Skip to main content

Alisa M. Pravdo, PT, DPT

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Secondary Appointment(s):


Phone (Primary):


Education and Training

  • 2008 B.A., Dance, Goucher College 
  • 20012 D.P.T., University of Pittsburgh  
  • 2016 F.A.A.O.M.P.T, The Manual Therapy Institute

Post Graduate Education and Training

  • 2012-2014 Residency, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, The Manual Therapy Institute
  • 2014-2016 Fellowship, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, The Manual Therapy Institute


Alisa Pravdo, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her doctorate in physical therapy and began her career at Concentra Medical Centers as a staff therapist in Baltimore. She was the center therapy director at a multiple physical therapist center from 2013- 2017. Dr. Pravdo completed her residency in manual orthopedic physical therapy followed immediately by her fellowship in manual orthopedics. In 2016, Dr. Pravdo became a recognized Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She has volunteered her services and time as a teaching assistant for The Manual Therapy Institute from 2015-2017.  Dr. Pravdo has been the mentor to a number of students from 7 different physical therapy institutions.

Research/Clinical Keywords

orthopeadics, manual therapy, lower back pain, acute intervention, non-operative care, post-operative care, blood flow restriction therapy

Highlighted Publications

Poster Presentations

Fitzgerald L, Pravdo A. Development of a Clinical Education Site at a University Student Health Center, The Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, 2013