Position: Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy
Location: Room 213, 44160 Scholar Plaza, Leesburg VA 20176
Phone: (540) 545-7222
BS Physical Therapy, University of Illinois; MS, Northwestern University; PhD Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fields of Expertise:
- Women’s Health Physical Therapy
- Professional issues and ethics in PT
An American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists Certified Specialist in Women’s Health. I teach continuing education seminars in women’s health physical therapy on musculoskeletal management of obstetrics clients and on pelvic floor dysfunction. I am a past president and founder of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, a subgroup of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). I have held various leadership positions within the Section on Women’ Health of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including treasurer from 1983–1989, vice president 1995–1999, and education director 2005–2006. In 2000, I was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award; in 2006, the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Mentor of the Year Award, and APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award; and in 2011, WCPT’s International Service Award and in 2014, Northwestern University PT Program Alumnus of the Year. I am the author of numerous professional articles and textbook chapters. I am a media spokesperson for the APTA.
My role models are Amelia Earhart and Golda Meir; pioneering women who exemplified a spirit of grit and tenacity in the face of discrimination and in an era when strong women were under appreciated.
Married to William Boissonnault, Executive VP for Professional Affairs at the American Physical Therapy Association.
Mother of 3 grown children.
I enjoy cooking, reading, bicycle riding and travel.
I volunteer at a D.C. pro-bono clinic every few months.