Dr. Emily Priestas , PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT-DN
Dr. Emily received her B.S. in exercise physiology and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University. She is among the distinguished 10% of physical therapists who are recognized as board certified orthopedic clinical specialists. Dr. Emily has received advanced training in evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is recognized as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, and has been trained in advanced dry needling through Myopain Seminars. In addition to her clinical time, Dr. Priestas is adjunct faculty for the Marshall University Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and teaches the pelvic health curriculum to the University’s 3rd year PT students. She has a passion for introducing the niche practice of pelvic health to future physical therapists, emphasizing that pelvic floor physical therapy is a subspecialty of orthopedic physical therapy. Dr. Emily has extensive training in pelvic dysfunction throughout the lifespan, and in particular treats: chronic pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vulvodynia, and more. Dr. Emily is devoted to looking beyond the pelvic floor to identify the “Why?” behind someone’s diagnosis in a whole-body approach. Dr. Emily’s extensive sports and ortho training make her a great fit for athlete’s looking for individualized, hands-on treatment or guidelines for safe exercise during pregnancy, postpartum, or post-operatively. Dr. Emily is a native of Smithsburg, Maryland. When not treating patients, Dr. Priestas enjoys running, practicing Pilates, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family.