Physical therapist Tracie MacLeod, with the SMH Physical Rehabilitation Department, is the first PT in Maine to receive certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner.

Physical therapist Tracie MacLeod, with the SMH Physical Rehabilitation Department, is the first PT in Maine to receive certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner. (Submitted image)

NORWAY — Stephens Memorial Hospital’s Physical Rehabilitation Department Manager, Lissa Merrill, PT, has announced that Tracie MacLeod, PT, DPT, PRPC, is the first physical therapist in the state of Maine to be certified as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) from the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

MacLeod’s certification provides her with the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately diagnose and treat pelvic dysfunctions for men and women throughout the life cycle, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, bowel dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse.

Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioners must pass a 150-question exam that covers multiple domains as they relate to pelvic rehabilitation, in addition to completing 2,000 hours of direct patient care in this field.

MacLeod has been a member of the SMH Physical Therapy Department for seven years. She is a member of Global Pelvic Health Alliance.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is committed to providing health care services and education to the communities it serves. It is part of the MaineHealth family, Maine’s largest integrated health system of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations, working together to make communities the healthiest in America. Visit Stephens Memorial Hospital online at www.wmhcc.org, or follow them at Facebook.com/StephensMemorialME.

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