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Dr Rhonda Kay Kotarinos
Kotarinos Physical Therapy, Ltd.

ICS 2009

Podium Poster Session 29 Painful Bladder Syndrome / IC 264 Physical findings in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS)

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Rhonda Kotarinos

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Profession:Physiotherapist
Qualifications:Professor
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS (ACOG) Educational Affiliate, 1995 - Present

AMERICAN UROGYNECOLOGIC SOCIETY (AUGS) Member, 1992 – Present Membership Committee Member, 2005 - 2009

INTERNATIONAL CONTINENCE SOCIETY (ICS) Member, 2009 - Present

INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY ASSOCIATION (IUGA) Member, 2009 - Present

INTERNATIONAL PELVIC PAIN SOCIETY (IPPS) Board of Directors, 1997 - 2002 Member, 1997 - Present

AMERICAN PAIN SOCIETY (APS) Member, 1997 - Present

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN (IASP) Member, 1997 - Present

INTERNATIONAL MYOPAIN SOCIETY Member, 2003 - Present

AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (APTA) Member, 1972 – 1996, 2005 - 2011 Section on Women's Health Board of Directors, 1983 - 1994 President, 1983 - 1990 Member, 1978 - 1996 Section on Orthopedics Member, 1985 - 1992 Private Practice Section Member, 1988 - 1994

RESEARCH GRANTS:

National Institutes of Health, 2010 Narional Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Urological Pelvic Pain Collaborative Research Network Interstitial Cystitis Collaborative Research Network Lead Physical Therapist “A Single-Blinded Randomized Multi-Center Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Durability of Myofascial Tissue Manipulation in Women with Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome”

National Institutes of Health, 2007 Narional Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Urological Pelvic Pain Collaborative Research Network Interstitial Cystitis Collaborative Research Network Lead Physical Therapist “A Pilot Feasibility Study of Physical Therapy for the Treatment of Urologic Pelvic Pain Syndromes”

Fishbein Foundation, 2002 Principal Investigator Co-investigator: Mary Pat FitzGerald, MD, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL “Treatment of Pelvic Myofascial Abnormalities: Effects on Painful Bladder Symptoms and on Urinary HB-EGF Levels.”

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:

2009, International Continence Society, Annual Meeting “Physical finding in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS)”

2008, International Association for the Study of Pain, Pain of Urogenital Origin, Bi-Annual Meeting “Randomized Multicenter Pilot Trial Shows Benefit of Manual Physical Therapies in Treatment of Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain”

2002, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Annual Meeting “Vulvovaginal Dysesthesia Syndromes: Characteristic Vaginal Pressure Profiles and Response to Manual Therapies”

2002, International Pelvic Pain Society, Annual Meeting “Patterns of Myofascial Abnormality Among Women with Urinary Urgency/Frequency and Pain”

1995, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Bethesda, Maryland Interstitial Cystitis Symposium “Until the Answer is Found: An Underutilized Treatment Option”

PUBLICATIONS:

ENCYCLOPEDIC REFERENCE OF PAIN Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2013, Second Edition Robert F. Schmide and William D. Willis, (eds.) “Chronic Pelvic Pain: Physical Therapy Approaches and Myofascial Abnormalities”

CURRENT PAIN HEADACHE REPORTS Springer Science, 2012 Rhonda Kotarinos “Myofascial Pelvic Pain”

ORTHOPEDIC REHABILIATION CLINICAL ADVISOR Elsevier, 2010 Derrick Sueki, DPT, GCPT, OCS (ed.) Daniel J. Kirages, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS, Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Elizabeth Rummer, MSPT “Pelvic Pain”

PRIMAL PICTURES, LTD 2009 Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS and Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT “Pelvic Floor Disorders” DVD-ROM British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2010, “Highly Commended”

UPTODATE Wolters Kluwer, 2009 - Present “Pelvic floor physical therapy for management of myofascial pelvic pain syndromes”

THE JOURNAL OF UROLOGY August, 2009 FitzGerald MP, Anderson RU, Potts J, Payne CK, Peters KM, Clemens JQ, Kotarinos R, Fraser L, Cosby A, Fortman C, Neville C, Badillo S, Odabachian L, Sanfield A, O'Dougherty B, Halle-Podell R, Cen L, Chuai S, Landis JR, Mickelberg K, Barrell T, Kusek JW, Nyberg LM “Randomized multicenter feasibility trial of myofascial physical therapy for the treatment of urological chronic pelvic pain syndroms:

GENITOURINARY PAIN AND INFLAMMATION: DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT Humana Press, 2008 Jeannette M. Potts, MD (ed.) “CP/CPPS Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Evaluation and Treatment”

