July 16, 2020 / Community

Celebrating PPMD’s “Change It Champion” Award-Winner Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS

Celebrating PPMD’s “Change It Champion” Award-Winner Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS

PPMD is excited to celebrate our recent Change It Champion Award-winner Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS, from University of Florida, in recognition of her years of commitment and compassion for the Duchenne community and her leadership in ensuring physical therapy is at the heart of daily care for our families!

Normally presented during our in-person Annual Conference, the PPMD team surprised Claudia on a Zoom call last week to present the award virtually!

“I am so honored to be recognized by such an incredible organization for my contribution to Duchenne care through physical therapy. In my experience, I have found that we have to be flexible and inherently resilient as care providers. Parents in the Duchenne community can feel overwhelmed by this diagnosis. I want to be a role model for the people I come into contact with especially during these unpredictable times and with an unpredictable disease. Thank you Pat and the entire PPMD team for this honor.”

— Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS

“Claudia has spent countless hours working with patients and clinicians, as well as training the next generation of physical therapists. Recently, she helped create PPMD’s Physical Therapy Video Library, a comprehensive guide for families practicing PT at home. The Change It Champion Award has been given to world-renowned researchers and scientists, physicians, members of the Senate, of Congress, and parents who not only join the fight to end Duchenne, but help lead. Claudia rightly deserves a place among these heroes of our community.”

— PPMD Founding President & CEO, Pat Furlong


During PPMD’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, PT experts, including Claudia, will meet with small groups over Zoom to learn essential stretches and exercises you can do at home.

* Anyone who attends PPMD’s Virtual Annual Conference can join one of these specialty sessions. You just have to register!

If you haven’t registered for PPMD’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference — what are you waiting for? Check out our full agenda and register today!


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