Soon to be Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Welcome to Section on Women’s Health


We are changing the conversation and perception about pelvic and abdominal health issues worldwide.

Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association (SoWH) is a professional association of more than 3,000 physical therapists. 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 health complications.

We host nationwide education courses, certifications and Clinical Practice Guidelines to our members and patients. Additionally, we offer resources like a PT Locator directory, lab training in pelvic and abdominal health physical therapy, career tools, networking opportunities and access to the Journal on Women’s Health Physical Therapy with membership.

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What’s new with SoWH?

April 5-7, 2019Intrapartum Topics of Obstetric Physical Therapy
April 8, 2019Virtual Town Hall for SoWH Name Change
April 15, 20192019 Spring Nominations Close (12am EST)
April 27-28, 2019PT Treatment of the Pediatric Pelvic Floor Patient: Birth - 18 Years
April 27-28, 2019(Pre)Menopause Matters in Physical Therapy
April 15-30, 2019Membership Name Change Vote
March 18, 2019SoWH Appoints Molly Lisenby as Treasurer
January 11, 2019Kudos to PT Advocate Achievement in 2018!
June 5, 2019SoWH Announces Slate of 2019 Board Directors and Leaders



Get to know SoWH

Elizabeth Noble founded the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association in 1977. Today, the scope of practice for more than 3,000 SoWH members has widened to include myriad health abdominal and pelvic concerns of women, men and children. Watch our President’s message and read more about our mission.

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