Samantha Veccia knew she wanted to become a physical therapist ever since she needed PT for a knee injury due to swimming as a child. In addition, her desire to learn more about human anatomy was piqued after completing a course in high school. She has a true passion for working with patients who have neurologic conditions, however, she also enjoys all aspects of orthopedic outpatient practice.
Samantha grew up on Long Island, NY. She attended the University of Rhode Island and received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science in 2011. She was awarded a scholarship, NCAA Division 1 varsity student-athlete in swimming during her four years at the University of Rhode Island.
Samantha worked as a Physical Therapy aide in several Mishock locations, prior to moving on to graduate school at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. She has presented research in women’s health at the annual PPTA conference in 2016 and then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from DeSales in the spring of 2017.
Samantha has experience at a neuro-rehabilitation center for pediatrics and adolescents with traumatic brain injuries, as well as, clinical rotations in acute care, long term neurologic care center, and several other outpatient orthopedic clinics.
Samantha joined Mishock Physical Therapy – Gilbertsville as a staff Physical Therapist in December 2017. She plans on continuing her education by becoming LSVT BIG certified, a program that addresses the unique movement deficits for people with Parkinson’s disease, as well as enhancing her clinical expertise in neurology and orthopedics. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, going to the beach, traveling, and hiking.