Stephanie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida in 2016, and prior to that earned her undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor in Sociology at Florida State University. She is originally from Florida, where she began practicing Orthopedics and Pelvic Health physical therapy. Stephanie found her interest in studying human movement and rehabilitation through yoga while teaching English in Japan for the JET Program.
Stephanie has a special interest in treating pelvic floor related diagnoses and is working to provide this service in the Upper Valley. She gained interest in pelvic health through exposure in her PT program, where she completed a clinical rotation with emphasis on pelvic health physical therapy. She then began her career in Florida practicing orthopedic and pelvic health physical therapy under the mentorship of a seasoned therapist with the Women’s Health Certification. She then worked at a clinic specializing in pelvic floor physical therapy in Colorado, and providing care for women and men with different types of pelvic floor related conditions. This fueled her passion for pelvic floor rehabilitation and she has committed her continuing education to taking pelvic health coursework.
Stephanie additionally has taken Level 1 coursework in Functional Dry Needling with Kinetacore. Her Pelvic Floor coursework and Orthopedic experience has helped her manage men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction including bladder and bowel dysfunction such as urinary and fecal incontinence, bladder emptying difficulties, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain diagnoses, sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy and post-partum recovery including diastasis rectus abdominus, pain with exercise and intercourse, incontinence, and pelvic floor and core muscle rehabilitation.
Here at Cioffredi & Associates, Stephanie leads up the Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation Program. Stephanie develops her treatments with focus on providing personalized care and evidenced-based practice. She selects treatment based on individualized goals and incorporates techniques including manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise, self-care, and neuromuscular re-education. Stephanie is passionate about educating her patients on their bodies, treatment, and incorporating mindfulness into sessions to engage and empower her patients. She takes a whole-body approach, combining evidence-based orthopedic and pelvic floor rehabilitation treatments for men and women, pregnant and post-partum women, from all walks of life.
Stephanie is excited to now be living in New Hampshire, enjoying the beautiful mountains. Outside of the clinic, she spends time exploring her new home state with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys running, hiking, doing yoga, and cooking in her free time.