Christy Ciesla, PT, DPT, PRPC, is a doctor of physical therapy at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals and coordinates women’s health physical therapy services at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Ciesla graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in physical therapy and received her doctorate from Utica College in New York. She is a certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner, skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic dysfunctions for men and women throughout the life cycle.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Cesarean Awareness Network and the Rhode Island Birth Network, and serves as vice chair of the Rhode Island Women’s and Men’s Health Physical Therapy Special Interest Group.
Ciesla is a credentialed clinical instructor and mentors other physical therapists and medical students interested in her area of expertise. Ciesla lectures to colleagues and the community. Her clinical interests are constipation, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction as they relate to the pelvic floor and pelvis.