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My First CSM as a DPT
My First CSM as a DPT

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

Date posted03/8/2016


Meet Theresa “Tracy” Spitznagle, PT DPT, WCS
Meet Theresa “Tracy” Spitznagle, PT DPT, WCS

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

Date posted12/28/2015


NSC 2015 – My Student Experience
NSC 2015 – My Student Experience

 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

Date posted11/30/2015


My “Grown-Up” National Student Conclave Experience
My “Grown-Up” National Student Conclave Experience

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

Postedby Darla Bowen Cathcart, PhD
Date posted11/19/2015


How Did You Learn How To Do This?
How Did You Learn How To Do This?

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

Postedby Elizabeth Miracle
Date posted09/3/2015


Part 2: Pelvic Floor 1 … My Experience
Part 2: Pelvic Floor 1 … My Experience

It is 6:45 AM on a Friday.  I am a twenty-four year old, third year Doctor of Physical Therapy student, sitting in front of another university’s classroom.  I am alone, in a state I have never visited, thousands of miles from my home in New York to take a Women’s Health course.  Continue Reading

Date posted08/6/2015


A “Pelvic Floor Therapist”… ? What?
A “Pelvic Floor Therapist”… ? What?

To become a pelvic health physical therapist, it takes a journey. Some journeys are long and winding, and some occur in a blink of an eye. I want to share and explore a little of my journey to becoming a pelvic floor physical therapist and possibly shed some light on the process for those who are po Continue Reading

Postedby Lora Ann Mize
Date posted06/19/2015