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
Where physical therapy intersects with other disciplines in patient care.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On August 9th, I gave my “Supercharge Your Pelvis” talk to the inaugural All Women’s Weightlifting Camp in Las Vegas. I was invited by USA Weightlifting to come and speak about pelvic health and physical therapy targeted towards female weightlifters. Continue Reading