Carol Figuers, MS, PT, EdD

Dr. Carol Figuers


Director of Student Affairs

Phone: 919-681-4382

Office: Wing B, #241


Dr. Figuers directs the physical therapist interventions track within the DPT educational program. She teaches an elective course in women's health and provides local, regional, and national lectures in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction and obstetrics.

Dr. Figuers provides clinical services in the women's health program for Duke University Health Systems. Her research interests include pelvic floor muscle activity and incontinence in elite athletes and post-partum physical symptoms and exercise habits.


  • EdD, Adult Education, North Carolina State University

  • MS, Physical Therapy, Duke University

  • BA, Biology, Wake Forest University


Course director

  • PT 617: Foundational Physical Therapist Interventions

  • PT 627: Physical Therapist Interventions I

  • PT 706: Physical Therapist Interventions II

  • PT 716: Physical Therapist Interventions III

  • PT 725: Women’s Health Elective

Additional teaching

  • Urogynecology fellowship program, Duke University, 1997 – present

  • Lectures on pelvic floor muscle evaluation and behavioral and exercise management; Clinical hours with fellow in pelvic floor rehabilitation

  • Clinic Clinical teaching in women's health for Duke University School of Medicine geriatric fellows, internal medicine residents


Pelvic floor rehabilitation; obstetrics and gynecology; cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation


Pelvic floor dysfunction; obstetrics and gynecology; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; health promotion and injury prevention

Recent publications

Awards and honors

  • APTA Section on Women's Health 2003 Research Award

  • Duke University School of Medicine Master Clinician/Teacher Award, 2005. Distinguished Nominee

  • APTA Section on Women's Health 2007 Research Award

  • NCPTA Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year, 2007

  • Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Division's Jan K. Richardson Teaching Award: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012