Carly Cano graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in psychology and a passion for supporting others. After a personal family experience, she got a glimpse of how influential physical therapists can be in a patient’s recovery and healing. She sought and achieved a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2017. During her PT studies, Carly fell in love with the pelvic floor musculature and sought classes and experiences that focused in this area. Since graduating, she’s worked in outpatient physical therapy settings, working with various orthopedic, neurologic, and mostly pelvic floor conditions. Very often, pelvic floor conditions are intertwined with the musculoskeletal and nervous system, so Carly uses her skills and knowledge to address this whole picture. She continually seeks out continuing education in this growing field, including visceral manual techniques and prenatal yoga. She is obtaining her PRPC (Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification) through Herman and Wallace in the near future and is currently studying Functional Nutrition for Women’s Health through The Integrative Women’s Health Institute to address other areas of health that contribute to pelvic dysfunctions, such as digestive conditions, menstruation, and sleep conditions.
Carly prioritizes education with patients to not only reduce pain and discomfort but also to help them understand the underlying causes, prevent future challenges, and motivate and empower them in their own recovery.
In her spare time, Carly enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, practicing yoga, hiking, and reading a book at the beach. She is so happy to return to Santa Barbara and work at the Pelvic Health Center of Santa Barbara.