Charena earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Austin, TX. She was born and raised in Houston, TX, and earned her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences at Texas A&M University. She is continuing her education and is currently in the Women’s Health Residency program.
Charena’s interest in treating the pelvic health population began during physical therapy school when she realized how underserved this population can be. Her interests at this time include treating the pregnancy and postpartum population, incontinence, and oncologic rehabilitation. She hopes to normalize the discussion of “taboo symptoms” such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. Charena also has experience treating the orthopaedic population. Besides clinical work, she is also interested in pursuing contributing to research.
In her free time, Charena enjoys being active, reading, and traveling in her free time. As a Texan native, she is excited to explore the recreational opportunities the Bay Area has to offer.