Kristina Fitzgerald, DPT, LATC, PRPC, CPPC, is a doctor of physical therapy in the department of Pelvic Rehabilitation. She graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and earned a Master of Science degree in physical therapy at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Fitzgerald completed her doctorate of physical therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Profession. She is certified as a prenatal and postpartum physical therapy practitioner. She is a certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner, skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic dysfunctions for all patients throughout the life cycle. In addition to her clinical experience.
Dr. Fitzgerald teaches continuing education courses to physical therapists on evaluation and treatments for patients before and after gender affirming surgeries. She has extra training in evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction for the pediatric patient. Dr. Fitzgerald has 17 years of experience as a physical therapist, with over 10 years in pelvic health. She is an adjunct professor at URI’s Physical Therapy program teaching pregnancy and post-partum care.
Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions; Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Rhode Island; Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Northeastern University
Special Training/Certifications: Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner, Certified Prenatal and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Prenatal and Postpartum Coach, Contributing Faculty Member URI DPT program, Extra training in dry needling, visceral mobilization
Practice/Research Interests: Pregnancy and postpartum strengthening and abdominal diastasis corrective exercises, gender affirming care (pre-and-post-gender affirming surgery), pelvic floor dysfunction including (constipation, stress/urge incontinence, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and fecal incontinence)