Dr. Ijeoma Nwankpa, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, CIDN
She/ Her/ Hers
Ijeoma is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who is an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist in Women/ Men Pelvic Health (WCS), Certified Lymphedema Physical Therapist (CLT) and is certified in Dry Needling (CIDN). She is the owner of the Center of Pelvic Excellence Physical Therapy (COPE PT), where we provide inclusive compassionate care, knowledge and education on pelvic health and lymphedema to aid in individual optimal recovery. She participates in several outreach organizations and charities . She is a wife and mother to two boys. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, cooking , traveling, reading and meeting new people.
“ I’ve always been amazed with the resilience of the human body. I became increasingly interested in pelvic health in my early 20s when I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I underwent surgeries or treatment of this issue. Scar tissue was removed however I was still experiencing pelvic and lower abdominal pain. I was treated by a pelvic health PT and astonished by all the unique self care skills I was taught. My symptoms improved!From then on I knew I wanted to become a Pelvic Health PT. I enjoy empowering patients by teaching them about their bodies and ways to recover; whether it is urinary/ bowel issues, pre/postpartum care to constipation. I want to be the provider who tells you ‘It's NOT all in your head’.”
- Clarkson University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy , 2013
- Columbus State University, BS in Exercise Science, 2010
- ABPTS Women/ Pelvic Health Specialist
- Certified Lymphedema Therapist
- Certified In Dry Needling
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Post Doctoral Training
Sexuality Counselor - American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT); University of Michigan In Progress...