Our Staff


Raquel K. Perlis, B.S., P.T., was one of the first Boston-area physical therapists to embrace women’s health physical therapy and pelvic floor physical therapy. She launched her physical therapy practice in 1983 and began specializing in women’s health in 1993.  Since then, she has treated thousands of women and has lectured on pelvic floor physical therapy at hospitals, schools, and other facilities. Raquel holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Chile and Boston University, and she received a Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy from the Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, Raquel is prized by her patients for her warmth, openness, and multicultural understanding. She was a founding board member of Vulvodynia Matters, and she’s a member of the APTA, the Women’s Health Section of the APTA, and the National Vulvodynia Association.


Sarah Herlihy, M.S., P.T.,  specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy and has a wealth of experience in treating orthopedic and musculoskeletal problems. She received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Simmons College. Before joining Raquel, she worked at several hospitals and an outpatient physical therapy practice. She has pursued continuing education in pelvic floor dysfunction, prenatal and postpartum exercise, lumbar stabilization, and joint mobilization. An excellent listener and problem solver, Sarah has helped countless women suffering from complex cases of pain and dysfunction. Her infectious enthusiasm motivates her patients to succeed.


Okima Tang, office manager, is the friendly voice on the phone. She schedules appointments and is our insurance company liaison. She runs our office with efficiency, making every effort to accommodate patients' schedules.