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“Repairing Rosie” Highlights SoWH “Complex Cases in Women’s and Men’s Health” at 2017 CSM
“Repairing Rosie” Highlights SoWH “Complex Cases in Women’s and Men’s Health” at 2017 CSM

Life as Rosaleen “Rosie” Gnoffo knew it literally shattered during the delivery of her son. In labor for more than a day, and while pushing for several hours, Rosie heard and felt a crack on the second to last push. Continue Reading

Postedby Lisa M. Sator
Date posted11/22/2016


The Women’s Health Clinical Specialist Certification: Strategies to Get You To and Through the Exam
The Women’s Health Clinical Specialist Certification: Strategies to Get You To and Through the Exam

In 2009, the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties (ABPTS) administered the first Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) exam. Since then, 333 individuals have sat for the exam and passed, earning shiny new initials behind their name. While each individual has personal reasons for takin Continue Reading

Postedby Mandi Jo Murtaugh
Date posted11/10/2016


Tips on Recertifying for the WCS
Tips on Recertifying for the WCS

To the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) Class of 2009, it’s finally time! Thinking of doing your re-certification early? Not sure where to begin with your Professional Development Portfolio or what supporting documents you need? Continue Reading

Postedby Carrie Pagliano
Date posted09/19/2016


Running in the National Board Elections
Running in the National Board Elections

Maybe today is the day. You’ve received many emails, seen the Tweets and Facebook posts, and even heard people talk about board elections. You’ve likely thought some, or even all of the following: Continue Reading

Postedby Blair Heather Green
Date posted06/26/2016


How CAPP Courses Are Constructed
How CAPP Courses Are Constructed

In this article, we will discuss how CAPP courses (CAPP-Pelvic: Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic PT, and CAPP-OB: Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum PT) are constructed. Continue Reading

Postedby Darla Bowen Cathcart, PhD
Date posted07/21/2015


The WCS Exam and the Role of the Academy
The WCS Exam and the Role of the Academy

The APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of women’s health in 2006. The first WCS examination was administered in 2009 and as of June 2014, ABPTS has certified 226 women’s health specialists. The WCS exam is administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialti Continue Reading

Postedby Meryl J. Alappattu
Date posted06/30/2015