Erica is the co-founder and Director of Velocity Physiotherapy/Meloe & Gow P.T., PLLC. She is an innovative therapist who combines her knowledge of orthopedic and neurological assessment and applies this model to treating pain in all areas of the body. Her unique approach to movement and performance analysis to restore optimal function has earned her the respect of her patients, as well as her professional colleagues.
In treating her patients, Erica uses a series of specialized skills that include osteopathic joint mobilization, neural mobilization, myofascial release, functional mobilization and neuromuscular re-education in the treatment of low back pain, cervical and thoracic/rib dysfunction and upper/lower extremity disorders.
Erica serves on the Marketing and Public Relations Committee of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is actively involved in her local and national association’s lobbying efforts. She has lobbied state and national government on behalf of her patients and on issues affecting the physical therapy profession.
Erica earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.A. in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University. She is also one of 10 physical therapists in New York City to hold the high level Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (C.O.M.T.) designation.
Her extensive continuing education includes certification in performing Functional Capacity Assessments (FCAs) and Job Function Matching. She has also taken several post-graduate manual therapy courses (see below) and volunteered as a Physical Therapist for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and the New York City Triathlon.
Prior to her career as a Physical Therapist, Erica earned an M.B.A. at New York University and subsequently spent 10 very successful years on Wall Street as Vice President of International Fixed Income Sales at Deutsche Bank. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Manhattanville College.
Outside of physiotherapy, Erica’s passions include running and playing tennis. She is an avid sports fan, loves to travel and can often be found exploring the outdoors. She is also fluent in Spanish.