My entire childhood, I dreamed of becoming a Veterinarian. I was a very good student in high school, and graduated Valedictorian of my small class. I then attended a prestigious liberal arts college for undergraduate... 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.
I had the honor of attending the National Student Conclave as the recipient of the NSC student scholarship sponsored by the Section on Women’s Health. I am a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) as there are many benefits to being invo Continue Reading
As I was reflecting on my drive home from this past weekend at National Student Conclave, I was grinning ear to ear. This experience was so incredible, and it “fired me up” for my career and future in physical therapy. National Student Conclave is so different than Combined Section Meetings or NEXT Continue Reading
Christina Vivit, SPT, is a second-year DPT student at Saint Louis University (DPT Candidate, Class of 2019) in St. Louis, Missouri, with interests in becoming a women’s health physical therapist. Continue Reading
Wholeheartedly, I would like to thank the APTA Section on Women’s Health for providing me with the 2018 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) Student Scholarship; I am so grateful for being part of such a welcoming, supportive, and passionate tribe of individuals as part of the Section on Women’s Health. Continue Reading
Yoshimi Sakurai is a physical therapist based in Tokyo, Japan, whose focus is in physical therapy for motor disorders. Yoshimi teaches at a local university and also sees a lot of patients with osteoarthritis. Yoshimi has recently taken the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 and the Fundamental Continue Reading
Aika Sasaoka is a physical therapist based in Tokyo, Japan, who has been treating post-partum women in their 20s-40s. Aika has taken perineal rehabilitation courses in France and has been interested in pursuing more education on urinary incontinence. Aika hopes to treat menopausal and elder women in Continue Reading
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting was held this year in San Diego, CA on May 6-9, 2017. I had the pleasure of attending and representing the SOWH by presenting two presentations, “OB Physical Therapy” and “GYN Physical Therapy” to a... Continue Reading
I have been teaching for the Section on Women’s Health for years, but what I witnessed in May 2017 as one of four instructors leading SOWH’s first Tokyo courses is the most amazing experience yet. Continue Reading
I have been deaf from birth. It rarely stops me from doing anything, but it does touch everything in my life. As with any disability, the degree to which it alters one’s experience and behavior can vary widely from person to person. Continue Reading
Something caught me by surprise when I began working with students full-time in the academic world. I find very interesting (and awesome) how they have this inner desire to know just as much about how to be an adult, professional, wife, or mom as they want to know about classroom physical therapy co Continue Reading
Have you ever thought about how differently feminine health and hygiene are addressed around the world? Most cultures hold a taboo attitude to the discussion of various topics regarding bladder control, pain with sex or while menstruating, or proper usage of supplies during a woman’s period. Continue Reading