Arántzazu “Zazu” Cioce PT, DPT

Certification in Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Physical Therapy

FMT Certified Movement Specialist

Zazu earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida.

After working in Orthopedics for some years, Zazu identified a gap in care for moms who were suffering from physical ailments like back, hip or pelvic pain and who wanted to prepare for birth taking these symptoms into mind. So she started the first Pregnancy and Postpartum Orthopedic Program at Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. She additionally specialized with pelvic floor muscle internal assessments shortly after as the pelvic floor has many connections to the lumbar spine, pelvis and hips. 

Zazu continues to blend her loves of both orthopedic issues and pelvic floor issues here at Hudson Valley PT. She loves working with female athletes of any sport and helping moms return to running whether in pregnancy or postpartum. Zazu has created the “Pregnancy Pump” Exercise Class for Pregnant mamas wanting to workout under the care of a professional and the “Braving Birth” Community Class helping moms with orthopedic issues prepare for birth. 

Zazu loves playing with her pup, Gracie, cooking delicious food, and training hard in the gym. 

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