Cindy Hartman, PT developed an interest in health and science at a young age. She knew that a career as a physical therapist, where she could work with the physically impaired or an injured individual, would provide her a rewarding experience as she helped restore the health of patients to their previous levels of function. She began her undergraduate studies at West Virginia University and transferred to New York University in 1988 received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1990.
Cindy enjoys treating patients with orthopedic spine and lower extremity injuries. She specializes in manual therapy and is currently pursuing a certification for MDT McKenzie treatment specialist for spine and extremities, McConnell treatment/taping, and myofascial trigger point therapy, also known as Dry Needling. She will be completing the exams in early 2015.
Early on in her career, Cindy treated her most memorable patient, a 1st time US Olympic athlete with plantar fasciitis. After aggressive treatment, the patient went on to win the Silver medal in the 800 meter at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Her treatment philosophy? “I believe that physical therapy should provide a patient with the knowledge about their condition that upon completing their rehab, they will be able to manage, treat, and prevent future problems of the same nature. Physical therapy should restore a patient’s condition so they will be able to return to at least their previous, but hopefully better, level of daily functional ability.”
Outside of the clinic, Cindy enjoys cycling, hiking, and anything else outdoors. She is also the theatrical/music program director for her church and does the yearly holiday programs at the Williamsburg Library for the community.
She lives by the advice: Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.