Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her clinical studies included advanced training in orthopedics, women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapy.
Prior to graduating from Columbia University, Stephanie attended her first pelvic floor continuing education course and quickly found pelvic health to be her passion. She started her career as an orthopedic therapist at Premier Physical Therapy where she initiated the clinic’s pelvic floor rehabilitation program. Stephanie continues to expand her pelvic health knowledge and expertise through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and Barral Institute with over three hundred hours of continuing education in pelvic floor and visceral manual therapy. She stays sharp in her orthopedic skills logging over two hundred hours of continuing education through the Institute of Physical Arts and the daily integration into successful treatment for her patients.
Stephanie is a contributing radio show host of The Pelvic Messenger, an online talk-radio show dedicated to providing quality information on the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain conditions to both healthcare providers and patients. She is also the creator and lead educator of the Beyond Basics Pelvic Health 101 seminar series. The PH101 series occurs biannually and is a great tool for patients and practitioners to learn about the relationship between the pelvic floor muscles and pain-free bowel, bladder and sexual function. She is also the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at Beyond Basics PT and has been a guest lecturer at New York University’s Medical School, SUNY Downstate Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and is a speaker at the 2018 National Athletic Training Association Annual Symposium.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Pelvic Pain Society, National Vulvodynia Association, International Society for the Study of Women’s Health, National Athletic Trainers Association, and the Interstitial Cystitis Association.