Position Statements

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Use of Chaperones Position Statement [REVISED]
Use of Chaperones Position Statement [REVISED]

After releasing its initial position statement, the Academy's Board of Directors invited feedback from members through a call for comments. We are grateful to our members for their valuable input, which included questions, concerns, suggested revisions, and insights from various practice settings... Continue Reading

Date posted05/1/2023


Official Statement from the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
Official Statement from the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

We support the rights of all humans to receive access to safe reproductive healthcare and will continue to support our members and the patients they serve. We are in alignment with ACOG, AUGS, AMA, WHO, AUA, NPWH, and numerous other organizations that have denounced the ruling. Continue Reading

Date posted06/26/2022


Pessary Fitting and Management Position Statement
Pessary Fitting and Management Position Statement

The American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APHPT) endorses pessary fitting and management provided by qualified pelvic health physical therapists. Continue Reading

Date posted01/1/2022


Physical Therapist Assistant Education Position Statement
Physical Therapist Assistant Education Position Statement

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) invites Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) to participate in the continuing education courses in the pelvic and pregnancy series (CAPP, or Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic/ Pregnancy)... Continue Reading

Date posted01/1/2021


Internal Physical Therapy Pelvic Examinations and Interventions Position Statement
Internal Physical Therapy Pelvic Examinations and Interventions Position Statement

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) supports examination and intervention by licensed physical therapists in the management of individuals with pelvic dysfunctions… Continue Reading

Date posted01/1/2021