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Riding a Tiger: Maximizing Effects of Manual Therapies for Pelvic Pain
Riding a Tiger: Maximizing Effects of Manual Therapies for Pelvic Pain

Pain relief is complicated. Pelvic pain relief is even more complicated. This clinical commentary sheds light upon the multiple mechanisms through which manual therapy can be effective in maximizing pelvic pain relief outcomes. Continue Reading

Postedby Mark Donald Bishop
Date posted03/10/2020


PT CPG Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
PT CPG Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

In a collaborative effort by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical therapy of the APTA, the clinical practice guideline for physical therapy management for pelvic girdle pain in the antepartum population was published in 2017. Continue Reading

Date posted03/5/2020


Exercise Program Reduces Inter-Recti Distance in Female Runners Up to Two Years Postpartum
Exercise Program Reduces Inter-Recti Distance in Female Runners Up to Two Years Postpartum

There is a lack of evidence in the literature that describes and supports a rehabilitation strategy in more chronic cases of diastasis recti in postpartum women who are recreational athletes. This gap in literature is what inspired the research of Rita Deering DPT, PhD and her team.  Continue Reading

Date posted03/4/2020


Considerations for the Adult Female Endurance Runner: A Survey Analysis
Considerations for the Adult Female Endurance Runner: A Survey Analysis

A survey given to adult female runners looked at how training requirements for long-distance runners may predispose this population to the three components of the female athlete triad: low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone mineral density. Continue Reading

Date posted03/3/2020


Penn State Researcher to Develop Novel Ultrasound Imaging of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Penn State Researcher to Develop Novel Ultrasound Imaging of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a serious concern for women in the U.S. The condition causes problems with leakage, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain. Continue Reading

Date posted01/10/2020


Part 2 - New JWHPT Statistician Identifies Two Statistical Skills Most Needed by PTs
Part 2 - New JWHPT Statistician Identifies Two Statistical Skills Most Needed by PTs

Physical therapists need several key statistical skills to bolster the quality of their patient care, according to Mark Bishop, PT, PhD, the new statistician of the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Continue Reading

Postedby Cynthia Michelle Chiarello
Date posted07/11/2017


Part 1 - Transforming the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy
Part 1 - Transforming the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Reflections from New Editor-In-Cheif Cynthia Chiarello. A new team of leaders in women’s, men’s, and pelvic health physical therapy has united to strengthen and innovate the top-rated membership benefit of the Section on Women’s Health: the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Continue Reading

Postedby Cynthia Michelle Chiarello
Date posted06/26/2017


Part 1 - 3 Ways to Ensure Your Research Data Add Up Right: Tips from JWHPT Statistician
Part 1 - 3 Ways to Ensure Your Research Data Add Up Right: Tips from JWHPT Statistician

In 2016, members of the Section on Women’s Health rated the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy as their most used and valued benefit. Their allegiance to the peer-reviewed publication prompted the SOWH Board of Directors to invest in a major upgrade, including development of a revamped strat Continue Reading

Postedby Cynthia Michelle Chiarello
Date posted06/9/2017


Pioneering Women’s and Men’s Health Research through the Foundation for Physical Therapy
Pioneering Women’s and Men’s Health Research through the Foundation for Physical Therapy

Just six years ago, Section on Women’s Health leaders and members committed $100,000 to be pioneers and establish the SOWH Endowment for Research Excellence through the Foundation for Physical Therapy. Continue Reading

Date posted09/21/2016


A History of the Journal of the Section on Women’s Health
A History of the Journal of the Section on Women’s Health

The earliest copy of the journal I could find from my collection is from 1997 when it was named Journal of the Section on Women’s Health. For that issue, the guest editor was Jane Frahm, and the editorial staff included Elaine Pomerantz (Features) , Ann Dunbar (Clinical Practice), Andi Beth Mincer ( Continue Reading

Date posted07/5/2016