Meet The Pelvic Guru Faculty
Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS
- Clinical practice in women’s health and orthopedics since 2000 (outpatient hospital and private practice). Owner and Clinical Director of Sher Pelvic Health and Healing, LLC.
- Faculty for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Health Rehabilitation Institute for four years, teaching PF1 nationally.
- International instructor and creator of Pudendal Neuralgia and Pelvic Pain Course
- Speaker on wide range of women’s health and men’s health topics
- Successfully started two large hospital-based women’s health programs and a cashe-based private practice
- Founder of Pelvic Guru blog and social media resource
- Sees complex patients from local area and from around the world who seek out her expertise, critical thinking and hands-on skills
Susan C. Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT received her Physical Therapy degree from Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and a Masters of Health Sciences at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and graduated with her NAIOMT fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy in 2013. She was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2014 and serves as a clinical faculty and specialty course faculty for NAIOMT. As a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Manual Therapy, Orthopedics and Women’s Health, she has been actively treating patients with pelvic floor, urinary, bowel, reproductive, oncology, persistent pain, sports injuries and post-surgical diagnoses. She currently practices in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, LLC. Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University. Additionally, she is an international instructor and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy and a certified Total Control® Instructor. Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA Section on Women’s Health and Orthopedic Section. Susan is active with the American Physical Therapy Association, serving in governance as a local delegate and alternate delegate, and as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health. She is the past secretary on the Section on Women’s Health Board of Directors and the former President of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She has served as an item writer and case reviewer for the WCS board certification examination and is a member of the credentialing committee with ABPTRFE. Susan is proud to serve as an inaugural board member of the Women’s Global Health Imitative (GWHI) and she concurrently serves on the board for the Association of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS). Susan has received awards for outstanding research in pelvic girdle by AAOMPT and Outstanding Clinical Educator by Chatham University. She is the 2016 winner of the Elizabeth Noble Award from the Section on Women’s Health.
Heather Edwards, PT is the founder of Vino & Vulvas, a monthly event series about sexual health that is inclusive of all genders, orientations, ages, and abilities. As a local trans ally, leads a research team for a transgender pelvic health survey. She has practiced as a pelvic PT in North Carolina since 2003 at Haywood Regional Medical Center. She also has her own private practice, Resilient Pelvic Healing. She is currently in school at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work to get her certificate in Sexuality Counseling and Sexuality Education.
Dr. Heather S. Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD has been a physical therapist since 1994. She holds certifications in pelvic rehabilitation and pelvic muscle biofeedback. She is passionate about making pelvic floor rehabilitation available to every patient in need, whatever the clinical setting.
She graduated from the University of Miami with her MS in Physical Therapy and she completed her doctorate in PT at the University of St. Augustine. She is the author of VHI’s Exercise Kit for Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders and was a subject matter expert and question writer for the Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification examination. She has been a pelvic floor rehab educator since 2011 and is the author of multiple pelvic floor continuing education courses to include Geriatric Pelvic Floor Rehab, The Functional Pelvic Floor, and External Pelvic Floor Rehab for the Homecare Team.
She is the social media facilitator of “Team Pelvic Floor”, which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor dysfunctions. She provides consulting and mentoring for clinics and practitioners who wish to expand their pelvic floor rehab programming. She lives in Central Florida with her husband and continues to treat patients with pelvic floor and pelvic girdle dysfunctions in clinical practice at Sher Pelvic Health and Healing. She can be contacted by email at PelvicPT@gmail.com.