Lindsay Durand, PT | Candidate for EPSIG Director (2022-2024)

Based in Florissant, MO. Graduating in May 2021.

My vision for the Academy of Pelvic Health EPSIG is to create a network that promotes increased access and resources for early professionals to pursue a career in pelvic health. I currently serve as director of the SSIG and the director of communications for APTA Student Assembly, and in these positions, I have been lucky enough to experience first-hand the power of providing individuals an opportunity. My vision is to create a network of passionate and like-minded individuals and provide them with the adequate resources and opportunities to become successful pelvic health PTs/PTAs. When we foster this community, we foster growth in the profession and we encourage individuals to take part in that change.

I believe that there is so much room for growth and expansion within the EPSIG to encourage new professionals with an interest in pelvic health to pursue this field post-graduation. As an EPSIG director, I would work to increase collaboration among students and early professionals, create a professional mentoring network within the Academy of Pelvic Health, and increase new graduate’s access to courses and training necessary to become a pelvic health clinician. I believe in eliminating barriers that prevent pelvic health from being a diverse field and working together to expand the resources and opportunities available to early professionals.

Education

  • B.S. in Exercise Science Creighton University 2017;
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy Washington University in St. Louis 2021

Certifications

  • NASM-CPT 2017 (National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer)

Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis, Program in Physical Therapy 2018;
  • Sahrman Research Assistantship, Washington University in St. Louis, Program in Physical Therapy 2018;
  • Steven J. Rose Diversity Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis, Program in Physical Therapy 2018;
  • Joye Siroky Baumann Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis, Program in Physical Therapy 2019;
  • Washington University Physical Therapy at Federal Advocacy Forum Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis, Physical Therapy 2020;

Current Practice

  • I am graduating in May 2021. Beginning in June 2021, I will begin clinical practice in outpatient pelvic health and orthopedics treating athletes with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Industry Involvement & Accomplishments

  • Poster Presentation CSM 2019, Section on Women’s Health
  • Poster Presentation CSM 2021, Academy of Orthopedics
  • Poster Presentation APTA-MO Spring Conference 2021
  • Serving on the digital media committee for the Journal of Women’s Health PT (JWHPT); we are increased journal subscribers by nearly 6,000 in the last year, started free webinars for professionals on journal topics.
    Served as SSIG Director for the Academy of Pelvic Health; we created social media accounts for the SSIG (800+ followers) to build our network, created the first women’s health residency fair, started monthly SSIG webinars and events, increased student membership 30%+
  • APTA Student Assembly Director of Communications, 2020-21.
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