Physical Therapists, Dr. Sandy Hilton & Dr. Rhonda Kotarinos, will discuss their individual approaches to pelvic pain patient cases highlighting clinical pearls gained from their years of experience. Patients cases will be given ahead of time and they will be given the opportunity to discuss their clinical reasoning and treatment protocols.
Dr. Hilton graduated from Pacific University (Oregon) in 1988 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in December 2013. She has worked in multiple settings across the US with neurologic and orthopedic emphasis combining these with a focus in pelvic rehabilitation for pain and dysfunction since 1995. Sandy has taught Health Professionals and Community Education classes on returning to function following back and pelvic pain, assisted with Myofascial Release education, and co-teaches Advanced Level Male Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Treatment. Sandy’s clinical interest is chronic pain with a particular interest in complex pelvic pain disorders for men and women.
Dr. Rhonda Kotarinos received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1974. She began her professional career a hospital acute care setting and eventually become the director of a physical therapy department. In 1980, she went into private practice where she remains today. In 1989, Rhonda completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University with a specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She served the APTA as President of the Section on Women’s Health for 7 years. This experience heightened her interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, where she currently concentrates her clinical, educational and research responsibilities. Rhonda lectures and publishes internationally. Rhonda has also completed the Trigger Point Dry Needling course at Andrews University.
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