Wendy (Somers) Chorny earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University in Athletic Training in 2002. She is a board certified and licensed Athletic Trainer (ATC). After graduating from Cedarville, Wendy worked as the assistant athletic trainer at Wittenberg University for Division III athletes. She returned to school to earn her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) and graduated from Andrews University in 2005. In 2008, Wendy received her manual therapy certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine. She completed her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of St. Augustine in 2010. Wendy is the Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCE) at Orion Physical Therapy Specialists. She assists with Orthopedic I labs and is the Orthopedic II Lab Coordinator at the University of Dayton Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. As a Physical Therapist, Wendy provides specialized care in the areas of manual therapy and Women’s Health. In addition to treating orthopedic dysfunction, Wendy also treats patients with pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. She utilizes an eclectic treatment approach of visceral manipulation, dry needling, manual therapy for the spine and pelvis, nutritional education, and integrated exercise approach in her chronic pain patients.
Her current research interests are manual therapy as part of an integrated treatment approach for pelvic pain. Her doctoral research focused on anatomy, dysfunctions, and treatments of the diaphragm. She has been a consultant on several studies for abdominal and pelvic floor strength. Her two publications she co-authored are (2015) The Relationship between Femoral Nerve Tension and Hip Flexor Muscle Length in the Journal of Novel Physiotherapies. In 2012, she co-authored an article in the journal of applied research, “A Comparison of Two Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Programs in Females with Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study.”Back to team