PHYSICAL THERAPIST, RUN COACH, OWNER & OPERATOR
Welcome! I’m Ellie, a dedicated physical therapist, high-performance specialist, and strength coach with a focus on catering to the unique performance needs of women. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of serving as the former Director of Sports Medicine/Team Physical Therapist for the NWSL team OL Reign and the former Team Physical Therapist for the USAFL Freedom, the Women’s United States Australian Rules Football Team.
My unwavering passion lies in challenging the healthcare industry’s shortcomings and striving to bring about substantial change and progress. Having personally experienced a game-changing injury as a former high-level athlete during my high school years, I understand firsthand the potential devastation it can cause to one’s dreams. Thankfully, with the right support systems in place, I was able to overcome this setback and return to the field, eventually playing Division I soccer. Inspired by the transformative power of proper care and support, I founded Sisu Performance and Physical Therapy to extend that same level of care to others on their recovery journeys.
At Sisu PT, our vision is to ensure that people remain actively engaged in sports and activities throughout their lifetime. We want you to feel assured that we have your back, that you don’t have to navigate the challenges alone. When you choose to work with us, we become fully invested in your success, offering unwavering support and guidance. Our commitment is to empower you, enabling you to walk away feeling strong and confident—equipped with the tools to thrive not only in your athletic pursuits but also in life itself.
Join us at Sisu PT as we strive to disrupt the status quo, challenge industry norms, and provide you with exceptional care that surpasses expectations. Together, let’s embark on a journey of strength, resilience, and lifelong vitality.
TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONG FOR LIFE.
“I HELP ATHLETES PERFORM BEYOND THEIR WILDEST EXPECTATIONS BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER AN INJURY AND FIND JOY IN SPORT AND ACTIVITY AGAIN.”
DR. ELLIE SOMERS
Emma is Sisu’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Lead Sisu Strength Coach with a special focus in powerlifting, having her USAPL Powerlifting certification. Emma is also an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer.
Emma graduated college with a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences, with a focus in physiology, neuroscience and behavior and minor in psychology. She started coaching with Sisu and runs many of our operations and systems to keep our customer base happy. Emma is an experienced powerlifter and works closely with Dr. Ellie Somers to ensure the health and safety of her clients. Emma is an invaluable asset to the Sisu Team.
When she’s not helping us take over the world and make it better for women who like to lift and move and do sporty things, Emma is being sporty herself. Emma enjoys powerlifting, wrestling with her pup, Boondock, and hitting the country roads in her red pick-up truck.