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Pursuing CAPP Certificate of Achievement

Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

The Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) has developed the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) to certify that a physical therapist has completed a comprehensive education, training, and testing program for the management of patients with diagnoses of pelvic health dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.  The CAPP is awarded to physical therapists who complete three courses of training in pelvic physical therapy, pass written and clinical testing requirements at each level, and successfully complete a written case report. Find a CAPP-Pelvic Certified Therapist!

 Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Therapy

The Section on Women´s Health (SOWH) has developed the Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) to certify that a physical therapist has completed a comprehensive education, training, and testing program for management of pregnant and postpartum patients experiencing musculoskeletal dysfunction and high risk pregnancy.  The CAPP is awarded to physical therapists who complete two courses of training in pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy, pass written and clinical testing requirements at each level, and successfully complete a written case report. Find a CAPP-OB Certified Therapist! 

CAPP-OB 2018 Requirements (RETIRING DECEMBER 31, 2018)

  •  January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
  • You must attend and successfully pass the two levels of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy track hosted by Section on Women’s Health*:
    • Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
    • Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
  • Pass the CAPP Scenario Testing at the end of each course with a 70% score or higher
  • Pass the Post-Course online written exam after each course with an 80% score or higher.
  • Demonstrate the required lab skills and receive a “check-off” during each course.

CAPP-OB 2019 Requirements (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018)

  • Effective January 1, 2019, CAPP-OB Certificate of Achievement will require the following course completion in any order:
    • OBF Course – Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
    • OBA Course – Advanced Topic of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
    • OBI Course – Considerations & Preparation of Intrapartum Support
  • Pass the CAPP Scenario Testing at the end of each course with a 70% score or higher
  • Pass the Post-Course online written exam after each course with an 80% score or higher.
  • Demonstrate the required lab skills and receive a “check-off” during each course.
  • Final Step – Successfully complete a written case report

 

DIRECTORIES

Find a Physical Therapist (CAPP Pelvic Certificate)

Find a Physical Therapist (CAPP OB Certificate)

Find a Women’s Health Certified Specialist (ABPTS)

CAPP ELIGIBILITY:

1. You must be a licensed Physical Therapist

2. For those pursuing CAPP-Pelvic Certificate

  • You must attend and successfully pass all three levels of the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy track hosted by Section on Women’s Health*:
    • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1
    • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2
      • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Regular
      • OR both Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 *Bowel Dysfunction* AND Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 *Pelvic Pain*.
    • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 Regular or Level 3 Hybrid
  • Pass the CAPP Scenario Testing at the end of each course with a 70% score or higher
  • Pass the Post-Course online written exam after each course with an 80% score or higher.
  • Demonstrate the required lab skills and receive a “check-off” during each course.
  • Final Step – Successfully complete a written case report

2a. For those pursuing CAPP-OB Certificate in 2018 *

  • You must attend and successfully pass the two levels of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy track hosted by Section on Women’s Health*:
    • Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
    • Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
    • Coming Soon: Another SoWH course called Considerations & Preparation of Instrapartum Support will be added to the CAPP-OB track in 2019. 
  • Pass the CAPP Scenario Testing at the end of each course with a 70% score or higher
  • Pass the Post-Course online written exam after each course with an 80% score or higher.
  • Demonstrate the required lab skills and receive a “check-off” during each course.
  • Final Step – Successfully complete a written case report

2b. For those pursuing CAPP-OB Certificate in 2019 (Effective January 1, 2019) *NEW REQUIREMENTS*

  • You must attend and successfully pass the two levels of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy track hosted by Section on Women’s Health*:
    • OBF – Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
    • OBA – Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
    • OBI Considerations & Preparation of Intrapartum Support
  • Pass the CAPP Scenario Testing at the end of each course with a 70% score or higher
  • Pass the Post-Course online written exam after each course with an 80% score or higher.
  • Demonstrate the required lab skills and receive a “check-off” during each course.
  • Final Step – Successfully complete a written case report
Did you receive pelvic health or pregnancy/postpartum physical therapy education from a different institution? If you have taken courses outside of the SoWH, you will need to start with our Level 1 or Fundamental Topics if you wish to pursue the SoWH Certificate of Achievement CAPP-Series. The SoWH is not able to monitor the didactic information, skills instruction, and testing methods provided by other institutions. Hence, the CAPP can only confidently be awarded to those who have completed the process with the SOWH.

Review Cycle Deadlines

Review QuarterApplication Submission DeadlineResults Sent to Authors
SpringFebruary 15May 15
SummerMay 15August 15
FallAugust 15November 15
WinterNovember 15February 15

Upon submission of your application and case reflection, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of submission receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail from the Section or have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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