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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!

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Navigating Pelvic Health Physical Therapy as a Survivor of Sexual Assault
Navigating Pelvic Health Physical Therapy as a Survivor of Sexual Assault

Sexual abuse often results in chronic physical and mental health concerns for victims, which some studies have linked to a higher likelihood of chronic pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome and other pelvic floor disorders. Continue Reading

Postedby Morgan J. Meyer
Date posted07/28/2022


A Student's Journey To Pelvic Health Therapy
A Student's Journey To Pelvic Health Therapy

My commitment to physical therapy was solidified when my younger sister was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019. As she started chemotherapy and radiation treatments, life shifted for my family as hospital trips became more frequent. Continue Reading

Postedby Raquelle Genevieve Hafen
Date posted06/1/2022


Meet the SSIG | Featuring Katelyn Hickey, SPT
Meet the SSIG | Featuring Katelyn Hickey, SPT

Welcome to the 9th ‘Meet the SSIG Members!’ The Student Special Interest Group is made up of student PTs and student PTAs from across the country – and we want to highlight them and their passion for the profession! Continue Reading

Postedby Katelyn Nicole Hickey
Date posted05/9/2022


Meet the SSIG Member | Featuring Haley Robb, SPT
Meet the SSIG Member | Featuring Haley Robb, SPT

I love Pelvic Health PT because it is an incredibly special area of practice that emphasizes meaningful connections between therapists and patients. I am excited about empowering and educating patients about their own bodies. I also think this section of physical therapy has so much potential for gr Continue Reading

Postedby Haley G. Robb
Date posted05/4/2022


Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Erin Root, SPT
Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Erin Root, SPT

Welcome to the 7th ‘Meet the SSIG Members!’ The Student Special Interest Group is made up of student PTs and student PTAs from across the country – and we want to highlight them and their passion for the profession! Continue Reading

Postedby Erin Root
Date posted04/25/2022


Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Aria Mathew, SPT
Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Aria Mathew, SPT

I’ve always been fascinated by the female body, and learning about the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor has only made me more excited to become a pelvic PT. Continue Reading

Date posted04/11/2022


Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Tashelle Peigan, SPT
Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Tashelle Peigan, SPT

I want to shatter the stigmas and eliminate the shame around sex, the bladder and bowel, and the continuum of pregnancy. As well as protect the people who need our expertise the most. Continue Reading

Postedby Tashelle Peigan
Date posted04/4/2022


Meet Sara Rattigan PT, MHA - Kimberly Seymour Scholarship Award Recipient
Meet Sara Rattigan PT, MHA - Kimberly Seymour Scholarship Award Recipient

I’m so excited to be the recipient of the Kimberly Seymour Scholarship Award for 2022. Though I only met Kim once, she made a big impact on my PT trajectory. During school, I volunteered as her medical model for the Academy’s PH1 lab, because she was pregnant at the time with her second child.  Continue Reading

Date posted03/30/2022


Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Kylee Austin, SPT
Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Kylee Austin, SPT

As a young adult, I struggled with pelvic pain and was told that I was crazy by many doctors. It wasn’t until I found a pelvic floor therapist that I felt seen and heard and started to heal. After having kids, I became even more of an advocate for pelvic floor therapy, and decided to become one myse Continue Reading

Postedby Kylee Austin
Date posted03/28/2022


Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Kristen Nicolosi, SPT
Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Kristen Nicolosi, SPT

I first discovered pelvic health physical therapy through shadowing a family friend who is a pelvic PT. I immediately fell in love with the profession and everything that pelvic PTs stand for. Continue Reading

Postedby Kristen Nicolosi
Date posted03/21/2022


Meet JWHPT’s new Digital Media Committee Members
Meet JWHPT’s new Digital Media Committee Members

The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy is thrilled to welcome Audrey Brown, SPT and Kayla Koren, SPT to the Digital Media Committee! Continue Reading

Postedby Cynthia Michelle Chiarello
Date posted03/18/2022


Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Kayla Koren, SPT
Meet the SSIG Members | Featuring Kayla Koren, SPT

Through being active as a member, I have connected with several students from around the country who have similar interests. At CSM this year we were able to meet up in person for the first time, and it felt like we had known each other for many years. Continue Reading

Postedby Kayla M. Koren
Date posted03/14/2022