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Dr. Figuers directs the physical therapist interventions track within the DPT educational program. She teaches an elective course in women's health and provides local, regional, and national lectures in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction and obstetrics.
Dr. Figuers provides clinical services in the women's health program for Duke University Health Systems. Her research interests include pelvic floor muscle activity and incontinence in elite athletes and post-partum physical symptoms and exercise habits.
EdD, Adult Education, North Carolina State University
MS, Physical Therapy, Duke University
BA, Biology, Wake Forest University
PT 617: Foundational Physical Therapist Interventions
PT 627: Physical Therapist Interventions I
PT 706: Physical Therapist Interventions II
PT 716: Physical Therapist Interventions III
PT 725: Women’s Health Elective
Urogynecology fellowship program, Duke University, 1997 – present
Lectures on pelvic floor muscle evaluation and behavioral and exercise management; Clinical hours with fellow in pelvic floor rehabilitation
Clinic Clinical teaching in women's health for Duke University School of Medicine geriatric fellows, internal medicine residents
Pelvic floor rehabilitation; obstetrics and gynecology; cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
Pelvic floor dysfunction; obstetrics and gynecology; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; health promotion and injury prevention
APTA Section on Women's Health 2003 Research Award
Duke University School of Medicine Master Clinician/Teacher Award, 2005. Distinguished Nominee
APTA Section on Women's Health 2007 Research Award
NCPTA Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year, 2007
Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Division's Jan K. Richardson Teaching Award: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.