Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Approach
December 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern
Meet the Speakers
Dr. Rachel Rubin is a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of Urology at Georgetown University and works in a private practice in Washington, DC. She is one of only a handful of physicians fellowship trained in male and female sexual medicine. Dr. Rubin is a clinician, researcher, and vocal educator in the field of sexual medicine. She completed her medical and undergraduate training at Tufts University, her urology training at Georgetown University, and her fellowship training under Dr. Irwin Goldstein in San Diego. In addition to being ISSWSH Education chair, she also serves as Associate Editor for the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
Dr. Miriam Graham is a physical therapist working in the Washington, DC metro area, and is the co-founder of Restore Motion Physical Therapy in Rockville, MD. Dr. Graham received her Master of Science of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 1994, her Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University in 2001, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2011. Dr. Graham treats clients and patients with chronic pain, headache, fibromyalgia, EDS, and pelvic pain/dysfunction. She also works with yoga and ballet students on improving the health and ease of their dancing and yoga practice.
Dr. Modjoros is a board certified physician and AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor who specialized in gynecology and pelvic pain before pivoting her career toward sex therapy. In 2014, she founded Sexual Health Consultants, a sex therapy practice dedicated to strengthening connections between mind and body and healing sexual dysfunction. Dr. Modjoros provides sex counseling related to any sexual dysfunctions, including issues around identity, libido, arousal, pleasure, and pain. She is also a Certified Hypnotherapist with a specialty in Sexual Freedom Hypnosis, which enables her clients to access and develop their own sexual self while releasing guilt, shame, and anxiety.
Dr. Modjoros is dedicated to helping clients reimagine and redefine sex in the context of changing health or illness, such as pregnancy, aging, breast cancer, chronic pelvic pain, etc. She does this through a combination of biopsychosexual education, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness-based exercises, gestalt therapy, and hypnosis. As a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, Dr. Modjoros loves teaching how to harness the power of the mind-body to create the pleasure we all deserve. Her mantra is "Sex is a gift from your body to you....and a gift from you to your body."
Reshma Rathod is a physical therapist in the Washington, DC metro area, and is the co-founder of Restore Motion Physical Therapy in Rockville, MD. Reshma earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 1994, and her Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University in 2003. Her special interests include spine dysfunction, pelvic floor health, sports medicine, trigger point dry needling, visceral mobilization, craniosacral therapy, and taping techniques. Reshma serves as a member of the medical team at the Australian Open, French Open, US Open and many other international and domestic tennis tournaments.
Dr. Alissa Zingman, MD is a Musculoskeletal Preventive Medicine Physician with training in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Injury Prevention. After receiving her BA at Barnard College of Columbia University, Dr. Zingman earned her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she took time to do a Fogarty Research Fellowship through the National Institutes of Health at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. She went on to Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Rochester where she conducted and assisted research at the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, the number one NIH funded Orthoapedic research center at the time. Having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Hypermobility Type, she has had five orthopaedic surgeries, several herniated discs in her spine, and had to leave her orthopaedic surgery residency to pursue intensive rehabilitation for her spine and pelvis. She resumed medical training in Occupational, Environmental, and Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins where she focused on musculoskeletal injury prevention. She founded P.R.I.S.M. Spine & Joint: Prevention, Rehabilitation and Integrative Sports Medicine where she specializes in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with hypermobility and related disorders.