Dr. Rachel Gofman, DPT
UWS Physical Therapist
Rachel is a graduate of Columbia University where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. While at Columbia, Rachel completed advanced studies in orthopedics and worked as part of a research team that explored the factors that influence the reporting of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain to providers. Rachel has advanced post-graduate training in pelvic health physical therapy through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Prior to attending graduate school, Rachel attended Brandeis University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience.
As a clinician, she is passionate about treating pelvic health conditions in women, such as chronic pelvic pain (vulvodynia, painful bladder syndrome, vaginismus, pudendal neuralgia), sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, and pain and dysfunction associated with pregnancy and the postpartum period. Rachel’s interest in treating pelvic pain conditions stems from her own lived experience with chronic pelvic pain.
Rachel takes a holistic approach to treatment, recognizing that helping patients achieve optimal well-being comes from treating more than just physical impairments. Rachel’s background in neuroscience guided her to take a special interest in pain science and the mind-body connection. Rachel aspires to be a conduit to people’s healing and brings a trauma-informed approach to patient care. Rachel emphasizes education and movement-based therapies as crucial parts of her treatment approach and loves helping her patients understand how to restore their own wellness.
In her spare time, she loves to paint, explore the city, and spend time with family and friends.