AAUW meeting to feature physical therapy

Ada N. Anaeme

Ada N. Anaeme

Barbara Stewart

Ada N. Anaeme, PT, MHS, who is the Director for Rehabilitation at Dignity Health–Arizona East Valley Hospitals, will be the guest speaker at the Southeast Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Nov. 18, 2019, in Classroom 1 at Sun Lakes Methodist Church (park in back under covered parking and enter through the glass doors facing parking).

Ms. Anaeme has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years. She has practiced in almost all clinical settings and clinical specialties in Nigeria, England, and in the U.S. Her last patient care experience in Michigan involved the treatment of women with pelvic dysfunction; focusing on urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, bladder disorders, prolapse, and pelvic floor atrophies and pain related to radiation and chemotherapy for uro-genital cancer treatments.

Ada is a published co-author of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored multi-site randomized research study into the efficacy of Myofascial Physical Therapy in Women with Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome and Pelvic Floor Tenderness.

She has also been involved in clinical education at Baker College, Michigan, and at South University’s Michigan Campus, where she was a Professional Advisory Board member and guest instructor for the physical therapist assistant programs at both colleges. She holds many professional memberships, state licenses, and registrations.

Now a full-time administrative leader at Dignity Health’s Arizona Division for the last two years, Ada has given up patient care duties and now devotes her time to guiding her staff on clinical quality and being flexible and sensitive to patients’ needs, focusing relentlessly on patient engagement and service excellence. She believes that “at the center of patient care lies the patient, who should always be the absolute focus of attention.”

Ada is the proud mother of post-college twins, and in her spare time enjoys reading, gardening, interior decorating, traveling, and soccer.

Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 600 college/university institutional partners. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join.

For further information on the program or membership, go to: http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net.