Maya received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Maryland in 2018. She went on to further her education at the University of Southern California, earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in May of 2021. As she continues to grow her manual skills, Maya mainly specializes in orthopedic and sports-related injuries. She is currently working towards receiving her CSCS in order to bolster her abilities to treat and strengthen everyone. She also has a special interest in treating pelvic floor related issues. Maya always had a passion for physical therapy. She was a gymnast for 18 years, essentially growing up in a physical therapy clinic due to various injuries. Originally from New Jersey, she lives with her boyfriend and cat Caesar here in Chesapeake. This northern girl is truly enjoying the southern lifestyle!
Get to know Maya!
1: What was your first job?
I was a gymnastics teacher at my local YMCA when I was 17 years old. I worked mainly with children ages 2-7 and sometimes ran birthday parties!
2: Have you ever met anyone famous? When and Where?
I almost met Bruce Springsteen when I was 12. My family and I were eating at a restaurant in south Jersey when we were on vacation at the beach, and Bruce Springsteen walked into the restaurant! He stood about 5 feet away from me, but I was too nervous to get up and say hello!
3: If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
I would love to be able to whistle. I might be musically talented, but whistling is one thing I cannot do!
4: Seen any good movies lately you’d recommend?
I am not much of a movie person, but I do enjoy classic animated movies by the Japanese animation company “Studio Ghibli”. My favorite would be “Howl’s Moving Castle”, but you can’t go wrong with any of the movies from this animation company!
5: If you had to eat something every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Anyone who knows me knows I love Mac & cheese and would eat it every day if I could.
6: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Don’t worry about it until you have something to worry about”. I have a tendency to create scenarios in my mind as something solid that will happen, leading to a lot of stressors in my life. Because of this advice, I have learned to live freely without the weight of the unknown.