Rebecca G. Stephenson
Dr. Stephenson is a physical therapist and medical writer, currently a board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy at Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center in Newton, Massachusetts. She is the past President of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, (IOPTWH) a sub-group of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). She has additionally served on many national boards: the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
• Dr. Stephenson graduated from Boston University with a BS in physical therapy
• Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association
• Master’s and Doctorate from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
• Certified childbirth educator and certified lymphedema therapist
Rebecca has received many awards- World Confederation for Physical Therapy for service in May 2015, Section on Women’s Health APTA, Lucy Blair from the APTA in June 2013, Barbara Adams Fellow in the IHP post-Professional Physical Therapy, and the Elizabeth Nobel Award from the Section on Women’s Health.
Dr. Stephenson specializes in obstetrics pre and postpartum, pelvic floor disorders and trauma, incontinence, lymphedema, and orthopedic areas of practice. Her areas of research include high-risk pregnancy and treatment of the breast cancer patient. She is the primary author of Obstetrics and Gynecologic Care in Physical Therapy second edition and additionally has written many chapters, study modules, and videos on issues related to women’s health and orthopedics. She is an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Stephenson serves on the rehabilitation advisory board of the World Wide Fistula Fund and along with Terry Benedict founded the Global Women’s Health Initiative.
Susan C. Clinton
Dr. Clinton currently practices in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness. Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for Andrews University, the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University. Additionally, she is an international instructor and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy.
• Physical Therapy degree from Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
• Masters of Health Sciences at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
• Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan
• Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2014.
• Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics
• Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health
Susan specializes in treating patients with pelvic floor, urinary, bowel, reproductive, oncology, persistent pain, sports injuries, post-surgical diagnoses and persistent pain.
Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA, and is the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health. She is the winner of the Elizabeth Noble award, the Carls-Michel award and is the co-host of the Podcasts: Tough to Treat and The Genius Project. Susan is an inaugural board member of the Women’s Global Health Initiative.
Theresa Monaco Spitznagle
Dr. Spitznagle is a Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy, and Coordinator of the Residency in Diagnosis and Management of Impairments in Women’s Health at Washington University in St Louis.
• Masters in Health Science in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis
• Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy Washington University, St Louis
• Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy
Dr. Spitznagle lectures both nationally and internationally on topics of women’s health and physical therapy. In 2011, Tracy was the recipient of the Section on Women’s Health Elizabeth Noble award and received the APTA’s
She is the Past Chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) and the Women’s Health Specialty Council. Additionally, Tracy is on the board of the World Wide Fistula Fund having served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice Chair, For the WFF, Tracy also serves as the Chair of the Uganda Committee and the Chair of the Rehab Advisory Council. She is an inaugural member of the Global Women’s Health Initiative.
Erica Meloe is a physical therapist in private practice and co-owner of Velocity Physiotherapy in NYC. After a decade of solving financial puzzles on Wall Street for a global investment bank, Erica took her MBA and problem-solving skills into the clinic. She specializes in challenging patient cases and has been involved in telemedicine for several years now. Her mission is to raise awareness of the physical therapy profession to a level like no other!
• Bachelor in Physical Therapy
• Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
• Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Erica speaks nationally on her unique approach to the assessment and treatment of the complex patient, which evolved after trying to find a way to treat her own injuries. She has also taught advanced clinical reasoning skills both online as well as in the classroom.
Erica is co-host of the highly acclaimed podcast “Tough To Treat. A physiotherapist’s guide to managing those complex patients.” She is also one of the co-hosts for the Women In PT Summit, held annually in NYC.
Erica’s book “Why Do I Hurt? Discover the Surprising Connections That Cause Physical Pain and What To Do About Them” was released in October 2018.