Board Certified Women’s Health Specialist
Prior to specializing in women’s health physical therapy, Maureen practiced for many years in the outpatient orthopedic clinical environment. She began developing an interest in how she, as a physical therapist could help women with female specific conditions and initiated coursework through the women’s health section of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2014. These courses ignited a passion for learning more and Maureen was accepted to the highly competitive residency training program in women’s health physical therapy at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas in 2015. The residency is a year + long intensive mentorship program involving extensive education in women’s health topics and clinical practice spanning the breadth of female specific physical therapy diagnoses.
Upon completion of her residency, Maureen joined the team at the University of Texas/Dell Medical School Women’s Health Integrated Practice Unit where her clinical focus was treating female pelvic floor dysfunction. In the integrated practice unit, she had the unique opportunity to work alongside and learn from a multidisciplinary team of leaders in their fields of women’s health including OB-GYNs, urogynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, clinical psychiatrists, clinical social workers and dietitians. Maureen also had the opportunity to assist in teaching medical students and women’s health medical residents about pelvic floor physical therapy as they rotated through the practice unit and shadowed team clinicians.
Maureen has a steadfast belief in the importance of lifelong learning and continues to seek current information and peer collaboration, with the goal of providing the latest, evidence-based care to each of her patients. While her extensive training and treatment specialty areas include female pelvic floor dysfunction manifesting in urinary incontinence, bladder pain and overactivity, fecal incontinence, constipation, chronic pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse from a physical therapy perspective, Maureen believes in approaching her patients holistically, considering all potential systems contributing to their pelvic floor dysfunction, while encouraging a partnership-based plan for recovery and healing. She is grateful to have been led to this clinical path and deeply appreciates the continued learning and enrichment she receives from every individual she has the pleasure to work with, both colleagues and patients.