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Alisa M. Pravdo, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Secondary Appointment(s):

Orthopaedics

Phone (Primary):

410.706.7267

Education and Training

  • 2008 B.A., Dance, Goucher College 
  • 2012 D.P.T., University of Pittsburgh  
  • 2016 F.A.A.O.M.P.T, The Manual Therapy Institute
  • 2019 Board-Certified Orthopaedic Certified Specialist

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

Biosketch

Alisa Pravdo, PT, DPT, OCS, 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 been the mentor to a number of students from various physical therapy institutions. Currently, Dr. Pravdo teaches within the doctor of physical therapy program and works with patients at the University of Maryland Orthopaedics and Associates School of Medicine Practice at Camden Yards

Dancing since a very young age, Dr. Pravdo has always had an interest and love for movement, the mind and body connection and for physical health. She enjoys working with patients who have musculoskeletal conditions from pediatrics to geriatrics and has a passion for manual therapy, dance/performing arts rehabilitation, return to sport and running and for general orthpaedic conditions.

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

Bowman P, Werth J, Tizabi R, Haffner J, Leimkuhler C, Kine K, Kovalick, J, Pravdo, A. The effect of physical therapy intervention including manual therapy, strengthening and neuromuscular reeducation on adults with shoulder pain: A pilot study.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2019

Rasinski S, Pravdo A, Film RJ. Lumbar Extension-Rotation Syndrome: A Case Report on the Rehabilitation of a 24-year-old Female with Low Back Pain. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Reno, NV, 2018.

Bowman P, Ontko D, Pravdo A. A multimodal treatment approach applying manual therapy and strengthening following Cerebrovascular Accident: a case report. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Reno, NV, 2018.

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