Rebecca G. Stephenson

Dr. Stephenson is a physical therapist and medical writer, currently board certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy at Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center in Newton, Massachusetts. She is the 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. Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for Andrews University, 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.

• 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
• 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, post-surgical diagnoses and persistent pain. 

Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA, and is the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health. She is the winner of the Elizabeth Noble award, the Carls-Michel award and is the co-host of the Podcasts: Tough to Treat and The Genius Project. Susan is an inaugural board member of the Women’s Global Health Initiative. 


Theresa Monaco Spitznagle

Dr. Spitznagle is a 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.

  • Bachelors of Science from 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, and received the APTA’s

She is the Past Chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist’s (ABPTS) and the Women’s Health Specialty Council. Additionally, Tracy is on the board for the World Wide Fistula Fund having served as the Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chair, For the WFF, Tracy also serves as the Chair of the Uganda Committee and the Chair of the Rehab Advisory Council. She is an inaugural member of the Global Women’s Health Initiative.


Terry Benedict

Founder/CEO, Shae Foundation

Terry's a veteran filmmaker. He produced the Academy award-winning film, “Hacksaw Ridge.” He currently has several international film projects in development.

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 sponsored message media films about Human Trafficking in Nepal and the plight of Native American children getting an education.

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.