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
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When running for a position on the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy’s Board of Directors, there are important aspects for you to consider regarding the role, commitment and responsibilities involved. In order to make an informed decision, below is important information for you to consider. 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
Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, many student observation opportunities are on hold. A Student Physical Therapist’s Written Experience of Observing a Pelvic Health PT: For Those Who Cannot During the Pandemic. Continue Reading
As a faculty member, most of us are finding we are being bombarded with a myriad of strategies to engage our students in synchronous and asynchronous on-line and/or hybrid models of content delivery. It can be daunting to not only become comfortable with various tech equipment, but also... Continue Reading
As researchers, clinicians, and students, we have the opportunity to utilize social media to complement traditional methods of engaging with and disseminating research. Let’s discuss the impact of social media on research engagement and better understand the value in utilizing social media to... Continue Reading
Integrating research into how you make clinical decisions requires the assimilation of high-quality suitable evidence as well as strategies for combining this new knowledge with the everyday world of patient care. Continue Reading
How did you decide to pursue pelvic health physical therapy? What is your background? I hadn’t actually planned to specialize in pelvic health in physical therapy (PT) school or the first years after graduation. 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
Lately I have noticed more people, new-grad and seasoned clinicians, asking me if I would recommend doing a residency program in women’s health physical therapy…the short answer; I’m glad I did it, it was an intense year and it is not for everyone (but, what is?). I’ve attempted to summarize my... Continue Reading
There can be a sense of mystery behind pelvic physical therapy, not only from the point of view of the patient, but from professional colleagues in the medical community. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that pelvic Physical Therapists (PT) are often tucked away in physical therapy clinics behi Continue Reading
As a new professional, you have the ability to bring enthusiasm and energy into your physical therapy practice and your coworkers and colleagues will respond to that. Continue Reading