Dr. Ciara Petry graduated from Marymount University in 2019 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Prior to Marymount, Ciara attended Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire where she played Division II Women’s Ice Hockey and earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2013. Later, she went on to earn her master’s degree in Sport’s Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania.
During physical therapy school, Ciara worked in a wide variety of clinical settings, including Quantico Marine Base, and continues to have a special interest in outpatient sports performance and military/ tactile athletes. Ciara has completed courses in functional movement, IASTM, H.A.W.T Pilates© and concussion rehabilitation, further developing a passion for returning athletes post-concussion back to the court or field safely and efficiently.
Ciara is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has worked as a personal trainer for over 10 years. Using her knowledge in both strength training and rehab, she enjoys optimizing her patient’s recovery and performance to meet their individual goals. She is passionate about working with athletes of all ages to reduce their risk of further re-injury while helping them to return back to their active lifestyles stronger and more confident than before.
Outside of the office, Ciara enjoys hiking with her two dogs, training in Olympic lifting and Power lifting, traveling with her husband, and giving back to the community.