Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)

Featured Program

NABPT + APTA Pelvic Health Scholarship Collaboration

The National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT) and the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) have teamed up to create an exciting scholarship opportunity dedicated to increasing diversity in our profession to better meet the needs of our diverse communities. This initiative is specifically designed for physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and physical therapy students (SPTs) who identify as African American or Black and who are eager to expand their skill set and incorporate pelvic health expertise into their existing rehabilitation care.

2024 Scholarship Application Form
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IDEA Goals

  1. Promote awareness and patient access to pelvic health PT to minority populations 
  2. Increase membership diversity and promote an inclusive culture 
  3. Promote diversity and equitable pathways to volunteer opportunities and leadership 
  4. Increase patient diversity representation in education 
  5. Educate membership on how to be more inclusive in the profession 

Volunteer with Us

Interested in getting involved in our efforts? If you are a member, consider applying to the IDEA Committee! We seeking members who are interested in increasing diversity in our profession!

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Read the Latest Articles

Articles that promote diversity, equity, and access within the Academy, the pelvic health physical therapy profession, and our community.

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Other Initiatives

Help build our diversity gallery!

There is a lack of visual representation of minority populations in physical therapy continuing education courses and patient education brochures developed by the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. The IDEA committee strives to diversify our digital library of images and videos. Please help us increase the visibility of minority populations presented in educational and promotional materials! INSTRUCTIONS: Images must be high-quality or high-resolution photos or illustrations. We recommend you use neutral backgrounds or blurred backgrounds if possible. Please refrain from including promotional content (i.e. advertising equipment or a specific pelvic floor product or brand) in the photos and illustrations. If you are photographing yourself or other individuals, all images must be accompanied by a Media Consent Release Form.

Media Release & Upload Forms

IDEA Committee

  • Ariel Wynne

    Ariel Wynne

    PT, DPT

    Committee Chair

  • Millicent Marie McFarland

    Millicent Marie McFarland

    PT, DPT

    Orthopedic and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

    Committee Member

  • Sarah Joy White

    Sarah Joy White

    PT, DPT

    Physical Therapist, Pelvic/Obstetric Specialist

    Committee Member

  • Colleen Marie Hickey


    Committee Member

  • Zinnia Nguyen Kamal

    PT, DPT

    Committee Member

  • Melinda J. Honore

    Melinda J. Honore

    PT, DPT

    Committee Member