2020 Elections Candidate

EPSIG Director (2021-2022)
Positions Available: 2

Claire Hamnett, PT, DPT

Dallas, Texas

Personal Statement

I am fortunate to have found my passion early in my career. With encouragement and empowerment from the EPSIG, I believe more physical therapy students and early professionals would explore their interest in pelvic health, and maybe find their passion too. Through serving on the board of directors for the SSIG, I have had the privilege of sharing my enthusiasm for the field with students both on and off of the board of directors.

Each time I make contact with the student membership, I am re-energized to continue to spread knowledge of this field with anyone that will listen. I hope to be able to continue this work as a member of the EPSIG board of directors. Students and early professionals are the future of this ever-changing field and greater engagement is tantamount to our success as an Academy. As an EPSIG director, I intend to continue to build upon our accomplishments from the SSIG board and foster a welcoming environment with the resources for early professionals to discover how pelvic health can play a role in their careers.”

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016
  • DPT Program in Physical Therapy at Columbia University, 2019
  • Baylor, Scott, & White Women’s Health Residency, 2019-2020

Certifications

  •  Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)

Industry Involvement & Accomplishments

  • I am currently finishing my residency year in Women’s Health in Dallas, where I plan to stay and continue to learn and grow from my mentors in this amazing environment!
  • I presented a poster with Dr. Cynthia Chiarello, PT, PhD titled “Can Trunk Exercises Improve
    Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnant Women?” at Cornell’s annual rehabilitation research day 2018, and at CSM
    2019.
  • I served as the Assistant Director of Programming for the Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) – February 2017-2019 during which time I worked with the Director of Programming and the SSIG Board to plan events for student involvement at national conferences each year. I assisted in planning the SSIG’s CSM education session on Women’s Health Residencies (2018), and am currently working on the SSIG’s CSM education sessions.
  • I served as President on the Academy Student Specialist Interest Group Board, 2019 – 2020
  • I volunteered at the Women’s Health Booth at a variety of conferences
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