NATIONAL VULVODYNIA ASSOCIATION Fall, 2008 Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Elizabeth Rummer,MSPT and Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS “Treating Vulvodynia with Manual Physical Therapy”

INTERNATIONAL CONTINENCE SOCIETY Annual Meeting, Abstracts, 2005 Kendra Ervan, PT, G Arcilla, PT, Carole Fortman, PT, Heather Dillavou, PT, Elizabeth Kotarinos, DPT, Mary Pat FitzGerald, MD, and Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS “Physical Therapy Can Reduce Symptoms of Painful Bladder Syndrome”

ENCYCLOPEDIC REFERENCE OF PAIN Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006 Robert F. Schmide and William D. Willis, (eds.) “Chronic Pelvic Pain: Physical Therapy Approaches and Myofascial Abnormalities”

CLINICAL MASTERY IN THE TREATMENT OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2005 Lucy Whyte, DC, Robert Gerwin, MD and Roberta Shapiro, DO (eds.) “Chronic Pelvic Pain of Myofascial Origin”

INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL November, 2003 Mary Pat FitzGerald, MD and Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS “Rehabilitation of the short pelvic floor. I: Background and patient evaluation” “Rehabilitation of the short pelvic floor. II: Treatment of the patient with the short pelvic floor”

REHAB MANAGEMENT November, 2003 “Strength in practice”

CURRENT WOMEN’S HEALTH REPORT August, 2003 “Pelvic floor physical therapy in urogynecologic disorders”

THE GYNECOLOGICAL MANUAL American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health Elaine Wilder, M.A., P.T. (ed.) Hollis Herman, MS, PT, OCS, Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS, and Kathe Wallace, PT “Physician and Physical Therapy Evaluation for Incontinence”

THE FEMALE PELVIC FLOOR: DISORDERS OF FUNCTION AND SUPPORT F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA., 1995. Linda T. Brubaker, MD and Theodore J. Saclarides, MD (eds.) Linda T. Brubaker, MD and Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS “The Role of Physical Therapy” Dee E. Fenner, MD and Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS “Physical Therapy Evaluation of the Pelvic Floor”

AMERICAN UROGYNECOLOGY SOCIETY QUARTERLY REPORT April, 1993 Linda T. Brubaker, MD and Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS “Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, The Role of Muscle Training”

OPTIMUM, NEWSLETTER OF MEDICUS Winter, 1993 “The Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in the Female”

JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE September, 1993 Linda T. Brubaker, MD and Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS “Kegel or Cut? Variations on His Theme”

PHYSICAL THERAPY TODAY Reviewer, 1991 Obstetrics and Gynecology Topics Spring, 1991 “Physical Therapy - The Next Generation” Winter, 1989 “Expand Your Practice to the Female Market”

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRIC & GYNECOLOGIC PHYSICAL THERAPY December, 1994 “Interstitial Cystitis” March, 1991 “Diastasis Recti: Clinical Assessment vs. Surgical Observation” December, 1990 “Diastasis Recti” June, 1988 “Pelvic Articulations During Parturition Part Two: Mechanism of Labor” March, 1988 “Pelvic Articulations During Parturition, Part One: The Obstetric Pelvis”

PHYSICAL THERAPY IN HEALTH CARE Editorial Board, 1984 - 1989

OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 1988 Jill Boissonnault PT and Rhonda Kotarinos, PT, MS “Special Considerations in Muscular Dysfunction - Diastasis Recti”

PHYSICAL THERAPY Reviewer, 1984 – 1988 Obstetrics and Gynecology Topics

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

2014, Universtiy of South Florida Obstetric/Gynecology Grand Rounds Tampa, Florida “Physical Therapy Management of LUTS”

2013, Amercain Urologcial Association, Annual Meeting San Diego, California “Physical Therapy in Real Life: Evaluation and Diagnostic Clues”

2011, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital London, United Kingdom “Physical Therapy Workshop for Chronic Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pain”

2010, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital London, United Kingdom “Physical Therapy Workshop for Chronic Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pain”

2009, University of South Florida College of Medicine Sarasota, Florida “Physical Therapy Management of Female Pelvic Floor dysfunction”

2008, Rambam Mecical Center Haifa, Isreal First Annual American- Israeli Conference on Advanced Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain and Overactive Bladder Syndromes “Alternative Management Optionsfor Pelvic Floor Dysfunction”

2006, University Hospital Health Systems, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds “Alternative Physical Therapy Management of Voiding Dysfunction”

2006, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles, California Department of Urology Grand Rounds “Alternative Physical Therapy Management of Voiding Dysfunction”

2006, Cura Physical Therapies Edmonton, Alberta, Canada “The Shortened Pelvic Floor: A Practical Approach for Treating Challenging Incontinence and Pelvic Conditions in Women and Men”

