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$10,000 SOWH Grant Awarded for Pelvic Health and Incontinence Research 

Posted on: June 20th, 2017 by Kristin Clarke No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2017

CONTACT: SOWH Director of Research Meryl Alappattu, [email protected]

McLean, VA: The Section on Women’s Health has awarded a $10,000 grant to support the research of Erin Hartigan, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, ATC, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England. Affiliated with the American Physical Therapy Association, SOWH is a professional association of nearly 3,000 physical therapists who specialize in women’s, men’s, and pelvic health.

The one-year grant will underwrite Hartigan’s study, “Pelvic floor muscle function and hip profiles in women with and without stress urinary incontinence.” Results will be published in SOWH’s Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy after the study is completed, tentatively scheduled for July 2018.

Assisting Hartigan with the project as investigators will be Adrienne McAuley, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, FAAOMPT; Michael Lawrence, MS; and Mary De Silva, ScD.

The annual SOWH Research Grant program aims to encourage the scientific study of topics that support the SOWH mission.

2017 research grant winners

 

 

“The Section on Women’s Health is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and supporting research has always been core to its mission and vision,” says SOWH Director of Research Meryl Alappattu, PT, PhD. “Awarding grants, disseminating evidence-based research through multiple channels, and integrating leading-edge practical applications of research into practice are all ways that we are pushing forward the specialty profession of women’s, men’s, and pelvic and abdominal health physical therapy.”

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Founded in 1977, the Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association is a professional membership association of nearly 3,000 physical therapists treating patients across the life span and around the globe. Members provide the latest evidence-based physical therapy services to everyone, including LGBTQ populations, young athletes, childbearing women, peri-menopausal mothers, and men with pelvic health complications. In addition to providing top-quality continuing education, the Section provides networking opportunities, access to peer-reviewed research, inclusion in a PT Locator directory, and more. Learn about SOWH’s many other benefits at www.womenshealthapta.org.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Section on Women’s Health and SmartBrief Launch News Service

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Kristin Clarke No Comments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2017

CONTACTS: Carly Chomer, SmartBrief, 202-407-7864, [email protected]

Meryl Alappattu, PT, PhD, [email protected]

 

WASHINGTON, DC – SmartBrief announced today the launch of a bi-weekly news service in partnership with the Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association to keep its members  on top of the essential news shaping their industry.

SOWH uPdaTe SmartBrief provides a comprehensive summary of the latest research and news related to practice, nutrition, wellness, emerging health care trends and SOWH—all uniquely relevant to these specialized health professionals.

“We have launched uPdaTe SmartBrief in direct response to overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from the 2016 Membership Survey,” says SOWH President Patricia Wolfe, PT, MS. “The profession of physical therapy is changing rapidly, and our members are committed lifelong learners who want the best evidence-based research and information they can put into practice with their patients. Time constraints and the sheer scale of health information worldwide meant we needed a partner who could handle the rapid-delivery operations and information our members deserve.”

“Research and education have been at the heart of the Section on Women’s Health since its birth 40 years ago,” says Director of Research Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD, who led development of the content strategy and is an ongoing curator for the publication. “We are in the early stages of executing our new strategic plan under a more-focused mission and vision of serving as a global authority for pelvic and abdominal health. Getting the latest evidence-based research and news into the hands of both our members and any interested physical therapist, physical therapist assistant and student worldwide is imperative. Our patients need us to have the latest knowledge so we can help them recover from their diverse, often complex conditions.”

To learn more or sign up for SOWH uPdaTe SmartBrief, visit www.smartbrief.com/SOWH.

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Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association (SOWH) is a professional association of nearly 3,000 physical therapists treating patients with pelvic and abdominal health issues worldwide. Members provide the latest evidence-based physical therapy services to everyone from childbearing women to peri-menopausal mothers, young athletes to men with incontinence or other pelvic complications. In addition to continuing education, certifications, and Clinical Practice Guidelines, SOWH members receive the Journal on Women’s Health Physical Therapy, a PT Locator directory listing, conference discounts, and career resources.

Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with leading trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities.

 

 


 

 

 

Subscribe to Our uPdaTe SmartBrief Newsletter!

Posted on: April 5th, 2017 by Kristin Clarke No Comments

uPdaTe SmartBrief is a free biweekly newsletter for all physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and student specializing or interested in pelvic and abdominal health, as well as women’s and men’s health in general. Topics covered include but are not limited to

  • pelvic and abdominal pain
  • incontinence
  • pre- and post-menopausal issues
  • sexual dysfunction
  • cancer rehabilitation
  • lymphedema
  • constipation
  • osteoporosis
  • wellness and nutrition
  • health care trends
  • athlete issues
  • other evidence-based research and news.

You do NOT need to be an SOWH member to subscribe to this quick-read, curated research publication.

SOWH uPdaTe SmartBrief

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