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JWHPT Call for Papers | The Fourth Trimester: Optimizing Health

The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (JWHPT) is planning a special issue related to postpartum health entitled, The Fourth Trimester: Optimizing Health. You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in this special issue. JWHPT welcomes original research, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, case reports and clinical commentary articles. This special issue will focus on research in postpartum health and well-being. Topics may include but are not limited to; return to fitness (running, high intensity exercise) Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, Breastfeeding, Mental Health and Sexual Activity.

Manuscripts for this special topic issue can be submitted with a manuscript submission deadline: June 1, 2021.

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For Inquiries
Please email Dr. Sinéad Dufour if you are considering a submission to this special issue at: Dr. Dufour is Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University and the Director of Pelvic Health and The World of my Baby (WOMB).

About the JWHPT
JWHPT is the official publication of the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy and aims to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present new research and developments in these areas, as well as to synthesize current knowledge and project future trends. Please visit JWHPT at

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