Volunteer with the Academy

Pessary Task Force

Type: Remote

Time Commitment: Varies

Travel Required: No

Paid: No

Please include a description of your expertise areas in the comments.

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is seeking to add 2-3 additional members to its Pessary Task Force to research, develop and recommend guidelines and requirements. You must be an active member of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Task Force work will be conducted between January 2021 and September 2021.
Task Force Responsibilities:
  • Attend virtual task force meetings
  • Research scope of practice barriers in states’ Practice Act language
  • Review models of pessary fitting by PTs that occur outside of the US
  • Determine reimbursement guidelines, ie CPT codes, that address pessary fitting
  • Determine and recommend training requirements for pessary fitting
  • Research collaboration opportunities
  • Recommend educational requirements for physical therapists to perform pessary fitting
  • Assist the Director of Practice in developing a Position Statement on pessary fitting by Physical Therapists.

Term Timeline

  • January 31, 2021 – Task Force Work Begins
  • March 18, 2021 – Task Force Progress Report Due
  • May 1, 2021 – Task Force Progress Report Due
  • July 15, 2021 – Final recommendation submission due to the Academy Board
  • September 16, 2021 – Publication and completion of task force charge


  • You must be a current APTA Pelvic Health member in good standing
  • Ability to work effectively in a group and manage deadlines
  • Experience with and knowledge in pessary fittings is a plus