Tracey Manasco, MSPT, LPF-CT, CHC
Physical Therapist, Founder
From a young age I knew that I wanted to be in the medical field and that I wanted to be able to spend time with my patients and really make a difference in their lives. After seeing my father recover from a herniated disc without surgery in my teenage years, Physical Therapy became the chosen path. This led me down the the coast from Columbia, SC to Charleston. I attended the College of Charleston and then went on to the Medical University of SC for graduate school. Charleston has changed a lot in the 23 years that I have lived here but it is still my favorite place to be. I now consider Charleston my home.
My 16 year career as a PT has led me to various settings giving me experience in orthopedics, home health and acute neurological rehabilitation. Working in these different settings has given me a broader medical knowledge base that helps me see the big picture and how all systems of the body are interconnected.
My own health issues have also helped me to understand chronic illness and its impact on your life. Being diagnosed with endometriosis 10 years ago, I went through the standard process of surgery for diagnosis and treatment. I quickly found that the type of surgery I had was a temporary fix and I continued to struggle with symptoms. The 2 options offered to me were a drug to put me into temporary menopause or more surgery. To date, I have had 3 surgeries for endometriosis, the latest one not being successful. This propelled me to dig into the research to find different ways to treat my diagnosis, and I soon found out there was so much more out there!
I also started looking for a more holistic approach. I learned how much diet and lifestyle impact the symptoms and can be used as a treatment for chronic disease. It’s these new areas that has forced me to expand my knowledge base bending traditional physical with a integrated holistic approach to not only help manage my issues but to now use that same knowledge base to help others! This led me to becoming certified as a health coach with a focus on anti-inflammatory diets and food sensitivity research. I began taking courses to specialize in women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction including becoming one of 2 physical therapists in the state of SC to be certified in hypopressive therapy called Low Pressure Fitness. Pelvic Health and women’s health is now my passion. Using a integrated lifestyle, nutritional, and hands on approach, my goal is for every women who walk in my door to leave empowered, knowledgeable, and well equipped to take on any challenges that lay ahead.
Elevated Physical Therapy was created to bring a more integrated and holistic approach to treat women’s health issues. I want you to know that your symptoms may be common but are not necessarily normal. I want you to know that you don’t have to “just live with it”.
Education and Credentials
B.S. in Exercise Science, College of Charleston (1999)
M.S in Physical Therapy, Medical University of SC (2002)
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Certified Health Coach
Low Pressure Fitness Level 1 Trainer - Herman and Wallace
Pelvic Floor Series Levels 1 and 2- Herman and Wallace
Functional Nutrition for Women's Health- Integrative Women's Health Institute
Endometriosis Masterclass- Integrative Women's Health Institute
From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor- Julie Wiebe PT and Susan Clinton
The Pelvic Piston, Foundation for Fitness- Julie Wiebe PT
Visceral Manipulation 1- Abdomen- Barral Institute
Confidence in your Core, Pelvic Floor and More- Institute for Birth Healing
Understanding Endometriosis- Medbridge
New perspectives from The Integrated Systems Model for Treating Women with Pelvic Girdle Pain, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, and Diastasis Rectus Abdominis- Diane Lee
Patient Focused Treatment
Above all else, we believe in putting the needs of our patients first. At Elevated PT, that means:
Full length, 1 hr treatment sessions
Hands-on physical therapy at every visit
Addressing both the internal and external aspects of pelvic health
A positive, tranquil, stress-free environment
Listening and meeting your goals.
In Home Visits- Charleston Area Only
A Focus on
Pelvic conditions are complex, and there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach. At Elevated PT, we search for the 'why' underneath your pelvic dysfunction and work to resolve it. Without addressing the true, underlying cause, pelvic symptoms will continue to reemerge.
We also believe in hands-on, manual physical therapy. You won't be using biofeedback or told to simply practice your Kegels - we have a whole-body, integrative approach to the pelvic floor.
Our patients graduate from physical therapy confident they can manage their symptoms with a home program and maintain the gains of physical therapy. We tell patients they should begin to notice a change - not necessarily a wholesale improvement, but steps in the right direction - within the first 3-5 visits.
What We Treat
At Elevated PT, we specialize in treating pelvic pain, urinary and bowel symptoms,
and any other pelvic floor dysfunction in women.
Pelvic Pain Conditions
Gut & Bowel Health
Orthopedic Pelvic Pain
Pregnancy and Post-Partum Care
Core or Pelvic Issues
Chronic Pelvic Pain
How We Treat