Organization Governance

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) is a professional membership association driven by its mission and measures its success in fulfilling its mission-related goals of its strategic plan developed by the elected board members. Governance provides the vision and direction to ensure that an organization is on the right path. The responsibility for governing an association rests with a volunteer board of directors, operating according to the association’s bylaws and working in collaboration with the association’s Executive Director to set the strategic direction, allocate necessary resources and make key decisions that association staff then implement to meet member needs and execute the strategic plan. Volunteer leadership is distributed among committees, task forces and other groups, making volunteer management an important operational function that supports different pillars of the strategic plan. 

It is important that bylaws are current and accurately represent the organization and its membership. The Academy’s bylaws provide comprehensive guidelines in which the association operates. Bylaws provide the following: organization purpose, objectives, component membership, regional and interest groups, meetings, board of directors, standing committees and committee appointments, delegate to the House of Delegates, Nominations and Elections, Finance, Dissolution, Parliamentary Authority, Amendments, association as higher authority, Executive Director, indemnification and liability.


July 20, 2022 – We are delighted to share that the APTA Board of Directors has formally approved the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy bylaws amendments which have previously been approved by the Academy’s membership by electronic vote. Click below to download/view the most up-to-date bylaws.

Bylaws Adopted: June 18, 1978. Bylaws Revised: November 1984, February 1987, February 1988, June 1990, May 1991, February 1992, February 1993, February 1994, February 1995, August 1995, November 1995, May 1997, June 1998, April 2001, August 2003, February 2005, February 2006, November 2006, June 2018, August 2021, July 2022.