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  • How I Support Women Through Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
    As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I treat many postpartum women. But I wasn’t aware of postpartum depression until I worked with one patient a few months ago. While evaluating a 33-year-old mother for excruciating postpartum pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence, she was on the verge of tears while describing extreme fatigue and lack of...
  • Meet a 2023 APTA Leadership Scholar – Jessica Munk, PT, DPT, JD
      Please help the Academy congratulate Jessica Munk, PT, DPT, JD for being selected as a 2023 APTA Association Leadership Scholar! The APTA Association Leadership Scholars Program was established during APTA’s 2021 centennial year and demonstrates APTA’s investment in the sustainability of the association by promoting and building a diverse pool of future leaders. For...
  • Meet a 2023 APTA Leadership Scholar – Natalie Surut, PT, DPT
      Please help the Academy congratulate Kylee Austin, SPT for being selected as a 2023 APTA Association Leadership Scholar! The APTA Association Leadership Scholars Program was established during APTA’s 2021 centennial year and demonstrates APTA’s investment in the sustainability of the association by promoting and building a diverse pool of future leaders. For the 2023...
  • How I Support Women Through Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
    I grew up in a large family and a small town where it seems like someone is always pregnant or just had a baby. Being around this population of women all the time and hearing their struggles and stories always made me want to be so supportive and helpful in any way I could. Since...
  • Faculty at The College of St. Scholastica are seeking help from DPT and PTA educators!
    Do you teach in a CAPTE-accredited or developing program as faculty or as a guest speaker? If you do, please consider participating in a study investigating the specific lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer, intersex, asexual (+ all inclusive; LGBTQ+) content and delivery methods within Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited...
  • Meet a 2023 APTA Leadership Scholar – Kylee Austin, SPT
      Please help the Academy congratulate Kylee Austin, SPT for being selected as a 2023 APTA Association Leadership Scholar! The APTA Association Leadership Scholars Program was established during APTA’s 2021 centennial year and demonstrates APTA’s investment in the sustainability of the association by promoting and building a diverse pool of future leaders. For the 2023...
  • Erasing The Taboo: My Journey to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
    “This is something you are just going to have to live with” is a common phrase that I hear come out of medical professionals’ mouths too often. The ease with which these professionals give up on supporting their patients is frustrating. I was diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) at around the age of...
  • Why Pelvic Floor PT?
    My name is Ashley Goeckner. I am from a small town in Illinois, but I ended up living in Indianapolis in 2018 to attend University of Indianapolis. Here I have had so many opportunities to grow and learn. I decided to continue my education here and now I am a second year in the Krannert...
  • My Journey to Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
    My name is Katie Ruebush and I am a PT in very rural West Central Illinois. I’ve been practicing for over 8 years as a generalist with a specialty in Women’s Health. About six months ago, I switched jobs and am now working primarily with patients with pelvic floor dysfunction in an OB/GYN office. I...
  • Contact Your Legislators to Ensure Medicare Legislation is Passed by the End of the Year
    Contact Your Legislators to Ensure Medicare Legislation is Passed by the End of the Year With the midterm elections complete and the end of the 117th Congress approaching, we are reaching the last few weeks to pass critical legislation to stop Medicare cuts. By the end of 2022, Congress will likely pass large legislative packages,...
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