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Here, we explore the collaborative efforts and shared expertise between physical therapists and other healthcare providers, aiming to provide comprehensive and holistic approaches to improving patient well-being and access to healthcare.

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The Academy Launches a Cross-Disciplinary Ambassador Program
The Academy Launches a Cross-Disciplinary Ambassador Program

Apply by July 1, 2024! This scholarship was launched to offer financial assistance to Academy members who have been accepted to present at interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary conferences in 2024... Continue Reading

Date posted03/1/2024


Pelvic Health and Dry Needling
Pelvic Health and Dry Needling

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a common and relevant condition that affects many patients worldwide.  According to our evidence, PFD can affect approximately 20-25% of women and men in the United States... Continue Reading

Postedby Kelly Sammis
Date posted10/12/2022


Multi-Disciplinary Healing for Peri-Partum Injuries
Multi-Disciplinary Healing for Peri-Partum Injuries

In this talk we will review the complications associated with complex obstetrical lacerations and their treatment. This will include discussing the histology of healing, surgical revision and repair, and considerations for the Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist in relation to vaginal and perineal wound Continue Reading

Date posted09/13/2022


PT and Doula Care: Perinatal Period
PT and Doula Care: Perinatal Period

Going into my first childbirth, I naively thought that because I was a physical therapist and had some pelvic health knowledge that I would innately know how to navigate through labor and postpartum recovery. Continue Reading

Postedby Ashley Williams
Date posted08/12/2022


What is IBD and How do PTs Manage It?
What is IBD and How do PTs Manage It?

People are more likely to be diagnosed between 15 – 30 years of age or between 50-80 years of age and there is equal distribution between genders.  Over the past decade, it has been detected in the younger population without a clear explanation.   Continue Reading

Postedby Nancy Claire Cullinane
Date posted04/1/2022


An Interdisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP)
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP)

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is usually a multifactorial problem and can be caused by the complex interaction of gynecological, gastrointestinal, urological, musculoskeletal, neurological and psychosocial conditions among others. Continue Reading

Date posted11/2/2021


Connection Between Oncology & Pelvic Health
Connection Between Oncology & Pelvic Health

Learn more about various oncologic conditions, lymphedema, and how it relates to pelvic and women’s health from from Dr. Alex Hill, a dual board-certified women’s health and oncology physical therapist. Continue Reading

Postedby Student Special Interest Group (SSIG)
Date posted05/13/2021


The Crossover Between Orthopedic and Pelvic Physical Therapy
The Crossover Between Orthopedic and Pelvic Physical Therapy

Do you love ortho PT, but also have an interest in pelvic health? Then come learn from Dr. Nicole Cozean, PT, how the two go hand-in-hand and how ortho and pelvic PTs can work together to provide the best patient care. Continue Reading

Postedby Student Special Interest Group (SSIG)
Date posted03/6/2021


PACER Series Webinar: Pelvic Health Considerations & COVID-19
PACER Series Webinar: Pelvic Health Considerations & COVID-19

Many of the patients who survive COVID-19 will demonstrate deficits in all major body systems. One system commonly overlooked is the genitourinary (GU) system. One component of the GU system is the pelvic floor diaphragm. Continue Reading

Date posted06/3/2020


Meeting the Challenge of Postacute Care: The PACER Series
Meeting the Challenge of Postacute Care: The PACER Series

The PACER series offered by the APTA Learning Center is presented through a collaborative effort from the APTA Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section, the APTA Academy of Acute Care Management, and the APTA Section on Health Policy and Administration. Continue Reading

Date posted05/21/2020


Dr. Daniel Gruber Releases Part 2 Course of “Urogynecological Clinical Evaluation and Treatments”
Dr. Daniel Gruber Releases Part 2 Course of “Urogynecological Clinical Evaluation and Treatments”

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy has partnered again with Daniel D. Gruber, MS, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, to provide Part 2 of the Urogynecological Clinical Evaluation and Treatments online video course.  Continue Reading

Date posted04/25/2020


“Just Relax?” Meeting with Trauma in the Physical Therapy Setting
“Just Relax?” Meeting with Trauma in the Physical Therapy Setting

In his seminal book “The Body Keeps the Score,” trauma expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk states “the ability to feel relaxed in one’s body requires the emotional experience of safety.” Physical therapists (PTs) who provide body-based treatment, particularly interventions that require the patient... Continue Reading

Date posted01/30/2019