Genné DeHenau-McDonald, PT has been a physical therapist since 1989. Startingat University of Michigan Medical Center, she created a post-mastectomy program and then developed four comprehensive women’s health programs in Colorado and Gainesville, Florida - where she currently resides. The programs included treatment of the obstetric patient, pelvic floor dysfunctions, male and female urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain and dyspareunia, as well as post- breast, ovarian and prostate cancer rehabilitation. She spent two years as clinical faculty at the University of Florida spearheading Cancer Rehabilitation Services at Shand’s Davis Cancer Center. An APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, she was an appointed member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts in Women’s Health.
Genné has presented professionally at a number of national forums on a wide range of topics. Publications include the APTA brochure on Urinary Incontinence, Assessing Musculoskeletal Pain During Pregnancy in Primary Care Update for OB/GYNS, the Gynecological Manual for Women’s Health Section of APTA, Piriformis Syndromein the OB Patient for APTA OB/GYN Journal and Rehabilitation After Breast Cancer Surgery for Nautilus Magazine.
She is founder and director of Team Survivor North Florida, a non-profit organization offering exercise opportunities to female cancer survivors and was a consultant to the Mammatech Corporation on a grant to perform better clinical breast examsfor women with disabilities. She was a Team Leader and Regional Advocate for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and an expert panel member of the LAF/YMCA Survivorship Collaborative. Now an 11-year breast cancer survivor, she is ACS North Central Florida’s Reach To Recovery Trainer and was awarded the state’s Terese Lasser Award.Her most cherished awards are the Yoplait Champion Award for Commitment to the Breast Cancer Fight, and Lifetime Television’s Hero Award for Breast Cancer Advocacy.