Theresa Spitznagle, PT, DPT, MHS, Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist

Theresa “Tracy” Monaco Spitznagle, PT, DPT, MHS
Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist

Tracy is currently a Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy and Coordinator of the Post-doctoral Physical Therapy Residency in Women’s Health at Washington University in St. Louis. A graduate of Marquette University, Dr. Spitznagle next earned her Master’s Degree in Health Science and her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).

In the inaugural class of board certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialists (Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist), she was recipient of the Academy’s Elizabeth Noble Award in 2011. She was also awarded the APTA Humanitarian award in 2018 and the Marquette University Alumni of the Year Award in 2019.For the entry level doctoral program at WUSTL, Dr. Spitznagle teaches gender related health issues such as pregnancy, urinary incontinence, musculoskeletal pelvic pain, and osteoporosis. Her clinical practice also focuses on gender-related health, and she conducts research related to conditions associated with pelvic floor muscle impairments.

Affiliations: Past Chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, Member of American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, Chair of the Diagnosis Dialog Task Force Committee, Past Education Director of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.

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