The Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association is more than a little bit overwhelming. So many course offerings and booths to visit! So many Section and networking events! Continue Reading
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The incidence of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) continues to be high in my beloved country of Nigeria, despite awareness of VVF worldwide. There are between 400,000 to 800,000 women currently living with VVF in Nigeria, which is the highest prevalence in the world. Nearly 20,000 new cases occur annuall Continue Reading
Since 2010, I have visited the Hamlin Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital (AAFH) annually to support the team of Ethiopian physical therapists and aides within the main hospital and outreach centers. Continue Reading
Two members are travelling to Argentina this weekend as presenters at the World Professional Association of Transgender Healthcare (WPATH) International symposium (Nov 3-6, 2018). Continue Reading
I recently co-presented a half-day workshop at the 37th annual American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) Week event in Denver, Colorado. Although AUGS PFD Week programming has traditionally been geared toward researchers and physicians, recent years have seen increased in Continue Reading
Ever feel like you had to choose between your career and your kids? Not sure you’re ready to handle both? Worried you’ll have to put your physical therapy career on hold in order to spend more time with your family? Ever secretly question hiring a mom with a new family? Continue Reading
I’m not sure I really appreciated health care until I was confronted in the back of my pickup by a 400-pound bear rummaging for food. I was 20 minutes from cell service and a two-hour drive to a hospital. If that bear decided to maul me, it was going to be a while before I saw an ER. Continue Reading
It was a snowy Monday morning outside my New Jersey office only days before I headed to California for APTA’s Combined Section Meeting (CSM) 2016. In my mind, this event always launches a new year of exciting lectures, professional relationships, and reunions with former classmates and colleagues. Continue Reading
Tracy, the 2011 winner of the Elizabeth Noble award, is currently working with Washington University in St. Louis Missouri. Her time is split between treating in the clinic, research, teaching and heading their Women’s Health Residency program. Talking with Tracy is like talking to an instant frien Continue Reading
This was my 3rd time attending a NSC. This conference is where it all began for me just two short years ago. I can’t believe I’m already here. A practicing PT. Treating pelvic health patients. Two years ago, I went to NSC in Louisville, KY. Continue Reading
It was a real honor to represent the Section on Women’s Health exhibit booth at the National Student Conclave (NSC) in Omaha, NE, in October this year. I sat alongside new graduate (and SoWH student SIG member) Abby Foster, and we had a fantastic time swapping ideas for the exhibit booth... Continue Reading
This is a question I get asked on a daily basis and I’m glad my patients ask. The truth is that the average patient doesn’t know how or why we are qualified to be teaching them about areas of their body that in most cases would seem like a very taboo area to even discuss. This is especially true Continue Reading