Ellora Weston DPT, OCS
Ellora Weston is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. She has full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART) and is an instructor of this technique at national conferences. Additionally, she is an instructor for the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), which is the medical component of the Functional Movement System (FMS). She has been utilizing this system with great success since Peak Performance Care opened in 2011. She is also certified in the Graston Technique. She employs a hands-on treatment approach utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques. Ellora believes that the body is meant to move and be active. Therefore, she places great emphasis on resolving altered movement patterns with specific exercises that match her clients’ abilities and goals, as well as maximizing overall health and function. Her experience as a Strong First Kettlebell Instructor as well as her experience in the FMS system allows her to create appropriate exercise progressions from basic reflexes to high level weight lifting and sport specific training. Ellora’s passion lies in prevention of musculoskeletal injury, and she is among the forefront of practitioners working on this topic nationwide.
Ellora graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. She completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research in the field has included the Total Hip Arthroplasty Anterior Approach (DPT), Classification of Cervical Spine Disorders (MSPT), and the Effects of Musical Practice on Neuronal Structures (BA).
Ellora has worked on the medical treatment team for several Ironman and Ultra-Marathon events, most recently at the Kona World Championships, Ironman Arizona, and the Leadville 100 Series. She is certified by the Titlist Performance Institute and has participated in on-site care at the US Open. Additionally, she has treated many professional and high-level athletes in sports, including triathlon, ultra-running, swimming, soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, rowing, hockey, and track and field. She has a particular interest in helping people enjoy running without injury and has led several outreach programs aimed at preventive care for running injuries. She consults regularly with various triathlon and running clubs with an emphasis on preventive care.
Beyond her expertise in treating athletic injuries, Ellora has significant experience in the community setting where she has treated overuse conditions from the demands of work and life such as joint pain, low back pain, arthritis and post-surgical rehabilitation. Prior to her work in orthopedics, she worked in a hospital exclusively for patients with spinal cord injuries, as well as in other hospital settings where she has treated a wide array of medical and post-surgical patients.
Away from the clinic, Ellora enjoys all things outdoors and can regularly be found running, swimming, skiing, or hiking. She has also had extensive experience in climbing, tennis, and ultimate frisbee. Ellora is a classically trained violinist who enjoys playing fiddle in various bluegrass and celtic bands. As a proponent of whole-body health, she supports her local organic farmers and encourages everyone to look at nutrition as a cornerstone of overall health and fitness.