I plan to practice in women’s health PT in the future and plan to use the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 course and the Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum course in order to broaden my evaluation of my patient’s pelvic floor muscles and therefore get them back to their desired functional activities. I really have learned to love the area of women’s health in school and think this niche is a growing part of physical therapy that is so essential for women to thrive at their maximal potential in all areas of life. Because of this passion that I get when thinking about this niche, I have decided to gear my future plans in the direction of women’s health.
I joined the Section on Women’s Health last year during my first semester in Physical Therapy (PT) school. Once I started school and was exposed to this section of PT and started working for my professor who is a Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist, I immediately wanted to get involved and learn more. I was a member for a year and was involved in the readings and the journal opportunities on my own time. After my interest continued to grow in this section, I recently decided to take the next step and apply for a volunteer position on the Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) position within Section on Women’s Health. I was elected to the SSIG secretary position within the last few months, and since then I was involved in the the SSIG board meetings, along with educational sessions at CSM.