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Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, OCS, WCS

Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, OCS, WCS

Carrie Pagliano is the Section on Women's Health President. She also serves on the Name Change Task Force. She can be reached at

Recent Posts:

Pelvic Physical Therapy: The Reality Behind the Curtain

There can be a sense of mystery behind pelvic physical therapy, not only from the point of view of the patient, but from professional colleagues in the medical community.  Perhaps this has to do with the fact that pelvic Physical Therapists (PT) are often tucked away in physical therapy clinics behind a closed door. But let’s be honest; most of the mystery comes down to the internal (vaginal or rectal) muscle examination as a potential component of examination and treatment. That said, simplifying pelvic physical therapy down to an internal assessment or a vagina therapist is akin to saying the late Stephen Hawkings studied donut holes.  There is so much more to pelvic PT and the conditions we treat.

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