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​​​​​Getting you back to what you love!

Our Clinic

The Green Room Physical Therapy aims to be a fun and relaxing, yet professional place that you can go to improve the pain and mobility restrictions that have been holding you back from living your life to its fullest potential.  In addition to recovery, we aim to educate our patients to prevent future re-injury and promote health and wellness to be able to continue doing what you love in life.

​​Dr. Ashley Bertorelli

Dr. Ashley Bertorelli has been a Physical Therapist for over a decade, working in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedics, outpatient cardiopulmonary, hospital acute care, and subacute rehabilitation.  She has experience with patients ages 8 to 102.  No matter what your level of health or fitness, she can identify your source of pain and limitation, establish an appropriate treatment plan, and tailor it to your life goals whether they are to be able to walk across a room, return to golf and tennis, or to run your first marathon.

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Located in Rensselaer / North Greenbush / Defreestville and also serving the surrounding areas of Albany, Troy, East Greenbush, Sand Lake, Wynantskill, Averill Park, Brunswick, Poestenkill, Menands, Colonie, Schodack, Nassau, and Castleton.


We are an Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic specializing in orthopedic pain and movement restriction, post-surgical orthopedic conditions, and balance/gait/falls prevention. 

We strongly believe that during your therapy, it is important to feel comfortable and engaged.  We begin with a thorough examination in order to identify the cause of your symptoms.  We then work with each patient to establish personalized goals to work toward, whether they be to tolerate an 8-hour work day without pain and headaches or to return to an independent workout routine.

We focus on utilizing hands-on manual techniques and specific therapeutic exercises to restore function and reduce or eliminate pain.  We also believe in educating our patients to understand their condition fully and learn ways to maintain the lifestyle they desire long after finishing their course of therapy.

OUR Staff

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​​Dr. Irene Somerville

​Dr. Irene Somerville graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor's of Science in Human Biology and continued her education at The Sage Colleges, where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. As part of her education, she completed clinical rotations in outpatient settings specialized for chronic pain and sports rehabilitation and in a hospital rehabilitation unit, where she worked with patients from total knee replacements to neurological disorders. Irene decided to become a physical therapist to share her love for movement with others. She loves being active herself, having completed 16 marathons, instructing group fitness classes during her college education, and is recently learning to swing dance. Irene's favorite part of her job is working with a wide variety of injuries and educating others about their bodies as they return to what they love to do. 

Dr. Irene Somerville
The Green Room Physical Therapy
476 North Greenbush Road, Suite 3 Rensselaer, NY 12144 US
Phone: 5183263771 Website:
Dr. Ashley Bertorelli

Why Green?

What happens to your body when you are in The Green Room?  In the presence of the color green, your pituitary gland is stimulated. Your muscles are more relaxed, and your blood histamine levels increase, which leads to a decrease in allergy symptoms and dilated blood vessels, aiding in smoother muscle contractions and an easier time executing specialized exercises.  Being in the presence of green is calming, stress-relieving, and invigorating all at the same time.  At The Green Room PT, we strive to think of everything to aid in your recovery.