Implementation of Acute OB Physical Therapy | Part 1

Co-Hosted by the SSIG & PPSIG

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
Join Us via Zoom (Passcode: 12345)
Category: Academy Events

Please join the Student Special Interest Group and Pregnancy & Postpartum Special Interest Group for the first of an exciting 2-part webinar series titled, "Implementation of Acute OB Physical Therapy." The first event of this special SIG collaboration will feature speakers Kathleen Hahn, PT, DPT from Mayo Clinic and Julie Watson, PT, DPT from Northeast Georgia Health System. Through Q&A-style presentation, these speakers will share about how they designed and successfully implemented acute OB physical therapy services at their hospitals, and they will illuminate how PTs can serve newly postpartum individuals in the acute setting.

The speakers will describe how they successfully built the acute obstetrics PT practices at their hospitals. They will introduce attendees to this emerging practice area, discuss what their practices looks like, and share the role of physical therapy in this setting. The presentation will be Q&A style, with opportunities for attendees to ask questions towards the end of the event.


Kathleen Hahn, PT, DPT

Mayo Clinic

Kathleen Hahn is a 2020 graduate from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, MN. Dr. Hahn's first job after school was in the acute setting and she continues to work in general acute care on the weekends. Dr. Hahn joined the pelvic therapy practice at Mayo in 2021 and now has her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. In addition to acute pelvic recovery and early mobility postpartum, her areas of interest include male pelvic floor dysfunction and the oncology population. Dr. Hahn is originally from Ontario, Canada but resides in Rochester, MN with her husband and their two dogs. 

Julie Watson, PT, DPT

Northeast Georgia Health System

Julie Watson PT, DPTJulie Watson received her doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia in 2010. Since that time, she has worked in many settings including the acute care setting for the last 10 years. Julie’s initial focus was neurological rehab with an emphasis in treating stroke and Parkinson’s patients. However over the last year and a half, she has helped to establish and grow one of the states only acute care postpartum programs to advocate for this population and assist in recovery after delivery. When she is not working, Julie enjoys spending her time with her husband and two children.

For More Information:

Student SIG + Pregnancy & Postpartum SIG