STACEY HENDRICKS, PT, DPT, WCS
Board Certified Women's Health Specialist in Pregnancy, Postpartum, Female Pelvic Health
Stacey Hendricks, founder of Elevate Physical Therapy, is a doctor of physical therapy and the only board-certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist within a 90 mile radius of Cincinnati. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Hendricks has 12 years of experience specializing in women’s health and pelvic health in adults and adolescents. She treats conditions including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and bowel and bladder dysfunction. As a specialist in women’s health, she provides comprehensive physical therapy care for women throughout the lifespan from first menstruation through post-menopause. She has earned Certificates of Achievement in Obstetrics and Postpartum Physical Therapy and provides specialized care for pregnancy and postpartum-related back pain and orthopedic injuries, abdominal muscle separation (diastasis recti), and postpartum pelvic floor dysfunctions. Dr. Hendricks has additional specialty training in manual therapies of Gynecological Visceral Manipulation, the Maitland Approach, and Trigger Point Dry Needling.
Dr. Hendricks serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium and is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women’s Health and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. She serves her professional community as a lecturer to doctoral students at Mount St. Joseph University, through teaching at national courses for licensed physical therapists through the APTA Section on Women’s Health, and by educating local medical providers, fitness professionals, and community members.
RICCI HOOVER, PT, DPT, CLT
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Women's Health and Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
Ricci Hoover is a doctor of physical therapy, certified lymphedema therapist, and pelvic health physical therapist and is passionate about empowering women through education and evidence-based care. Dr. Hoover is currently completing postdoctoral training in women’s health and pelvic health under the mentorship of Dr. Stacey Hendricks and through the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health. She has Certificates of Achievement in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and Foundations in Obstetric Physical Therapy. Dr. Hoover treats women and men with lymphedema and women before, during, and after pregnancy for pelvic floor dysfunctions including urine and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, back pain, hip pain or diastasis recti.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Anderson University, where she played collegiate basketball. She earned a Master’s and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Hoover is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and plans to become a board-certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist. Dr. Hoover also plans to expand her lymphedema expertise by taking the LANA test in order to become nationally recognized for her services.
KATIE COLEMAN, PT, DPT, CSCS
Women's Health and Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
Katie Coleman is a doctor of physical therapy and has been practicing women’s and pelvic health physical therapy since 2011. She is CAPP-Pelvic and CAPP-OB certified through the APTA. She is also dry needling certified and a pilates reformer instructor. For the last 15 years, Katie has been practicing as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Katie graduated from Capital University with a degree in Exercise Science in 2005 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University in 2008. Katie enjoys helping women through all of life's stages but especially enjoys working with women who are pregnant or postpartum. Dr. Coleman works with a variety of pelvic health conditions including pelvic pain, incontinence, and pregnancy/postpartum care. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium. As a mother of two young children, Dr. Coleman believes that women must take care of themselves in order to be able to care for others.
RENE THOMAS, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Physical Therapist
René Thomas is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She earned a Bachelor of Health Science from Purdue University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Thomas specializes in treating lymphedema of upper extremities, lower extremities, head and neck, breast, abdomen, and genitalia. As a certified lymphedema therapist, she provides Complete Decongestive Therapy which has been shown to markedly decrease swelling. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Thomas will prescribe an individualized treatment plan consisting of manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, meticulous skin care, and gentle exercise to improve lymphatic drainage.
Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is Lymphology Association of North America certified as well, which is an additional certification for lymphedema requiring hands-on experience and testing. Dr. Thomas also enjoys teaching physical therapy students about lymphedema management, and members of the community about lymphedema management.