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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?

2019March 19-2415% off Spring Sale
Discount code is applicable toward the following courses: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1, Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction & Level 2 Pelvic Pain, Level 3, Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy, Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy, Considerations for Intrapartum Preparation & Support and all SoWH Home Study Modules.
2019March 20CSM 2020 Denver, CO Educational Session Proposals due to the APTA
2019April 12019 Spring Nominations Close
12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
2019April 1$10,000 Research Grant Applications are Due
2019April 5-7Considerations for Intrapartum Preparation & Support (OBI)
April 5-7, 2019
Portland, OR
2019April 15Treasurer 2020-21 Nominations are Due
2019April 27-28Physical Therapy Treatment of the Pediatric Pelvic Floor Patient: Birth to 18 Years (PED)
April 27-28
Portland, OR
2019April 27-28(Pre)Menopause Matters in Physical Therapy (MENO)
April 27-28
Longmont, CO
2019April 15-30Membership Name Change Vote
closes at 11:59pm ET, April 30, 2019.
2019MayName Change Vote Announcement to Membership

Our latest news

2019Mar 18 || SoWH Appoints Molly Lisenby as Treasurer to serve until CSM 2020
2019Jan 11 || Kudos to PT Advocate Achievement in 2018!
2018June 5 || SoWH Announces Slate Of 2019 Board Directors and Leaders
2017Sep 29 || Section on Women's Health Office Staff Announcement
2017Sep 18 || Section on Women's Health to attend Women in Physical Therapy Summit in NYC
2017Aug 1 || Section on Women's Health Appoints Lori Mize, PT, DPT, WCS to the Vice President Position 2018-2019
2017July 5 || New Guideline on Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy -JWHPT presents Evidence-Based Recommendations
2017June 30 || Section on Women’s Health Selects Tamela Blalock, MBA, CMP, DES as Executive Director
2017June 20 || 2017 $10,000 SOWH Grant Awarded for Pelvic Health and Incontinence Research
2017June 5 || 2017 Section on Women’s Health-APTA Election Results Announcement
2017May 25 || Section on Women’s Health and SmartBrief Launch News Service
2017April 28 || Message to SOWH Members from Interel + AMG (your association management company)
2017April 4 || SOWH Honors Outstanding Volunteers for 2017
2017April 3 || SOWH Announces 2017 Education Awards
2017Jan 12 || Section on Women’s Health Honors Two Research Scholars
2016Nov 12 || World-Renowned Pain Expert Peter O’Sullivan to Lead SOWH 2017 Pre-CSM Course
2016Nov 10 || SOWH Offers Record Range of Education on Pelvic and Abdominal Physical Therapy at 2017 APTA Combined Sections Meeting


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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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