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Caroline Varriale

Physical Therapist

Caroline attended Boston University for her undergraduate studies and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University. She has been with Finish Line PT since 2013. She earned certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.

A long-time runner, Caroline ran track in high school–focusing on the middle and long-distance events–in addition to playing softball and tennis. Her clinical background is in working with athletic patients; as a PT aide at the Boston University Physical Therapy Center during undergrad, with high school athletes in a small community hospital system in rural North Carolina, and at a physical therapy/sports and conditioning facility in Phoenix, AZ, that specialized in rehab for professional and collegiate athletes.

In addition to running, Caroline enjoys varying her workouts with biking, resistance & strength training, plyometrics, and yoga. She ran the 2013 New York City Marathon as a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training and completed the 2014 New York City Triathlon. She is also a coach with the RunSmart Kids Project, working with 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students of all fitness and athletic levels.

    Professional Certifications:

  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science
  • Lower Extremity Active Release Techniques (ART) Provider
  • Postural Restoration Institute Coursework: Myokinematic Restoration, Pelvis Restoration, Postural Respiration and Impingement and Instability
  • Certification in Applied Functional Science
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Barefoot Rehab Specialist via the Evidence Based Fitness Academy
    The Skinny

  • Hometown: Kinderhook, NY
  • College: Boston University and Duke University
  • My team: Duke Blue Devils!!
  • Favorite music to listen to at work: Red Hot Chili Peppers station
  • Best way to stay active: I love to run, strength/resistance train, hike, cycle, and play tennis
    What I Like:

  • About working at FLPT: I felt at home at FLPT before I even saw my first patient.
  • About FLPT patients: They are motivating and inspiring, making me want to set my professional and personal goals higher.
  • About running/sports: Running has always been therapeutic for me – it calms my mind, tunes me into my body, and forces me to be present in the moment. Sports in general are such a motivating and healthy way for people to connect, both with themselves and with one another. I love the enthusiasm and positive energy that comes with physical activity!