My Story

Helping people has always excited me. I’ve known I wanted to be a Physical Therapist since I was 14 years old. My passion for this work was ignited when I attended a career fair in middle school. As I listened to the PT talk about her work and how she spent her days helping people recover from injuries, it all clicked for me.  

In high school, I was an athlete in several different sports and the idea of how the body worked was fascinating to me. After high school, I attended Quinnipiac University and graduated with my Bachelors in Health Science and my Masters in PT. I went back to school to get my doctoral degree 5 years later while working full time. After working in the field for 15 years, I decided to start my own practice.  

When I’m not working with patients, you can find me playing tennis, doing yoga, paddle boarding, and running around with my 2 adorable daughters, Addie and Julia

My mission is to help YOU get back to Moving Forward towards the activities that bring you joy!

What makes me different from other PTs?

I’ve realized where the real magic lies for me…

Empowering people.

Cheering them on.

Supporting them in doing things they don’t think they can do. 

They come to me in pain, often isolated from the things they love, I get to help them find their way back to their own power, so they can get and STAY active, fit and healthy.

I have never stopped learning and supporting the dream that was planted way back at that Career Fair. I have developed specialties in vestibular therapy (vertigo/dizziness), dry needling, and I LOVE geeking out to functional movement screens, which are systematic ways of treating the whole person, creating symmetry and improving the way people move, recover and perform.

Most recently, I have completed a course through Racquetfit on the Body-Serve Connection.  Supporting people not only improve their game, but also play with less risk of injury is a dream come true!

I genuinely care and want you to get back to doing the things you enjoy. I’m a great listener and believe that you are so much more than the injury, pain or complaint that has you needing a Physical Therapist right now. One of my superpowers is being able to treat your problem from a holistic approach, considering your whole body, and other variables that are getting in the way.   

I want you to feel HOPE.

I believe in a kind and caring approach, but at the same time, I’m here to hold you accountable and keep you motivated to reach your treatment goals. We work together through building a collaborative relationship that allows you to feel safe and really dive into the work… not only during our sessions, but at home between sessions. These practices build habits that keep you bending and flexing long after our work together ends. My goal is for you to be independent and self-reliant as you find, build, and cultivate your athlete within.

Also: Secret passion… helping high school athletes not get hurt and perform better! 

I was injured in field hockey and sat on the sidelines. I went to PT where they treated my shin and ankle. I did the time and when it was time to return to sport, I got injured again right away. This was so frustrating. My core and movement patterns weren’t even addressed.  

That’s why I’m passionate about helping high school athletes! I’m going to look at the big picture and help you get through this. We will make a plan together and use a team approach to get you back to doing what you love!



  • MPT from Qunnipiac University 2004
  • DPT from Northeastern University 2011
  • NPI # personal: 1114103009
  • NPI # Move Forward PT (group): 1134754310
  • License Number: PT2880

Continuing Education/Certifications

  • Functional Dry Needling Level 1 in 2018, Level 2 in 2019
  • SFMA (Movement assessment) Part 1 in 2019/Part 2: 2020
  • Racquetfit certification in body-serve connection: 2020
  • FMS certified 2020
  • FCS certified 2020
  • Advanced Lower Extremity Management of the Injured Athlete: Video Analysis of runners 2019
  • Maitland-Australian approach courses: MT1-2-3-4, SIJ, ST, M (2014-2017)
  • Vestibular Rehab and Balance Training: 2014
  • Vestibular Rehab Advanced: 2015
  • Mobilization of the Nervous System: 2012
  • McKenzie Lumbar spine course: 2008
  • Mulligan Concept for the Upper Quadrant, MWM, “NAGS”, “SNAGS”: 2008


Dry Needling

A modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain. Also known as intramuscular stimulation, the art of dry needling inserts filiform needles into the “trigger points” of knotted or hard muscles. The concept is to release the knot and relieve muscle pain or spasms. Special training is required to perform dry needling and MoveForwardPT is a certified provider ready to help you alleviate pain.

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Functional Movement Assessment

Where does it hurt? Back, neck, shoulder, knees? Often-times aches and pains can be related, and the best treatment is to discern the underlying connection. I will work with you to fully assess your individual situation and determine the best course of action. My goal is to have you go about your daily and recreational activities as pain free as possible.

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Tennis Injuries

Suffering with “tennis elbow” or shoulder pain from adding more spin to your serve? Is your knee hurting from all the twisting motions and lateral movement on the court? Dr. Nappi has been playing tennis for 30 years and is very experienced with treating tennis injuries. She will work with you and your tennis pro […]

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"“Thank you so much for the care and healing you have provided me over the years.” My family and I are continually impressed with your positivity and professionalism, and you have brought relief and strength, when I have not been able to find it elsewhere”. -Peter J
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“ I have severe chronic arthritis in my neck and Kim has done wonders! Her expertise, dedication and determination have improved my issues immensely. " -Marty W.
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“I have been seeing Kim for a few years now. First it was a bad back, then I went to her for a left knee replacement. Then I went to her for my right knee replacement. I have had a chance to see other therapists, but no one could help me like she has. I would not hesitate to go to her again.” -Doug S.
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Physical therapy is considered the number one treatment for vertigo and can typically be treated in only one to two treatments. MoveForwardPT specializes in the treatment of positional vertigo (BPPV) and other conditions such as post-concussion syndrome, Meniere’s, labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuritis. These non-invasive treatments have lead to great success for patients suffering from these debilitating conditions.

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