On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Carrie Pagliano joins me to discuss women as leaders and entrepreneurs in physical therapy. Carrie Pagliano currently serves as President for the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association and is the owner of a private women’s health/pediatric pelvic health clinic in Arlington, VA.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Carrie manages being a mom, leader and entrepreneur in physical therapy

How to elicit the needed support from your tribe to catapult you to success

-A framework for creating value and solving people’s pain points when building your own practice

-Embracing your vulnerabilities and practicing gratitude over even the small successes

-And so much more!


The variety of settings and time management structures in physical therapy afford women the opportunity to manage work and life, as Carrie reminds, “We have so many roles in our profession in which women and specifically moms can choose to be a part of, depending on where they are in their family development.” Women bring value to the workplace and Carrie believes, “Regardless of where we are in our career and family life cycle, we have a lot to offer.”


Jumping at opportunities when they arise, regardless of the timing, has helped Carrie grow into leadership positions.   Carrie stresses, “It’s an uncanny ability that I think women have is making things happen.”


Success in any endeavor is a product of the support received from those around you and Carrie has found that, “It’s not about me; it’s everybody around me who helped make this happened.”


For more information on Carrie:

Carrie J. Pagliano received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 1999 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2007. Dr. Pagliano is double-Board Certified in Orthopaedics and Women’s Health and holds Manual Therapy Certification from USAHS. In 2007, Dr. Pagliano founded the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital PM&R Pelvic Floor Program and in 2014, founded the MGUH Women’s Health PT Residency. Dr. Pagliano is a co-instructor for women’s health focused Real Time Ultrasound education, teaching assistant for pelvic floor education and clinical instructor for student education. She lectures nationally in the areas of chronic pelvic pain, integrative practice models and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Dr. Pagliano currently serves as a Committee Member with The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education and as an adjunct professor at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Dr. Pagliano sits on the Board of Directors for the Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) of the American Physical Therapy Association as President and is the chairperson for the SoWH Name Change Task Force.

Dr. Pagliano resides in Arlington VA with her husband and two children.


Resources discussed on this show:

Carrie Pagliano Twitter

Carrie Pagliano Website

Carrie Pagliano LinkedIn

Carrie Pagliano Facebook

Carrie Pagliano Instagram


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Xo Karen



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