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Meet Ciara

Mother, Certified Badass, Physical Therapist, Certified Postpartum Athleticism Coach

Hi, I’m Ciara!


Movement, athleticism, wellness, and helping fellow mothers is my life. When I first became pregnant, I was told that I would not be able to continue my workouts and lifestyle that I had refined for years. Based on my experience as a physical therapist, I wanted to crush all notions that pregnancy is the end of a healthy lifestyle. I was unprepared for the postpartum vortex of information, opinions, and misconceptions about the recovery process. At times, I felt utterly alone, helpless, and absent of my identity. I want women to know that they're not alone and together we can create a healthy lifestyle that cultivates a positive recovery experience! 


This is the reason I founded MamasteStrong; to create a community of mothers that ensures you never feel alone throughout your recovery process and to assist moms-to-be and new moms in developing trauma-informed workout and wellness routines that are tailored to the numerous challenges we all face as we step into motherhood. 


Outside of helping new mothers crush their recovery & transition goals, I love to travel and spend time with my family, cheer for the Washington Capitals, and constantly refrain from adopting stray dogs! 

Ciara Puderbaugh, DPT

Certifications & Accreditation

Saint Anslem's (NCAA Division II ) Women's Ice Hockey Captain - 2013

Doctorate of Physical Therapy - 2019

Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1 - 2022

Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach - 2022

Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete: Pregnancy & Postpartum - 2022

The Female Athlete Level 1 & 2 - 2021

Level Up Mentor: The Level Up Initiative - 2021

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