APTA spokeswoman Carrie Pagliano is founder and owner of Carrie Pagliano PT, LLC, in Arlington, Virginia, providing expert care in women's health and pediatric pelvic physical therapy. She founded MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's pelvic physical therapy clinical program and professional residency.
Pagliano has been a dynamic clinician and educator in the areas of orthopedics and women's health for nearly 20 years. She received a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Pagliano is a board-certified orthopaedic and women's health clinical specialist. She holds a manual therapy certification from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences.
An active member of APTA's Section on Women's Health, she currently serves as president of its board of directors. She is an adjunct professor at Marymount University and was previously an instructor of clinical rehabilitation medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Pagliano speaks nationally on pelvic floor education, pain science, and integrative models of practice in orthopedic and pelvic physical therapy. She is an advocate for women and mothers in leadership in the physical therapy profession.