Therapy Techniques (2007)