Amelia Houghton is a physical therapist at the Plainville, MA clinic. Amelia is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. She has been working with patients in sports medicine and orthopedics since 2011 and as a physical therapist since 2018. Amelia earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a distinction in Interprofessional Healthcare and was awarded membership into the Alpha Eta Healthcare Honors Society.
Prior to pursuing her graduate degree, Amelia earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Quinnipiac University. She continued her work in Athletic Training as a Graduate Assistant at Quinnipiac University from 2014-2017.
In addition to academic coursework, during her three years of graduate school, Amelia worked as an Athletic Trainer providing services to local high school, youth sports groups, and collegiate athletes. She spent a summer providing sports medicine services at a International Gymnastics Training Camp and Training Center. Amelia also completed clinical rotations rehabilitating athletes at the University of Tennessee Knoxville as a physical therapy student and at Quinnipiac University, Yale University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Rutgers University as an athletic training student. Amelia also volunteered for two consecutive years on an interprofessional delegation of PT and OT students, providing medical services in Nicaragua.
Amelia has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2014 and is also a member of the sports section special interest group, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Athletic Training Association. She strives to be a lifelong learner and has been attending continuing education seminars including the National Concussion and Spinal Cord Symposium and completing the M1 Graston course and SASTM course. She also completed the Lower Extremity Mulligan Course, part of a three-part series focused on a manual therapy technique known as mobilization with movement. Amelia aspires to take additional continuing education in manual therapy and pain science and is preparing to take her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam.
Growing up Amelia was passionate about athletics and was a competitive gymnast and dancer until graduating high school. Since this time, Amelia has developed a new love for triathlons and has competed in 10 triathlons including two Olympic distance events. She aspires to train for a half ironman event in the next few years. Amelia enjoys volunteering as medical staff at athletic events including the Bay State Games, Ironman Lake Placid, and the NYC marathon. A native of western Massachusetts, Amelia now resides in Plainville, MA.