In the realm of women's health and reproductive medicine, the focus extends far beyond the mere physiology and pathology of the female body. It encompasses a complex interplay of physiological, psychological, and social factors that significantly influence the onset and outcome... Continue Reading
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Gain valuable insights, resources, and strategies to strengthen your professional journey and equip yourself with knowledge and tools to help advocate for the advancement of the pelvic health physical therapy profession! Stay informed on the latest legislative issues that impact Physical Therapists (PTs), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs), Physical Therapy Students (SPTs), and the patients and clients we serve on a state and federal level.
This webinar provides an overview of general lawmaking processes and discusses current legislative efforts to standardize postpartum pelvic physical therapy. Join the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy in advocating for our patients... Continue Reading
This free webinar was presented by Kim Parker-Guerrero (Director of Practice), Gail Zitterkopf (Federal Affairs Liaison), and our Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) during which they discussed the student-led APTA Flash Action Strategy and H.R. 2480 Optimizing Postpartum outcomes Act. Watch this Continue Reading
Interested in supporting your profession? Not sure how to become more involved? Limited on time? Begin your support with a few easy steps in under 2 minutes to support the profession. Download the APTA Advocacy App Select “Federal Action Center.” Select “APTA Member”... Continue Reading
Back in April, for Black Maternal Health Week, our local organization, the Hudson Valley Birth Network- a group of birth professionals including Physical Therapists, Midwives, Doulas, Mental Health practitioners and other specialists- screened the powerful documentary “Aftershock”. Continue Reading
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a request for information (RFI) on Sept. 6, 2022, which seeks public input on accessing healthcare and related challenges, understanding provider experiences, advancing health equity, and assessing the impact of waivers and flexibilities pr Continue Reading
Pelvic health physical therapy is a vital part of recovery in the postpartum period. However, many new mothers lack access to and awareness of the benefits of pelvic health physical therapy. Even some health care providers may not understand the importance of pelvic health physical therapy in the po Continue Reading
Robust discussion between physical therapists (PTs), policymakers, and insurance companies was facilitated to examine the reimbursement process. In addition, states shared strategies for permanent telehealth coverage, and participants were encouraged to use data and infographics to demonstrate the Continue Reading
Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 8181 and Raise Awareness of the Importance of Postpartum Care Continue Reading
Thanks to the hard work of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy’s Pre-Natal & 4th Trimester Legislative Task Force and APTA advocates, legislation addressing pelvic health physical therapy was introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R. 8181) by Congresswomen Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-W Continue Reading
We support the rights of all humans to receive access to safe reproductive healthcare and will continue to support our members and the patients they serve. We are in alignment with ACOG, AUGS, AMA, WHO, AUA, NPWH, and numerous other organizations that have denounced the ruling. Continue Reading
On Wednesday, July 13th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up several bills, including H.R. 3630, Lymphedema Treatment Act. Continue Reading