Dr. Lara Moricca-Burns

Dr. Lara Moricca-Burns, PT, DPT

Dr. Lara Moricca-Burns, a native of Northport, NY, graduated from Northport High School in 1998. She embraced her love for helping people and decided to begin her educational journey in health sciences, attending Stony Brook University from 1998-2001. She went on to continue her studies in Physical Therapy and received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro College, in 2004. Lara Moricca graduated with Highest Academic and Clinical Achievement Awards as well as the Maimonides Award, which was granted to one graduating student “whose endeavors demonstrated the highest of professional ideals.”

Lara continues to strive for clinical excellence in manual therapy in order to provide her patients with the best care for their recovery. Her continued education has included courses through Integrative Manual Therapy Solutions: Lumbo-pelvic Integration, Cervico-thoracic Integration; Institute of Physical Art: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Functional Orthopedics, Introduction to Motion Diagnostics, Back Education and Training, Functional Mobilization of the Upper Quadrant. She has also attended seminars on Vestibular Rehabilitation and Recent Progressions in Spinal Surgery. Dr. Burns has over 15 years of experience in Out-Patient Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2001.

Lara has applied her education and clinical experience to her personal life as well, having particular interests in nutrition and health and wellness.