Virtual Event

April 15, 2021 | SSIG Webinar | “Pathways to Pelvic Health”

To air on April 15, 2021 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US/Canada)

Are you a student interested in becoming a pelvic health physical therapist? Then join your SSIG directors for this virtual with Dr. Lori Mize to discuss the various pathways to pursue pelvic health physical therapy.

In this webinar, students and new grads will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Lori Mize about the many pathways to becoming a pelvic health physical therapist. Whether you plan to pursue a residency, enter the specialty as a new grad, or change pathways after a few years in practice, this event will discuss your options and how to be successful in the field. Come with your questions and ready for an open discussion!

Join us on April 15, 2021 from 8:00 pm- 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time! We look forward to seeing you then.

Recording: These sessions will be recorded and a recording will be provided to registrants within 1 week after the webinar airs. Please make sure to still register to receive your free recording.

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Lori Mize, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy

• Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health, July 2010, Recertified in 2020
• Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, 2004
• Bachelor of Health Science with an Emphasis in Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, 2001

Lora “Lori” Mize is a board certified specialist in women’s health physical therapy and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2004 from the University of Central Arkansas. She worked as a full-time clinician, devoted to women’s health and pelvic rehabilitation for 11 years and is now working primarily in academia as a Clinical Instructor of Physical Therapy in the University of Central Arkansas’s Department of Physical Therapy. Lori has multiple peer-reviewed international and national presentations in the area of pelvic health. She has been an instructor for the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Academy of Pelvic Health, teaching in the area of pelvic health for over a decade and has served on the Board of Directors as Vice-President and as the Director of Education. She serves on the Academy’s CAPP-Pelvic Committee where she authors and reviews course materials for the pelvic health series. In addition, she serves on the International Education Committee for the Academy and has been involved in education and pelvic health professional advocacy throughout the world as a presenter and instructor.

Lori’s primary teaching responsibility within the University of Central Arkansas’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum is in Professional Development, Patient Management & Documentation, Clinical Administration in Physical Therapy, Women’s/Pelvic Health, Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutic Exercise. She has administrated an annual service-learning trip to St. Lucia Special Education Schools and has created study abroad coursework on “The Art of Anatomical Dissection” to bridge the humanities and health sciences in DPT curricula.

In addition to a passion for clinical practice, Lori has 4 children and is married to her high school sweetheart, Joseph. Her hobbies include travelling and adventuring into new places, anything British monarchial history, hiking and other outdoor activities, cooking, and decorating (when she is not chasing her children).

Student Special Interest Group

Special Interest Group (SIG) is a sub-community within the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge or learning where members can connect, collaborate and help develop solutions within their particular topic area or produce new educational resources and networking opportunities. The Academy currently has 3 established SIGs. Each SIG consists of Board of Directors who each meet virtually year-round to facilitate discussions, problem-solve and develop new resources to members.

The SSIG provides a forum to connect physical therapy students from across the nation on issues and topics relevant to you as a student or an rising early-professional. Need advice on applying to a residency program or need tips on how to pay off your student loans? The SSIG is here to help guide you and direct you to helpful resources!