Dee Hartman PT, DPT

Practicing physical therapy for over 40 years, Dee is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and speaker on the treatment of chronic vulvar pain. For over 27 years she devoted the majority of her private practice to the treatment of women with chronic vulvar pain, sexual dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain, and bowel and bladder disorders. As an active member of the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health, she was the originating chairman of the Task Force responsible for the creation of the Certificate of Achievement for Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) and served on the Vulvar Pain Task Force. She is a fellow and past member of the
Executive Counsel of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and is a past President and counselor for the North American Chapter of the ISSVD; a current member and past board member of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS); a current member and past board member of the National Vulvodynia Association (NVA); and is a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). In 2017, she and Elizabeth Wood, MSW, CSSE, BC, co-founded VulvaLove and the Center for Genital Health and Education. Their focus is normalizing vulvar diversity and reframing the conversation around desire, arousal, pain, and pleasure. In July 2021, she and Elizabeth published, “The Pleasure Prescription: A Surprising Approach to Healing Sexual Pain”. Dee is happily married to the love of her life, is the mother of 5 wonderful, grown children, and Gramma to 8 glorious grandchildren.