Rebecca G. Stephenson

Dr. Stephenson is a physical therapist and medical writer, currently Coordinator of Women’s Health Physical Therapy and Co Director of the Residency Program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the immediate past President of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, (IOPTWH) a sub-group of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). She has additionally served on many national boards: for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

  • Dr. Stephenson graduated from Boston University with a BS in physical therapy
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Master’s and Doctorate from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
  • Certified childbirth educator and certified lymphadema therapist.

Rebecca has received many awards- World Confederation for Physical Therapy for service in May 2015, Section on Women’s Health APTA, Lucy Blair from the APTA in June 2013, Barbara Adams Fellow in the IHP post-Professional Physical Therapy and the Elizabeth Nobel Award from the Section on Women’s Health.

Dr. Stephenson specializes in obstetrics pre and post partum, pelvic floor disorders and trauma, incontinence, lymphadema and orthopedic areas of practice. Her areas of research include high-risk pregnancy and treatment of the breast cancer patient. She is the primary author on Obstetrics and Gynecologic Care in Physical Therapy second edition and additionally has written many chapters, study modules and videos on issues related to women’s health and orthopedics. She is adjunct clinical assistant professor for the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Stephenson serves on the rehabilitation advisory board of the World Wide Fistula Fund and along with Terry Benedict founded the Global Women’s Health Initiative.


Susan C. Clinton

Dr. Clinton 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.

• Physical Therapy degree from Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
• Masters of Health Sciences at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
• Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan
• NAIOMT fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy in 2013.
• Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2014.
• Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics
• Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health

Susan specializes in treating patients with pelvic floor, urinary, bowel, reproductive, oncology, persistent pain, sports injuries and post-surgical diagnoses. 

Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA Section on Women’s Health and 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. Susan is an inaugural board member of the Women’s Global Health Initiative. 


Theresa Monaco Spitznagle

Dr. Spitznagle is an Associate Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy, and Coordinator of the Residency in Diagnosis and Management of Impairments in Women’s Health at Washington University in St Louis.

  • Graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin
  • Masters in Health Science in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis
  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy Washington University, St Louis
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Dr. Spitznagle lectures both nationally and internationally on topics of women’s health physical therapy. In 2011, Tracy was the recipient of the Section on Women’s Health Elizabeth Noble award.

She is the Chair of the Section on Women’s Health on the Diagnosis Dialog Task Force Committee, Past Chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist’s (ABPTS) Women’s Health Council, Current Chair-Elect for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Additionally, Tracy is on the board for the World Wide Fistula Fund, and is that board’s representative to the Danja Fistula Center in Niger. She is the Chair of the World Wide Fistula Rehab Advisory Board and an inaugural member of the Global Women’s Health Initiative.


Terry Benedict

Founder/CEO, Shae Foundation

Terry's a veteran filmmaker who's currently a producer on the Mel Gibson movie, "Hacksaw Ridge." He's also sponsored message media films about Human Trafficking in Nepal and the plight of Native American children getting an education.

Terry grew up expecting to be an archaeologist discovering the Holy Grail. Instead he found himself in Hollywood supervising chase scenes in the “Terminator” and “Marked For Death.” After 15 years in the business, his life took an unexpected turn causing him to evaluate the art that he was producing. Impressed to create films that inspire and promote positive messages to the global community, he produced and directed the critically acclaimed and award winning documentary film, “The Conscientious Objector.” He is currently shooting two documentaries about poverty and social justice issues. He’s also a producer on the Mel Gibson film, “Hacksaw Ridge.”

An honors graduate of Pepperdine University, Terry is often found on the speaking circuit. His passion to inspire students to be accountable for the art and media they produce led him to form the Shae organization. He continues working as a filmmaker, mentor, and loves exploring the world with his family.