Ildi Gaal


Ildi Gaal grew up in Raleigh and graduated from Ravenscroft, after which she went north to Boston and attended Wellesley College.

There she earned a BA in Neuroscience and Pre-Med, while also rowing as a walk-on for the Varsity Crew Team – leading them to a podium finish at NCAAs the day of her graduation!  Ildi spent the next few years working in clinical research at Massachusetts General Hospital and coaching on the side prior to continuing her education at Northeastern University, where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  

Ildi comes to Trinity with experience and special interest in outpatient orthopedic PT, with a focus on endurance athletes/runners, calling upon her formal training and many years of her own personal experience with sports and injuries. 

During her post-grad years Ildi picked up distance running and quickly found it to be her passion.  She has since pursued marathoning at an elite level and has competed in 10 marathons so far, with a goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials.  Most recently she won her first road ultra, a 50K, and earned a spot on Team USA for the 2023 World Championships. Outside of the clinic and running, Ildi loves to travel, hike, cycle, cook, spend time with friends and family, and find the best bakeries and ice cream around.

Our Committment is

Excellence • Compassionate Care • Prevention

Our three-fold commitment to you begins with our highly qualified physical therapy staff, including ABPTS Board Certified Specialists.  Our physical therapy services include Dry NeedlingFunctional Movement Screen (FMS), Sports Physical Therapy, Postural Restoration (PRI)Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM), Vestibular Rehab and Other PT Services. Our licensed physical therapists provide one-on-one sessions lasting 45-minutes. They are committed to maintaining a warm and loving atmosphere and designing individualized treatment plans that meet your unique needs and challenges.  We’ll empower you with education, home exercise programs, and options for rehab-based fitness to transition you back to an active lifestyle that will keep you healthy!

A Hands-On Approach to Physical Therapy

If you or a loved one is suffering from a painful physical condition, let Trinity Wellness Center assist you in making tomorrow a better, healthier day.  We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals!