My journey to specializing in pelvic health as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) has been unconventional, but really rewarding. As an older, non-traditional student of physical rehab, my story and perspective may be helpful for anyone out there considering a mid-life career change. Continue Reading
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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 by submitting a blog post or a shoutout! Review article guidelines here.
I am a small-town girl from a tiny village called “Barker, NY” about an hour away from Buffalo, NY. In terms of what I wanted to do as a career, I knew I wanted to be in the healthcare profession, and I knew I wanted to help.. Continue Reading
It was my own rehabilitation experience that not only opened my eyes to the benefits of pelvic floor rehabilitation as a patient but sparked my passion for this area of our profession. I learned that pelvic health is so much more than helping with bowel and bladder dysfunction. Continue Reading
As I began my volunteer path with the Academy of Pelvic Health, the driving factor for serving was having a positive impact on the type of patients we treat. As both a volunteer with the Academy and as a Pelvic and Abdominal specialist, undertaking roles for the betterment of the community fuels my Continue Reading
From the time I first discovered physical therapy back in high school, I was convinced that I wanted to work with athletes and specialize in sports. I had a background in training full-time at a tennis academy in Florida, which ultimately led to my curiosity and passion for learning more about the h Continue Reading
Pelvic health is one of the many specialty fields of physical therapy, yet as a student it may seem hard to find more about it. When I became interested in pelvic health, I started doing research, but what helped me the most was talking with different pelvic health physical therapists and hearing Continue Reading
The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy hosted its annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 8, 2021 to recognize many of its volunteers and active physicals therapy professionals that have made a big impact in the Academy and the profession. You may watch the full awards presentation below or Continue Reading
Katelyn already was enrolled in a direct-admit physical therapy program at Carroll University in Wisconsin, however she did not know exactly where she saw the career taking her. It was during this time that Katelyn realized this would be the perfect path. Continue Reading
Many physical therapists started as patients themselves. This is how my experience with endometriosis led me to pursuing pelvic health physical therapy. Continue Reading
My goal is to improve the quality of women’s healthcare globally by bridging the gap between evidence and practice. Promoting research and supporting efforts like the JWHPT Journal club help to do just that. Getting involved with the Academy and the Journal has been a wonderful way to collaborate wi Continue Reading
Moving abruptly to online teaching in a profession where performing physical exam skills is routine was certainly a challenge. One from which I, and my students, have learned a great deal. Zoom fatigue is a real thing- as I’m sure others have found. Continue Reading
I began my academic career by first teaching labs and moving on to full time teaching research, therapeutic exercise and orthopedics at Long Island University as well as coordinating the student research program. I have been Columbia University for over 30 years primarily teaching kinesiology... Continue Reading