Dedicated to Improving Pelvic and Abdominal Health Globally

Morgan Horne

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Morgan HorneNominated for Position: SSIG – Secretary
 
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science and minor in Psychology from Liberty University 2017 Currently enrolled in the DPT program at the University of Lynchburg-graduation date May 2020
Certifications: ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist- 2016
 
Current Practice: 
– Current DPT student at the University of Lynchburg;
– Relations Chair in the University of Lynchburg Community Health Center (probono PT clinic through university); Nominations Chair for the AAOMPT ASL club at University of Lynchburg; graduate assistant under professor with WCS- – I help with logistics of the University of Lynchburg Pelvic Health Clinic (pro bono PT for pelvic health through university)
 
Professional Awards and Contributions: DPT student of the month September 2017
 
Previous Involvement in SoWH: Student member of SoWH 2017-current
 
Previous Involvement in the APTA or State Chapter or other Sections: 
APTA member 2016-current
SoWH student section member 2017-2018
VPTA member 2017-2018
 
Personal Statement:
As a DPT student, I have become very interested in women’s health/pelvic health PT through various learning experiences and a graduate assistantship with a professor who is a board certified specialist in women’s health. Through this experience, I have learned just how much work there is to do to educate the public and even our colleagues in the area of pelvic health/women’s health. I see this as a significant advocacy opportunity for me locally, nationally, and globally. In 2019, I am doing my clinical internship in women’s health PT under a clinical instructor with her WCS and plan to take the SoWH Level 1 and Level 2 Pelvic Health courses. I plan to use my past and future opportunities to grow as a SPT in order to further my knowledge in this area and advocate for the profession and for women’s health. Our student colleagues need more opportunities to learn about the amazing field of women’s/pelvic health! In addition to my passion to advocate and spread the word for our profession, I am very organized, punctual, and manage my time well. In my graduate assistantship, I help with logistics of the pro bono women’s health clinic at my university and work directly under my professor who treats women and men who are underinsured that are in need of skilled PT services for different pelvic health impairments. All of these attributes combined with my current and past leadership experiences make me a great candidate for the SSIG secretary position for the SoWH! I believe the Section on Women’s Health is a dynamic organization, growing and changing…not just in the name! This organization is becoming more well known nationally and internationally and I hope to help further this process in order for people receive the care that they need and deserve  

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