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Rio Nicole Gallardo

Rio Nicole Gallardo

Physical Therapist

I was born and raised in the Philippines. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Additionally, I worked as an inpatient/neuro PT for 3 years in a tertiary hospital in the Philippines and transitioned to become a home health PT focusing on post-op neuro cases/geriatrics.

My core values are integrity, honesty, and commitment.

“Essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” ― Hector Garcia Puigcerver, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

In my role at the company, I am a Physical Therapist handling patients with musculoskeletal/orthopedic conditions. Some conditions I enjoy treating are shoulder conditions/post-op/neuro cases and handling geriatric patients. Something that patients have to deal with that I want to fix is the frustration of not being able to work/do the activities that they are used to do.

Carlson Procare has the best and supportive team makes me feel comfortable at work. I like how working here challenges me to become better so that I can provide the right care for my patients and see them improve and achieve their goal in PT.

What is Rio Watching, Reading, or Listening to?

  • The Karate Kid (Movie)
  • The Blind Side (Movie)
  • The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale (Book)

When I’m not working, I love travelling, discovering new restaurants/cafes and learning about different cultures and cuisines, going to concerts/broadway shows/hiking/nature walking/singing, or playing the ukulele.

Patient Testimonials

This is the first time I have had PT. I feel Rio is an excellent therapist and very nice as well. I feel very comfortable with her and so happy she is my therapist. She is delightful!, I can’t think of anything to improve on.

This is the to go place for physical therapy. From the receptionist to the therapists is completely professional. My daughter had a fantastic experience with great results and so far my experience is the same. I cannot say enough about Carlson Procare -New London.

Staff is very attentive and does address my needs.