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Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
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Theresa M. Spitznagle, PT, DPT, WCS
Contact Information
Theresa Spitznagle, PT, DPT, WCS
Coordinator, Women's Health Residency
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Office: (314) 286-1429
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B.S., Marquette University, 1986
M.H.S., Washington University in St. Louis, 1994
D.P.T., Washington University in St. Louis-School of Medicine, 2006
Women’s Health Physical Therapy Board Certified Specialist 2009 - Present

Clinical Interests
Pelvic pain and incontinence disorders, preganancy-related pain conditions
Research Interests
Pelvic floor muscle pain and incontinence disorders
Teaching Responsibilities
Course coordinator: Essential Clinical Skills II, Diagnosis and Evidence Analysis III
Lecturer and Lab assistant for DMMC II, DMMC III, Kinesiology II
Unit Coordinator for Arthritis and Sex-Based Physical Therapy in General Medical Conditions
Group Leader in Case Integration II
Case Integration III Advisor

Professional Activities
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Member of the APTA Section on Women's Health
Board Member of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS)

Other Professional Activities:
Board Member World Wide Fistula Fund, 2014 - Present
Chair of the WWFF Physical Therapy Advisory Council, 2013 - Present
Reviewer for Journal of Sports Rehabilitation , 2012 - Present
Reviewer for Physiotherapy, 2011 - Present
Reviewer for Manual Therapy, 2011 - Present
Reviewer for Spine, 2010 - Present
Reviewer for PMR, 2009 - Present

Honors and Awards
Elizabeth Noble Award Recipient, American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women's Health, 2011

Research Award Recipient for Poster Presentation, “A Musculoskeletal Approach to Dyspareunia: Case Study”, American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women's Health, 2000