Dr. Cassie Parker, PT, DPT
Hi, I’m Dr. Cassie Parker PT, DPT. I graduated from Ohio State University Physical Therapy Program in 2013 and since then have worked in every setting of physical therapy from acute care to home health to outpatient. Within the past few years I have continued my education to focus specifically on chronic pain management and even more specific, Women’s Health.
I have strong manual skills including training in dry needling, cupping, massage, and mobilization.
My mission is to help women feel good in their body and move freely for long term health and joy! I have successfully helped women reduce pain and improve function when suffering from endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, spastic bowel/bladder, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, and chronic low back, pelvic, and hip pain. I work with clients to lighten the burden of past injury or trauma that may be weighing them down from feeling confident and strong. Also, I have seen the overwhelming benefits of working with women preventatively through pregnancy, for labor prep, and through postpartum.
My most successful clients are resourceful, open minded, motivated, and ready for a change. I create a safe space to discuss sensitive topics, and I value having a robust referral network that I trust to best support my clients.
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Want to know more about Cassie? See her interview below.
How did you get into your field?
As an athlete for most of my life I always knew I wanted to be a Physical Therapist, but as I went through school I realized there were so many different areas of physical therapy. I actually started out working in the hospital setting and loved it! Then I transitioned to outpatient and working with people with chronic pain!
What is your training background?
I graduated from Ohio State with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. I’ve pursued continuing education since then in chronic pain management, women’s health, and pelvic floor therapy. I have strong hands on skills which includes continued training in dry needling.
Who influenced your career path (who have you enjoyed learning from, mentor, etc.)?
I’ve had several mentors along the way. The first, my mom, who is a nurse and taught me to always listen to my body and advocate for myself. I wanted to give that guidance to others, and it turns out PT’s are great at advocating for their patients. My goal is always to put the power back in the patient’s hands. I had a fantastic mentor that taught me how to treat each person as a whole, how to open up and create trust with others so that they feel comfortable and supported. This is very important to me. I quickly learned that what each person can tell me about themselves is far more important than the talking I do in each session.
What makes you love your field?
As physical therapists we learn and treat the entire body; muscle, joints, nerves, vasculature, lymph. We appreciate every system of the body. I learned that working in the hospital and with very critical patients.
I love that there is always more to learn, and also what I can learn every day from my patients.
Women’s health and chronic pain relief specifically involves not only the body but the mind and spirit. It certainly is all connected, and it’s important that I keep that in mind when working with a client.
What kind of clients do you love working with?
Women who desire to know their body better and feel healthier in order to move free from pain and get back to enjoying their life. I enjoy working with women during any big change in their life, helping them feel confident in their body whether they just had a baby, just had surgery, or they are just ready to take that amazing vacation they’ve been looking forward to!
What sets you apart?
Although I have the training, you are the expert of your body. In my sessions you will find me listening more than talking. I also keep things simple but effective. There’s no counting out every repetition or doing things “perfectly”. I teach principles of movement, and help clients set a solid foundation so movement feels playful, easy, and energizing again!
What’s your mission?
To help others find joy in movement again, so they can ditch the worry, time, and energy spent on not feeling good enough to instead live a life they have always envisioned!
What brings you joy? What do you do with your spare time?
Laughing and playing with my kids and husband, nature, yoga, and GOOD food! In my spare time, not much of that with an almost 2 and 4 year old, but I love getting out in the sunshine, and also traveling and exploring new cities!