Our Team


Alessandra Portukalian , Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Alessandra Portukalian, PT, DPT, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, focusing in Exercise Science. She went on to complete her graduate studies at URI, earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). During her time at the university, Alessandra traveled to London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; and Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she was able to work with Paralympic athletes, observe Arsenal and Chelsea Football Club’s training facilities, and learn about the European healthcare system and its relations to the field of physical therapy. During her graduate studies, Alessandra completed her research regarding the impact of communication skills on physical therapy students entering their first full-time clinical rotations, and was awarded the Dr. Mark J. Rowinski Research Excellence Award.

Alessandra’s clinical experiences provided her with a vast insight into the different physical therapy settings and patient populations. Her exposure to orthopedic outpatient PT included specialties such as aquatic therapy and athletes; particularly hockey players where she was able to work with the Northeast Generals, a Tier II Junior Ice Hockey League competing in the NAHL. Alessandra was also afforded experience at an inpatient acute care hospital and a home health rotation. She took part in several recreational and competitive adaptive sports and programs, including adaptive sailing, surfing, and rock climbing, working with children and adults with different physical and cognitive abilities. Alessandra is passionate about treating patients of all ages, guiding them to reach their desired goals and live their lives to the fullest.

Alessandra is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); and is a licensed practitioner in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Growing up in Cranston, RI she developed a love for sailing, rock climbing, reading, and spending time with her dog, Toby. 

Alessandra currently works at our North Attleboro location Monday through Friday. She can be reached by phone at (508) 316-0559 or by email at alessandra@elliottphysicaltherapy.com.