About Us

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Michelle Friedman, PT, DPT, CAPP-Pelvic, RYT-200

Clinical Director/Owner

Dr. Michelle is the owner of Atlantic Physical Therapy. She graduated Drexel University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2007 with a concentration in orthopedics and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The George Washington University. She founded Atlantic Physical Therapy in 2015 with a mission to provide high quality holistic care.

Michelle has experience in inpatient settings, outpatient settings, and clinical instruction. She holds certifications in the Graston Technique, the Aligned Flow Yoga Method, and the CAPP certification in pelvic floor physical therapy through the Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is interested in integrating a holistic approach to rehabilitating her patients which includes yoga, dietary, and lifestyle changes.

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Christina Alfieris, PT, DPT

Dr. Christina comes to Atlantic Physical Therapy with multiple years of experience working in outpatient physical therapy. She graduated from New York University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware. She enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses in the outpatient orthopedic setting, but has a passion for pelvic health . As a lover of spinning, running and group fitness classes she is passionate about working with individuals in the athletic population as well.

When she’s not working you can find her exploring Philly neighborhoods and trying new restaurants. She loves cooking, traveling and spending time with her partner Michael and dog Yogi.

Dr. Naomi Goodman, PT, DPT, MPH

Dr. Naomi (she/hers) worked as an epidemiologist and healthcare researcher for over ten years. Inspired by the research supporting physical therapy for rehabilitation, she returned to school and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Naomi is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care. She helps patients return to doing what they love, be it working comfortably at the computer, taking a high intensity interval class (HITT), or going for a hike. Naomi is an aerialist and a yoga practitioner; she loves working with circus artists and yogis of all levels. Naomi is passionate about pelvic health and treats bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction, as well as pelvic pain.