About Us

Evolve Physical Therapy of Rochester was born from a desire to devote more 1:1 time with our patients. We strive to be a clinic where all people feel safe and supported; where challenging issues like incontinence, pain and trauma can be addressed with a patient-centered approach. We aim to empower our patients to understand their bodies, feel heard and respected, and learn effective strategies for healing.

We expand the footprint of pelvic health physical therapy services in the Greater Rochester area, and we hope to impact the world of pelvic health for adults and children for years to come.

Meet our Therapists

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Susan Thomas

Co-owner & Physical Therapist


One of the biggest and most fulfilling parts of my job as a physical therapist is helping people understand their body and how it functions. Many of us don’t pay a lot of attention to our body unless there’s a problem, and issues involving pelvic health can drastically alter someone’s day to day or recreational life. I love helping guide patients on their journey to recovery, watching them take steps to achieve their goals and then step back into life as they want it to be.

I grew up in a small town in the foothills of the Adirondacks and completed my education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Since moving to Rochester in 1998, I have concentrated on orthopedics. The past several years I’ve focused on pelvic health, myofascial release, chronic pain science/education and biopsychosocial integration. I strongly believe that understanding our mind-body connections is essential to achieving meaningful recovery from injury and dysfunction.

I am now lucky to live with my husband and kitties in the Perinton area, enjoy walking, biking, hiking, antiques and all the natural beauty our area has to offer.

Jennifer Morin

Co-owner & Physical Therapist


One of the greatest aspects of my job is watching the joy in people’s faces when they achieve their goals. I have been working as a physical therapist for over 20 years, and it never gets old. I love the high-fives I get when a mom can finally run/jump/exercise/chase her kids around the yard without any urinary incontinence or the cards my pediatric patients create for me when they are finally able to poop without pain. The best is when someone tells me, “I didn’t believe this therapy would actually work, but it changed my life.” Priceless.

After I graduated from Ithaca College with a Master of Physical Therapy and SUNY Brockport with a second Bachelor of Science with a major in physical education and concentration in Athletic Training, I started my career in sports medicine/ orthopedics while in Boston, MA. I had the pleasure to work with high school athletes, weekend warriors, and professional players. I dabbled in triathlon training, and I’m proud to say I am an Ironman Finisher! Somewhere along the line I started to learn just how important the pelvic floor and “the core” is to functional movement and everyday life, and I dove into the world of pelvic health. I have completed the pelvic and obstetric CAPP coursework through the APTA and the pediatric pelvic health courses through Herman and Wallace. I am a certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace and have considered myself a pelvic health physical therapist for the majority of my career. I enjoy mentoring passionate PT students interested in pelvic health and orthopedics because I believe that they are the future of great care for our communities. Our profession has come A LONG WAY in terms of how we integrate our knowledge of body systems and biomechanics into everyday life, but we still have a way to go.  I am so grateful that I get to be a part of it.

As much as I love my career and what we are creating at Evolve, I love my family more. I hope to teach my two girls how to be strong, brave, kind, and compassionate as they grow. I also hope that one day I will beat them in the game of Memory (but today is not that day). And I’m sure their hope for me is that one day I will stop asking them about their bowel movements (but today is not that day either).

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Emily Strong


As a physical therapist, I love helping people get back to doing the activities they love. I first became interested in PT when I needed it in high school after a dance injury; I loved that it allowed me to return to dancing pain-free.

I received my Bachelor of Science and Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Buffalo. After graduating I started in outpatient orthopedics, and then did homecare PT for 9 years. Homecare allowed me to see one patient at a time while seeing a wide variety of patients. I had the opportunity to treat everything from joint replacements to kids with developmental disabilities.  Having children myself made me realize the huge need for Pelvic PT services. I am very passionate about improving community awareness of pelvic floor issues and excited to continue learning as much as possible to provide the best care to all of my patients. I feel very lucky to be working in such a supportive and collaborative environment.

My husband and I both grew up in Webster, and we love that we’re able to have our three children grow up here surrounded by family. I love to read, hike, and travel along with just enjoying and embracing the chaos that is life with three kids.We love exploring the Finger Lakes, and never taking for granted the beauty of our area and all it has to offer.

