Dr. Fay Maneii
Founder & CEO
Dr. Fay Maneii is the founder of Boston Back Rehab Center. She is a licensed physical therapist in Massachusetts and a board-certified Allied Health Professional. With over 15 years of clinical experience in adult orthopedics, primarily neck and back pain , headaches and TMJ issues, she has gained the expertise and knowledge to treat nearly all conditions causing spinal pain. Over the years, she has been consulted by many of her colleagues and clients on wide variety of neck and back problems and treatment approaches. Her professional career has included clinical staff positions at Hallmark Health and Partners Health Care. She also held a position as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School for several years and taught residents and fellows how to evaluate patients with different musculoskeletal issues, particularly those involving the spine.
She received her Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Adult Orthopedics Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Profession in Boston, MA. She also has received her Executive Master of Business Administration from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University, in Boston, MA.
Currently she is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Back Pain Society in Boston, MA.
Her other passion beside helping people to have a healthier spine is spending time in nature hiking and biking.
Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher
Amy Ginsburg, Ed.D., NCPT (Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher) is comprehensively trained in Pilates Mat and Equipment through the Advanced levels. She has taught Pilates for 14 years and was a Senior Pilates instructor at InsideOut Body Therapies (IOBT) in Durham, NC before relocating to Winchester, MA in 2018. At IOBT, Amy worked closely with physical therapists and their patients, gaining expertise in using Pilates to support and enhance physical therapy.
Amy has completed specialized training, including the immersive Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) workshops offered through Kinected, a Pilates studio in NYC, in conjunction with physicians, anatomists, and physical therapists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in NYC. Building on her studies, Amy has developed Pilates classes especially geared to promote bone health and balance, using Matwork, props, and standing exercises to develop strength, flexibility, proprioception, and body awareness.
Prior to focusing on Pilates full time, Amy had a substantial career in dance in higher education. She was Associate Professor and Director of Dance at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has taught at numerous universities around the country. Amy draws on her background in dance, Laban Movement Analysis and Ideokinesis to enrich the experience of movement in the practice of Pilates.
Amy holds a BA in Psychology from Duke University, and MA in Dance from the University of Illinois, and an EdD in Dance from Temple University. Amy brings passion, commitment, enthusiasm, and deep appreciation of the transformative power of movement to all her teaching.
Michaela Pixie Mahtani
Ayurveda, Yoga, Pilates
Pixei’s health and wellness background includes Ayurveda, Yoga, Pilates. In addition, she is also a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM with specializations in Core Strength and Women’s Fitness. All these elements come together in the philosophy embraced by Boston Back Rehab Center.
Holistic wellness is an integral part of Pixie’s life. Striving for and achieving harmony in body, mind, and spirit continues to be a daily pursuit; helping others friends, family, and clients – live more optimally is a passion. Pilates is a one-of-a-kind, low impact workout that is empowering and enjoyable at the same time. After experiencing the transformative effects especially in her core and lower body, Pixie believes that Pilates offers a wonderful balance of deep conditioning and effective muscle stimulation along with a therapeutic flow and beauty. The focus on the core is central in Pixie’s approach to fitness and is a key element in Pilates mat work.
The Pilates Method and the mission of Boston Back Rehab is an undeniable combination that resonates perfectly with Pixie’s personal fitness approach.
Pixie’s other passions include real estate, writing songs and teaching Piano.
My interest in holistic health and wellness began early on. I learned Southeast Asian folk remedies from my mother as a child, and began a meditation practice while in my teens. After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, I moved to Massachusetts, and became certified to teach hatha yoga. This led to my journey in mind-body studies like Reiki, Thai Yoga Bodywork and Yin Yoga. After these trainings, I felt ready to embrace my calling as a massage therapist, and I completed the two year program at Cortiva Institute (formerly MTI, Cambridge) to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).
I truly enjoy my work and the wide variety of clients that I see. Some clients require a sports or injury oriented approach, while others may just be stressed from work and family responsibilities. I also have experience working on expectant mothers and new parents. Whatever the need, each client presents a unique set of challenges that require me to think critically and intuitively, thus developing the most appropriate treatment plan.
When I am not massaging, I enjoy listening to local musicians, singing, playing guitar, working out, and spending quality time with my two children.
Melissa Milling is a Boston native and former professional ballet dancer who received her Pilates training and Certification through Balanced Body University in MA. Melissa has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years and greatly enjoys being able to share her love of movement while helping people maintain their health. She has worked with many different types of clients ranging from general fitness to pre-post natal and rehabilitation.
Melissa has much experience working with clients who have been injured and specializes in low back rehabilitation due to her own personal back injuries from years of ballet. Using the principles of Pilates and functional movement techniques, Melissa works with her clients to give them a safe and effective workout by giving them permission to listen to their bodies and do what feels good for them.
Melissa also received her Health Coach training and Certification through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is currently receiving her Masters in Public Health through UMass Amherst in MA. Melissa specializes in weight loss and behavior changes that lead to healthier eating habits. With over 5 years of experience, she works with her clients to assist in choosing the foods that make their body work and feel its best while maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Melissa will work with you to help you create long lasting results that are manageable, balanced and sustainable.
In her spare time Melissa loves being outdoors, hiking 4000 foot mountains, cooking and trying new recipes and enjoying life with her wonderful family and friends.