Emily Jurschak
Physical Therapist
Alexandria, Virginia
4 years of experience
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About me

Emily graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 2011 with a bachelors in psychology and minor in cognition and neuroscience. After working in clinical research with multiple sclerosis for several years, she earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Columbia University in New York, NY in 2018. She later completed an orthopedic residency with the George Washington and Johns Hopkins Hospital residency program in Baltimore, MD where she received advanced training and mentorship in all orthopedic injuries and conditions. During residency, Emily developed an affinity for working with chronic pain and spine conditions. At this time, she also served as adjunct faculty at George Washington University’s department of physical therapy. Throughout residency, Emily worked closely with pelvic health therapists, and she began to develop an interest in the pelvic floor and its role in orthopedic conditions, especially in postpartum women. This encouraged her to take additional coursework on pelvic health, spanning from incontinence and prolapse to pelvic pain, constipation, and pregnancy. Emily lives in Northern VA with her amazing husband, and loves to stay active with hiking and swimming. You’ll find her reading about the lives of the saints, watching Formula 1 racing, and trying to keep up with her nieces and nephews.

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2018)

Certification and training

Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (2020)

Memberships and affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association

Catholic Medical Association

Credentials
DPT
Specialties
Evidence-Based Care Evidence-Based Therapy Keeping Fit Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Pain Management Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Pelvic Pain Postpartum Care Postpartum Life Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Prenatal Care Sexual Dysfunction Telehealth Treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Urinary Incontinence Vulvar Problems Well-Woman Care
Languages

English

Service introduction

During an evaluation, we will spend 25-30 minutes obtaining a detailed history of your current symptoms, as well as any relevant past history. We want to ensure a detailed evaluation and history as this is most important to creating a treatment plan. We will take measurements and look at form to help monitor progress and to develop a tailored treatment plan based on your needs. Together, we will establish a plan of care and a schedule that works with your life. Postpartum or pelvic therapy may include internal assessment. Treatment sessions/follow-up appointments are one-on-one with the therapist. Treatments will include hands-on treatment, including manual therapy, and exercises targeting motor control and strengthening. You will also be provided with exercises to complete at home outside of treatment sessions to improve symptoms and get you back to normal life, pain-free. The number of follow-ups will vary, based on your need.