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USA Weightlifting’s Increased Involvement in Educating their Coaches and Lifters about Pelvic Health
USA Weightlifting’s Increased Involvement in Educating their Coaches and Lifters about Pelvic Health

For the first time, USA Weightlifting is actively getting involved in educating their coaches and lifters about pelvic health. On Thursday, December 6, Tamra Wroblesky gave an hour and a half interactive seminar to coaches and lifters about pelvic health, pressure regulation, hip and thoracic mobili Continue Reading

Date posted12/12/2017


Launching My Own Practice, Creating Driftwood
Launching My Own Practice, Creating Driftwood

In her two years since graduating PT school from Thomas Jefferson University, Tamra Wroblesky, PT, DPT, opened up Inner Dynamics Physical Therapy with Alison Ankiewicz, her last clinical instructor, and a celebrated pelvic physical therapist in central NJ with over 20 years of experience. Continue Reading

Date posted12/11/2017


My 1st Year in Practice
My 1st Year in Practice

As a new professional, you have the ability to bring enthusiasm and energy into your physical therapy practice and your coworkers and colleagues will respond to that. Come into work every day with a big smile and new ideas for ways to reach your patients. Continue Reading

Date posted12/4/2017


Perspective on Women’s Health PT Services in Japan by Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Yumie Ikeda
Perspective on Women’s Health PT Services in Japan by Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Yumie Ikeda

Yumie Ikeda is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in women’s health. She sees many patients in her line of work who have health problems associated with menstruation and menopause, many of which also have chronic pelvic pain. Dr. Ikeda was invited to participate in... Continue Reading

Date posted11/29/2017


Meet Chelsea Patton, a Student Pursuing Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Education
Meet Chelsea Patton, a Student Pursuing Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Education

Dreams & Aspirations of a Student Physical Therapist Pursuing Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Education. I pursued the physical therapy field because I feel a duty to help people live their best life. The more I learn about women’s health the more I’m drawn to helping enhance the human... Continue Reading

Date posted11/29/2017


My SPT Days - Tamra Wroblesky, PT, DPT
My SPT Days - Tamra Wroblesky, PT, DPT

When I was a first year student, I was still settling into a rigorous academic program and was working as a live-in nanny to pay for my housing, so I didn’t get involved with much of anything. When I was in my second year of school, I attended NSC in Indiana, introduced myself to the Student Special Continue Reading

Date posted11/27/2017


Pursuing a Career in Physical Therapy - Tamra Wroblesky, PT, DPT
Pursuing a Career in Physical Therapy - Tamra Wroblesky, PT, DPT

When I was a college freshman and only 18 years old, I experienced severe pelvic pain that seemed to come out of nowhere. I went to gynecologists, the emergency room, countless specialists but no one could tell me what was wrong with me. Continue Reading

Date posted11/20/2017


A Large Need for Women’s Health Physical Therapists in Rural America
A Large Need for Women’s Health Physical Therapists in Rural America

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

Date posted11/19/2017


The Benefits of Getting Involved in Professional Associations as a Student Physical Therapist
The Benefits of Getting Involved in Professional Associations as a Student Physical Therapist

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

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Date posted11/19/2017


Reflecting on My NSC 2018 Experience - Allie Cartier, SPT
Reflecting on My NSC 2018 Experience - Allie Cartier, SPT

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

Date posted11/12/2017


2018 CSM Student Scholarship Winner, Christina Vivit
2018 CSM Student Scholarship Winner, Christina Vivit

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

Date posted10/27/2017


5 Tips for DPT and PTA Students Attending CSM 2019
5 Tips for DPT and PTA Students Attending CSM 2019

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

Date posted10/27/2017