After graduating from Boston’s MGH Institute of Health Professions, Kara Mortifoglio jumped into the role of Senior Physical Therapist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, working in outpatient, inpatient, and women’s health settings.
Throughout her career, she has been drawn to pelvic issues – she loves working with women throughout their pregnancies, and all patients experiencing the type of discomfort that limits what they can do without experiencing pain, on a daily basis. She met Stacey while taking a course with Herman and Wallace, and was inspired by her commitment, her passion, and her knowledge for the field – she is now the newest member of the 5 Point PT Team.
Exercise plays an important role in Kara’s life – as a runner (she has finished 5 half marathons), a practitioner of yoga and pilates, and a boxing enthusiast, she feels a deep connection between her physical and mental health. She thrives on spending quality time with friends and traveling to exotic locations.
Kara’s true passion is working with people who are ready to take on the challenge of improving their quality of life through a collaborative, interactive therapeutic program. She is an honest, open communicator (in English and Spanish), and quickly connects deeply with her patients, creating a safe space where they can open up about uncomfortable topics. She cherishes the gratitude she feels when she is able to truly help someone succeed in achieving the goals of their PT program.
Degrees, Certifications, & Research
- BS, Exercise Physiology, University of Delaware
- DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston MA
- Member, American Physical Therapy Association
- Women’s Health Clinical Specialist by APTA
- Polestar Certified Pilates instructor
- Member, International Pelvic Pain Society