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Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD


Cynthia (Cindy) Neville, P.T., DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is the Director of Women’s Health Services at Brooks Rehabilitation. With nearly 20 years of experience, Cindy has devoted her work in physical therapy to the understanding and development of women’s health.

Cynthia received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of South Alabama in July 2010.  She received her bachelors in physical therapy in 1989 from the University of North Carolina, School of Allied Health Professions.

In 1993, Cindy co-founded the first physical therapy private practice in northeast Florida devoted to women’s health rehabilitation. She expanded women’s health services within the practice to seven clinics by providing continuing education, training, and mentoring to physical therapists, while educating the community about women’s health and developing referral sources for the practice. She provided women’s health rehabilitation for 12 years in a private-practice in northeast Florida, before moving to Chicago in 2004 to direct the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Women’s Health Rehabilitation program.

AT RIC, Cindy lead a team of physiatrists and physical therapists devoted to the practice of women’s health rehabilitation, and developed clinical services specifically for women in seven outpatient rehabilitation clinics. She has been providing postgraduate professional education and training courses to physical and occupational therapists, on a variety of topics in women’s health rehabilitation since 1994.

She served as chair of the CAPP-pelvic and CAPP-OB committees (Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy and Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Therapy) of the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association from 2007-2010.

Cindy was awarded the first ever grant at RIC for clinical research in women’s health rehabilitation at RIC and conducting clinical research examining musculoskeletal factors in female pelvic pain. She was an investigator in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research study on the use of specific connective tissue manipulation techniques for the treatment of bladder pain, and is author or co-author of several research posters and several pending research reports on the topic of pelvic pain.