Meet the Team
Rachelle Bojer, MSPT
Rachelle Bojer, MSPT, graduated from New York’s Mercy College in 2001 with a master of science in physical therapy and health science. Prior to founding Lotus Physical Therapy in 2012, Rachelle spent eight years as the director of physical therapy for Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset, a large medical practice in Great Neck, New York.
Rachelle is passionate about women's health and wellness. She specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction issues, such as urge incontinence, urinary frequency and stress incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, chronic constipation, dyspareunia, interstitial cystitis, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain. These issues can result from childbirth, trauma, abdominal or pelvic surgeries, and hormonal changes. All sessions with her are private and held in strict confidentiality.
Rachelle’s experience and expertise in pregnancy-related issues propelled her to develop Core Connection, a program that helps women prevent and heal diastasis recti, a common issue in pregnancy where the outer layer of your abdominal muscles separate, leading to lower back pain, core weakness, pelvic floor dysfunction, and is sometimes referred to as the "mommy tummy." Diastasis recti causes the abdominal muscle to stretch out and create what is often called a “pooch.” This program is designed to help during the prenatal period before birth as well as afterward for postpartum women.
Rachelle is a member of the Long Island Doula Association (LIDA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Alyssa Hariprashad, PT, DPT
Dr. Alyssa Hariprashad is a dedicated healthcare practitioner who believes in the preventive focus of rehabilitative medicine. She applies an evidence-based and holistic approach to wellness, utilizing interventions that meet the changing needs of her patients and that help to prevent future injuries. Alyssa finds solutions for patients with complex and challenging conditions, including orthopedic injuries and neurological disorders. She enjoys treating patients with a diverse range of needs, such as post-surgical rehabilitation, pelvic floor dysfunction, and gender reassignment post-op rehabilitation. Her effective communication with medical practitioners ensures continuity of care for each of her patients. Alyssa believes in an individualized approach to patient care, and strongly promotes patient education to enhance awareness and the prevention of injuries.
Alyssa is studying to become a pelvic floor certified specialist. Alyssa began her career by earning a bachelor of science in exercise science from the University at Buffalo and a doctorate of physical therapy from New York Institute of Technology.
Susana Iannucci is a medical administrative assistant. She graduated from Sanford-Brown Institute New York at the top of her class. She has worked in various medical practices over the last past 15 years and has a broad base of knowledge across a variety of medical specialties.
Susana loves interacting with her patients and getting to know each one individually. She takes great pride in her work, and makes sure each patient's needs are met. She currently works remotely in order to raise her young children.
Schedule your consultation with Rachelle Bojer or any team member at Lotus Physical Therapy today. Call (631) 629-5507 or request your appointment now. We look forward to serving you at one of our three convenient locations on Long Island, New York: in Huntington (Suffolk County), Syosset (Nassau County), or Riverhead on the north shore.