Our CEO, Cheryl Howard, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy with a Minor in Psychology from Russell Sage College. Returning to the North Country after studying at Oxford University, England and interning in Binghamton NY, Copper Mountain CO, Greenwich CT, and Philadelphia PA, she started treating patients in Watertown in 1993. After 22 years in clinical practice, Cheryl grew as a practitioner, grounded in the principles of evidence-based medicine, by completing a Musculoskeletal Postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017. Firmly establishing herself and her clinical staff as expert at integrating that knowledge into clinical practice, her team operates as practitioners of choice for patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
Cheryl specializes in The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach in addition to being Certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the spine. She enjoys KinesioTaping as well as The Meeks Method for addressing Patterns of Postural Change. Cheryl is especially interested in pediatrics and family practice through the lifespan. Her passionate commitment to one-on-one customized physical therapy care led her to establish Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions right from the trunk of her SUV in 1999.
Cheryl’s tenacity and attachment to her community gave rise to our current 6,000 square foot facility on Sherman Street near Historic Downtown Watertown. Her patients’ total health, both a daily goal and lasting commitment, drives Cheryl and her hand-picked staff to deliver the best in first-class care. The result is her reinvestment in our communities and families. When she is not in the office, running her business, or out marketing, she can usually be found on her boat, exercising, traveling, interior decorating, or reading books. More than anything, she loves spending time with her husband Roger and their four wonderful children.