Alexandra Rios, PT, DPT
Became an Airrosti Provider:2017
Undergraduate School:University of Southern California
Graduate School:MGH Institute of Health Professions
Hobbies:I enjoy running, hiking, yoga, baking, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Interesting Facts:Before becoming a physical therapist, I was a high school Chemistry teacher!
So, you know that song "Never Gonna Dance Again" by George Michael?? Yeah, that's how I felt! Ha! A dance injury (bone bruise) had put me out of commission for about a year! I was having to tape my foot and go crazy on the tiger balm just to make it through a performance. The injury soon spread to my other side and this is when I went in to see Dr. Rios at Airrosti. She. Was. Brutal. (in a totally good way!!) I had been doctors and therapist for sports injury, but Dr. Rios just jumped right in after seeing what the problem was. The super deep tissue and trigger point treatment helped loosen up my leg...for the first time in months I had some mobility back!!! Dr. Rios showed me some great massage practices and strength training I could do on my own. I was able to compete in the Camp Gladiator Games this year and I owe most of that do Dr. Rios!!! The pain is only for a moment...SHE ROCKS!!! Patrick "Pac Man" Perez Dance Performance Artist| Author| Speaker Camp Gladiator Freak
I've had hip pain for several years and I immediately felt relief after one visit with Airrosti. After three visits I have no pain and they equipped me with knowledge and exercises to strengthen those areas so I can be pain free for life! Dr. Rios was attentive, patient, and kind. I always left feeling heard and understood. She is incredibly knowledgeable about how our body works and she has a desire to genuinely help you.
I went to Airrosti after having some intermittent lower back pain. At the time of my visit, I wasn't in any pain, so I wasn't sure how the treatment would go. Dr. Rios accommodated my crazy early appointment request so that I could avoid missing much work. After a couple tests she was able to pinpoint the cause of my intermittent pain. She not only found out which exact muscles were angry but also determined which muscles we're weaker than normal, and thus causing the angry muscles to overwork. She treated the muscles and educated me on the what/why/how of everything. I went home with homework and have felt great after just one treatment! I feel silly for putting up with pain for so long... Dr. Rios is genuine, awesome, friendly, intelligent, easy to talk to, and communicates well. After just one visit I've referred all of my friends with pain to her.
My story started in November of 2017. I came to Dr. Rios after almost 12 months of severe plantar fasciitis. I was getting steroid shots and using a night splint. I tried it all and nothing worked. After four visits with Dr. Rios, I am living with mild pain. I am working the program and doing my home exercises and it is getting better by the day. I just wish I would have gone here first. No more suffering. Thank you so much, Dr. Rios. I can't say enough nice things about her and the practice. An injury is life-consuming and going to Airrosti has me back on the road to recovery.