Dr. Una Velasquez-Manoff (She/Her)
Physical Therapist, Health Coach, Movement Specialist
Una Velasquez-Manoff graduated from Temple University in 2010 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has since worked in a variety of therapy settings throughout Philadelphia, from acute care to rehab to outpatient and home care. In her over 10 years of working as a physical therapist, Una has successfully treated hundreds of patients with a wide range of activity levels, physical abilities and diagnoses, including running injuries, chronic back pain, difficulty eating due to jaw pain, and recovery from prolonged hospitalization. Una’s success with her patients stems from her compassionate, holistic, and individualized approach along with her tireless desire to learn and provide the best care to her clients. Her dedication to her trade has led her to seek out training in Medical Therapeutic Yoga, the Selective Functional Movement Screening system, pain management/education, and to become a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Una has often felt stifled working within the traditional healthcare system where treatment is frequently reactive and one dimensional and is excited to provide proactive, preventative care in addition to rehabilitative treatment.
Una’s passion lies in movement and the positive impact movement has on the body, mind, and spirit. She is eager to share this passion and watch her clients reap the benefits. Whether you want to get back to running, dancing, yoga, working out or you just want to have a better relationship with your body, Una can help you feel and be better. Whatever your goals may be, let Una help you achieve them. Give your body a second chance!
Una grew up in the Southwest where she enjoyed horseback riding, skiing and dancing. She now lives in Fishtown with her husband, two children and dog, Pepper. Una enjoys taking in the cityscape while running, finding new ways to move, and collecting plants.
Do I need to have an injury to see a physical therapist?
Una offers physical therapy as well as health and movement coaching services – so you don’t need to have a specific injury to see her.