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Karen Weeks, PT, MPT, WCS, CLT
Karen Weeks graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1997 with a B.S. in Biology – Pre-Med and completed her graduate work in Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in 2000. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of outpatient settings from orthopedic sports medicine to spinal rehabilitation and has focused solely in pelvic health rehab since 2004.
Karen has worked at West Suburban’s Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, Urological Specialists, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Florendo Physical Therapy. She was one of the first clinicians to receive her ABPTS board certification as a Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy in 2009. She holds CAPP (Certificate in Pelvic Physical Therapy) Certification from the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health (formerly the Section on Women’s Health) and she is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Karen currently practices at the Women’s Integrated Pelvic Health Program at Northwestern Medicine, as an inter-disciplinary team member with Urogynecologists, Urologists and Colo-Rectal Surgeons. She also plays an integral role in the PEAPOD (Peripartum Evaluation and Assessment of the Pelvic Floor around Delivery), a specialty clinic devoted to the recovery of postpartum women, predominately those who have sustained third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations during delivery. She also is a lecturer for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.
Karen has special interest in vulvar pain, genitourinary symptoms of menopause and cancer-related treatment, and postpartum rehabilitation. Karen has presented nationally and locally on Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. She is an active member of the Academy of Pelvic Health, currently serving as the Chair of the Membership Committee, having past served as the Midwest Regional Representative and Illinois State Representative for the Section on Women’s Heath. She maintains active membership in the American Physical Therapy Association, Illinois Physical Therapy Association American Urogynecologic Society, the National Vulvodynia Association, International Pelvic Pain Society and the Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium.
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