About the Owner: Meghan B Tierney, PT, MPT, OCS
Meghan has worked in the field of outpatient physical therapy for over ten years, and she has built a reputation as a personable and knowledgeable physical therapist who works to establish trusting and lasting relationships with her patients. She is a skilled manual therapist who stresses postural and activity modification as well as overall fitness. She is a former ballet dancer, athlete and coach with her own history of orthopaedic injuries, including a dislocated left elbow at age 11 that led her to the field of physical therapy. She attended Duquesne University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Physical Therapy. After graduation she took a job at Healthsouth in Phoenix, AZ, where she had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients, from high-end athletes to the elderly, and she eventually served as Clinical Director for her facility. She furthered her experience in Sports Medicine with a position at Physiotherapy Associates in Tempe, AZ, at their SPORT clinic. Here she had treated and had exposure to athletes such as major league baseball players, professional cyclists, college soccer players, and high school lacrosse standouts, to name a few.
She eventually left Phoenix for sunny Santa Monica, CA, where she took a position at The Cypress Center. Owned by a close friend and former colleague, The Cypress Center is a small private practice in Pacific Palisades that specializes in seeing one patient an hour and using Pilates and Yoga as part of treatment. She found that patients responded much more favorably to one-on-one care and that she thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere that this clinic provided. While there she studied yoga and achieved her assessment-based certificate in Pilates through Body Arts and Science International, a world-recognized leader in the Pilates community. She furthered her clinical education with manual training in the Maitland-Australian technique and also achieved her Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist certification through the APTA.
In September 2008 she returned to the Philadelphia area, and in April of 2010 opened her own practice in Bryn Mawr. She brings her sports therapy knowledge, extensive manual skills, Pilates training, and desire for one-on-one treatment to One Physical Therapy and Wellness, where she also serves as a Certified Pilates Instructor. She is thrilled to be back on the East Coast with her family, and has enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and rediscovering Philadelphia. She truly believes that the Phillies won the World Series in 2008 because she moved home, and loves that she can watch them and other Philadelphia sports teams at all times on local channels. She is a huge music fan, and has been taking advantage of the low-priced venues and thriving indie rock scene here in the city. She keeps active with running, yoga, and Pilates, and ironically now that she has left California is actually learning how to surf.