Marissa Carvalho, PT, DPT is a practicing physical therapist in the Duke University Health System. She practices at the Duke Pain Medicine clinic where she primarily works with patients who have persistent pain. Marissa graduated from the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2012 and is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She received her Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification through the International Spine and Pain Institute in 2016 and completed the Duke University Health System Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship in 2018. Marissa is also currently completing a pain coping skills certification program based on cognitive-behavioral theory. While at Duke, Marissa has been involved as a course assistant in the Duke DPT program, has participated in research, and has given several talks at the state and national level.
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