Section on Women’s Health 40th Anniversary
HONORING & CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY
Elizabeth Noble founded the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association in 1977 under the original name of the Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology. The professional association served as a resource for continuing education and knowledge needed by physical therapists interested in healthcare of women before, during, and after pregnancy.
Today, however, the scope of practice for our nearly 3,000 Section members has widened to include myriad health abdominal and pelvic concerns of women, men, and children: incontinence, pelvic/vaginal pain, prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal pain, osteoporosis, rehabilitation following breast surgery, lower back pain, lymphedema, conditions specific to the female athlete, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, wellness, and exercise.
Members voted to change the Section name in 1995 to Section on Women’s Health to mark the specialized education required to address women’s physical therapy needs. In 2011, the organization updated its mission and vision statements to recognize Section members who also treat males affected by incontinence, pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis.
The Section on Women’s Health continues to focus on its role as a vital resource for physical therapists interested in continuing education, research, and lab training from leading physical therapists. Members also receive the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, networking opportunities, a voice in advocating for physical therapy patients and the profession, specialized sessions at APTA conferences, and more.
INTRODUCING THE NEW MISSION, VISION, AND VALUE PROPOSITION
Introducing the New Mission, Vision, and Value Proposition
Our mission is to advance global excellence in abdominal and pelvic health through evidence-based practice, innovative education, research, and social responsibility.
As a global authority in abdominal and pelvic health, we transform society by empowering professionals and people everywhere.
JOIN IN CELEBRATION WITH US IN SAN ANTONIO, TX!
Section on Women’s Health 40th Anniversary Party
Feb. 16, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
You’re invited to join us Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Section on Women’s Health 40th Anniversary Gala at APTA CSM 2017.
Special guest speaker is President Emma Stokes of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
We look forward to honoring 40 years of the SOWH with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, dancing, and more! This event is limited to 200 guests, so reserve your ticket soon on the APTA CSM registration website or registration form.
Please note: Tickets are free for SOWH Members, $40 for nonmembers.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
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