Founders and Faculty > Kathe Wallace PT, BCB-PMD
Kathe Wallace PT, BCB-PMD, is an internationally recognized clinician, author and innovative teacher in the field of pelvic floor rehabilitation. A physical therapist since 1976, Kathe has focused on the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction since 1988. She received the Washington state physical therapy association (PTWA) Clinical Excellence Award in 2006. She currently has a clinical practice in Seattle, Washington as well as serving as a Clinical Instructor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, at the University of Washington.
Kathe has authored chapters in Clinics in Sport Medicine, and published research on a vulvodynia functional outcome tool (known as the VQ) in the APTA Section on Women’s Health (SOWH) journal. Her most recent publication is Reviving Your Sex Life after Childbirth, written for postpartum women and the clinicians who care for them.
Kathe has developed educational materials for practitioners through Progressive Therapeutics and was a co-investigator for the development of a validated functional tool for vulvodynia.In 1990, as a pioneering practitioner with a mission to teach and train physical therapists about pelvic floor dysfunction, Kathe helped the SOWH establish their pelvic floor continuing education series and taught the courses with Holly Herman through 2005. In 2000, she developed a course for therapists seeking more information regarding external treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFPG). In 2006, as a founder of Herman and Wallace Inc., she co-developed and refined the series of pelvic floor continuing education Pelvic Floor 1, 2A and 2B with Holly Herman. Since 2016, Kathe has continued to teach and develop courses independently from Herman and Wallace, Inc. through her own company, Pelvic Resources, Kathe Wallace Physical Therapy.