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What does a Women’s Health PT do?

The emphasis of the health sciences on fitness and wellness has brought to women’s attention a need to pay closer attention to their bodies during recreation, work, and throughout life. Many physical therapists have specialized training which will benefit women with a variety of medical conditions. These therapists use every facet of their physical therapy training to evaluate and treat female clients, promoting and enhancing health through the life span. All treatments are individually designed after thorough evaluation.

Specialization and Certifications

WCS

What is WCS?

The WCS is a certification granted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Individuals earning this certification are physical therapists who have demonstrated proficiency in evaluating and treating a variety of women’s health diagnoses. Examples of these diagnoses include: incontinence, pelvic floor pain, prenatal and postpartum care, breast and gynecological cancer care, lymphedema, and considerations of treating the female athlete. WCS Certified physical therapists demonstrate this through a combination of clinical care, written test, and submission of a case report.

Why should I seek out a WCS physical therapist?

Not every physical therapist has undergone training to treat conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, prenatal and postpartum pain, or lymphedema. The WCS assures that the physical therapist has demonstrated proficiency in treatment of these conditions.

WCS_Grads_for_Web2012  (PDF download)

How can I find a WCS physical therapist?

  1. Look for the WCS badge in the PT Locator
  2. Check APTA’s database

For more information

Visit American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).

CAPPCAPP

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