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  • PT in Motion: Women's Health PTs Taking the Pelvic Floor 'Out of Isolation'

    Putting evidence into practice requires hard work, creativity, critical insight, and willingness to approach information with an open mind—exactly the qualities demonstrated by members of APTA's Section on Women's Health featured in the most recent issue of PT In Motion, the association's member magazine.

    In his article "Making Core Connections," APTA Associate Editor Eric Ries interviews several physical therapists who are making advances in treatment of pelvic floor weakness and related problems. For some of these PTs, their motivation arose from their personal experiences with pelvic floor issues; for others, their new approaches are rooted in a commitment to help a patient population often demoralized by what seemed to be an inescapable condition.

    All of the PTs featured in the article share a high level of energy and "a willingness to hear new information with a very open mind," according to Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc, a prominent researcher. "I'll offer women's health PTs ideas, coming from my perspective in cardiopulmonary physical therapy, and instead of saying, 'This can't have any relevance to us,' they ask, 'Could it apply?' and ask me to tell them more."

    The PT in Motion article on women's health PTs appears in the May issue of the magazine. Hard copy versions of the magazine are mailed to all members who have not opted out; digital versions are available online to members.


    • Absolutely true! Women's health therapists typically do a great job implementing the idea that no body part works in isolation. The pelvic floor is the basement of the core-- we're getting the word out to help ortho therapists make this important connection for their low back pain patients.

      Posted by April Oury on 5/1/2014 10:10 PM

    • This article also has great potential for community education and awareness. Would like to share on Facebook, how can we make this possible?

      Posted by Barb Settles Huge on 5/2/2014 4:35 PM

    • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trying to help us!

      Posted by Marie Ligety on 6/25/2014 2:25 PM

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