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My Journey with Pelvic Health
My Journey with Pelvic Health

I was introduced to pelvic health physical therapy when I worked as a tech. What a great opportunity it was to discover what pelvic health was all about before starting graduate school. Continue Reading

Postedby Chelsey Henry
Date posted10/4/2023


My APTA Pelvic Health Fall Symposium 2023 Experience
My APTA Pelvic Health Fall Symposium 2023 Experience

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the APTA Pelvic Health Fall Symposium! I was selected to receive this year's Early Professional Special Interest Group’s Scholarship for the annual symposium. Continue Reading

Postedby Johannah Smith
Date posted10/3/2023


The Invisible Pain that Became Visible to Me
The Invisible Pain that Became Visible to Me

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

Postedby Ese B. Ataga
Date posted09/29/2023


Exploring the Mysteries Down Under - My Pelvic Floor Therapy Adventure
Exploring the Mysteries Down Under - My Pelvic Floor Therapy Adventure

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

Postedby Shanita Fernandes
Date posted09/28/2023


Psychosocial Concerns while Treating Women: A Comprehensive Overview
Psychosocial Concerns while Treating Women: A Comprehensive Overview

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

Postedby Khushali Harishbhai Trivedi
Date posted09/27/2023


How My Sister's Journey in Pelvic Health Started My Own
How My Sister's Journey in Pelvic Health Started My Own

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

Postedby Dalton Lee Armes
Date posted09/5/2023


My Journey into Pelvic Health
My Journey into Pelvic Health

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

Postedby Sadie Victoria Sirls
Date posted08/11/2023


Physical therapists need to bridge the gap between Orthopedics and Pelvic Health
Physical therapists need to bridge the gap between Orthopedics and Pelvic Health

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

Postedby Allison Rose Waddell
Date posted08/5/2023


Pelvic Health Physical Therapy: The Future is Bright and Diverse
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy: The Future is Bright and Diverse

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

Postedby Elizabeth Meretighan
Date posted07/24/2023


A “Non Traditional” Journey to Pelvic Floor PT
A “Non Traditional” Journey to Pelvic Floor PT

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

Postedby Molly Hanna Drazin
Date posted07/18/2023


Why Diaphragmatic Breathing is One of the Best Exercises Pelvic Health Therapists Can Give Patients
Why Diaphragmatic Breathing is One of the Best Exercises Pelvic Health Therapists Can Give Patients

Diaphragmatic breathing is easy to perform and helps patients connect to their pelvic floor, improve postural stability, and find stress relief. Continue Reading

Postedby Hanna Newstadt
Date posted07/18/2023


Pelvic Health PT's Must Take Part in Ending the Black Maternal Health Crisis!
Pelvic Health PT's Must Take Part in Ending the Black Maternal Health Crisis!

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

Postedby Melissa S. Keras-Donaghy
Date posted06/22/2023