Our Therapists

Meet Our Therapists

Laura Sommer, DPT

Laura graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2011.  She was also a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Varsity Soccer Team.  After experiencing injuries of her own, she fully understands what it takes to get back on the field safely and the importance of providing the highest standard of care possible.  Because of her passion and commitment of facilitating others with successful rehabilitation, she opened In Motion Physical Therapy of NY in April 2013.  She specializes in sports medicine and takes holistic approach to treating all aspects of the athlete’s recovery needs.

Alexis Makwinski, DPT

Alexis graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2016.  She also studied at Wagner College for her undergraduate degree, where she participated on the soccer team.  She has suffered from various ankle injuries from playing soccer and softball, so she understands the process of recovery through physical therapy.  Alexis decided to become a physical therapist because she loves helping people feel better and watching them accomplish their goals. Some of her passions include soccer, traveling, hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with family. Alexis joined the In Motion family in August of 2016.  She is also fluent in Spanish!

Briana Brancato, DPT

Briana graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2013.  She played in various intramural sports including volleyball, broomball, beach volleyball, soccer, and wallyball.  Currently, she plays on a women’s soccer league team, but her passion is running.  She participates in several races/half marathons throughout the year.  Briana has been fortunate to avoid any major injuries, but has suffered aches/pains associated with a high involvement athlete such as tendonitis and muscle strains.  She fully comprehends the corrective exercises and injury prevention techniques necessary to prevent major injuries.  Her favorite aspect of being a physical therapist is seeing patients progress and recover from injury that allows them to get back to doing what they love. Briana is also an acute care physical therapist in a hospital and has a rocktape certification.

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