Molly Caughlan , PT, DPT
Molly received her Bachelors of Science in environmental science from Saint Louis University. She had the intention of protecting African elephants before re-actualizing a long-term passion and stronger preference for helping people. So, she moved to Atlanta and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University. During her doctoral program, she was exposed to pelvic health rehab in a refreshingly honest and holistic lecture and then continued training at a pelvic health specialty clinic with Results Physiotherapy in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her mentors showed her how optimal body function needs to incorporate “unmentionables” and the role of the physical therapist addresses the all parts of life deemed important by the patient. She has continued her post-graduate training with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Health Rehabilitation Institute. Molly also pursues advanced manual orthopedic therapy training through Summit Professional Education, Therapy Network Seminars, and the Institute of Physical Art. Prior to joining Beyond Basics, Molly worked as an orthopedic therapist at Ivy Rehab in Harrison, New York where she treated a wide range of presentations and age groups strengthening her appreciation of the association between body systems and clinical reasoning abilities for complex diagnoses. Molly passionately advocates for the inclusion of physical therapy in unconventional and overlooked situations. If given a listening ear, she will convince you that physical therapy has beneficial contributions in the complex environment of pain management and opioid prescription. And if you’re a new mom, be ready for Molly to normalize the conversation about pelvic floor health—she wants to make sure that women have higher expectations from the capacity of the body. Molly is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Outside of working at Beyond Basics, Molly enjoys exploring Westchester County through rock climbing, running, kayaking, and hiking. If you’re lucky, you might spot Molly’s Akita-Australian Shepherd waving at you on the trails.