Dr. Carla Rauseo
DPT, CSCS, ATRIC
Carla is a state registered and United States-licensed physiotherapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is a long-standing member of the American Physiotherapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the United States. She gained her undergraduate degree (cum laude) in Sport Science at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She completed her Masters’ in Physical Therapy at Springfield College (magna cum laude) and her Doctor of Physical Therapy through Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to returning to Trinidad, she worked as a staff physical therapist at the Spine and Sport Institute in Vero Beach, Florida where she began the development of her clinical specialty in orthopaedics, with a particular interest in low back pain and aquatic therapy. Upon returning to Trinidad she provided contracted outpatient services to STAR, after which she became a director of Total Rehabilitation Centre Limited, a top class one-stop physical rehabilitation centre which continues to expand.
As a Strength and Conditioning Specialist she has worked with the Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association, Caribs Rugby Football Club, Marlins Swim Club and Water Polo Club. She was also a member of the medical committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Federation where she served as an educator on strength and conditioning and rehabilitation principles. This keen interest in education and research has taken her to the University of the West Indies where she taught “Measurement and Evaluation of Human Performance” in the certificate programme “The Art and Science of Coaching” for a number of years. Her role as a columnist in the sports section of The Trinidad Guardian also provides her with an avenue for education about health, fitness and rehabilitation.
Marrying philosophies of strength and conditioning and rehabilitation, she is dedicated to promoting the field of physical therapy in Trinidad through continuing education and sound, evidence-based practice.
She is THUET certified (Tropical Helicopter Underwater Escape Training), which allows her to be able to go offshore to provide ergonomic services to oil rig workers. Carla is also a certified Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Instructor and spearheads the aquatic therapy program at Total Rehab.