A native of Wisconsin, Ciara Burgi joined the Duke Athletic Medicine staff after completing a fellowship in Division I athletics at Duke University. She works in collaboration with athletic trainers, sports performance staff, and physical therapists primarily serving the 21 Olympic sports at Duke. Her professional interests lie in the realm of return to sport, load monitoring, sport science, and injury risk reduction.
Ciara graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009 and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2014. Ciara is board certified in both sports and orthopedic physical therapy and received her manual therapy fellowship training through Institute for Athlete Regeneration in Houston, Texas. She completed a sports residency at Houston Methodist Sugar Land in 2015, where she served as a faculty member for the sports, orthopedic, and athletic training residencies from 2015 to 2017.
Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Ciara worked in athletic performance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with high school, college, and professional athletes. Ciara has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Athletic Training, and Journal of Dance Medicine and Science and has presented at multiple local, state, and national conferences.