What do all of those letters mean?
Here are some of the basic stats:
- Dual certification by APTA Board and by Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
- WCS – Board Certified in Women’s Health. Certification from the American Physical Therapist Association as a physical therapist who has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of female-specific therapy issues as well as completion of case study and board examination.
- PRPC – Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification – Specialist certification through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Institute: “This certification is intended to distinguish professionals with expertise in treating pelvic floor dysfunction throughout the life-cycle, inclusive of bladder, bowel, gynecologic, orthopedic, sexual and obstetric topics.”
- MPT – Master of Physical Therapy – Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
- Bachelor of Science – Biology/Chemistry Double Major, Magna Cum Laude from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.
- Over twenty years of clinical experience, including emphasis on pelvic health for all genders.
- Extensive Post-Graduate continuing education with emphasis on manual therapeutic interventions, Redcord Neurac method and pelvic rehabilitation. Manual training includes osteopathic, craniosacral, myofascial release, integrative manual therapy, scar tissue mobilization, visceral mobilization, and joint mobilization.
- BCB-PMD (former) – Certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback through Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. I held this certification for 20 years. I still have the skills, but decided not to pay another group to verify it for me anymore.
- Member of multiple professional organizations including Ehlers-Danlos Society, International Pelvic Pain Society, American Physical Therapy Association – Academy of Pelvic Health, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, National Vulvodynia Association, Interstitial Cystitis Association, International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, American Urogynecologic Association.
- Adjunct member of Emory University Hospital Multidisciplinary Team – active in interdisciplinary monthly meetings for patient care review and mutual education regarding treatments with physicians from Emory University Urogynecology, Gastrointestinal, Colorectal, Urology, and Radiology departments.
- National Director of Pelvic Health for Activcore (previous) – developed an innovative approach to pelvic rehabilitation that includes using Redcord / Neurac programming for more holistic recovery of function.
- Contributor to MD newsletters, blogs, magazine/journal articles.
- Instructor in pelvic dysfunction – mentorship for new pelvic PT’s, courses for Family Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapy graduate students, Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nurses and Physician Assistants.
- Teacher Assistant for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Courses.
- Co-founder and former owner of private outpatient clinic in Asheville, NC.
- Mother, wife, runner, hiker, friend, dancer.