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Emily Caraglio


I am very passionate about pelvic physical therapy, and how life changing it can be since I was a patient myself. I had pain and incontinence issues after the birth of my 2 children. I experienced first-hand how pelvic PT works and can improve your quality of life. I hope in the future, visiting a pelvic health professional will be a standard of care for the pregnant and postpartum population. Let’s not forget about those that have pelvic dysfunction that have not experienced childbirth…I am here for you too! I know it can be hard to share details of difficulties in the bathroom and bedroom, but I strive to make my treatment room a safe space.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. I have been practicing as a physical therapist since 2007 and have worked in a variety of settings including, inpatient/SNF rehab, acute care, inpatient neurologic rehab, and outpatient neurologic rehab, before I found my niche in pelvic health. I furthered my training in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. I look forward to helping my patients meet their goals and feel better in the process.

I was born and raised in the Rochester area and now live with my husband and 2 sons in Webster. It took many years and the help of some great local fertility specialists for us to build a family and I am forever grateful for them. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, the Adirondacks, Conesus Lake, fitness classes at the Y, musicals at RBTL, and girls’ nights with my friends.

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Anna Rivera Ellenberger


I have always been passionate about movement and athletics; swimming competitively in high school and running track and cross-country through college. I first became interested in physical therapy when I saw how it helped a friend, and I realized that becoming a physical therapist would give me the opportunity to work with athletes. I later experienced the benefits of physical therapy myself when recovering from various injuries.

I graduated from the University of St. Augustine with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011, and received an orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification shortly thereafter. I began my pelvic floor specialization in 2017 by first receiving extensive training and mentoring in pelvic floor rehabilitation. I continue to prioritize educational opportunities in pelvic care to ensure that I am providing the quality treatment that patients deserve. In addition, I became a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The impact of pelvic floor rehabilitation encompasses aspects beyond physical impairment and into a person’s emotional and social wellbeing. I believe that pelvic floor physical therapy is extremely important, and I am passionate about giving each patient my best.

Outside my profession, I enjoy all outdoor athletic activities. I especially love hiking with my family during all four seasons. I also participate in group sports through swimming and cycling.


Alexandra L. Wilkes


I was a Dance major at School of the Arts in Rochester, which resulted in a round of physical therapy for knee pain that set the rest of my life in motion. I went to Skidmore College to study Exercise Science and Dance, and then MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA for my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In 2011, I began working in Pelvic Health and discovered my true passion. I found that pelvic health impacted every aspect of health, life, and mental well-being, and being able to influence a person’s ability perform all activities, including those in the bedroom and bathroom, without fear, shame, or pain is my true calling.

To help people become their best selves, I pursued specialty certifications in both Orthopedics and Pelvic Health. I moved to New York City in 2015 to complete an Orthopedic Residency through NYU Steinhardt. Following residency, I became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, I received extensive training in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institution, and in 2019 I became a certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC).

In 2023, I moved back to the Rochester area with my husband, son, and corgi, Willow. I love spending time with my family while walking along the Erie Canal. In my downtime, I always have a new book on my kindle (and try to balance between trashy rom-coms and polyvagal theory). I welcome you to come to physical therapy with questions… and book recommendations.

Meet our Team

Debby Pitts

Front Office Administrator

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work in both large and small companies in some sort of front office role. I have always loved smaller physical therapy offices, and I jumped at the chance to join Evolve when the opportunity presented itself. I enjoy the feel of a smaller clinic where I can get to know the patients and the staff who walk through the door every day.

I reside in the Rochester area with my partner and cats. Yes, I am the crazy cat lady and I fully embrace that title. I also enjoy going to the theater and supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, the Breast Cancer Coalition, and Ronald McDonald House.

Kevin Morin

Office & Billing Manager

While I am not a therapist, I understand that the services our office provides can be life changing for those who seek them. As such, I take my part in your care very seriously. From scheduling your first appointments to interacting with insurance companies on your behalf, I hope to make your time here as productive and as stress free as possible. When you walk into our office, I want you to feel welcome and know that we are going to take great care of you. I might even crack a dad joke to elicit a laugh. I make no apologies.

I am a Wheaton College (the MA one) graduate with a double major in Philosophy and Hispanic Studies. Originally from the Boston area, I moved to Pittsford in 2014 so my wife could pursue a career change in her medical specialty near her old hometown. I have worked in a variety of settings from the auto insurance industry to high school Special Education department. This position marks my return to work after several years of being a stay-at-home dad with my two daughters. If I’m not playing guitar in a local band, you can probably find me on a trail somewhere with my dog or with my feet by the fire pit making smores with my family.