Carly Graham
Physical Therapist

Carly earned both her undergrad and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees from Ithaca College where she also ran track & cross country and played volleyball. After a 12 week clinical affiliation as a student in 2015, Carly joined the Finish Line PT staff in 2016.

In addition to competing in three sports in college, Carly served as the assistant coach for the Ithaca Cross Country and Track and Field teams during her sixth year of school. It was an enlightening experience; “After being an athlete on the team, I really enjoyed seeing the other side — how to put together a training program versus just following one, how to help motivate athletes to set and achieve their goals. These are all really important skills that I’ve been able to apply as a physical therapist in working with patients.”

Carly continues to run and train competitively in the NYC community and is a member of Brooklyn Track Club. She trained mostly for the distances between the mile through 5k in college, including the 3000m Steeplechase. She has run the NYC Marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon as well. She loves to talk running and sports with her patients and is open to conversations of all types!

 

Professional Certifications & Coursework

  • Certification in Applied Functional Science (FAFS) from the Gray Institute
  • Functional Soft Tissue Treatment Certification (FSTT)
  • Postural Restoration Institute Coursework: Myokinematic Restoration, Pelvis Restoration, Impingement  and Instability, PRI Integration into Sports and Exercise, and Postural Respiration
  • Functional Range Conditioning Certified (FRC)
  • Blood Flow Restriction Level 1: Smart Tools

 

The Skinny

  • Hometown: Syracuse, NY
  • College: Ithaca College
  • My teams: Syracuse Basketball
  • Favorite music to listen to at work: 90s pop radio
  • Best way to stay active: Running, strength training at the gym, volleyball when I have time

 

What I Like:

  • About working at FLPT: I LOVE the teamwork and motivation of the staff, and the energetic & fun environment that makes going to work enjoyable!
  • About FLPT patients: I admire our patients’ motivation and drive to get better at what they do, and the dedication they show makes me want to help them even more.
  • About running/sports: That feeling of satisfaction after you’ve completed an event or a workout. It makes me want to push myself harder and become better at it.