Corey Hazama , PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, PRPC
Corey graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in 2004 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction in 2006 from Simmons College in Boston. Corey is one of the five percent of physical therapists nationwide to become a board certified orthopedic specialist (OCS) in 2010 with the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2013, she joined the elite group of Certified Functional Manual Therapists (CFMT), of which there are less than 300 in the world, through the Institute of Physical Art. The certification consists of a demanding seven exams, both practical and written, to demonstrate proficiency and effectiveness with evaluation and treatment utilizing the techniques taught by the Institute of Physical Art. She received Distinction on the exam, with the second highest score in her class. She is currently pursuing her certification in Pelvic Rehabilitation (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Institute and hopes to complete the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist certification through the APTA as well. Prior to joining Beyond Basics, Corey worked in inpatient rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and then transitioned into outpatient orthopedics in New York City where she served as Clinical Director for Recovery Physical Therapy and Premiere Physical Therapy. A lifelong learner, Corey began training in visceral mobilization with the Barral Institute in 2013 and made the transition to pelvic health in 2015. Corey has completed the four visceral mobilization core courses with the Barral Institute, as well as Cranial Sacral I training with the Upledger Institute. She has also completed and is certified in the Schroth Method through the Barcelona Institute for treating adolescents and non-complex adults with scoliosis. Corey believes strongly in ongoing learning and has logged more than a 1000 hours of continuing education coursework over her professional career. Corey began training in visceral and neural mobilization with the Barral Institute in 2013, and made the transition to pelvic health in 2015, primarily studying through the Herman and Wallace Institute. She completed the first of two certifications for 3-D treatment of scoliosis through the Schroth Barcelona Institute in November 2016, and has also started the training process in cranial sacral therapy through the Upledger Institute in 2017. She is an active participant in mentoring and teaching in the clinic and has assisted in teaching for the Institute of Physical Art in the Functional Visceral Mobilization course. She had the honor of having the opportunity to travel to Japan on two occasions to assist her husband in teaching a total of three Institute of Physical Art courses to Japanese physical therapists. Corey is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Women’s Health Section, Interstitial Cystitis Association, and International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), serving as co-chair for the medical research committee. In her spare time, of which there is not a lot, she enjoys exploring Brooklyn, cooking, eating what she cooks, trying new restaurants when she isn’t cooking, knitting, and a new found love for Pilates.