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Carissa Wengrovius PT, DPT, PhD

Instructor Faculty Resident
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)

Carissa Wengrovius, PT, DPT, recently completed her PhD from the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan and has now transitioned into the PT Faculty Residency at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and has practiced as a pediatric physical therapist in land- and aquatic-based settings including early intervention, school, and private practice. She is also an active member of the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, currently serving as the Annual Conference programming chair. Priority areas of Carissa’s research include child development with a focus on integrative medicine and health. Her research examines the effects of yoga for the promotion of physical and psychosocial health, and the role interoception plays in the development of healthy lifestyle behaviors. She is committed to advancing intervention design, implementation, and knowledge translation to improve health outcomes in children.

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