Dr. Ruth Maher is the co-inventor of INNOVO®, the only non-invasive therapy clinically proven to restore the pelvic floor. She is currently the Program Director of the Department of Physiotherapy for Europe and Canada at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), in Suwanee, Georgia having emigrated to the U.S. from her native Dublin in 1995. She teaches in the area of evidence-based practice, research, pain science, women’s health and musculoskeletal imaging. Her published research centers on assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and the use of ultrasound imaging in physical therapy research and practice.
Additionally, Dr. Maher has held leadership positions with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, women’s health council and on several committees within the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Prior to her life in academe, she owned and ran private practices in Dublin and the U.S.A.
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Exercise Science
- Master’s Degree (MPT) in Physical Therapy (physiotherapy) from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
- Clinical Doctorate Degree (DPT) in Physical Therapy (physiotherapy) from Simmons College in Boston, MA, U.S.A.
- PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland in Physiotherapy
- Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Women’s Health (WCS)
- Board Certified fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction (BCB-PMD)
Dr. Maher is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, International Continence Society, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and has presented her peer reviewed research at several conferences around the world.