Dr Lori Tuttle was awarded her entry level physical therapy degree from St. Louis University in 2004. She was awarded a PhD in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Diego before joining the faculty at San Diego State University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at San Diego State University. Her research program has been funded by both internal university awards as well external funding agencies including the Foundation for Physical Therapy and the National Institutes of Health.
Dr Tuttle has published over 25 peer reviewed publications spanning work in pelvic floor muscle architecture, investigating the relationship between the hip and pelvic floor muscles, and interventions for multiple pelvic health disorders including diastasis recti abdominis and fecal incontinence. She has presented her work nationally and internationally. She serves on the Editorial Board of Physical Therapy Journal and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, among others. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Urogynecology Association, and International Continence Society. She has been awarded the most influential faculty award for the San Diego State DPT Program twice since 2015.