• Faculty
  • Jill Boissonnault, PT, PhD, WCS

    • Title: Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Department
    • Employer: University of Wisconsin- Madison
    • Telephone:
    • Email: boissj@pt.wisc.edu

    Dr. Jill Boissonnault, PT PhD WCS, holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy (University of Illinois), a Masters in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (Northwestern University), and a PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison), in Curriculum and Instruction, minor in Women’s Studies. She has been treasurer of the OB/GYN Section (Now the Section on Women’s Health) of the APTA, Vice President and Education Director and was awarded the Section’s service award, the Elizabeth Noble Award, in 2000. In 2006 Dr. Boissonnault received the WI PT Association Mentor award and the APTA’s Lucy Blair Service-Award. In 2011 she was awarded a Service Award from the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) and in 2012, a UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Faculty and Staff Equity and Diversity Award. She was also named Northwestern University Physical Therapy Program’s Distinguished Alumnus of the year for 2013. She is past President and Founder of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, a sub-group of the WCPT. She has authored numerous professional articles and textbook chapters in women’s health PT. Dr. Boissonnault is a Clinical Associate Professor and teaches Seminars in professional issues and research, Service-learning, palpatory anatomy, and women’s health content throughout the curriculum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Therapy Program and is Director of the UW-Hospitals and Clinics/Meriter Hospital Post-Professional Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She offers seminars in ethics to meet licensure requirements on behalf of the program, consults in the area of women’s health PT and teaches continuing education seminars on musculoskeletal management of the obstetric client and pelvic floor rehabilitation.