Dr.Katrina Banks, Owner and Neurologic Physical Therapist
Dr.Katrina J. Banks, PT, DPT, CCI, CSRS, LSVT-BIG, PWR-C, NCS
Katrina J, Banks is a licensed Physical Therapist with a specialty in Neurology, and owner of Neurologic Optimal Wellness Physical Therapy LLC. She is a Springfield, MA native and became intrigued with the profession of Physical Therapy back in high school when her aunt had suffered a stroke.
She is a UMASS Amherst Alum (Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Bachelors of Art in Psychology 2007), an American International College Alum (Masters of Physical Therapy 2009), and a Temple University Alum (Doctor of Physical Therapy 2014).
She is a lifelong learner and wants to stay current to any new research or interventions that may be beneficial to her clientele. Currently she is a Certified Clinical Instructor (2016) for Physical Therapist students, certified as a Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (2016), certified in LSVT-BIG Parkinson’s disease (2017), a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association (2020), and recently obtained a certification as a Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) therapist (2021).
When she takes a rest from the Neuro Physical Therapy world, she loves to work out, travel, and spend time with her family! She looks forward to working with her clients with the goal of restoring movement, improving function, and slowing down neurologic decline!
Tara Maroney PT, DPT, RYT, GCS, CEEAA
Tara graduated from Sacred Heart University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program and completed a residency in geriatrics at the Jewish Home for the Elderly. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Geriatrics (GCS) and currently teaches at American International College. Dr. Maroney’s teaching focus involves neuromuscular and geriatric patient management, health and wellness, teaching and learning, and scientific inquiry. She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT), a certified exercise expert for aging adults (CEEAA), and an LSVT BIG certified clinician. Dr. Maroney is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She currently serves as an Assembly Representative and Delegate of the Western District for the American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts and is excited to be serving as a programming committee member for the Academy of Geriatrics.
Lilia became a Physical Therapist in 2017 then continued her studies and went on to graduate from the University of Harford’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2023. She has a passion for helping patients from all backgrounds. She is a native from Westfield, MA and enjoys giving back to her community. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her little one!
Anissa has been the Office Manager here at Neurologic Optimal Wellness Physical Therapy LLC for 2 years. Her many responsibilities include handling clerical tasks as well as ensuring the office runs smoothly. Being a native to the Springfield area she has always had a passion for working with clients of diverse backgrounds and giving back to her community. She has an in-depth health care background that allows her to put her skills to use in the field. She has a degree in Pre-Med studies and Biology that she plans to continue to work in the healthcare field.
Mr.Cee is our new to our Activity-Based Wellness Program position, but he is not new to training. He has trained for numerous of years in Western Massachusetts area. He is excited to be a part of the team and to continue to make a lasting impact here at Neurologic Optimal Wellness.