Interested in a Career in Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is one of the more popular interests for high school students who are interested in the health professions, but do not want to become a physician. An education in physical therapy is quite rigorous, especially in the sciences. But the motivated, like Gianna Bigliani Cetkowski, move on to rewarding careers.
Since 2007, Dr. Bigliani has been helping people with pain, athletes of all levels, busy professionals, parents and grandparents who have been avoiding activities they love. She specializes in treating people with chronic conditions, injuries and pain who have not been able to respond to other traditional treatments. A Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Bigiliani is the founder of Fluid Physio, LLC, based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Her goal is to maximize everyone’s performance. She will always tell you: “every patient is an athlete at Fluid Physio.”
Dr. Bigliani was born in Bogotá, Colombia. As a young teen, she came to the United States with her parents looking for a better life. She attended Temple University where she was a member of the Crew team for 4 years. After graduating with a BS in Exercise Physiology, Gianna became a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She worked with athletes from young kids to professionals to maximize performance while rowing at the elite level. Dr. Bigliani returned to Temple University to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree as well as an Orthopedic PT Residency.
Dr. Bigliani gave me a few moments of her time to offer thoughts and advice for high school and college students who are interested in a career in physical therapy. But instead of a written Q and A, we did a short Zoom video for you. We invite you to listen now.