2004, International Pelvic Pain Society, Annual Meeting Oak Brook, Illinois Post Graduate Course Anatomical Basis to Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction “Musculoskeletal Components of the Abdomen & Pelvis and their Function” “Connective Tissue: Therapeutic Considerations in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction” “Kegels: Over-utilized & Contraindicated”

2004, American Urological Association, Annual Meeting Society for Urodynamics & Female Urology San Francisco, California “Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and Pelvic Pain”

2003, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopitst, 32nd Annual Meeting A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain Las Vegas, Nevada “Physical Therapy Consideration During the Gynecologic Examination” “Physical Therapy Management of a Gynecologic Referral”

2003, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Research Insights into Interstitial Cystitis: A Basic and Clinical Science Symposium Alexandria, Virginia “Physical Therapy Perspectives on Pelvic Pain”

2002, International Pelvic Pain Society, Annual Meeting San Diego, California “An Evidenced Based Physical Therapy” “Patterns of Pain”

2002, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Bethesda, Maryland “Chronic Pelvic Pain: Pathogenic Mechanisms, Treatment Innovations and Research Innovations: Musculoskeletal Disorders and Chronic Pelvic Pain”

2000, The Royal Society of Medicine London, England Endometriosis Association and International Pelvic Pain Society “Physical Therapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain”

2000, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, Biennial Meeting “Biofeedback and Physical Therapy for Vulvar Pain Syndromes”

1999, The American Urogynecologic Society, Annual Meeting “Physical Therapy Treatment of Irritative Bladder Symptoms”

1998, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Denver, Colorado “Physical Therapy Techniques in Evaluation of Pelvic Pain”

1997, Stanford University, Department of Urology Stanford, California “Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain Syndromes”

1997, University of Calgary, Calgary Regional Health Authority Calgary, Alberta, Canada “Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain Syndromes”

1997, International Pelvic Pain Society, Annual Meeting “Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain Syndromes”

1996, American Urogynecologic Society, Annual Meeting “Clinical Management of Myofascial Trigger Points Associated with Pelvic Pain: A Tool for Precise Internal Injections”

1996, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting “Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Electrical Stimulation as a Tool”

1995, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Scientific Workshop on Interstitial Cystitis / Interstitial Cystitis Association National Meeting San Diego, California “Interstitial Cystitis and Physical Therapy”

1995, University of Louisville, School of Medicine Louisville, Kentucky “Non-Surgical Alternatives to Chronic Pain”1995, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Twentieth Annual March of Dimes Perinatal Nursing Conference “Does Delivery Cause Incontinence?” “Post Partum Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor”

1995, Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Institute First International West Coast Symposium, La Jolla, California “Pelvic Myofascial Pain in Gynecological Patients: Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain” “Documenting Outcome/Obtaining Reimbursement” “Interesting Experiences Running a Myofascial Pain Practice”

1995, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting “Vulvo-What?...Chronic Pelvic Pain” “Treatment Strategies for Chronic Pelvic Pain and Vulvodynia”

1994, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Section of Urogynecology Chicago, Illinois “The Role of Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders”

1994, American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Convention “Physical Therapy for Pelvic Disorders”

1993, The Bertice Berry Show, the FOX Television Network National Syndication “Why Can't My Gynecologist Diagnose Me?”

1992 & 1993, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Section of Urogynecology Chicago, Illinois “Urinary Incontinence: Traditional Evaluation and Treatment” “Urinary Incontinence: Prevention and Early Identification” “Electrical Stimulation/Biofeedback”

1993, Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology of the American Physical Therapy Association Ithica College School of Physical Therapy Rochester, New York “Introduction to Obstetric and Gynecologic Physical Therapy”

1992, Illinois Physical Therapy Association, Eastern District “The Role of Physical Therapy in Obstetrics and Gynecology”

1992, Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge, Illinois “Physical Therapy in Obstetrics and Gynecology” 1992, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting “Marketing Obstetric & Gynecologic Physical Therapy”

1992, Empi, Inc., Annual Meeting “Urinary Incontinence Treatments: Behavioral, Drugs and Surgery” and “The Role of Physical Therapy in Treating and Managing Urinary Incontinence”

1991, New Hampshire Physical Therapy Association, Annual Meeting “Physical Therapy in OB/GYN”

1991, Chicagoland Orthopedic Study Group “Physical Therapy in Obstetrics”

1991, Sinai Hospital Detroit “Physical Therapy Intervention of the Obstetric & Gynecologic Patient”

1990, Washington State Physical Therapy Association “Obstetrics and Gynecology: Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment”

