Hilary Pentz

Hilary Pentz , PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Hilary joined the MTI Physical Therapy team in 2009 and currently sees patients at MTI’s Magnolia clinic. She initially became interested in physical therapy after volunteering at a camp for children with disabilities for 7 years. Hilary later went on to study child development and premed at Tufts University in Boston. After getting her Doctorate at University of Washington, she decided she wanted to focus her career on orthopaedics and further her clinician skills by returning to school for an additional two years of manual therapy training. This program teaches a hands-on approach to improving joint mobility and inhibit pain in order to return to daily activities, work or sports. These skills have helped her to provide a very individualized approach in both the gym and treatment for children and adults.

In college, Hilary was a four-year varsity starter on the Tufts Lacrosse Team. She have continued this passion and plays on a post collegiate women’s team and officiates girl’s high school Lacrosse games. Her other interests include playing basketball, skiing, hiking, wakeboarding and traveling as much as she can.

Education:

  • Ola Grimsby Institute, Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Ola Grimsby Institute, Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • University of Washington, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Tufts University, BA in child development and Premed

Credentials:

  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • COMT – Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist
  • FAAOMPT – Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

Specialties/Special Interests:

  • Chronic neck/back pain
  • Orthopaedic surgeries
  • Women’s health including biofeedback
  • Coccyx pain
  • Balance/fall risk
  • Neurological disorders
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Organ Manipulation