Soon to be Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Caitlyn Rumsey

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rumseyNominated for Position: EPSIG – Director of Administration 
Bachelors in Biology Truman State University
Doctor in Physical Therapy Tennessee State University
Certifications: CAPP-Pelvic Certificate of Achievement
Current Practice: I work full time treating women, men, and occasionally children with pelvic floor
and orthopedic concerns.
Professional Awards and Contributions: 
I write a professional blog of information for people regarding women’s and
pelvic health information and volunteer writing blogs for the Global Women’s
Health Initiative.
Previous Involvement in SoWH: 
Member of the SOWH June 2016 to present
Volunteer on the New Member Task Force Committee with the SOWH
November 2017 to present
Previous Involvement in the APTA or State Chapter or other Sections: Member of the APTA and various state chapters since 2016
Personal Statement:
My personal vision is to impact those around me in a positively. My professional vision is to utilize movement functionally to promote healing. The pelvic floor and women’s health in general is often overlooked. However, the function of pelvic floor musculature is a keystone with symptoms plaguing society. The individuals treating these conditions is a small, but mighty group. I believe that in order to be an effective leader it is important to identify the strengths of members and utilize those strengths to make a stronger Section. We need more research, more exposure to other professions, and more education within our own DPT programs. This comes from current Section members. Additionally, we need to continue to look to the future and the potential for growth. This includes potential DPT students, current DPT students, and physical therapists currently practicing in other specialties. We have to ask ourselves what can we do to engage and inspire these potential pelvic and women’s health therapists? I see the room for so much growth in this specialty. I have experienced it in the past few years as a student transitioning into the profession. My vision for the Section would be a structure where students, incoming professionals, and established professionals could easily navigate and share their talents in order to further enhance the specialty to leave a lasting impact on the way we practice. 

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