JWPHPT Volume 46, Issue 3 Highlights

Posted By: Cynthia Michelle Chiarello Research & Knowledge,


Volume 46 – Issue 3 begins with two articles on running during pregnancy and postpartum, both of which would have been included in our Special Issue (Volume 46, Number 1) had space permitted. 

In Part A, Dr. Moore and colleagues used a mixed methods survey to explore concerns and reasons for discontinuing running through pregnancy and postpartum. [𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀]

Dr. Donnelly and associates continue with Part B, exploring the influence of prenatal exercise guidance and advice regarding running habits. [𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀]

A case report by Dr. Knepper is presented on a 14-year-old male describing the multifaceted physical therapy intervention for coccydynia

To propose approaches to improve balance Dr. Rudavsky and colleagues assessed glottis strategies in response to balance perturbations in postpartum women compared to nulliparous controls. 

The issue concludes with an important [𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀] CPG: Physical Therapy Management of Functional Constipation in Adults: A 2021 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline From the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Led by Dr. LaCross, this group presents evidence for physical therapy intervention clarifying where strong, moderate, and weak evidence exists. The executive summary can be found in both print and electronic formats whereas the full clinical practice guideline can be accessed electronically.

The Female Athlete: Elevating Health and Performance
You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in our 2023 Special Issue.  Deadline for submission: August 15, 2022. Topics may include but are not limited to:

✓ pelvic health

✓ menstrual health

✓ factors affecting participation and performance

✓ mental health

Manuscript submission information.

Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy