I was 15 year old when I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. And after a period of misdiagnosis, I was finally able to receive the care I needed. That care included surgery, which was successful, and I was relieved. However... Continue Reading
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Learn about exceptional achievements in pelvic health as we shine the spotlight on our dedicated members, sharing their experiences, expertise, and passion to empower and educate the public about the benefits of physical therapy. If you are an Academy member, share your story with us by submitting a blog post or a shoutout! Review article guidelines here.
My passion for pelvic floor therapy is continually fuelled by articles, publications, community involvement, and ongoing education. This passion led me to apply for the Early-Professional CAPP Course Scholarship Program, where I am eager to explore... Continue Reading
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
I found out at a very young age that I wanted to become a physical therapist. Around the time I was in 8th grade, my mother became a receptionist at a home health clinic and introduced me to the profession and what it had to offer. Continue Reading
I began my journey into pelvic health navigating personal issues post-partum. During my pregnancy, I sought resources, courses, and information to prepare for the birthing process. Continue Reading
In the 15 years that I have been a PT, most of my orthopedic PT peers have failed to bridge the gap between orthopedics and pelvic health. I am on a mission to do just that. Continue Reading
So, what does this mean for the future of pelvic health professionals, especially pelvic health physical therapy? I believe that in order for our profession to keep up with increasing demands that 3 key things will need to take place. Continue Reading
I tried not to blush but I could feel my cheeks warm and grow rosy. I’m sitting in the audience at my Doctor of Physical Therapy graduation hearing my professor read from my admissions essay from three years earlier to our program faculty, entire class and their families. Continue Reading
Diaphragmatic breathing is easy to perform and helps patients connect to their pelvic floor, improve postural stability, and find stress relief. 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
Bridging the Gap of healthcare inequalities with pelvic health physical therapy. I had been interested in having a role in healthcare ever since I was young; as I was quick to learn about the healthcare system’s inequities and tendencies for discrimination. Continue Reading