Lone Astrup Howell, PT, WCS, MTC, PRPC has been in clinical practice since 1988. She attended Skodsborg School of Physical Therapy, Skodsborg Denmark, and received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. After moving to the US in 1989, she became dual licensed as a physical therapist in the US and Europe. Driven by a committed interest in the treatment of orthopedic musculoskeletal disorders and spinal dysfunction, she completed the manual therapy courses offered by The Institute of Physical Arts (Steamboat Springs, Colorado), and obtained certification in manual therapy (MTC) in 2005 through the University of St. Augustine (the Stanley Paris treatment methodology). In 2014, certification in dry needling, for treatment of myofascial pain, was obtained through Mercer University, School of Physical Therapy. Lone earned her Specialty Certification in Women’s Health (WCS) through the APTA, ABSPT in 2015, and secured her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) from the Herman and Wallace Institute in 2015. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association - Section on Women's Health.
The attraction towards treatment of women was kindled, while treating obstetric patients during a clinical affiliation, and strongly supported by faculty and medial doctors. This experience generated an interest in the treatment of pelvic floor, bowel, bladder, and pelvic pain disorders. The treatment methodology she employs is broad-based with integration of biomechanical, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, visceral mobilization principles and neuromuscular reeducation. Therapy interventions are patient participation focused with appreciation of the individuals underlying bio-psychosocial position. Lone established the Pelvic Rehabilitation Program in two physical therapy owned private practices in Georgia and has lectured at Georgia State University, School of physical therapy in Pelvic Rehabilitation. She has also served as a clinical instructor for Emory University students, University of St. Augustine and Georgia State.
Lone enjoys healthful living, camping and hiking with her husband and son, loves classical music and plays the piano.