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New Senior Editor and Digital Media Editor at JWPHPT

The Journal of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy editorial team appreciates new leadership as a natural part of career advancement. The team is deeply grateful to Mary Dockter, PT, PhD, Senior Editor and Rita Gillan, PT, DPT, Digital Media Editor for their years of dedicated service to the journal. Words seem inadequate to express our measure of thanks to Mary and Rita for their contributions to the growth and success of JWPHPT. Here are their thoughts. 

It has been a privilege and honor to have served on the Journal Editorial Board for the past 5 years under Cindy’s outstanding leadership and innovation, as well as the rest of the team’s dedication and passion for pelvic health research. While I am stepping away from the role of senior editor to dedicate more time to my position as Academic Dean, I look forward to observing the continued progression of the Journal and have full confidence the board will enhance and grow the journal to meet the ever-changing practice of pelvic health physical therapy. Mary Dockter, PT, PhD

It has been a pleasure to serve the Editorial Board and profession through establishing social platforms for the Journal of Women’s & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (JWPHPT). I am grateful to the volunteers who have participated in the Digital Media Committee and the Academy for their forward thinking and collaboration which continues to shape the Journal’s evolution as an important source of evidence for global leaders in the field. As I move on from my role, I am eager to welcome our incoming Digital Media Editor, Rebecca Maidansky, who brings professional experience and a spark of creativity to continue to enhance engagement. Keep on sharing, submitting, and learning with the JWPHPT! Rita Gillan, PT, DPT

As we move forward, we are delighted to announce that Patricia Nelson, PT, ScD will be taking over as the JWPHPT Senior Editor and Rebecca Maidansky PT, DPT as Digital Media Editor. 

 Patricia Nelson, PT, ScD, Senior Editor JWPHPT

Patricia Nelson has been involved in pelvic and women’s health care for over 30 years. With her doctoral work focused on teaching and learning, she moved to academia but continued her clinical practice in pelvic health. She has several publications in the Journal of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (JWPHPT – formerly Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy) and has served as Associate Editor since 2017. Pat currently is Clinical Professor and Director of Curriculum for Graceland University and practicing part time in outpatient/ women’s health. She is thrilled to take on the role as Senior Editor for the JWPHPT and looks forward to building the evidence base in this area of practice to advance the reach of the Journal of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. 



   Rebecca Maidansky, PT, DPT, Digital Media Editor, JWPHPT

Dr. Rebecca Maidansky PT, DPT is a pelvic floor physical therapist and the owner of Lady Bird Physical Therapy, a pelvic health clinic in Austin, TX specializing in perinatal health. Rebecca is passionate about expanding access to pelvic health information and education for both clinicians and patients alike. She is thrilled to be joining the Journal of Women’s and Pelvic Health as a digital media editor.

We welcome Pat and Rebecca to the team as we wish Mary and Rita all the best.


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