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, practiced early intervention for children ages 0-3 yrs., and sports orthopedics at a private facility in NYC.
Rachelle is passionate about women's health and wellness. She specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction issues throughout the lifespan. These issues can result from high level athletic/sports activity, 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. This program is designed to help during the prenatal period before birth as well as afterward for healing after childbirth.
Rachelle has developed her skills in the area of pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction to treat issues such as withholding, constipation, and bed wetting. She has also found a passion in helping the peri- and menopausal woman. Rachelle hopes that she can help women with pain, sexual dysfunction, weakness or incontinence, especially when women have not been heard by other medical providers.
Rachelle is a board member of the Long Island Doula Association (LIDA) and a member of The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Alexandra Unger, PT, DPT
Alexandra believes in educating and empowering patients to take an active role in their recovery to achieve lasting relief of symptoms. She loves helping women gain a deeper understanding of how the pelvic floor functions with the rest of the body, especially in relation to pregnancy and postpartum changes. Alexandra believes strongly in the mind-body connection as it pertains to healing. Her orthopedic background and pelvic health experience allow her a combined perspective to provide holistic, customized treatment for each patient.
Alexandra received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Long Island University and has completed extensive training in the areas of pelvic health, orthopedics and manual therapy.
Breeanna Donovan, PT, DPT, ATC
Breeanna received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. With extensive experience working in the outpatient orthopedic setting, Breeanna specializes in a manual treatment approach to physical therapy. She has a passion for designing individualized treatment plans that address the unique needs of her patients, with the ultimate goal of restoring normal daily function. Throughout her career, Breeanna has gained valuable experience working with a diverse clientele with diagnoses including acute/chronic pain, pregnant/postpartum, post-surgical, neurological, and sports injuries. She takes pride in her adaptability, having successfully taken on the challenge of patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric as well as athletes from pee-wee soccer players to Olympic medalists. Breeanna is enthusiastic about pelvic floor rehabilitation and is thrilled to be a member of Lotus PT.
Alyssa Febbraro, PT, DPT
Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Stony Brook University in 2016 then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College in 2019. Since graduating, Alyssa has worked predominantly in the outpatient setting with patients with a wide variety of diagnoses including orthopedic, post-surgical, neurological, acute/chronic pain and vestibular dysfunction. Alyssa also has experience in the acute care setting working as part of a multidisciplinary team to treat patients following joint replacement surgeries. It wasn’t until the birth of her son in 2021 that Alyssa discovered her passion for pelvic health. Personally experiencing pregnancy and post-partum related changes in her own body enlightened her to the importance of pelvic health for overall physical function and well-being. Alyssa is motivated to transform the lives of her patients with pelvic floor dysfunction by helping them regain control of their bodies. Alyssa is excited to be a part of the Lotus Physical Therapy team!
Ariane Amsz, PT, DPT
Ariane was born and raised in New York City. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in 1993 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University in 2004. She has extensive training and experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, neurology, and women’s health. Since May 2007, Ariane has taken several courses in myofascial release (the John F. Barnes approach), which has since become her passion. Ariane is an expert myofascial release therapist. She is fluent in French, and German, and is proficient in Spanish and Italian.
Ariane is a National Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA certified), a certified Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist, and holds certifications in:
- Yoga / ISHTA (500 Hour/Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda)
- Mat Pilates
- Reiki (Level II practitioner)
She is dedicated to learning and frequently attends continuing education courses to further her knowledge base. Her hobbies include Gyrotonic, NIA, Pure Barre, kickboxing and yoga classes, spending time with her husband and children, reading, traveling, languages, downhill skiing, and scuba diving.
Debbie Rotunno - Office Administrator
Debbie has been a Birth and Postpartum doula since 1998. Her first birth support was her own niece in 1995 and that is where she fell in love with all things Birth! Since, she has gone on to become a Placenta Preparation Specialist, Lamaze Childbirth Education, Hypnobirthing Instructor, La Leche League Peer Support Breastfeeding Counselor. She is one of the original founders of the Long Island Doula Association and sat as President for fourteen (14) years. She continues to be involved in the association as a Postpartum Doula Trainer. She has extensive training to support families suffering from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and sat on the Perinatal Mood (PMADs) Task Force for many years. She has two grown children of her own and resides with her husband of 30 years. Working with Rachelle, Alex and Breeanna at Lotus Physical Therapy has brought her full circle as she continues to help to support families on Long Island!
Schedule your consultation with Rachelle, Alexandra, Breeanna, Alyssa or Ariane at Lotus Physical Therapy today. Call (631) 629-5507 or request your appointment now. We look forward to serving you at one of our five convenient locations on Long Island, New York: in Huntington (Suffolk County), Syosset (Nassau County), Farmingdale (Nassau County), Merrick (Nassau County) or Riverhead (Suffolk County).