NAFC's PT ADVISORY BOARD
Meet the esteemed members of NAFC's PT ADVISORY BOARD.
Meet Our Advisory Board
NAFC would like to personally thank the members of our Advisory Board who have donated their time to put the BE STRONG and STAY STRONG Pelvic Floor Classes together. Without their help, and the help of the class instructors like you, this initiative would not have been possible. Thank You!
Lizanne Pastore PT, MA, COMT
STAY STRONG, 2016 Program Advisor
Lizanne Pastore PT, MA, COMT received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1987. She has worked primarily in San Francisco Bay Area, including 18 years running a successful private practice. As an orthopedic manual therapist, Lizanne sees people with myriad musculo-skeletal-neural issues, and since 2005 she has specialized in women’s health and the pelvic floor, treating both women and men using a broad integrative approach. She particularly enjoys working with the ante and post-partum mama and those with hard to treat pelvic pain. Additionally, Lizanne holds an M.A. in Somatic Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. The somatic approach encourages patients to explore a level of body awareness that is often missing in the Western medical model, and it grounds her philosophy of treating people as dynamic, multi-system beings, all with unique concerns and enormous potential to heal.
Dustienne Miller CYT, PT, MS, WCS
BE STRONG, 2015 Program Advisor; STAY STRONG, 2015 Program Advisor
Dustienne is a board-certified women's clinical health specialist recognized through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is also a yoga teacher, having earned her certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts.
Prior to establishing her clinical practice in downtown Boston, Flourish Physical Therapy, she danced professionally in New York City for several years, most notably with the National Tour of Fosse. With Physioarts, she worked backstage as a physical therapist at several Broadway shows.
Dustienne is passionate about the use of yoga in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. She integrates physical therapy and yoga in a holistic model of care, helping individuals navigate through pelvic pain and incontinence to reach a healthy, pain-free life. You can find her blog, meditation, and other resources atwww.yourpaceyoga.com.
Fatima Hakeem, PT
BE STRONG, 2015 Program Advisor
Fatima has specialized in women’s health for over 30 years. For the last 16 years she has been at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston where she has started and grown specialized services for women in their childbearing year and for women who have problems with the pelvic floor.
Fatima teaches both clinical and business/administrative seminars. Fatima is a contributing author to the text WOMEN’S HEALTH IN PHYSICAL THERAPY by Jean and Glen Irion, is featured in several other articles. She has also developed several patient education pieces and Clinical Practice Guidelines related to women’s health.
Fatima has served for several years on the Board of the Section on Women’s Health, American Physical Therapy Association and received the Elizabeth Noble award, the Section’s highest honor. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Continence (NAFC)
Fatima graduated from New York University’s Physical Therapy program in 1976. She is married with two grown kids and is now a first time grandma! She enjoys traveling and planning family get-togethers.
Victoria Yeisley, DPT
BE STRONG, 2015 Program Advisor
Victoria Yeisley, DPT, has been specializing in pelvic floor physical therapy since 2008. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Boston University and currently works with Northwestern Medical Group in Chicago, IL, where she is integrated as a part of the OB-GYN team. Victoria’s passion lies in empowering her patients to not only be educated about their pelvic floor, but to gain control over their symptoms. She feels extremely lucky to be able to practice her passion every day and hopes to be able to continue to promote pelvic floor muscle awareness for all!
Jane Frahm, BS, PT
BE STRONG, 2015 Program Advisor
Jane Frahm, BS, PT received her undergraduate and physical therapy training at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been employed at the Detroit Medical Center since 1984 and is currently Coordinator of Women’s Rehabilitation Services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. Her previous position was director of Rehabilitation Services at Hutzel Women’s Hospital. Driven by her active involvement and commitment to women's health rehabilitative issues, she initiated several programs at Hutzel (in collaboration with OB/GYN nurse specialists and physicians) to meet the needs of this and other special populations:
Educational / exercise programs for adult and teen healthy and high risk pregnant populations
Treatment interventions for pregnant and post-partum women
Assessment and treatment for patients (women and men) with incontinence and pelvic floor disorders
Co-investigator in several published clinical studies with urogynecologists D. Richardson, L. McIntosh, and V. Mallett. (mid '90s)
Her patient population includes women, men, and children. Diagnoses include urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, pelvic pain, and perinatal musculoskeletal dysfunction. She utilizes various modalities, including Surface EMG (SEMG)- biofeedback and electrical stimulation as adjuncts to assessments and treatment programs.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Section on Women's Health, of the APTA - charter member, and has held a variety of offices - Newsletter editor, National program chairman, and President.
National Association for Continence (NAFC)-Project advisory council and editorial board. She has participated in various NAFC task forces and seminars and has enjoyed a long association with this consumer advocacy group.
AUGS: American Urogynecology Society
International Continence society (ICS)
Jane has lectured nationally and internationally on various aspects of the physical therapist's role in the management of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction and continues to provide on site and web based education in women's health issues to PT students at 4 local universities in Michigan. She also speaks in local communities to both men's and women's groups. She continues to attend professional education courses to learn evidence based treatment options and techniques for the complex problems of her patient population
She has contributed to the professional literature with articles and chapters, including two chapters for a text on the Pelvic Floor that was published in German and English.