The JWHPT Editorial Team is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Bagwell PT, PhD, DPT, as our new Associate Editor. Jenny is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at California State University Long Beach. Continue Reading
Discover inspiring journeys and stories of our members.
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.
Pelvic Health Rehab has always been a topic which interested me ever since my rural posting in graduate school. The problems were so commonly present in women, but even talking about them was considered a taboo, let alone treatment for them. Continue Reading
It is with great sadness, we share of Kimberly “Kim” Seymour’s recent passing. Kim has served in various roles in the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, most notably her role in the Pregnancy & Postpartum Special Interest Group (PPSIG 2018-2021)... Continue Reading
The Academy is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2021 $5,000 Research Grant Award, Andrea Wood, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (Fellow/Principal Investigator) and the investigative team... Continue Reading
Even from a young age, I found pregnancy to be fascinating. I remember placing a hand on my sister’s pregnant belly and feeling her twin daughters move and wiggle inside. The changes the body goes through and how our bodies compensate to create life is truly a miracle. Continue Reading
I remember the 1st time my senior drill sergeant sat down and took off his hat. A few moments before he had tossed a large metal trash can across the bay as we scrambled through the chaos of sea bags and boots that hadn’t even been broken in yet. Continue Reading
Kayla grew up on a small farm in Helena, Montana, participating in almost every outdoor activity available. Kayla had many injuries, both small and large along the way, which required rehabilitation to return to them. “At the time, I did not know that I would be a physical therapist. Continue Reading
My name is Kayla Koren, and I am a second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. I was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and I had a passion for sports physical therapy for as long as I could remember. Continue Reading
I planned to major in kinesiology, working towards my goal of becoming a sports physical therapist. During my undergraduate years, I developed hip pain and further evaluation revealed a hip malformation, leading to two surgeries in the next few years. Continue Reading
My favorite part of being a SSIG director is the amazing networking opportunities! As many of us are aware, pelvic health is a growing field and it is not always easy to find a community that we can readily connect with... Continue Reading
Most people have asked a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most kids have dreams of being a princess, astronaut, president, etc. If you asked me this question at a young age I would have enthusiastically shouted “A physical therapist!” This all stemmed from my own personal experience Continue Reading
Spending my entire life as an athlete participating in volleyball, softball, and basketball I continued to coach softball to kids from age five through college. I spent a majority of my life involved in sports activities yet wasn’t aware of the area of pelvic health until my early 30’s after having Continue Reading