Cheryl Naylor, PT, DPT
Originally from Boston, Cheryl made her way out west after graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009. She has over 7 years of experience in group exercise instruction, fitness program development, and personal training amassed while earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology followed by her DPT at the University of Rhode Island. Always a fitness enthusiast, she has a background of certifications in PiYo (Pilates/Yoga fusion), Pfilates (pelvic floor Pilates), Punk Rope, as well as Athletics and Fitness Association of America Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer credentials.
Cheryl began her professional career in Lake Tahoe, Nevada with a primary focus in orthopedics and sports medicine. She quickly developed a special interest in pelvic therapy while practicing under the mentorship of advanced pelvic practitioner and myofascial release specialist, Jane O’Brien Franczak, MSPT, WCS.
While practicing in Tahoe, Cheryl also obtained her 300 hour Yoga Therapist certificate from the Ananda Seva Mission in Santa Rosa, California in 2012. Although she’s no longer teaching yoga on the shores of Lake Tahoe, she is very passionate about the numerous benefits of yoga and strives to incorporate the eight limbs of traditional yoga practice into her patients treatment plans whenever possible.
Seeking to further her education in the field of pelvic health, Cheryl was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Post-partum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Her areas of expertise reach from pregnancy related pain/dysfunction, post-partum complications, high risk/special population pregnancy to urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain. Cheryl is constantly seeking to further her education in the field of pelvic health through collaborations with local medical professionals, the fitness community, and her physical therapy colleagues.
Cheryl loves to travel and chooses to volunteer her skills while abroad whenever possible. She has made 2 trips to San Pedro, Guatemala to provide physical therapy with her fellow Rhode Island colleagues to the people of the volcanic highlands region of Lake Atitlan. She has gained immeasurable insight into universal care through these experiences and hopes to continue with these broadening adventures throughout her career.
In addition to traveling, when outside the clinic, Cheryl also enjoys skiing, running, exploring the Colorado backcountry, and teaching manners to her dog, Frank.