1990, Women's Therapeutic Services, Ltd., Regional Seminars St. Louis, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Orlando, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Baltimore, and Columbus “Physical Therapy for Women: Gynecology”

1990, Women's Therapeutic Services, Ltd., Regional Seminars Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, San Diego, Memphis, Houston, and Atlanta “Physical Therapy for Women: Obstetrics”

1990, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting “Developing and Marketing Perinatal Services”

1989, Washington State Physical Therapy Association, Annual Meeting “Obstetrics and Gynecology: Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment”

1989, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting “Developing and Marketing Perinatal Services”

1988, Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Annual Meeting “OB/GYN in General Practice”

1988, Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center Chicago Holistic Childbirth Education Program “Dimensions in Perinatal Patient Education, Teaching Relaxation in Group Settings”

1987, Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology of the American Physical Therapy Association “Physical Therapy Assessment and Treatment of the Female: Obstetrical and Gynecological Implications”

1987, Annual ASPO/LAMAZE Conference “Establishing Perinatal Exercise Programs: Parameters and Content”

1987, Parent & Childbirth Education Society Childbirth Educator Development Program Workshop “Pain Perception”

1987, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting “Diastasis Recti Research Update”

1986, Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology of the American Physical Therapy Association “Physical Therapy Assessment and Treatment of the Female: Obstetrical and Gynecological Implications”

1986, Illinois Physical Therapy Association, Annual Meeting “The Role of Physical Therapy in Obstetrics and Gynecology”

1985, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting “Legal and Ethical Implications of the Physical Therapist as a Childbirth Educator”

1983 - 1984, Illinois Physical Therapy Association, Eastern District, Annual Student Conference “Physical Therapy During the Childbearing Years”

ACADEMIC FUNCTIONS:

2006 Northwestern University, Chicago, IL “The Nature of Physical Healing” Patient, Physician and Society Seminar in the Medical Humanities (M2) Invited Instructor

2004 - Present, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL School of Physical Therapy Clinical Instructor

1991 - Present, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL School of Physical Therapy Clinical Instructor

2004 - Present, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois School of Physical Therapy, Invited Speaker “Chronic Pelvic Pain & Physical Therapy”

1993 - 2002, Finch University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL School of Related Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy Program “Obstetrics & Gynecology”

1997 - 1998, Midwest University, Downers Grove, IL College of Allied Health Professionals, Physical Therapy Program Senior Clinical Medicine Course, “Obstetrics & Gynecology”

1996, Washington University, St. Louis, MO Barnes Jewish Christian Medical Center Invited Speaker “Physical Therapy for Dysfunction of the Female Pelvic Floor”

1992, Andrews University, MI Invited Speaker “Physical Therapy in Obstetrics & Gynecology”

1991, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Graduate Program, Invited Speaker Physiology II, “Endocrinology: Obstetrics & Gynecology” 1987 - 1991, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Undergraduate Program, Invited Speaker “Role of Physical Therapy in Obstetrics”

1986, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Undergraduate Program, Invited Speaker “Legal and Ethical Implications of the Physical Therapist in Obstetrics and Gynecology”

1979, Triton College, River Grove, IL Nursing Program, Adjunct Faculty

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Morsani College of Medicine University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 2014 - Present

Physical Therapist Researcher Loyola University Health Service Maywood, Illinois 2005 - Present

Private Practice Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 2000 - Present

Private Practice Rush Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 1991 - 2000

Private Practice Westlake Community Hospital, Melrose Park, Illinois 1986 - 1991

Physical Therapy Consultant Westlake Community Hospital, Melrose Park, Illinois 1980 - 1986

Director of Rehabilitation Services Westlake Community Hospital, Melrose Park, Illinois 1978 - 1980

Senior Staff Physical Therapist, Clinical Student Supervisor Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 1976 - 1978

Physical Therapy Consultant Champaign Convalescent Center, Savoy, Illinois 1975 - 1976

Acting Chief Physical Therapist Mercy Hospital, Urbana, Illinois 1974 - 1975

Senior Staff Physical Therapist Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois 1974

SCHOLASTIC DATA:

2011, Doctor of Physical Therapy Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, Illinois

2011, Intramuscular Manual Therpay for the Management of the Neuromuscular System: Level I & II Andrews University Berrien Springs, Michigan

1989, Master of Science Clinical Specialty in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Orthopedics Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois

1974, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy University of Illinois, Medical Center Chicago, Illinois

STATE LICENSES:

State of Illinois Certificate Number 70 - 1883

State of Florida Certificate Number PT 0006646

Dr Rhonda Kay Kotarinos declared on the Tuesday 2nd January 2018 that they had the following existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations:

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