Women's Health Clinical Specialist Board-Certification

The American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties (ABPTS) oversees and facilitates the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist Board Certification. Earning this certification indicates that a Physical Therapist (PT) has proven that he/she has the knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of an entry-level physical therapist and unique to the area of women’s health practice. The certification examination is a comprehensive assessment of all areas described in the Women’s Health Description of Specialty Practice (DSP). This certification is not administered nor facilitated by the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Please direct all board certification-related questions to the ABPTS at spec-cert@apta.org. Please visit the ABPTS certification website to learn more about eligibility requirements, key deadlines, check the status of your application and additional information about this certification.

How to Correctly List Your Designation

If you have become a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist, please make sure that your designation is compliant with ABPTS designation listing rules and is correctly displayed on your profile, business cards, websites, etc. Here’s the correct way to list your designation. Your designation MUST be fully spelled out (no acronyms like W C S) and be listed UNDER your name, NOT after your name (Reference).


Joanna Doe, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Free Study Guide

To help our members prepare for the WCS exam, the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy developed a task force of members to generate a list of free and helpful tips and recommended readings to help you prepare for the exam. The topics and articles listed in our WCS Study Guide are not guaranteed to show up on the WCS Certification Exam nor is the Academy  responsible for any of the exam content. 


The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy recognizes new and recertified WCS recipients at the annual APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) during its General Business Meeting. Did you recently obtain the WCS or recertify? Contact our office at hello@aptapelvichealth.org so that we can include you in future invitations and updates.

Congratulations to the Newly Certified Class of 2021!

  • Lindsey Adler, PT, DPT
  • Danielle Anderson, PT, DPT
  • Emily Barno, PT, DPT
  • Tonya Barringer, PT, DPT
  • Anastasia Beiting, PT, DPT
  • Berrin Boyce, PT, DPT
  • Sabina Busby, PT, DPT
  • Darla Cathcart, PT, DPT
  • Mukta Chauhan, PT
  • Charena Chetchavat, PT, DPT
  • Donna Chiao, PT, DPT
  • Katie Coleman, PT, DPT
  • Brittany Colston, PT, DPT
  • Celestine Compton, PT, DPT
  • Tia Dankberg, PT
  • Natasha Dawkins, PT, DPT
  • Nicole Erbes, PT, DPT
  • Roseanne Erickson, PT, DPT
  • Mary Elizabeth Fiser Lewis, PT, DPT
  • Melissa Fletcher, PT, DPT
  • Amelia Gray, PT, DPT
  • Claire Hamnett, PT, DPT
  • Rachel E. Hohman, PT, DPT
  • Lydia Holland, PT, DPT
  • Shoshana Izkhakov, PT, DPT
  • Ebony Diane Marie Jackson Clark, PT, DPT
  • Julie Jenner, PT, DPT
  • Maria Kapral, PT, DPT
  • Pamela Kays, PT, DPT, EdD
  • Jennifer Kinder, PT, DSc, MS
  • Amy Klein, PT
  • Karalee Knox, PT, DPT
  • Karen Kowenski, PT, DPT
  • Prachi Kulkarni, PT
  • Valerie Lapena, PT, DPT
  • Corinna Lowe, PT, DPT
  • Theresa Lugatiman, PT, DPT
  • Jessica Magee, PT, DPT
  • Amanda Mahoney, PT, DPT
  • Lottoya Manderson, PT, MSPT
  • Lucia Miller, PT, MPT
  • Arianna Mitropoulos, PT, DPT
  • Mary Elizabeth Montgomery, PT, DPT
  • Cara Morrison, PT, DPT
  • Hannah Rae Muzzy, PT
  • Jennifer Marie Niemeyer, PT, DPT
  • Michelle Pacilio, PT, MPT
  • Kara Peas, PT, DPT
  • Jordan Rackley, PT, DPT
  • Catie Ramos, PT, DPT
  • Jana Angela Richardson, PT, DPT
  • Ashleigh Welter, PT, DPT, PT
  • Elizabeth Simons, PT, DPT
  • Mary Ann Sims, PT, DPT
  • Samantha Steele, PT, DPT
  • L. Teasley, PT, DPT
  • Mackenzie I. Van Loo, PT, DPT
  • Elizabeth Volpe, PT DPT
  • Molly Weinbender, PT, DPT
  • Saiah Yates, PT, DPT
  • Sara Yunghans, PT, DPT

Congratulations to the Recertified Class of 2021!

  • Tonya Bunner, PT, DPT
  • Melissa Buss, PT, DPT
  • Deborah Cohen, PT, MS
  • Donna Del Vecchio, PT, DPT
  • Jennifer Evans, PT, DPT
  • Bernadette Kamin, PT, MSPT
  • Ting-Ting Kuo, PT, DPT, MBA
  • Claire Maguire, PT, DPT
  • Ashley Martinez, PT
  • Elizabeth Miracle, PT, MSPT
  • Lora Mize, PT, DPT
  • Julia Monie, PT, MS
  • Jennifer Ortiz, PT
  • Allison Oswald, PT, DPT
  • Tejal Patel, PT, DPT
  • Sara Reardon, PT, DPT
  • Karen Snowden, PT, DPT
  • Jessa Stoneburner, PT, DPT
  • Connie Strey, PT
  • Kimberlee Sullivan, PT, DPT
  • Cheri Teranishi-Hashimoto, PT, DPT
  • Cheryl Wisinski, PT, DPT